December 18th, 2020, 9:00-22:30 (GMT+8)

Opening Remarks 9:00-10:15

Host: Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Board Director of I-AIIG

Introduction of guest speakers

Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Board Director of I-AIIG

Welcome remarks

Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University

Welcome remarks

Beate Trankmann, Resident Representative, UNDP China

Opening speech

Wang Qinmin, Vice-chairman of the 12h CPPCC National Committee and Director of the National Committee of E-government Experts

Keynote speech #1

Xu Jing, Director-General of the Department of Strategy and Planning, the Ministry of Science and Technology

Keynote speech #2

Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Under Secretary-General, Special Adviser for the UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation

Keynote speech #3

Zhao Houlin, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union

Keynote speech #4

Wang Xiaolong, Director General, The Department of International Economic Affairs , Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Keynote speech #5

Zhu Xiumei, Deputy Director, The Science and Technology Department, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Main Plenary 10:15-12:15

Post-COVID International AI governance for a resilient future

Part I: Keynote speeches

Host: Xue Lan,Deanof I-AIIG

Introduction of guest speakers

Xue Lan,Deanof I-AIIG

Keynote speech #1

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Turing Award Winner, Dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua

Keynote speech #2

Zhang Bo, Director of Tsinghua Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keynote speech #3

Yolanda Gil,former President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Keynote speech #4

Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Part II: Thematic Talks

AI Governance: Current status and Future Prospects

Moderator: Liang Zheng, Vice Dean, I-AIIG

Introduction of guest speakers

Liang Zheng, Vice Dean of I-AIIG

Themed Talk #1

Fu Ying, Honorary Dean of I-AIIG

Themed Talk #2

Ya-Qin Zhang, Dean, AI Industry Research Institute, Tsinghua University

Themed Talk #3

Xue Lan, Dean of I-AIIG

Themed Talk #4

Wang Lei, Coordinator for Cyber Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China

Themed Talk #5

Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum



Thematic session #1

Role of AI in combating Covid-19: what are the lessons?

Welcome Remarks

Xue Lan, Dean of I-AIIG;

Keynotes speech #1

Yu Yang,Assistant Professor of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University

Keynotes speech #2

Effy Vayena, Co-chair of the WHO’s expert advisory group on Artificial Intelligence health ethics and governance

Keynotes speech #3

Xia Huaxia, VP and Chief Scientist, Meituan

Keynotes speech #4

Yang Fan, Co founder and Vice President of Sensetime

Panel #1 The innovative technology solutions for fighting COVID-19: what have been done globally?

Moderator: Liang Zheng, Vice Dean of I-AIIG


Hsiao-Wuen Hon,CorporateVicePresident of Microsoft, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia

Song Jiqiang,Managing director of Intel Lab China

Tang Jian, Chief Scientist of Intelligent Control, DiDi

Wang Jingjing,ViceDirector of Institute of Public and Environmental Affaires

Kong Qiushi, Deputy Director of Xiaoshan District Statistics Resource Management Bureau, Hangzhou

Panel #2 The outlook of post-pandemic governance of AI in the globe

Moderator : Zhang Min, Vice Director of the State Key Lab of Intelligent Technology and Systems under the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University


Jiang Yan, VP,Megvii

JennyZeng, the Managing Partner at MSA Capital

Tokuchi Tastsuhito,Executive director and research fellow of the Center for Industrial Development and Environment Governance (CIDEG), Tsinghua

Adrian Weller, Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Programme Director for AI at The Alan Turing Institute

Rohinton Medhora, President of the Center for International Governance Innovation


Thematic session #2

AI governance for Sustainable Development Goals

Moderator:Zhang Wei, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP China

Keynote #1:

Thomas Davin, Director of Innovation, UNICEF

Keynote #2:

Max Tegmark, Co-Founder, Future of Life Institute

Keynote #3:

Yi Zeng, Co-Director, China-UK Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Christian Guttmann, Executive Director, Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute

Zhu Xufeng, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Tsinghua University

Rohan Samarajiva, Chairman, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka

Mila Romanoff, Data Privacy Specialist, UN Global Pulse

Nannan Lundin, Innovation Counselor, Swedish Embassy

Zheng Zhitai, Chief Strategist, Horizon Robotics


Thematic session #3

AI and International Security: Challenges and Opportunities (CISS)

Moderator: Xiao Qian, Deputy Director, CISS

Keynote #1

John Allen, President, the Brookings Institution

Keynote #2

Fu Ying, Chair, CISS


Nils Gilman, Vice President of Programs, Berggruen Institute

HAO Yinghao, Senior Engineer, Academy of Electronics and Information Technology, China Electronics Technology Group

LI Chijiang, Vice President and Secretary-General, China Arms Control and Disarmament Association

Chris Meserole, Fellow and Director of Research and Policy, Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative, the Brookings Institution

Tom Stefanick, Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy, the Brookings Institution


December 19th, 2020. 09:00-12:00 (GMT+8)


Thematic session #4

International cooperation on AI governance

Moderator: Devanand Ramiah, UNDP China, Deputy Resident Representative

Keynote #1

Zia Khan, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Foundation

Keynote #2

Yeong Zee Kin, Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation & Protection), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)


Jae Moon, Director Institute for Future Government, Yonsei University, Korea

Cyrus Hodes, Vice President and Chair of the AI Initiative, the Future Society

Rudradeb Mitra, founder of Omdena, India

Surina Shukri, CEO Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Wilson Wong, Director of Data Science and Policy Studies Programme (DSPS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mark Findlay, Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, and Director of its Centre for AI and Data Governance

Warren Hero, CIO, Webber Wentzel, South Africa (pre-recorded)


Thematic session #5

Security and Safety of Data and AI (Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, BAAI)

Moderator: Yi Zeng, Director for the Research Center for AI Ethics and Safety at BAAI and Director of the China-UK Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keynote #1

Danit Gal,Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge

Keynote #2

Vincent Muller,Professor of Philosophy at Eindhoven University of Technology

Keynote #3

Roman V. Yampolskiy, Professor from the University of Louisville commented on the future of AI


Cao Jianfeng, Senior Fellow at Tencent Research Institute

Wu Shenkuo, Executive Director of the International Center for Network Rule of Law at Beijing Normal University

Deng Yafeng, Director of Qihoo 360 Artificial Intelligence Institute