Virtual Conference
Mental Health 2022

Mishka Naidoo

University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance


There have been huge leaps in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in recent years, which have led to remarkable advancements from self-driving cars to opening your phone with Face ID. Without algorithms and other AI-based technologies, many sectors in society would not exist—they would still be immersed in sci-fi fantasies. But what is artificial intelligence? Is it how sci-fi media predicted it to be, a world filled with Terminators or a future like the Matrix? Or is it something more romantic and subtle, like the recent AI movie Her? The word itself has many different connotations, and this multiplicity reflects the lack of consensus around how people view AI and its intentions. Regardless of how AI is conceptualized, consideration must be given to its governance. This article works toward establishing a starting point for understanding AI global governance models.


Mishka Naidoo is currently completing her Masters of Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Waterloo with an emphasis in Legal Studies and two minors in History and Digital Arts Communication. Her research focus is primarily on the intersections between Artificial Intelligence, Global Governance and International Law.