On July 7, 2023, the 6th World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC 2023) was in full swing. Amid this global technological feast, Tech For SDGs Asia (Tech For SDGs) member - SenseTime successfully organized the Artificial Intelligence Forum with the theme "Love Without Boundaries - New Day by Day." Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Singapore's Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), MSIG China, and special guest Tsinghua University invited representatives to the conference.
The importance of generative AI governance is becoming more and more significant globally. Zhang Wang, Vice President and General Counsel of SenseTime and Chairman of the AI Ethics and Governance Committee, pointed out that effective governance strategies need to be developed and implemented to address both the boom in applications and potential risks in the era of big models. To this end, SenseTrust, a risk response program for the new paradigm of AI production, is regarded as a "Trusted AI Infrastructure" and has been invited to be a member of the INFOCOMM MEDIA Singapore's "DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY" program. INFOCOMM MEDIA MEDIA AUTHORITY - "AI VERIFY FOUNDATION" to jointly promote the construction of an AI governance ecosystem.
Photo: "Day by Day, Thinking Without Evil" White Paper Launched
BizTech and the team of Prof. Weidong Ji from Shanghai Jiaotong University released the White Paper on Big Model Ethical Principles and Practices. In the whitepaper, the two parties elaborated on the concepts and practices of AI ethical governance and the promotion of a responsible and evaluable AI industrial ecosystem. Zhang Wang said that SenseTrust takes an innovative view of AI as an infrastructure, aiming to realize its universality and security, in which AI governance, as a guarantee of stable development in the AI 2.0 era, is like the "fuse" in the power industry, and needs to be carried through the whole life cycle of AI in a cost-controllable and effective way. The SenseTrust solution includes a series of tools such as data detoxification, model checkup services, and the construction of large ethical datasets, which further improves the effectiveness of AI governance in terms of data asset protection and circulation, prevention of unauthorized third-party training models, and accurate detection of in-depth forgery problems.
Against this backdrop, the existence of the Technology Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals in Asia (Tech For SDGs) has become particularly important. Tech For SDG Asia is dedicated to improving social engagement, promoting industry-university-research interactions, conducting scientific and technological exchanges and communications, and researching the ethics of science and technology in various areas. Ethics in science and technology, especially in AI, has been widely recognized as the values and behavioral norms that must be followed in scientific research and technological development and is crucial to the healthy development of the science and technology enterprise.
Photo: Human-Machine Co-Intelligence Roundtable
In the "Human-Machine Co-Intelligence" session, moderated by Tian Feng, Secretary General of Tech For SDG (Asia) and Director of SmarTone Intelligent Industry Research Institute, Prof. Weidong Ji of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Prof. Xufeng Zhu of Tsinghua University, Director of AIII (Artificial Intelligence International Institute), and Mr. Ong Jia Liang, Secretary General of Tech For SDG Singapore Secretariat, and Mr. Yongqiang Zheng, Deputy General Manager of MSIG, were the guests of honor, Weng Jialiang, Secretary General of Tech For SDG Singapore Secretariat, and Mr. Yongqiang Zheng, Deputy General Manager of MSIG, as the guests of honor in the roundtable dialogue gradually unfolded.
Photo: Mr. Tian Feng, Secretary-General of the Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals, moderating the roundtable forum.
Secretary-General Tian Feng first put forward the ethics of science and technology is the bottom of the development of science and technology in the artificial intelligence governance issues session; the Asian Technology Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals (Tech For SDG) should be with SenseTime and other members of the Alliance to assume social responsibility, social participation, promote interaction between industry, academia, and research, carry out scientific and technological exchanges and communication, as well as research on scientific and technical ethics and other dimensions of the awareness of the synchronization of the improvement of progress together. The Alliance should also synchronize its cognition to improve and make progress together.
Photo: Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals - Dean Weidong Ji of Shanghai Jiaotong University delivers his views
Dean Weidong Ji, a member of the Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals (Tech For SDG) and a representative of Shanghai Jiaotong University, pointed out at the Forum that the principles of human-centeredness and technological controllability are essential components of the ethics of science and technology. He emphasized that the scientific community, governments, and the public need to understand and agree on these principles to reach the broadest possible consensus. Only by implementing these principles can science and technology better contribute to sustainable development, prosperity, and stability in Asia.
In the future, to reach the broadest possible consensus, Tech For SDG, as an international non-profit organization, hopes to work together with the members of the Coalition to follow the principles of sustainable development, people-centeredness, and technological control. Only by implementing these principles can technology better contribute to sustainable development, prosperity, and stability in Asia. To this end, BTS has jointly launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the United Nations, targeted and localized because economic and social development, available resources, and constraints vary from country to country and region to region. For example, China has completed its largest-ever poverty eradication initiative, but many people in South and Central Asia still suffer. Therefore, SenseTime and Tech For SDG jointly believe that technology must have different focuses in different regions to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges to achieve more realistic and higher-quality sustainable development.
Photo: Viewpoints by Weng Jialiang, President of the Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), Singapore, and Secretary General of the Singapore Secretariat of the Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals (ACTSDG)
Member of the Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for SDGs - Singapore The President of the Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII) and Secretary General of the Tech For SDG Singapore Secretariat, Mr. Jialiang Weng, said that in conducting ethical governance of AI, it is first necessary to rethink the relationship between the human society and AI: AI is not only technology but also a newborn baby. It is crucial to establish the correct values for it. Secondly, it is necessary to think about the technical field, the development direction of commercialization means, and the ultimate purpose of monitoring the entry of funds. He emphasized that in addition to "three-dimensional alignment," it is important to emphasize "AI and AI alignment," and ultimately - AI can not only be managed by people but also develop AI management tools to strengthen the management of AI. Management tools to enhance the governance of AI.
Figure: Three Principles of AI Ethics for "Balanced Development" at SenseTime
The Asian Coalition on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Goals (Tech For SDG) believes that to reach the broadest possible consensus on the ethics of science and technology, the scientific community, governments, and society at large should understand and agree on three principles, including people-centeredness, technological controllability, and sustainability, and implement them throughout the entire chain of technology development and application. Only in this way can science and technology better contribute to the sustainable development of Asia and realize its prosperity and stability. Ethics in science and technology is the values and behavioral norms that must be followed in scientific research and technological development and is crucial to the healthy development of scientific and technical undertakings. In a technology-driven era, ethics of science and technology must regulate scientific research activities and the large-scale application of technology.