Yi Zeng

Senior Fellow Security and Technology
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Yi Zeng is the founding director of Center for Long-Term AI. He is also a Professor from Chinese Academy of Sciences, serving as the Director at the Brain-Inspired Cognitive Intelligence Lab, and the International Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance.

He is a member of the UN High-Level Advisory Body on AI. He is the founding Director of the AI for Sustainable Development Goals Cooperation Network and the Defense AI and Arms Control Network. He is also an expert in the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group on AI Ethics, an expert in the WHO Expert Group on the Ethics/Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health, and a board member of the National Governance Committee of Next Generation Artificial Intelligence in China. He has briefed at the UN Security Council (9381st Meeting) on AI for International Peace and Security and been listed as one of the TIME100 Most Influential People in Artificial Intelligence (TIME100/AI).

His major research interests focus on brain-inspired artificial intelligence, AI ethics and governance, AI safety, AI for international peace and security, defence AI and arms Control, and AI for sustainable development.

In 2024, Yi was appointed as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research.