December 18th -19th, 2020

December 18th, 2020, 9:00am-10:00pm (GMT+8)

9:00 - 10:15

Opening Remarks 

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

 10:15 - 12:15

Main Plenary

Post-COVID International AI governance for a resilient future

Part I: Keynote speeches

Host:  Xue Lan, Dean of I-AIIG

Introduction of guest speakers
Xue Lan, Dean of 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
Moderator: Liang Zheng, Vice Dean of 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



13:00 - 17:00

Thematic session #1   

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

Moderator: Liang Zheng, Vice Dean of I-AIIG

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, Corporate Vice President 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, DiDiT

  • Wang Jingjing, Vice Director 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

  • Jenny Zeng, 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: Wei Zhang, 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 

Moderator: Xiao Qian, Deputy Director, CISS

Keynote #1

John Allen, President, the Brookings Institution

Keynote #2

Fu Ying, Chair, CISS

Launch of the Chinese Project Report (Li Bin)


  • 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 am-12:30 am (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

Moderator: Yi Zeng, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence

Keynote #1

Danit Gal (Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, UK)

Keynote #2

Vincent Muller (Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

Keynote #3

Roman V. Yampolskiy (University of Louisville, USA)



  • Yafeng Deng (Qihoo 360, China)

  • Joy Dantong Ma (Data Scientist, USA)

  • Jianfeng Cao (Tencent, China)

  • Shenkuo Wu (Beijing Normal University, China)