Regulating AI: Risk-based Approach of AI Regulation

AI applications to be categorized by the levels of risk involved, with appropriate regulatory restrictions and exemptions specified in the regulatory framework. Which type of AI would constitute an “unacceptable risks” that may be strictly prohibited? How can these areas be defined clearly? What kind of applications should be exempted? The European Union’s proposed AI Act (Apr 2021) and ongoing discussion in 2022 has taken a significant step along this approach; initiatives in Asia-Pacific will also be discussed.


  • create a better understanding of, and exchanging insights about, relevant concepts and approaches to AI regulation
  • facilitate dialogue between key stakeholder groups, actors and experts from Asia, Europe and beyond on AI regulation
  • inform, update and share with participants about best practice, developments, relevant governance frameworks, and policy on a national or regional level in Asia and Europe.
  • enable learning processes and foster opportunities for new collaborative working.

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Date & Time

Date: 5 May 2022 (Thu)

Time: 0830-0930 (CET, GMT+2)/ 1430-1530 (Hong Kong, GMT+8)/ 1530-1630 (Tokyo, GMT+9)/ 1630-1730 (Sydney, GMT+10)

More Information

Find out the full series of Regulating AI: Debating Approaches and Perspectives from Asia and Europe here.

Prof Toby Walsh
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Sydney

Toby Walsh is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of AI at UNSW and CSIRO Data61, and adjunct professor at QUT. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives, having spoken at the UN, and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many other bodies on this topic. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science, and was named on the international “Who’s Who in AI” list of influencers. He has authored three books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled “Machines Behaving Badly: the morality of AI”.


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Ms Alexandra Geese
Member of the European Parliament

Alexandra Geese has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019 and is responsible for the “Digital Services Act” on behalf of the Greens/EFA parliamentary group. As a digital expert, she is a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, advocates for gender-equal budgeting as a member of the Budget Committee, and is the Green Parliamentary Group coordinator in the Artificial Intelligence Special Committee.


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Prof Jiro Kokuryo
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Jiro Kokuryo is Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management of Keio University where he served as Dean from 2009 to 2013. He also served as the university’s Vice President from 2013 to 2021. His research and teaching interests are focused on developing business and social models that maximize the benefits of information technologies to society.


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Ms Zora Siebert (Moderator)
Head of EU Democracy & Digital Policy Programme, Heinrich Böll Stiftung European Union

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung (website)

Ms Lucia Siu, Programme Manager, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Hong Kong, Asia | Global Dialogue

Email: Lucia.Siu [at]


APRU (website)

Ms Christina Schönleber, Senior Director, Policy and Research Programs, APRU

Email: policyprograms [at]