The AI-Surveillance Symbiosis in China: A Big Data China Event

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The CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) launch the third feature of the new collaboration, Big Data China, on July 27 at 12 p.m. ET.  The feature, “The AI-Surveillance Symbiosis in China,” highlights the work of professors Noam Yuchtman (London School of Economics) and David Yang (Harvard University) and their colleagues. Their research shows how China’s large-scale investments in surveillance technology is both enhancing the state’s capacity to repress dissent and providing commercial advantage to Chinese AI companies operating in the facial recognition and surveillance space.

The event will feature a presentation of the key findings of the analysis and its implications for the Washington policy community by Noam Yuchtman of London School of Economics, David Yang of Harvard University, and Trustee Chair Fellow Ilaria Mazzocco. Trustee Chair Director Scott Kennedy will moderate a panel discussion which will include questions from the public and questions from the audience. The distinguished panelists for the event are: Emily Weinstein of CSET, Paul Mozur of the New York Times, and Trustee Chair non-resident senior associate Paul Triolo

This event is made possible by generous funding from Stanford University. 

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