Prof Joyce Tait (STIS)
Dr. Subramanian Ramamoorthy (Informatics/Robotics)
Technologies of ‘Artificial intelligence’, including self driving cars and other robotics, genomic drug discovery etc, have attracted considerable attention but regulators, ethicists and politicians, concerned that unrestricted innovation may create new harms, risks and jeopardies that require oversight and regulation. Innovating firms are concerned that if clear regulation is not in place they may be exposed to future barriers and risks. Brexit offers the opportunity to break with the regulatory regime of the European Union, and avoid the risk of overregulation and stifling of innovation in domains where the real risks are still very unclear, but the economic and social benefits apparently considerable. How can we exploit the opportunities of new technology while ensuring responsible innovation and maintaining the confidence of the public. Joyce Tait and Subramanian Ramamoorthy explore the possible regimes of regulation, and specific concerns related to the robotics and autonomous vehicle industry.
Dr Ramamoorthy’s talk will be online before the session here
Prof Tait will present live at 16:00
Readings and other details available on the same webpage
This will be followed by an open Q&A discussion