(P16) Putting Artificial Intelligence and Robotics on the Map of Global Regulatory Governance: Seeking New Answers to Old Questions?
Aurora Voiculescu, Associate Professor, University of Westminster
In the past decades, an increasing number of human intellectual activities, such as perception, recognition, decision-making, inference have been replicated through Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. As a result, AI technologies are used in a multitude of support activities in businesses and services throughout the economy and society. Big data and machine learning have also led to increased progress in machines offering ‘cognitive insight’, classifying information, identifying patterns, processing of natural language, to mention just a few. Moreover, intelligent machines share now physically, more and more, the same space that humans occupy, with automated vehicles, care robots, surgical robots, hotel receptionists becoming a common encounter.
The new developments taking place in artificial intelligence and robotics announce various ethical and regulatory challenges as well as opportunities that now easily cross borders. They occupy national and international networks of science and technology, and are also the object of national, regional and global networks of regulatory governance, making the case that, more than ever before, imagination and invention in science and technology have to be met with normative imagination and vision, towards a sustainable future.
The proposed panel will consist of four discussants, prominent scholars in relevant fields of law, governance, ethics and economy of new technologies, that will address key aspects of regulatory governance addressing global challenges related to AI and robotics. The session will allow for questions and engaging with the conference participants. The discussion will seek to unpack critically and from a multi-disciplinary perspective the normative dimensions – ethical and regulatory – and R&D parameters that support socially-mindful AI and robotics technologies and that would inform effective global regulatory governance for the technology and society of the future.
NB: Panel participants will be made available on demand.