Law and Technology Centre
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Book Talk and Discussions
We, the Robots?
Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law
Date: September 28, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 1pm to 2pm (Hong Kong Time)
Author: Professor Simon Chesterman
Dean & Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Senior Director of AI Governance, AI Singapore
This event will be conducted via Zoom. Prior registration is required.
The link to the webinar will be provided upon successful registration.
Abstract: Earlier this year, the European Union proposed a draft regulation to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens from certain applications of artificial intelligence (AI). In June, the Biden Administration launched a task force seeking to spur AI innovation. On the same day, China adopted its new Data Security Law, asserting a stronger role for the state in controlling the data that fuels AI. These three approaches — rights, markets, sovereignty — highlight the competing priorities as governments grapple with how to reap the benefits of AI while minimizing harm. Which approach is correct, and what is missing? This presentation will discuss whether, when, and how to regulate AI.
About the author: Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman’s teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
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