The Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI), a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and the Centre for European Policy Studies, hosts regular AI dialogues among high-level officials from seven governments (Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Singapore, U.K., and the U.S.) as well as experts from industry, civil society, and academia, aimed at identifying opportunities for international cooperation on AI regulation, standards, and research and development. Many of the ideas and policy recommendations from the dialogues are reflected in FCAI reports and blogs.
Can democracies cooperate with China on AI research?
China looms large in the global landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) research, development, and policymaking. Its talent, growing technological skill and innovation, and national investment in science and technology have made it a leader in AI. Over more than two decades, China has become deeply enmeshed in the international network of AI research and development […]
AI cooperation on the ground: AI research and development on a global scale
Introduction The Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) has investigated opportunities and obstacles for international cooperation to foster development of responsible artificial intelligence (AI). It has brought together officials from seven governments (Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and United States with experts from industry, academia, and civil society to […]
Strengthening international cooperation on AI
Executive Summary International cooperation on artificial intelligence—why, what, and how Since 2017, when Canada became the first country to adopt a national AI strategy, at least 60 countries have adopted some form of policy for artificial intelligence (AI). The prospect of an estimated boost of 16 percent, or US$13 trillion, to global output by 2030 […]
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Critical Technology Standards Metric
The Critical Technology Standards Metric (CTSM) assesses the capacity of governments, industry and civil society in the Asia-Pacific to engage in the development of and use of critical technology standards in key standards setting bodies.
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