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Ethical and Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence: East-Asia and Beyond

30 Mar - 01 Apr 2023
ConferenceM.A. in Ethics and Public AffairsCentre for Applied Ethics
conference poster
30 Mar - 01 Apr 2023
30/3, 14:30-18:00
31/3, 09:00-18:00
1/4, 09:00-13:00 (zoom also available for sessions 8a & 9b, zoom link attached below)
SCC 201, Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fan Sports and Cultural Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University [changed]

Programme proceedings 


Zoom meeting for session 8a/ 9b 

Meeting ID: 993 1790 3146
Passcode: 951140

After AlphaGo’s successful defeat of world weiqi (Go) champion Lee Sedol in 2016, China and Korea dedicated massive amounts of research funding to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since then, China has surpassed the United States and Europe in percentage of AI journal publications cited globally. On a hopeful note for global dialogue, China-US collaborations on AI have increased five-fold over the past decade, and the two highest instances of current international collaboration in AI are between US and China, and between UK and China. 


The global confluence of AI interest presents a corresponding global need for dialogue on ethical concerns for AI. In recent years, concerns regarding algorithmic bias, resource consumption, over-confidence in AI systems and over-surveillance as immediate issues have overtaken older predictions about AI uprising, AI rights or programming ethical systems. But while much applied AI research has become international, most international ethical AI work is still written through Western ethical perspectives. Hoping to advance further reflections and studies of globally-concerned AI issues, your participation is requested at a conference on the theme “Ethical and Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence: East-Asia and Beyond” hosted by the Centre for Applied Ethics and the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University to be held at the university campus in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China from 30 March to 1 April 2023.

Keynote speakers:

  • Ms. Karen Hao (Reporter, The Wall Street Journal)
  • Prof. Carl Mitcham (Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Colorado School of Mines in the United States ; International Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at Renmin University of China in Beijing)


Other speakers:
International scholars with various philosophical and religious backgrounds from different countries, with research expertise in AI ethics, data privacy, third world AI concern, Confucianism, and so on.