Co-existing with HAL 9000: Being Human in a World with AI

This event took place at the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Monday, 20 November 2017.

Date
20 Nov 2017, 17:30 to 20 Nov 2017, 19:30
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Description

As part of the University of London’s Being Human Festival, the Information Law and Policy Centre will be hosting a film and discussion panel evening at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

One of the Centre’s key aims is to promote public engagement by bringing together academic experts, policy-makers, industry, artists, and key civil society stakeholders (such as NGOs, journalists) to discuss issues and ideas concerning information law and policy relevant to the public interest that will capture the public’s imagination.

This event will focus on the implications posed by the increasingly significant role of artificial intelligence (AI) in society and the possible ways in which humans will co-exist with AI in future, particularly the impact that this interaction will have on our liberty, privacy, and agency. Will the benefits of AI only be achieved at the expense of these human rights and values? Do current laws, ethics, or technologies offer any guidance with respect to how we should navigate this future society?

The primary purpose of this event is to particularly encourage engagement and interest from young adults (15-18 years) in considering the implications for democracy, civil liberties, and human rights posed by the increasing role of AI in society that affect their everyday decision-making as humans and citizens. A limited number of places for this event will also be available to the general public.

Confirmed speakers include:

Chair: Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Director and Lecturer in Law, Information Law and Policy Centre, University of London

Panellists:

  • Dr Hamed Haddadi, Lead Researcher of The Human Data Interaction Project and Associate Professor at Imperial College London;
  • Professor John Naughton, University of Cambridge and columnist for The Observer;
  • Adam Rose, Leading Data Protection Law Practitioner, Partner at Mischcon de Reya LLP;
  • Renate Samson, Chief Executive of leading human rights organisation Big Brother Watch
  • Dr Beth Singler, Digital Anthropologist and Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Future of Artificial Intelligence, University of Cambridge

BOOKING: This event is free but advance booking is required.

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