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Celab Seminar Series: AI Governance

The CEU Campus
Friday, February 1, 2019, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) cordially invites you to our next seminar to be held on 1st of  February, 2019

By Imre Bárd

with the title

“AI Governance”

Over the course of the last few years, discussions about artificial intelligence have exploded onto the scene. The unprecedented amount of global attention directed at AI is due to remarkable advances that have the potential to generate great societal benefits through increased productivity, efficiency and improved services. AI is seen as a key driver of economic development and governments seek to reap its benefits. Consequently, countries all over the world have set out to craft their national AI strategies, committing staggering amounts of funding to this area. At the same time, dire warnings about AI’s disruptive potential have been expressed by scientific and technological luminaries and there is a growing recognition that AI poses significant ethical, societal and legal challenges. As the potential risks of unchecked AI deployment become apparent, showcased by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, ethical technology development is quickly becoming the focus of discussions. Debates range from immediate concerns like the regulation of self-driving cars, lethal autonomous weapons systems, deep fakes, and algorithmic decision-making, to more distant worries and abstract dilemmas around artificial superintelligence, the legal rights of robots and the broader meaning and significance of sharing our life-world with increasingly intelligent machinic entities. This presentation will serve as an introduction to the key issues around artificial intelligence, providing an overview of the state of current governance initiatives.

Imre Bárd is a researcher at Nesta, a UK innovation charity, where his work focuses on AI governance and anticipatory regulation. He is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and a visiting fellow at CEU’s Centre for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine.

Date:  1 February, 2019

Place: 15 Nádor bldg. Quantum Room

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Followed by discussion and reception.