Nov. 22 (Tue) 14:00-15:00 (JST) Tsuzumi 1・2 (4F)

Global AI Governance: Towards Interoperability and Harmonization

Organiser "session owner":
Lama Saouma, GPAI's Montreal Center of Expertise (CEIMIA)
Marc Étienne Ouimette, Global Lead, AI Policy - Amazon Web Services (in person)
Lisa Vermeer, Senior Policy Officer, Lead Dutch AI Act team - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Government of the Netherlands (in person)
Mark Schaan, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Government of Canada (in person)
Mohammed Motiwala, Multilateral Engagement Officer, Information & Communications Policy, US Department of State (in person)
Cameron F. Kerry, Ann R. & Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow - The Brookings Institution (virtual)
Kevin Allison, Vice President - Albright Stonebridge Group (virtual)
(TBC) Marjorie Buscher, Executive Director, Digital Society Initiative - Chatham House (virtual)


*Updated Panel Description:
Panelists will discuss emerging AI regulatory approaches in multiple countries ,
highlighting differences as well as opportunities for harmonization. The focus will be on interoperability between different jurisdictions (e.g. EU, US, UK, Canada), covering topics such as risk classification and assessment frameworks, the responsibility of different actors in the value chain, the role of standards and third-party audit/certification, as well as mechanisms/forums to drive cooperation between countries.
Target audience:
  • National Regulatory Authorities and Governments wanting to better understand the different regulatory options for the design of their governance approaches and;
  • Diplomatic Service Networks and Intergovernmental Forums (U.S-EU Trade and Technology Council TTC, G20, g7 and APEC AI working groups), seeking to identify opportunities for convergence and harmonization;
  • Multinational Companies investing significant resources into AI and seeking to understand emerging compliance requirements across different jurisdictions;
  • SMEs and startups wanting to understand compliance requirements to identify market entry opportunities;
  • Prospective audit and certification bodies and companies seeking to plan for recognition (potentially across multiple jurisdictions).
Session goal/expect outcome:
Contribute to a constructive debate on harmonization between regulatory approaches and help inform the above target audience in their respective goal.