Cooperation between LATO, organizer of Riga Conference 2023 and the Boston Global Forum: How to Govern AI in the Age of Global Tension?
In the 21st century, global tensions have become more complex and unpredictable due to rapid technological change. This shift has redefined the arenas of contemporary conflict and warfare, encompassing both traditional domains and the digital realm of cyberspace. Participation in conflicts is no longer limited to government; entities possessing the capability to develop, possess, and deploy technology—such as tech giants and hacker groups—can now exert significant influence. In this context, there is an increasing global focus among governments and experts on the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on global tensions. AI technologies are currently being researched on a global scale, with the aim of autonomizing weapons and weaponizing disruptive technologies such as 3D printing, drones, and robots. These advances have the potential to substantially reduce the cost of military operations and enhance targeting precision. How can AI be governed? What strategies will help to establish a global AI governance framework? Is a social contract regarding AI possible in the age of global tension?
David Bray, Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center
Cameron Kerry, Former Acting Secretary of Commerce of the US
Thomas Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School Professor, Co-Founder of BGF
Caroline Louveaux, Chief Privacy Officer, MasterCard
Nguyen Anh Tuan, Co-Founder and CEO of BGF
Moderator: Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Vice-Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, EDT, Oct 19, 2023
Venue: The National Library of Latvia and online