Hoover Daily Report

The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 1

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Hoover Institution is co-hosting The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference on September 29, October 1, October 6, and October 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT.

The 1st day of The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured opening remarks by Condoleezza Rice, director of the Hoover Institution and a panel discussion on "How AI is powering China's Domestic Surveillance State How is AI exacerbating surveillance risks and enabling digital authoritarianism?" This session will examine both state-sponsored applications and Chinese commercial services.


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Day Content panelists

September 29
9-11AM PDT

Welcome Remarks

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and FSI, Principal Investigator, Global Digital Policy Incubator

Glenn Tiffert, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Jenny Wang, Strategic Advisor, Human Rights Foundation

Opening Remarks

Condoleezza Rice, Director, Hoover Institution, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Denning Professor in Global Business at the Graduate School of Business 

Panel 1: How AI is powering China's Domestic Surveillance State

How is AI exacerbating surveillance risks and enabling digital authoritarianism? This session will examine both state-sponsored applications and Chinese commercial services.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian | China Reporter, Axios

Paul Mozur | Asia Technology Correspondent, New York Times

Glenn Tiffert | Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Xiao Qiang | UC Berkeley & Editor-in-Chief, China Digital Times

Moderator
Melissa Chan | Journalist, The Global Reporting Centre


This event is part of the Project on China's Global Sharp Power. It builds on the Hoover Institution's highly successful report, China's Influence and American Interests, to track the multiple ways that the Chinese Communist party-state is trying to penetrate and sway democracies and global institutions and norms.

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