technologies offer opportunities to improve how the Asia-Pacific lives and
works and to boost the region’s productivity. AI, augmented reality,
biotechnology, and blockchain technology are anticipated to revolutionize
fields as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, and finance. Emerging
technologies present a regulatory challenge, however. The development and commercialization
of technology need a supportive regulatory ecosystem.
and other stakeholders must manage this delicate balance for emerging technologies.
If risks are not properly managed, then disastrous consequences could affect
the health and well-being of society. This is challenging because of the degree
of scientific uncertainty surrounding them and their use and continued
development, resulting in regulatory ambiguity. Historically, regulation has
evolved reactively around relatively mature industries. Given the need for proactive
measures, regulating emerging technologies will require a more modern approach.
Regulation must be outcome focused, involve experimentation, and the result of
multiple-stakeholder collaboration. Governments must work with academia,
industry, and civil society to compensate for their own technical shortcomings.
This will be particularly important in the Asia-Pacific region, where technology
trends like automation are set to disrupt major industries like textiles.
This course will offer practical examples and explanations of regulatory
approaches to emerging technologies. Participants will be able to examine how
these approaches relate to their own industry contexts to improve productivity
and safeguard societal well-being.
objectives of this course are:
This e-learning course will cover the following
Module 1: Overview of emerging technology and regulation
Module 2: Agile governance and regulatory models for emerging technologies Module 3: Data and privacy in the digital age Module 4: Governance of AI and algorithms
Module 5: Regulation of gene editing and biotechnology