Matthew is a co-author of the book 'Law and Driverless Cars' to be published in 2018. Matthew is currently a Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Southampton and a PhD Candidate in Motor Insurance Law at the University of Exeter. Matthew regularly presents internationally for the Motor Insurance Working Party at the Association Internationale De Droit des Assurances (AIDA) and won the AIDA academic prize in 2016. Matthew publishes articles regularly in the UK and internationally on Motor Insurance and Driverless Cars.
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UWE Professor of Robot Ethics - Engineer, roboethicist and pro-feminist. Interested in robots as working models of life, evolution, intelligence and culture.
Over a sixteen-year career, Cennydd Bowles has written two popular books (Future Ethics and Undercover User Experience Design), led design at Twitter UK, and established a reputation as a global leader in digital product and UX design. As an independent consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Samsung, WWF, Cisco, and Ford.
Cennydd’s focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has been quoted on the topic in The Guardian, Ars Technica, The Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes; his new book Future Ethics has been called ‘One of the most important books a designer could ever read.’ Cennydd has presented on the topic at Microsoft, Stanford University, Dropbox, Fitbit, Google, Hulu, Facebook, and IBM, and now consults with technology companies on ethical approaches to design and product development, drawing on innovative techniques from speculative design, futurism, and contemporary practical ethics.
Cennydd is a frequent keynote speaker at tech and design conferences worldwide, and runs internal training workshops for clients including The Financial Times, Orange, Farfetch, and Capital One. He has written for a range of print and web publications, been a columnist for A List Apart, and edited the book Front-end Style Guides.
John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS. Currently there are fifteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series.
Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. For more information, visit John’s site or follow him @johnchavens.
Rishal is a solutions architect at Entelect where he is responsible for strategic planning, ideating, and designing and developing solutions for local and international clients; whilst actively growing knowledge and skills within the company, community, and industry.
He has a passion for growing people and teams, software architecture, design thinking, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.
Rishal founded Prolific Idea in 2015 where innovation is cultivated through research and technology. Prolific Idea has since launched a collaborative productivity platform, Hivemind and is currently building a straight-though document processing platform, Viszen.tech.
Rishal founded and runs the Artificial Intelligence South Africa(AI ZA) group and is an active speaker at conferences. He is also an Intel Innovator in AI which allows for research and development with cutting edge technology.
Rishal has authored a book with Manning Publications - Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, aimed at demystifying AI algorithms for technologists by teaching the approaches through practical problem solving and visual explanations.
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John Danaher is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, author of Automation and Utopia and coeditor of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications. He has published dozens of papers on topics including the risks of advanced AI, the meaning of life and the future of work, the ethics of human enhancement, the intersection of law and neuroscience, the utility of brain-based lie detection, and the philosophy of religion. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Aeon, and The Philosophers’ Magazine. He is the author of the blog Philosophical Disquisitions and hosts a podcast with the same name.
David J. Gunkel (PhD) is an award-winning educator, scholar and author, specializing in ethics of emerging technology. Formally educated in philosophy and media studies, his teaching and research synthesize the hype of high-technology with the rigor and insight of contemporary critical analysis. He is the author of over 80 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, has published 12 influential books, lectured and delivered award-winning papers throughout North and South America and Europe, is the managing editor and co-founder of the International Journal of Žižek Studies and co-editor of the Indiana University Press series in Digital Game Studies. He currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University (USA), and his teaching has been recognized with numerous awards, including NIU's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the prestigious Presidential Teaching Professorship.
David recently wrote the book Robot Rights.
Carissa Véliz is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Institute for Ethics in AI, and a Fellow at Hertford College at the University of Oxford. She works on privacy, technology, moral and political philosophy, and public policy. Véliz has published articles in media such as the Guardian, the New York Times, New Statesman, and the Independent. Her academic work has been published in The Harvard Business Review, Nature Electronics, Nature Energy, and The American Journal of Bioethics, among other journals. She is the author of Privacy Is Power (Bantam Press) and the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics.
Reid Blackman, Ph.D., is the author of “Ethical Machines: Your Concise Guide to Totally Unbiased, Transparent, and Respectful AI (Harvard Business Review Press), Founder and CEO of Virtue, an AI ethical risk consultancy, and he volunteers as the Chief Ethics Officer for the non-profit Government Blockchain Association. He has also been a Senior Advisor to the Deloitte AI Institute, a Founding Member of Ernst & Young’s AI Advisory Board, and sits on the advisory boards of several startups. His work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and he has presented his work to dozens of organizations including Citibank, the FBI, the World Economic Forum, and AWS. Reid’s expertise is relied upon by Fortune 500 companies to educate and train their people and to guide them as they create and scale AI ethical risk programs. Learn more at reidblackman.com.
Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the University of Vienna and author of more than 15 books including AI Ethics (MIT Press), The Political Philosophy of AI (Polity Press), and Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (Oxford University Press). Previously he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education, and President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). He is also involved in policy advise, for example he was member of the High Level Expert Group on AI of the European Commission.