Ethics of AI

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We’ve seen the application of AI in real life such as Facebook and autonomous cars. For the first time, humanity is creating technology that can develop itself. We will be discussing and debating whether or not AI can be emotionally intelligent and the consequences/forays into this area to date. As we push the boundaries of AI, what are our social responsibilities, what duty to we have to progress society emotionally as well as technologically and how should we think about psychological health and well-being.

Confirmed Panel
• Pete Hotchkiss – UX/UI Manager, Clarksons (Chair)
• Ivana Bartoletti – Head of Privacy & Data, Gemserv
• Richard Orme – CTO, Photobox Group
• Seyi Akiwowo – Founder, Glitch!UK
• Reema Patel – Programme Manager, Nuffield Foundation
• Charlotte Stix – Research Associate on the AI Policy, University of Cambridge

Pete Hotchkiss
As a media strategy and design expert with over 20 years’ at the coal face of “digital”, Pete has been responsible for the crafting of campaigns and experiences for leading entertainment, consumer and B2B brands. He heads up the Design & Experience team at FTSE250 listed Ship broking company Clarksons. Here is charged with helping lead the multi-million “Cloud” digital transformation project not just for the business, but also in structuring how the entire marine industry will embrace the power of software, AI and automation into the next century of global trade.

Ivana Bartoletti
Ivana heads up the privacy and data protection practice at Gemserv. She helps businesses harness the data they hold and advises on compliance with privacy legislation at UK, EU and global level. She works across all sectors and also focuses on the privacy challenges surrounding the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. A keynote speaker at industry events in the UK and internationally, helping women to achieve in public life as well as influencing policy on the economy, tech, healthcare and foreign affairs. She regularly writes and features in the media in both the UK and overseas, commenting on privacy, data ethics and innovation.

Richard Orme
Richard is the CTO of Photobox Group and he has over twenty years of experience in the area of software innovation, design, development lifecycle and delivery to market, focused on SaaS & eCommerce. Richard and his team has access to unparalleled insights into how people tell their stories through images and how these stories can transform the retail experience.

Seyi Akiwowo
Seyi founded Glitch!UK a not-for-profit online abuse advocacy, campaigning and training organisation after facing horrendous online abuse and harassment when a video of her speech at the European Parliament went viral last year. Through Glitch!UK, Seyi lobbies social media companies and decision makers and has also published a recommendations report.

Reema Patel
Reema is a programme manager at the Nuffield Foundation, working to help create the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent institute that seeks to promote social wellbeing in a data and AI enabled society. Previously, Reema has led various high-profile citizen engagement and participation initiatives on complex and controversial policy areas in the UK, including the flagship Citizens’ Economic Council at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), as well as working on its Forum for Ethical AI.

Charlotte Stix
Charlotte is a Research Associate on the AI Policy and Responsible Innovation project at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She was formerly at the European Commission's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Unit, where she oversaw a total of €18 million in projects and contributed to the formulation of EU-wide AI strategy as its youngest ever team member. She holds a MSc in Philosophy with a focus on cognitive sciences and philosophy of mind, as well as additional degrees in philosophy, design, and the performing arts.

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