China News Service, Beijing, December 5 (Reporter Sun Zifa) The 2021 Artificial Intelligence Cooperation and Governance International Forum hosted by Tsinghua University and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an international support organization will be held in Beijing from December 4th to 5th.

The theme of this forum is "How to build a balanced and inclusive artificial intelligence governance system". Thought leaders and practitioners in the global artificial intelligence field gathered online and offline to discuss the construction of a governance system suitable for the healthy development of artificial intelligence. Share the frontiers of artificial intelligence technology and governance experience, propose forward-looking topics for the future governance of Metaverse, discuss the development of artificial intelligence, and promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  Wang Yongqing, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the forum and delivered an opening speech.

Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, and Bai Yating, the representative of the United Nations Development Program in China, delivered welcoming speeches.

Li Meng, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Xu Xiaolan, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Ma Shengkun, Deputy Director of the Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Maria Francesca S Patolisano, Turing Prize winner, Dean of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Information of Tsinghua University, Yao Qizhi, etc. gave speeches or video speeches.

Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University presided over the opening ceremony.

Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University presided over the opening ceremony.

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  Wang Yongqing stated that China’s artificial intelligence governance adheres to the people-centered approach, the promotion of human well-being, the encouragement of technological innovation, the overall development and security, and the adherence to the concept of fairness and justice. It is in line with the United Nations and the G20’s artificial intelligence governance spirit, and the purpose is to promote the comprehensiveness of people. Progress and promote sustainable economic, social and ecological development.

The Chinese government has always advocated strengthening international exchanges and cooperation in the development and governance of artificial intelligence, advocated consultation, joint contribution, and shared solutions to global digital governance issues, and joined hands to create an open, fair, just, and non-discriminatory digital development environment.

  Wang Yongqing pointed out that in the face of the risks and challenges brought about by the development of artificial intelligence, the international community must join hands and jointly respond to continuously improve the level of global governance of artificial intelligence.

We must promote openness and inclusiveness, uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, abandon the logic of power and hegemony, get rid of ideological prejudice, maximize the openness and inclusiveness of cooperation mechanisms, concepts, and policies, and build a responsible pattern for global governance of artificial intelligence.

It is necessary to promote consultation and mutual learning, adhere to the common values ​​of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom of all mankind, establish cross-cultural trust, respect and tolerate differences, coordinate development and security, give consideration to efficiency and fairness, and prevent the policy orientation of governance rules Considering this and losing the other, avoiding the important and discriminatory and exclusivity, jointly build a balanced framework of global artificial intelligence governance rules and ethical standards with broad consensus.

It is necessary to promote co-governance and sharing, create an open platform for the participation of all parties in artificial intelligence governance, and promote interdisciplinary, cross-field, cross-regional, and cross-border exchanges and cooperation to promote relevant parties to follow basic scientific and technological ethics and embed progressive value orientation in artificial intelligence. Intelligent mathematical models form the power of artificial intelligence for good, promote the formation of best practices in artificial intelligence governance, and form a good situation of co-governance and sharing with all parties actively participating.

  Qiu Yong said that artificial intelligence is the iconic technology of the fourth industrial revolution.

In recent years, intelligentization is profoundly changing people's production and lifestyles, and the "gate" of the intelligent age has been slowly opened.

However, while improving social productivity and empowering governance modernization, artificial intelligence has also brought many new challenges such as public safety risks, privacy infringements, digital divides, liability dilemmas, and ethical failures.

Artificial intelligence governance must coordinate multiple subjects, take into account multiple goals, integrate multiple values, strengthen global cooperation and dialogue, and build a balanced and inclusive artificial intelligence governance system.

As an important source of human science and technology civilization, universities must not only strive to make breakthroughs in the basic theories and technological frontiers of artificial intelligence, but also practice the cultural concept of science and technology for good, shape good artificial intelligence values ​​and ethics, and promote the establishment of scientific and reasonable artificial intelligence. Intelligent international governance system.

Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, delivered a welcome speech.

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  He said that Tsinghua University attaches great importance to research and education in the field of artificial intelligence. It has successively established the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, the Intelligent Industry Research Institute, the Artificial Intelligence International Governance Research Institute, and the Intelligent Social Governance Research Institute to meet the academic frontiers and the needs of social development. A series of important innovative explorations have been made in scientific research, personnel training, think tank construction, and international cooperation.

Tsinghua University will continue to leverage its multidisciplinary advantages, strive to play a greater role in the field of artificial intelligence governance, and work with partners from all over the world and from all walks of life to deepen cooperation and move forward hand in hand to jointly contribute to the promotion of artificial intelligence for the benefit of human society.

  Bai Yating said that artificial intelligence plays an important role in the response to the epidemic and the fight against climate change.

At the same time, artificial intelligence also has risks such as algorithmic bias and infringement of personal privacy.

With the increasing popularity of artificial intelligence applications all over the world, it is necessary to reach a consensus on the path to construct a fair and ethical artificial intelligence governance system, and international cooperation is essential.

Therefore, we must ensure that the dialogue around artificial intelligence is truly global, so that every country has a chance to speak out.

Bai Yating, the representative of the United Nations Development Program in China, delivered a welcome speech.

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  Li Meng pointed out that China upholds science and technology for good and attaches great importance to artificial intelligence governance.

