Hoover Daily Report

The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 3

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The 3rd day of  The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured a keynote address by Mike Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, and a panel discussion on "China as an Emerging Global AI Superpower." 


Day Content panelists

october 6
9-11AM PDT

Welcome Remarks

Keynote & Conversation

Competing in the Superpower Marathon with China
Mike Brown | Director, Defense Innovation Unit
Conversant: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and FSI, Principal Investigator, Global Digital Policy Incubator

Panel 3: China as an Emerging Global AI Superpower

How should we think about China's growing influence in the realm of AI and the attendant geopolitical risks and implications? This session will explore China’s bid through Huawei to build and control the world's 5G networks, and what that implies for human rights and national sovereignty and security; China's export of surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes around the world; China's global partnerships to research and develop AI; and the problem of illicit technology transfer/theft.

Steven Feldstein | Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Lindsay Gorman | Fellow for Emerging Technologies, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

Maya Wang | China Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Dominic Ziegler | Senior Asia Correspondent and Banyan Columnist, The Economist

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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