Seminar: China’s push into Artificial Intelligence

April 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Honolulu Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd floor)

China faces a huge gap between its exploding data pool and its capacity for data analysis. This talk reviews China’s AI strategy and key stakeholders in China’s AI industry and provides a bird’s-eye view of China’s perceived AI strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Ernst will argue that China’s push into AI has made progress, but China continues to lag behind the US in world-leading AI research and technology. China thus needs international cooperation as a source of technology and of best-practice data governance. In turn, the US needs access to China’s markets and its vast pool of AI talent. Zero-sum games thus are not a realistic option, neither for China nor for the US.

Dr. Dieter Ernst is Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation/CIGI (Waterloo, Canada) and East-West Center Adjunct Senior Fellow. He is an authority on trade, global production networks, the internationalization of research and development in high-tech industries, and innovation policies in the United States, China, India, Taiwan, Korea, and Malaysia. Dr. Ernst has provided testimony to the US Congress and served as a member of the National Academy’s “Committee on Global Approaches to Advanced Computing”; and advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

Ticket Information
Free, open to the public

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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