In recent years, the Ministry of Science and Technology has successively issued and implemented the "New Generation Artificial Intelligence Governance Principles" and "New Generation Artificial Intelligence Ethics Code" to promote artificial intelligence governance, focusing on the establishment of a coordinated promotion mechanism, launching and implementing social experiments, and giving play to the role of enterprises and local governments. , Actively participate in international governance cooperation and other work.

In the future, artificial intelligence governance should advocate the concept of agile governance to achieve a balance between artificial intelligence development and security; advocate the concept of tolerance and sharing to achieve a balance of smart dividends shared by different groups; advocate the concept of sustainable development to achieve a balance between intelligence and green; advocacy The concept of a community with a shared future for mankind achieves a balance between differential development and win-win cooperation.

Li Meng, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, delivered a speech.

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  Xu Xiaolan said that driven by the "Internet + artificial intelligence", human lifestyles are undergoing profound changes; driven by the "industrial Internet + artificial intelligence", the industry's production methods will undergo profound changes, and artificial intelligence will also have a profound impact The modernization process of social governance.

China attaches great importance to the development of the artificial intelligence industry.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has conscientiously implemented the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, organized the launch of the key tasks of artificial intelligence, established national manufacturing innovation centers such as smart sensors and intelligent connected cars, and promoted 8 AI innovation application leaders including Beijing District construction and so on.

In the future, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China will work with relevant parties to vigorously cooperate in promoting the sustainable and healthy development of artificial intelligence, building inclusive and shared artificial intelligence governance rules, and creating a new situation in international cooperation, so as to contribute to the construction of an international governance system for artificial intelligence. Wisdom, and add more practical results to international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation.

Xu Xiaolan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, delivered a speech.

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  Ma Shengkun stated that China attaches great importance to safety governance in the field of artificial intelligence, and has been responsible from beginning to end, coordinating the advancement of artificial intelligence technology development and risk prevention, promptly promulgating ethical codes and regulations for R&D personnel, and clarifying supervision mechanisms and requirements.

Focusing on how to further regulate the military application of artificial intelligence in the future, he suggested that from the level of international law, the basic norms of international law and international relations should be observed; from the moral level, the concept of "intelligence for good" should be upheld; Evaluation and supervision; from the governance level, we should actively advocate global co-governance.

Ma Shengkun, Deputy Director of the Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered a speech.

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  Maria-Francesca Spatolisano stated that artificial intelligence is one of the key digital challenges mentioned in the "Digital Cooperation Roadmap" released by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

As a technology that can bring real change, the application of artificial intelligence is also accompanied by severe challenges.

While giving full play to the benefits of artificial intelligence, we need better guidance and cooperation on a global scale.

In the report "Our Common Agenda", the Secretary-General of the United Nations emphasized the need to strengthen global supervision in the field of artificial intelligence, and proposed the establishment of a new global artificial intelligence cooperation agency involving multi-stakeholders, with particular emphasis on the inclusion of countries in the global South and The importance of its point of view.

We must work together to establish an inclusive, responsive, and effective global cooperation framework to meet the challenges posed by artificial intelligence.

Maria Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chief Officer of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Technical Affairs, delivered a video speech.

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  Yao Qizhi pointed out that with the mutual embedding of artificial intelligence and economic society, it is more and more important to maintain the benign interaction and coordination between science and technology and economic and social development. This requires us to do a good job in the development, application and governance of artificial intelligence technology. balance.

However, artificial intelligence also poses challenges to privacy protection and data security in the digital economy era. Continuously refined algorithms, efficient computing power and privacy protection are the new directions of artificial intelligence theory.

The construction of a "balanced and inclusive" artificial intelligence governance system will further release the potential of artificial intelligence and ensure the safety of artificial intelligence to a greater extent.

Yao Qizhi, winner of the Turing Award and Dean of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Information, Tsinghua University, gave a video speech.

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  2021 Artificial Intelligence Cooperation and Governance International Forum is organized by the Institute of Artificial Intelligence International Governance of Tsinghua University, the Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ethics at the Technical University of Munich, the Future Intelligence Center of the University of Cambridge, the Humanitarian Dialogue Center, the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China's new generation of artificial intelligence 15 Chinese and foreign scientific research institutions and international organizations, including the Development Strategy Research Institute, the Science and Technology Communication Center of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University, and the Institute of Intelligent Industry of Tsinghua University, are co-organized by international organizations.

  This international forum has 3 main forums on "How to build a balanced and inclusive artificial intelligence governance system", "Frontiers and governance of artificial intelligence technology", "Future Governance Prospects of Metaverse", and 1 special forum on "Youth Voice and Artificial Intelligence Promotion" Sustainable Development Goals", 7 thematic forums focused on cross-cultural trust in artificial intelligence ethics and governance, bridging the digital divide in the interdependent global digital age, artificial intelligence and international security, artificial intelligence and climate action, artificial intelligence and algorithms Fairness, international digital governance and corporate sustainable development, artificial intelligence and social development and other hot topics, invited from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Australia, France, Singapore, South Korea, India, Sweden, Denmark, Malaysia, Japan Experts and scholars in the field of artificial intelligence governance in other countries have participated in exchanges and discussions in a combination of online and offline methods.

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