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Beyond Code: The Battle for Influence in AI's Global Rulebook

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Maison de la Paix, Geneva - Auditorium A2 (Petal 1, Floor 2)

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the quest for technological advancement is paralleled by a critical battle for influence over AI's global rulebook. As nations race to harness the transformative potential of AI, powerful actors are vying to shape its governance and regulation in ways that align with their strategic interests. This tug-of-war is not only shaping the ethical and operational boundaries of AI, but also underscoring the geopolitical implications of who gets to set the rules in this new digital frontier.

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies become increasingly integrated into different sectors of society, the need for robust governance mechanisms becomes paramount. While multistakeholder governance of the Internet brought together diverse actors to manage the Internet's resources, rulebook, and technical standards, AI governance represents a radically different evolution and in a dramatically different geopolitical context. It is characterized by disparate regulatory approaches, standards, and practices adopted by different stakeholders, often with conflicting interests and priorities, and with an appetite for ethics rather than governance.

Join us as we unpack the complexities of AI governance and explore the power play that will determine the future trajectory of AI's global impact.

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  • Mark Raymond is the Wick Cary Associate Professor of International Relations and the Director of the Cyber Governance and Policy Center at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Roxana Radu is an Associate Professor of Digital Technologies and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK.

Moderation: Jerome Duberry

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