Governing Silicon Valley and Shenzhen: Assessing a New Era of Artificial Intelligence Governance in the US and China

29 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2023 Last revised: 27 Mar 2024

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Emmie Hine

Yale University - Digital Ethics Center; University of Bologna- Department of Legal Studies; KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: August 26, 2023

Abstract

This article examines recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) governance in the United States (US) and China, exploring their implications for each country’s development trajectory. Drawing on a framework informed by the philosophy of technology, the article delves into not only the differences between the two countries’ approaches but also the reasons behind these differences. The US, after years of industry self-regulation, is slowly moving towards concrete legislation, while China is centralizing its development and regulatory initiatives. Despite China’s expressed desire for values- pluralistic international governance, existing tensions between the two, coupled with the US’s burgeoning coalition centered around AI with “democratic values,” might pose challenges to collaboration and international governance. Nonetheless, the article contends that both systems can be accommodated within a values-pluralistic human rights framework, potentially paving the way for meaningful international governance efforts.

Keywords: AI governance, United States, China, global governance, philosophy of technology

Suggested Citation

Hine, Emmie, Governing Silicon Valley and Shenzhen: Assessing a New Era of Artificial Intelligence Governance in the US and China (August 26, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4553087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4553087

Emmie Hine (Contact Author)

Yale University - Digital Ethics Center ( email )

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University of Bologna- Department of Legal Studies ( email )

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KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

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