The Impact of AI: Future Predictions and Opportunities


20 Sep 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Online Event

About The Event

Join us to delve into the intricate world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a topic that is increasingly occupying the minds of technologists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers alike. As the New York Times observes “the digital revolution promised amazing new opportunities – and it delivered. But digital information has had a dark side.”

This webinar will provide an in-depth examination of the challenges and opportunities linked to AI developments.

Our expert panellists will explore the following key discussion points:

  • Unlocking AI Opportunities: We will delve into the vast potential that the AI revolution is set to unlock. From transforming industries to revolutionizing everyday life, we will explore the myriad of opportunities that AI presents.
  • AI’s Impact on Academia and Commerce: How will AI reshape academic research and commercial activities? Our panellists will discuss the profound implications of AI on these sectors, from automating tasks to enabling new research methodologies and business models.
  • Regulating AI: As AI continues to evolve, so does the need for effective regulation to prevent its misuse. We will discuss strategies for policing and regulating AI, ensuring that its benefits are maximized while potential abuses are mitigated.
  • Predicting the Future: AI’s role in both military and civil life will be a significant topic of discussion. We will explore predictions for the future, examining how AI could reshape warfare, governance, and everyday life.
  • AI Applications Across the Globe: AI’s impact is not uniform across the world. We will compare and contrast its applications in Asian and Western markets, discussing how cultural, economic, and regulatory differences shape AI’s use and development.


  • Ch’ng Li-Ling
    Ch’ng Li-Ling
    Partner, RHTLaw Asia

    Ch’ng Li-Ling is a founding partner of RHTLaw Asia, a regional law firm in Singapore. Li-Ling heads its Financial Services (Regulatory) and Fintech Practice, and co-leads its ESG Practice.

    She advises on financial regulatory requirements, digital assets offerings, Fintech M&A, and on issues relating to sustainable development in the financial industry . On the A.I. front, Li-Ling advocates ethical uses of A.I. technologies, and raises awareness on the ESG issues in this age of rapid technological changes.
    Li-Ling has co-developed and is co-teaching a course called “Computational Law in a Token Economy” at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and has been favourably evaluated by the students.

    She is Council Member of RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to training and development on governance, risk, compliance, ethical and ESG issues, and is a co-anchor of the podcast EthBeats: Lessons in G.R.A.C.E.ful Living.

  • Jessica Brandt
    Jessica Brandt
    Policy Director, Brookings

    Jessica Brandt is policy director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Her research interests and recent publications focus on foreign interference, disinformation, digital authoritarianism and the implications of emerging technologies for liberal democracies.

  • Prof. Michael Rovatsos
    Prof. Michael Rovatsos
    Professor of Artificial Intelligence

    Michael is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the School of Informatics, part of the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI), and academic liaison for the University of Edinburgh at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and AI. From 2018 to 2023, he was Director of the Bayes Centre, the University’s innovation hub for Data Science and AI, and he also coordinated the University’s AI Strategy as Deputy Vice Principal Research (AI) from 2020 to 2022.

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