Derek Leben is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. He works at the intersection of ethics, cognitive science, and emerging technologies. In his new book, Ethics for Robots, Leben argues for the use of a particular moral framework for designing autonomous systems based on the Contractarianism of John Rawls. He also demonstrates how this framework can be productively applied to autonomous vehicles, medical technologies, and weapons systems. Follow on Twitter: @EthicsForRobots.
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Charles is a serial entrepreneur who has focused his career on solving tough technology challenges for some of the world's largest organisations.
A self-confessed 'geek' at heart, Charles combines his technical fluency with his business nous to really get to grips with how best to conceive, design, build and implement solutions which can unlock transformative business value.
He is an experienced public speaker having presented at various events in the UK, US, and the Middle East on the philosophical questions around Smart Devices, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence industry and the societal impact of the application of this technology. Find more on Charles at the dataphilos.com
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.
Lucy McCormick is a barrister at Henderson Chambers specialising in product liability, with a particular interest in autonomous vehicles. She regularly speaks and writes on this topic, as well as curating a dedicated twitter account, @LawofDriverless. She has recently been commissioned by Routledge to co-author the first legal text on the topic, The Law and Driverless Cars.
Professor Nick Reed:
Nick joined the Human Factors and Simulation group at TRL in January 2004 following post-doctoral work in visual perception at the University of Oxford and in 2014 became director TRL’s Academy co-ordinating scientific activities across the business. He has led a wide variety of research studies using the full mission, high fidelity car and truck simulators with a number of published articles, conference papers, and appearances in national and international media. Nick also championed work in the area of vehicle automation at TRL, culminating in technical leadership of the GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project – a flagship UK Government project to investigate the implications of the introduction of automated vehicles in the urban environment. In 2015, he was awarded a visiting professorship in the Engineering and Physical Sciences faculty at the University of Surrey.