Join the great Artifical Intelligence debate

Peter Warren – Editor of Future Intelligence

There’s growing concern about the need for proper ethics, law and regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Future Intelligence brings together the world’s top experts to examine the ricks and solutions of ubiquitous AI in smart cities, industry and everyday lifeThe conference takes place on Wednesday 24th May at the Institute of Engineering Technology in London. Politicians, business leaders, technologists and legal experts will debate the challenges’ share ethical dilemmas and aim to produce concrete solutions.  One  example a Universal Declaration of Human Rights in relations to AI. The French Senate and the European Parliament have already tried to tackle some of the themes, which include the need to protect human privacy, personal data, dignity and integrity and to include digital devices such as mobile phones as part of the legal person. Confirmed speakers already include FI editor Peter Warren, Mark Deem of the leading technology law firm Cooley, leading AI thinker Professor Joanna Bryson and venture capitalist and AI expert Nathan Benaich .

The conference is free to attend. For more details and to register go to this website or if you are interested in becoming involved or sponsoring the debate contact Melissa Wills on

Experts sought for radio series on AI

FI is also looking for experts on AI and robotics for an hour long PassW0rd radio show on the issue to supplement interviews being carried out at its conference in central London on the 24th of May: ‘Artificial Intelligence – living and working in an AI world’.

The theme of the conference is our relationship with technology and how technology should be evolved in the future. We will be looking at the ramifications of artificial intelligence on our lives and examining whether the headlong development of AI is in the best interests of humanity.

The conference is divided into three parts limits, life and leisure.

The aim will be to see whether it is necessary to have curbs on AI so that it develops in a way that gives the interests of humanity priority over the development of AI given that according to the Bank of England and Oxford University have suggested that one third of all jobs will be lost to AI by 2024.

So we will be discussing how the job market and the economy of the future will work in a world where people are increasingly being replaced by machines and whether there is now a need for the development of a living wage to pay people for their redundancy, and if that is the case what will people do in the future to occupy themselves?

We will examine whether the development of AI will simply accelerate a situation where people become more and more subservient to the machine and where increasingly the AIs will start to invade our minds in search of the big data that they need, where people will actually participate in their own redundancy as the machines begin to discover what makes us tick.

The conference will provide a realistic assessment of where AI development currently is and at what pace we can expect that development to continue.

We will also be assessing whether we are actually on a path to the cyborg, particularly given Elon Musk’s recent statement that there is now a need to develop a brain computer interface simply to let us compete with AIs by being able to absorb them.

Thus we will be also be debating the move towards love and sex with robots, and whether this is a desirable development given the likelihood that it may lead to some very unhealthy psychological conditions.

I would like to interview people who can provide insight into the world that will be developed by AI and what politicians and policy makers need to do to ensure that AI works for people.

For more details on the conference click on or if you are interested in becoming involved or sponsoring the debate contact Melissa Wills on