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The task of developing AI for good requires relationships of trust of several kinds. For example, AI technologists and governments must trust each other to work together on issues of regulation and governance; and AI researchers, on the one hand, and scholars from the humanities and social sciences, on the other, must trust and respect each other’s expertise, to work together on the impacts and challenges of AI. However, in all of these cases there are cross-cultural variations in the way issues of trust are perceived and discussed. The aim of this workshop is to address some potential obstacles for international cooperation for beneficial AI from a cross-cultural perspective, and, equally importantly, to connect a number of current initiatives to encourage trust-building dialogue between China and the West.

This workshop is generously supported by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), and the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College.


Huw Price and Yang Liu


(partial list)


Onora O'Neill (University of Cambridge)


Joanna J. Bryson (University of Bath)

Danit Gal (Keio University/CFI)

Victor OK Li (University of Hong Kong)

Chuang Liu (Fudan University)

Zhe Liu (Peking University/CFI)

Bing Song (Berggruen Institute China Center)

Yi Zeng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)


Julian Huppert (Jesus College)

Martina Kunz (CFI)

Yang Liu (Philosophy/CFI)

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh (CFI/CSER)

Huw Price (Philosophy/CFI)

Jess Whittlestone (CFI)



11 July 2019

10:00 - 12:00

Session 1 - Views from the East

13:00 - 15:00

Session 2 - Views from the West

15:30 - 17:00

Session 3 - Chinese Social Credit System

12 July 2019

10:00 - 12:00

Session 4 - Building Bridges: East-West Initiatives

13:00 - 15:30

Session 5 - Breakout Discussions

16:00 - 17:30

Public Lecture by Professor Onora O’Neill



West Court, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ, United Kingdom


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