The 3rd International Workshop on Cross-cultural Cooperation for Ethics and Governance of AI
In conjunction with the 2023 International Conference of AI Cooperation and Governance And International Conference Series of AI Ethics and Sustainable Development

21:00-23:00 GMT+8 (Beijing Time), Nov 9th, 2022.

Realizing global sustainable AI development requires international cooperation on AI infrastructures, ethical and governance frameworks and mechanisms of interactions and coordination, especially taking into account different cultural perspectives. Currently, there are many obstacles to achieving this goal, such as relatively lower interests to appreciate differences in cultures and values, distrust between cultures and coordination challenges across regions. This forum will discuss these challenges and explore how to increase cross-cultural AI cooperation on ethics and governance between different countries and regions, share experiences, learning in a complementary view, and promote common values for human good.

Workshop Chair:

Director, Center for Long-term AI
Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

ZENG Yi is the director of International Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a board member for the National Governance Committee for the New Generation Artificial Intelligence China. He is a member for UNESCO Adhoc Expert Group on AI Ethics, and a member for the expert group of AI Ethics and Governance for Health, World Health Organization (WHO).

Program Director at Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), University of Cambridge

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh is Co-Director of, and was the founding Executive Director of, Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), an academic research centre focused on global risks associated with emerging technologies and human activity. Since 2011 he has played a central role in international research on long-term trajectories and impacts associated with artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.

Invited Speakers:

Tech Diplomat, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in San Francisco, USA; Former Senior Adviser on Peace and Security, United Nations General Assembly

Eugenio Vargas Garcia is Senior Adviser on Peace and Security at the Office of the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He leads on matters pertaining to the 4th Committee, Security Council, peacekeeping, cybersecurity, and as GRULAC liaison.

Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research, The Alan Turing Institute

David's current research focuses on digital ethics, algorithmic accountability, explainability, and the social and ethical impacts of machine learning and data-driven innovations. In his wider research, David studies the moral and ethical implications of emerging technologies. In particular, he is keen to question how the biospherically and geohistorically ramifying scope of contemporary scientific innovation (in areas ranging from AI and synthetic biology to nanotechnology and geoengineering) is putting pressure on the conventional action-orienting categories and norms by which humans, at present, regulate their behaviour.

Research Fellow, Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge; Former AI Lead, UN Secretary General’s Office

Danit Gal is research fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge and visiting research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University. Gal is interested in technology ethics, geopolitics, governance, safety, and security. Previously, she was a technology advisor at the United Nations, leading work on AI in the implementation of the United Nations Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. Gal serves as the vice chair of the P7009 IEEE standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems, member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems executive committee, founding editor and editorial board member of Springer’s AI and Ethics journal, executive committee member of the AI4SDGs Cooperation Network, and advisory board member of EPSRC and UKRI’s Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Verifiability Node.

Research Fellow, Utrecht University

Arthur currently carries out research on the intersection of AI and other emerging technologies, human rights, law and ethics.

Panel Questions:
  • Recent Actions from different countries and how we can learn from each other?
  • What are the risky fields in AI that need special attentions?
  • How to build a truly inclusive global network for AI ethics and governance?
  • What are the priorities for AI governance in different countries?