Date and Time
July 27, 2023
3:00 pm-5:00 pm Singapore Time
The emergence of disruptive technologies such as Generative AI has sparked conversations about how artificial intelligence can be responsibly designed and deployed by companies, whether in the tech or non-tech industries.
Jurisdictions around the world have started to regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as the flagship AI Act in the EU. Governments in Southeast Asia have also begun to act. Singapore has announced the AI Verify Foundation and the Model AI Governance Framework, while ASEAN has announced plans for regional guidelines on the use of AI. Global and regional companies must identify and manage AI-related risks to maintain their social licence to operate, stay ahead of current or future regulatory requirements, and meet the expectations of investors and other stakeholders.
Come join a BSR-hosted session in Singapore, with speakers from Microsoft, Salesforce, and Aboitiz Data Innovation for an interactive discussion on AI regulation and how companies can design or deploy socially responsible AI, including issues such as bias, transparency, human rights, and labour rights in the AI supply chain.
Light refreshments will be available throughout the event.
- 15:00 Introduction and context: by J.Y. Hoh, Manager, BSR
- 15:10 Regulatory update/general trends on responsible AI: by Richard Wingfield, Director, BSR
- 15:30 Sharing of leading practices: by Yan Xi Chan, Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy (Southeast Asia and Greater China), Salesforce
- 15:50 Sharing of leading practices: by Dr Jayarethanam Pillai, Head of Data Science Consulting, Aboitiz Data Innovation
- 16:10 Sharing of leading practices: by Jeth Lee, Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Singapore
- 16:30 Discussion and questions from the audience
- 16:50 Networking and closing
- Jeth Lee, Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Singapore
- Dr. Jayarethanam Pillai, Head of Data Science Consulting, Aboitiz Data Innovation
- Yan Xi Chan, Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy (Southeast Asia and Greater China), Salesforce
- J.Y. Hoh, Manager, Technology Sectors, BSR
- Richard Wingfield, Director, Technology Sectors, BSR
Manager, Technology Sectors, BSR
Before joining BSR, J.Y. worked as an international human rights lawyer at NGOs. He was previously a Legal Officer at the Centre for Law and Democracy, an international human rights NGO promoting freedom of expression and the right to information globally. Before that, he was a Staff Lawyer at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Canada’s national human rights organization, where he was a recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship. He also acted as an international trade negotiator for the government of Singapore and was part of the negotiating team that closed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
J.Y. holds a BA in Law from the University of Oxford, Somerville College and a LLM (International Law) from the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
Director, Technology Sectors, BSR
Richard works with tech companies—particularly those based in or with operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—to build human rights considerations and practices into their products, services, and policies. He brings a strong understanding of international human rights law and standards and how to translate the corporate responsibility to respect human rights into practice for companies of different sizes and sectors.
Prior to joining BSR, Richard led the legal and policy team at Global Partners Digital, an international human rights organization focused on the impacts of digital technologies on human rights. He is also a trustee of the Kaleidoscope Trust, a UK-based charity that campaigns for the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people in countries where they are discriminated.
Richard holds a LLB in Law and European Law from the University of Nottingham and is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales.