This series of four events is presented in partnership with Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator, the Hoover Institution, and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.
China’s authoritarianism has fully expanded into the digital space. Through hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras, unprecedented amounts of data collection, state-sponsored technological investment, and global research partnerships, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is aiming to become the world’s leading AI superpower by 2030. In doing so, the Chinese government and corporate actors are weaponizing AI domestically, exporting surveillance tools to countries around the world, and demanding ideological compliance in the global market.
In this series of events, speakers will explore: the extent to which artificial intelligence (AI) is used inside China today; how the Chinese government and big tech are shaping the global market; how surveillance technology is exported around the world; what can be done to meet this rising challenge; and ultimately, what are the ethical responsibilities inherent in developing these technologies?
Speakers include Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New York Times tech correspondent Paul Mozur, Twitter board member Fei-Fei Li, former Facebook CTO Alex Stamos, Buzzfeed News reporter Megha Rajagopalan, The Economist’s Banyan columnist Dominic Ziegler, China Digital Times editor Xiao Qiang, The Verge’s Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton, and many more.