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Ethics in AI

  • Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London, England, SW7 2AW United Kingdom (map)

.The event debated the social and ethical implications of AI, what the world will look like in the next ten years and how we can make sure it goes in a positive direction for the sake of our citizens and humanity in general. Chaired by Ian Sample, Science Editor of the Guardian, the event involved experts in AI, ethics, philosophy, theology and public policy, including:

  • Reverend Dr Malcolm Brown, Church of England

  • Professor Andrew Blake, Research Director, Alan Turing Institute

  • Dr Joanna Bryson, University of Bath, AXA Awardee for Responsible AI

  • Reema Patel, Co-investigator, RSA-DeepMind Project, 'The Role of Citizens in Developing Ethical AI'

  • Professor Maja Pantic, Affective Computing, Imperial College

The ethical implications of using AI in everything from detecting people, optimising logistics, providing translations and even composing art were explored- highlighting how artificial intelligence systems are not only changing what and how we are doing business but also transforming who we are.