The online-panel will be organized by City University of Hong Kong and hosted by Matthias Schäfer, Chief Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Shanghai.
In the first half of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many societies and economies. Compared with the 1918 influenza pandemic, contemporary societies are both more vulnerable due to the high degree of connectivity and more resilient due to our technological and scientific abilities to understand the virus, to control its spread and to contain it eventually. The use of a range of different AI-related technologies in controlling the epidemic is the focus of this series. While this emerging development has both positive and negative outcomes, the controversies in interdisciplinary fields required discussion and reflection in order to draw the lessons for building more resilient societies in Asia and Europe. For that purpose, Asia-Europe Consortium for AI Research (AECAIR) organizes a series of webinars around three thematic panels.
Asia-Europe Consortium for AI Research (AECAIR) is a platform, initiated by partners in Asia and Europe and sponsored by institutions including Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Shanghai Office (https://www.kas.de/) and Intellisia Institute, an independent think tank based in Guangzhou. This platform aims to offer a thinking space for social science research – across the Eurasian continent and beyond – in order to gather researchers, experts, and practitioners in the expanding field of AI aiming to channel their analysis regularly to policy makers. It aims at fostering and stimulating interdisciplinary collaborations as well as public conversations about the potentials and limits of AI.