Webinar: China as an AI superpower?

Jul. 01, 2020 15:00 - 16:15

Quantifying China’s AI progress against the US and Europe

Artificial Intelligence is among the transformative technologies of our age and will be a key pillar of national power. Much reporting on the global development of AI portrays it as a race between the US and China, leaving other countries out of the picture. But is this really the case?

In this webinar, we will be joined by two outstanding panelists to discuss their work on quantifying the actual state of China’s AI development and prospects relative to the US:

  • Jeffrey Ding, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford and China lead for the Centre for the Governance of AI.
  • Lorand Laskai, J.D. candidate at Yale Law School and Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET).

The panelists will be followed by two Europe-based commentators to provide expert opinions on these issues from a European perspective:

  • Professor Hans Uszkoreit, Scientific Director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).
  • Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, PhD candidate at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) ETH Zürich and previous Mercator Fellow on International Affairs (tbc).

MERICS Senior Analyst and head of the Digital Cluster John Lee will moderate the event that also includes a Q&A round.

Please note that we will be recording the webinar. During the Q&A round, we will give participants an opportunity to ask questions directly to our panelists. When a participant speaks their name will be visible to everyone in the webinar. By signing up, you are agreeing to the recording and future playback of this webinar.