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The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI and Human Rights

September 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Crowdcast- Registration Required

China’s authoritarianism has fully expanded into the digital space. Through hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras, unprecedented amounts of data collection, state-sponsored technological investment, and global research partnerships, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is aiming to become the world’s leading AI superpower by 2030. In doing so, the Chinese government and corporate actors are weaponizing AI domestically, exporting surveillance tools to countries around the world, and demanding ideological compliance in the global market. 

In this series of events, speakers will explore: the extent to which artificial intelligence (AI) is used inside China today; how the Chinese government and big tech are shaping the global market; how surveillance technology is exported around the world; and what can be done to meet this rising challenge; and ultimately, what are the ethical responsibilities inherent in developing these technologies?

Event Sponsor: 
Hoover Institution, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
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