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Start Date/Time:
13/12/2018 6:30 pm
End Date/Time:
13/12/2018 8:30 pm

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

The Davidson Building

5 Southampton Street



Speaker: Dr Blay Whitby

What has come to be called The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now well underway. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will bring widespread social and economic changes in the next two decades. However, little or no provisions have been made to deal with these changes or to protect those who may be displaced, exploited, unemployed, or otherwise disadvantaged. We need to completely rethink employment and taxation models and probably also place strong legislative controls on the new ‘Information Barons’.

Regulating AI for the UK alone will not work – it will simply drive AI-based industries overseas. If the AI industry follows the current practices of the data-farm industry that will be to third-world countries with little or no regulation.