University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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The Emerging Competition in AI between China and the U.S.

Abstract: Both China and the United States are international leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). Although there remains a significant gap between them in
cutting-edge technologies, and they have adopted different methods of planning and implementation, both countries have been mobilizing national resources and
formulating policies to promote AI development, so as to achieve a strategic advantage over the other, especially against the backdrop of ever more intense and complicated strategic competition between them in recent years. As an
epitome of their changing relationship, Sino-U.S. competition in AI development is manifested in economic, political, security, technological and other fields.
It is expected that artificial intelligence will become an even more important field of competition between China and the United States, and that the trends of AI development and competition will to some extent determine the future of Sino-US relations and global order.  

Speaker: Dingding Chen

Bio: Dingding Chen is Professor of International Relations, Associate Dean of Institute for 21st Century Silk Road Studies at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) Berlin, Germany and Non-Resident Research Fellow at the SAIS at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Founding Director of Intellisia Institute, a newly established independent think tank focusing on international affairs in China. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy, Asian security, Chinese politics, and human rights. His articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, International Security, Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Journal of International Politics, and The Washington Quarterly. He is the co-editor of a book on international engagement with human rights in China. Before teaching at university of Macau between 2009 and 2016, he was a visiting instructor in the government department at Dartmouth College and was also a China and the World Program Fellow at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the Renmin University of China and a master’s degree and PhD in political science (2007) from the University of Chicago.

Venue & Date: DB-B01, 4:00-5:30pm