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AI in Asia: AI for Social Good

  AGENDA 6TH MARCH 2017: PUBLIC CONFERENCE 9:15 am  Registration commences Chair: Toshie Takahashi, Professor of Waseda University, Local Organiser 9:45 am  Welcome remarks Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub Prof. Kazuaki Ueno, Director, Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University 10:00 am Opening Keynote: Dr. Yutaka Matsuo, University of Tokyo  10:30[…]

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AI in Asia: Ethics, Safety and Societal Impact

Digital Asia Hub, in collaboration with the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, held the second AI in Asia workshop titled ‘AI in Asia: Ethics, Safety and Societal Impact’ on December 16, 2017. Digital Asia Hub invited experts from across Asia, Europe and the U.S., including among them leading lawyers, data scientists, ethicists, engineers,[…]

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Artificial Intelligence in Asia

Digital Asia Hub, in collaboration with the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, kicked off its Artificial Intelligence(AI) in Asia series of workshops examining AI in the Asian context on November 21. Designed as a framing event for the region, it brought together a fantastic group of scholars, policymakers, investors, technologists and artists. We celebrated our anniversary with[…]

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Ranking Digital Rights: Evaluating internet and telecommunications companies on commitments, policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy

Digital Asia Hub hosted Rebecca Mackinnon for a talk on “Ranking Digital Rights: Evaluating internet and telecommunications companies on commitments, policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy” on November 10. The talk was the second in Digital Asia Hub’s Seminar Series and held in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC)[…]

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Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Development Dialogue

The Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP) organised the ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Internet and Development Dialogue’ (RIDD), in Bangkok, Thailand from 3-4 October 2016. The overall theme of the event was “The Internet of Opportunity: Building a sustainable future through an[…]

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Asia Pacific Regional IGF Forum

Executive Director Malavika Jayaram was a participant and speaker at the 3-day 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum(APrIGF) in Taipei, Taiwan, from July 27-29. The theme of the forum was ‘A New Internet Era – Merging Physical Space with Cyberspace’. Malavika was a speaker at the workshop on ‘Internet Architecture & Human Rights‘ and ‘Responsible Tech: Digital[…]

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Blockchain Strategies for Business

Digital Asia Hub was an industry partner for the event organised by Hong Kong’s Cyberport on 28 July, 2015. Event description: The Internet and the World Wide Web fundamentally transformed global business by making it better, faster and cheaper to efficiently conduct online communication anytime and anywhere.  Companies that developed a coherent ‘Internet Strategy’ leveraged the[…]

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Who’s Got Your Back? Securing Trust and Agency in a World of Backdoors & Gatekeepers

The first of Digital Asia Hub’s Seminar Series, this event was co-hosted by the Law & Technology Centre and the Journalism & Media Studies Centre (JMSC), both at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Event Description: In a world of insecure systems, data breaches and ubiquitous surveillance, digital defence is no longer the domain of[…]

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Panels at IGF 2015

The Digital Asia Hub co-hosted two panels at the Internet Governance Forum 2015, November 10-15, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil: Equity and the Developing World in Internet Governance: The workshop, co-hosted by the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi, and the Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, addressed four core themes: (1) Equity as increased[…]