IGF Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and Governance

Following our global roundtable on AI and Trust at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Hong Kong, we convened one on AI and Governance at IGF 2017, Geneva. This 90 minute session featured a keynote by scholar and practitioner, Dr. Nathan J. Matias, using practical applications in machine learning[…]

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Artificial Intelligence in Asia: What’s Similar, What’s Different? Findings from our AI Workshops

Building on the lessons from our AI series, Digital Asia Hub convened a series of deep dives into the research questions that have particular salience in the developing world when it comes to the AI.  Collaborating with partners Centre for Internet and Society, India, on researching issues such as autonomy, discrimination, privacy, and the replication[…]

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Privacy, Personality, and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy as a Global Human Right

Digital Asia Hub, along with partners, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Privacy, Mapping Project, University of Groningen, University of Malta, and University of Hong Kong (HKU), held a two-day conference “Privacy, Personality, and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy” from September 29-30, at the Law School at HKU. The focus was on[…]

APrIGF 2017 Side Event: Technology and Extremism

The Internet has served as a vehicle for radicalisation and mobilisation online, as well as a growing source of hate speech. In addition to the legal and policy solutions that may be available in different jurisdictions, policymakers are increasingly turning to platform providers and technology intermediaries to develop automated solutions in this space. This event[…]

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Asia Pacific Regional IGF Forum (Bangkok 2017)

Executive Director Malavika Jayaram was a participant and speaker at the 3-day 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26-29 July, 2017. The theme of the Forum was “Ensuring Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific: A Regional Agenda for Internet Governance”. Malavika Jayaram was a speaker at the workshop ‘Understanding Solutions[…]

RISE 2017

Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub, was a speaker at the RISE Summit in Hong Kong 11 – 13 July, 2017. She was a speaker on the panel ‘Nothing to fear in a connected Internet?’.  About RISE RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 6 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s[…]

Blockchain for Music Live

Blockchain for Music: Rethinking Models for Consumption and Rewards with Musicoin

New venture Musicoin uses smart contracts to govern a Pay-Per-Play model for rewarding creators. Co-founder Isaac Mao, who is a Chinese entrepreneur, software architect and social media researcher, will give a lightning talk about Musicoin’s journey so far. This was second of Digital Asia Hub and the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society[…]

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GES Taipei Workshop 2017 — Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities in the Digital Economy

The GES Taipei Workshop 2017 on the theme ‘Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities in the Digital Age’ was held on April 12, 2017, hosted by the Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Researchn in cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The workshop, held as part of the Germany T20 Think Tank dialogue, brought together[…]

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RightsCon 2017

The sixth edition of RightsCon 2017 hosted by Access Now was held in Brussels from March 29-31, 2017. The conference included over 1,200 participants from across industries and the intersection of tech and human rights, and featured more than 180 sessions, meetings and workshops. Digital Asia Hub Executive Director Malavika Jayaram was a speaker at the[…]

Data Justice Lab

Social Justice in an Age of Datafication

Digital Asia Hub Executive Director Malavika Jayaram was a keynote speaker at the launch of Cardiff University’s Data Justice Lab on March 17, 2017, at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC),Cardiff University. The Data Justice Lab is a new space for research and collaboration at Cardiff University that has been established to[…]