Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop: Measuring Impact and Building Trust in AI

In order to establish a cross-cultural dialogue and learning network on specific AI issues and potential methods for addressing them within and across the US and APAC region, the Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop was convened by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University with the Digital Asia Hub, in collaboration with the UN University Institute on Computing and Society and the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. The objective of the meeting, which convened 35 subject matter experts from across academia, industry, government, and civil society, hailing primarily from several APAC countries as well as the US, was to provide a platform for stakeholders with policy, business, or technology responsibilities to develop and share insights on AI from an ethics and governance perspectives.

The meeting encompassed three thematic tracks, 1) AI Indices: APAC Data, the China AI Index, and the AI Index, 2) Measuring AI’s Social Impact – State of Play and Looking Forward, and 3) (Re-)Establishing Trust in the Digital Ecosystem, all of which were explored through a range of full-group discussions, breakout working sessions, and report-backs that included input statements and case study presentations from leading contributors.

The full write up with key takeaways can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in collaborating with Digital Asia Hub to host an event, or inviting its Executive Director as a speaker, please email Dev Lewis.