NU GSPP RESEARCH WEBINAR WITH GLEB PAPYSHEV ON “THE STATE’S ROLE IN GOVERNING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: DEVELOPMENT, CONTROL, AND PROMOTION THROUGH NATIONAL STRATEGIES”10.03.2023
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gleb Papyshev is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research covers the areas of AI governance and regulation, AI ethics, and corporate governance mechanisms for emerging technologies. His research has been published in international outlets such as Policy Design and Practice, AI and Society, Data & Policy, and The Handbook on Regulating AI and Big Data in Emergent Economies.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Numerous governments worldwide have issued national artificial intelligence (AI) strategies in the last five years to deal with the opportunities and challenges posed by this technology. However, a systematic understanding of the roles and functions that the governments are taking is lacking in the academic literature. Therefore, this research uses qualitative content analysis and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) topic modeling methodologies to investigate the texts of 31 strategies from across the globe. The findings of the qualitative content analysis highlight thirteen functions of the state, which include human capital, ethics, R&D, regulation, data, private sector support, public sector applications, diffusion and awareness, digital infrastructure, national security, national challenges, international cooperation, and financial support. We combine these functions into three general themes, representing the state’s role: development, control, and promotion. LDA topic modeling results are also reflective of these themes. Each general theme is present in every national strategy’s text, but the proportion they occupy in the text is different. The combined typology based on two methods reveals that the countries from the post-soviet bloc and East Asia prioritize the theme “development,” highlighting the high level of the state’s involvement in AI innovation. The countries from the EU focus on “control,” which reflects the union’s hard stance on AI regulation, whereas countries like the UK, the US, and Ireland emphasize a more hands-off governance arrangement with the leading role of the private sector by prioritizing “promotion”.
Venue and time:
- ZOOM, March 9, 2023, 12:15 (Astana time)
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