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Charting the Course: Diverse Approaches to AI Regulation in a Fractured World

Charting the Course: Diverse Approaches to AI Regulation in a Fractured World

Combined Session
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 15:30—16:10
Location: B 05

In an era marked by rapid technological advancement and global upheaval, understanding the landscape of AI regulation is more critical than ever. This session aims to unravel the complexities of AI regulation, focusing on Europe's nuanced, risk-based approach while casting a wider net to examine global strategies in a multipolar world.

The session will dissect the multifaceted nature of AI regulation. We begin with Europe’s methodical framework, which assesses AI applications through a risk-based lens, aiming to foster innovation while safeguarding ethical standards. This approach, encapsulated by initiatives like the GDPR and the proposed AI Act, sets a precedent in balancing technological progress with individual rights and societal values.

Our exploration then expands to the global stage, where diverse regulatory philosophies reflect the multifaceted challenges and priorities of different nations and cultures. In a world facing myriad crises and conflicts - each with a substantial information component - these regulations are not just legal frameworks to guide AI system growth but also mirrors of broader geopolitical dynamics. The session will provide:

  • A Detailed Examination: Insight into Europe's risk-based regulatory strategy for AI, highlighting its principles, challenges, and influence on global norms.
  • Global Perspectives: An analysis of how various countries approach AI governance, reflecting the broader geopolitical landscape and its implications for international relations and tech leadership.
  • Industry and Societal Impact: Consideration of how these AI regulatory frameworks shape industry innovation, ethical AI development, and the balance between technological growth and societal well-being.
  • Strategic Foresight: Engaging discussions on the future trajectory of AI regulation, considering the impact of ongoing global crises and the shift towards a multipolar world order.

This session offers policymakers, industry stakeholders, and tech enthusiasts a comprehensive understanding of AI regulation's current state, fostering informed strategies to navigate the intricacies of AI governance in a rapidly evolving world.

Dr. Scott David, LL.M.
Executive Director - Information Risk and Synthetic Intelligence Research Initiative
University of Washington - APL
Scott David, J.D., LL.M., is the Executive Director - Information Risk and Synthetic Intelligence Research Initiative (IRSIRI) at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory and was...
Kai Zenner
Head of Office for MEP Axel Voss
European Parliament
Digital enthusiast focusing on AI, data and the EU's digital transition. Soft spot for interinstitutional reforms and the 'Better Regulation Agenda'. Cooperative and pragmatic approach, always...
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