Jason Hsu


Council on Al, Law and Ethics, Taiwan

Jason Hsu currently serves as President of Council on Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics. From 2016 to 2020 he is Legislator At-Large in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (national parliament) overseeing technology policy, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Among the crucial legislations that he authors and sponsors include FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicles Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings), Artificial Intelligence Development Act, Digital Economy Principle Act, Same Sex Marriage Act. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA),Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO). Legislator Hsu is in charge of setting up the Council on AI, Law and Ethics. Legislator Hsu also founded Indo-Pacific Cybersecurity Alliance under auspices of US State Department’s Global Training Framework Workshop with ICT Ministers from 15 countries. In 2019 Jason Hsu led Taiwan’s parliament with bi-partisan effort to pass same sex marriage law, which is the first in Asia.

A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Jason has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless Asia, World Economic Forum (WEF) Center for Industry 4.0, Google, G20 Summit in Osaka, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference, Asia Leadership Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet, Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. Jason is a founding member of Global Blockchain Policy Council.

Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei in 2009 and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia from 2011~2015. Hsu graduates from Singularity University’s executive program with a focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law(CDDRL). He’s also selected as an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) fellow by U.S. State Department in 2019.

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Preventing the AI-pocalypse

How best to regulate AI to prevent it from becoming an existential threat to humanity?

Jason, Taiwanese Member of Parliament, proposed the Artificial Intelligence Principle Act for the country. The legislation intends to set an ethical compass for AI and machine learning, and address challenges such as labour force transition, the dilemmas inherent in medical use and the dangers of digital sovereignty.