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Danit Galread bio
Danit Gal is a Project Assistant Professor at the Cyber Civilization Research Center at the Keio University Global Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. Her work centers around global strategic technology planning to maximize shared social benefit. She also chairs the IEEE P7009 standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems. She is an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and an Affiliate at the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University and at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Prior to joining Keio, Danit was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Among her current projects is an ongoing study of the unanticipated consequences of conversational AI under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities - Google research project 'AI for Everyone: Building Trust in and Benefiting from the Technology’.
Grzegorz Stecread bio
Grzegorz Stec is a Polish student who completed an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, and was a recipient of the Jenkins Memorial Fund scholarship. His dissertation focused on the prospects of developing the '16+1' China-Central and Eastern Europe initiative. Before moving to the UK he graduated from three BA programmes at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (International Relations, Far Eastern Studies, and Comparative Studies of Civilisations) and participated in a one-year-long language programme conducted by the Beijing Foreign Studies University (HSK 4 passed by the end of the programme). He pursued a graduate internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing and cooperated with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute on some of its Chinese projects. Throughout the summer months of 2016 he pursued an internship at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels. In his research he focused on the international relations and diplomacy of the PRC - particularly China-Visegrad Group relations. Moreover, he is also interested in the interconnection between language and culture, and human behaviour, especially in the context of intercultural dialogue. Hence, at the Yenching Academy he is pursuing the politics and international relations concentration, thereby combining his interests.