Panel 9: AI in the International and Global Perspective

Panel 9

Title of the panel:

AI in the International and Global Perspective:

Policy-making, regulatory frameworks and business

Keywords:

AI; policy-making; business; complex decision-making; governance; global governance; multilateralism;

Short description of the panel:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a new way to view the recent advances in ICT: blockchain, big data, cloud and edge computing, 5G, IoT and social networking sites. AI stimulates popular imagination and thus the fear that robots/machines will assume primacy over humans. As a result, today’s mainstream debate on AI is preoccupied with whether AI is a force for good and how to ensure that it is.

In the meantime, AI and its ecosystem exert a powerful yet frequently hidden and unrecognized influence on international and global affairs, including business, policy-making and regulatory issues. In business, for instance, the introduction of AI means that management and management strategies are aligned to intelligent algorithms capable of supporting decision-making. In this view, we still need greater analytical insight into how precisely AI influences certain fields, domains and areas of human interaction, whether foreign policy and international relations, the global and regional balance of power, Global South and North relations, the global competition for talent and many others. The objective of this panel is to engage in discussion on these issues.

Some of the topics that will be discussed in the panel:

  • AI and social impact: sustainability, common good, public good, and so on
  • AI and the balance of power in our contemporary world
  • AI, international relations, and foreign policy: from asymmetry of information to data-driven foresight capacities and modelling
  • AI, the delimitation of cyberspace and digital sovereignty
  • AI, global governance, and the prospect of regulating aspects of AI
  • AI and the first-mover advantage, and its implications: towards new divisions between the Global North and South
  • AI and the Global South: business and policy-making implications, including the establishment and consolidation of alliances among diverse stakeholders
  • AI and the question of democracy, transparency, and civic and human rights
  • AI in the Covid-19 era: issues, developments and applications
  • AI and its impact on management and complex decision-making;
  • The influence of AI on human-machine interaction in the context of socio-economic growth and development.

Conveners:

  • Anna Visvizi, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  • Orlando Troisi, Ph.D., University of Salerno, Italy

Submit your abstract proposal here: 

https://ocs.springer.com/misc/home/RIIForum2021