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AI: living and working with Artificial Intelligence has ended
Welcome to the Artifical Intelligence Conference 2017 - discussing life, leisure and limitations of using AI technology. 

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Wednesday, May 24
 

10:30 BST

Debate: "Do we need a kill switch?"

Lawyer Mark Deem of Cooley argues that questions of legal liability become impossible if we cannot switch off the machine. Deem wants to set clear limits on the role and responsibilities of robots and the humans who design, build and operate them.

Professor Joanna Bryson of the University of Bath replies that Artificial Intelligence is designed to work with humans, not against them: no emergency ‘off button’ required

Q&A will follow this discussion moderated by a representatitve from Future Intelligence. 


Moderators
avatar for Peter Warren

Peter Warren

Chairman, Cyber Security Research Institute
Peter Warren chairs the Cyber Security Research Institute. He is an award-winning freelance journalist specialising in technology, undercover investigations and science issues. He recently presented a 75-page report on ‘Ethics in the Digital World’ to EU decision-makers in Brussels... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Bryson

Joanna Bryson

Professor of Computer Science, University of Bath
Professor Joanna Bryson's primary research interest is using Artificial Intelligence to understand Natural Intelligence. Her secondary interests are: agent-based modelling of animal societies and cultural evolution, modular models of individual intelligence, AI development methodologies... Read More →
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Mark Deem

Partner, Cooley LLP
Mark Deem is a partner at Cooley, the leading law firm specialising in technology.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:30 - 10:50 BST
Turing Room The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK

14:25 BST

"Should robots and AIs carry health warnings?"
The impact of automation in the National Health Service Dr Vishal Nangalia, NHS England Clinician Entrepreneur and a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital against Dave Taylor, Imperial College, Trustees Board of the Patients Association

Moderators
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Joanne Pransky

World's First Robotic Psychiatrist, Joanne Pransky
Joanne Pransky has been tracking the robot evolution for three decades now and is a burgeoning voice in the now-official field of human-robot interaction. She serves as the U.S. Associate Editor for Emerald Press, publisher of Industrial Robot Journal, and is one of the Co-Founders... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Nangalia

Vishal Nangalia

NHS Clinician Entrepreneur, Anaesthesiologist, Medical Machine Learning Ninja, National Health Service
Vishal Nangalia, is an Anaesthesiologist, with a PhD in Medical Machine Learning, and a Space Medicine Enthusiast. He has a patent for an automated earlobe blood sampler which allows patients to take blood samples themselves. Vishal has also created advanced models of disease prediction... Read More →
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Dave Taylor

Digital Development, Patients Association
Dave Taylor has over 35 years experience of digital development and marketing in both the public and private sectors. Until 2002 he was Vice President for a multinational manufacturer, where he was responsible for e-commerce and web marketing in over 25 countries. In 2003 he joined... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 14:25 - 15:10 BST
Turing Room The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK

15:40 BST

"It's just a machine" - should we guard and maybe legislate against relationships with AIs?

Why we must guard and legislate against human relationships with robots 

Dr Trudy Barber, course curator of Media & Digital Practice at the University of Portsmouth will be discussing the hot topic in AI - sex robots, deviation and innovation. She shares the stance that relationships with robots and AIs are inevitable with author of "Love and sex with robots" Dr. David Levy. She will be sharing an interesting viewpoint featuring media and fimography. 

In contrast Dr Kathleen Richardson, Senior Research Fellow in the Ethics of Robotics De Montfort University and leader of the Campaign Against Sex Robots discusses why she believes that we must maintain rigid boundaries between ourselves and the machine. 

Moderator: Jane Whyatt 

 


Moderators
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Jane Whyatt

Project Manager, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Jane Whyatt is the Project Manager, responsible for leading the project, creating and curating web content, organising conferences and co-ordinating the monthly reporting process for the EU. She is an experienced journalist, documentary maker and producer with a strong track record... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trudy Barber

Trudy Barber

Media & Digital Practice, University of Portsmouth
After gaining my BA (Hons) in Fine Art  at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and my PhD and Teaching Accreditation by Portfolio both  from the University of Kent at Canterbury, I joined the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of Portsmouth... Read More →
avatar for Joanne Pransky

Joanne Pransky

World's First Robotic Psychiatrist, Joanne Pransky
Joanne Pransky has been tracking the robot evolution for three decades now and is a burgeoning voice in the now-official field of human-robot interaction. She serves as the U.S. Associate Editor for Emerald Press, publisher of Industrial Robot Journal, and is one of the Co-Founders... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Richardson

Kathleen Richardson

Senior Researcher, De Montfort University
Kathleen Richardson is Senior Research Fellow in Ethics of Robotics and part of the Europe-wide DREAM project (Development of Robot-Enhance Therapy for Children with AutisM) Kathleen is author of An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. She is now working... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 15:40 - 16:10 BST
Turing Room The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK

16:40 BST

"20:20 visions - what must happen in the next three years of Artificial Intelligence?"
Cyber Security expert Mykko Hypponen, Harvard ethics expert and author Sheila Jasanoff, and lawyer Mark Deem discuss the issues that we will face over the next three years, the hurdles that we will have to overcome, the incidents that are likely to occur and the safeguards that will need to be put in place to ensure that the transition to a world controlled by AI will be in the interests of all and that any potential harmful effects are kept to a minimum.
The key questions that this discussion will debate will be:
  • the necessity of cybersecurity to ensure that the data that the systems will work with is not corrupted.
  • The issue of liability in a world where machines are increasingly making vital decisions.
  • How the individual's rights will be protected in this new world, both in terms of privacy and whether it will be possible to assert the primacy of the individual in a world where people will increasingly find their lives determined by machines.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Warren

Peter Warren

Chairman, Cyber Security Research Institute
Peter Warren chairs the Cyber Security Research Institute. He is an award-winning freelance journalist specialising in technology, undercover investigations and science issues. He recently presented a 75-page report on ‘Ethics in the Digital World’ to EU decision-makers in Brussels... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Deem

Mark Deem

Partner, Cooley LLP
Mark Deem is a partner at Cooley, the leading law firm specialising in technology.
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Sheila Jassanoff

Professor of Science and Technology Studie, Harvard Kennedy School
Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 120 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs... Read More →
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Alex van Someren

Managing Partner, Amadeus Capital
Alex is Managing Partner of the Early Stage Funds at Amadeus. He is a director or an observer on the boards of the Amadeus and Angels Seed Fund portfolio companies. Alex has a current investment focus on Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber-Security (he is currently a member of the Royal... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 16:40 - 17:15 BST
Turing Room The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK