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DSI Seminar – Keeping up with the Joneses – an insight into the comparative dynamics of the regulation of AI

Presented by Dr. Jose-Miguel Bello Villarino

12pm-1pm, Wednesday 19th June 2024
Venue: Rm 277, Sydney Knowledge Hub


Regulation of disruptive technologies is always a challenge. Yet, from Brazil to the EU, and from China to the US, the last three years have seen a race to regulate AI, based on a combination of hard regulation, procurement rules and not-so-voluntary technical standards that finally seem to be crystallising. The presentation will cover the underlying dynamics, alignments and divergences as a subjective but evocative narrative.

About the speaker

Jose-Miguel Bello Villarino (PhD, MA, LLM, DEA, Lic Law, Lic Pol Sc) is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School and a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S). He is a member of the Diplomatic Corps of Spain (on leave) and previously worked in different capacities for the European Union. His current research focuses on regulatory approaches to ADM and Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially on how to deal with risks derived from the operation of AI systems from a comparative approach. In 2023 he received the  Rita and John Cornforth Medal for Research Excellence at the University of Sydney, for outstanding achievement in research; in 2022 the Scotiabank Global AI + Regulation Emerging Scholar Award (joint award) and in 2021 he was a Fulbright-Schuman scholar at the Harvard Law School. He is an ARC Discovery Project (co-CI, AI in education) and ARC ECR Industry Fellowship (lead investigator, AI for anticorruption) recipient.