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China’s AI Revolution and its Implications for Europe

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Online,

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EUPLANT logo sat above the Erasmus+ logo which states 'with the generous support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European UnionLiving in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a science-fiction premise nor a vision for the future but a reality that we are all experiencing albeit to different degrees. While our societies are getting transformed in depth, China has affirmed its intention to become a world leader in the development of AI by 2030 (New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan 2017). For China, not only do developments in the area of AI support the creation of new instruments of population control and surveillance at the disposal of the Party State, they also participate to the export of China’s own vision of cyberspace governance globally. This webinar organised jointly by the Jean Monnet Network on EU-China Legal and Judicial Cooperation (EUPLANT) and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the Future of EU-UK Relations (NEXTEUK) aims to analyse recent technological and regulatory developments relating to AI in China. It will focus among others on China’s Social Credit System(s) and increasing use of science diplomacy in the field of AI. Finally, the event will look into the implications of those developments for Europe and the emergence of an AI Global Order.


Chair: Dr Matthieu Burnay, Senior Lecturer in Global Law, Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Rogier Creemers, Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Studies, Leiden University
  • Professor Stephanie Balme, Research Professor and Dean of the Collège Universitaire, Sciences Po Paris

**Please note this is an online event and all registrants will be sent joining details on the day of the event.