Wednesday 23rd August 5.30-7.00pm Plus 5 Bar, South Wharf, Melbourne. Opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibtion Centre. Are robots about to transform war? Will robots fight robots? Will these be the next weapons of mass destruction? What is the UN trying to do about this? Conversation hosted by Toby Walsh.
Ugo Pagallo is a former lawyer and current professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy). He is Faculty Fellow at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. and NEXA Fellow at the Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico of Turin. He has written eleven monographs, numerous essays in scholarly journals and book chapters. He is member of the IEEE Global Ethics Initiative Personal Data Committee and of the Ethical Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework. His main interests are Artificial Intelligence & law, network and legal theory, and information technology law.
Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He also is a leading authority on robotics and bioinformatics. He is the coauthor of the standard textbook on artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco.
Stuart Russell is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. He is the recipient of many awards and held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris from 2012 to 2014. He is a researcher at a number of research centers, including the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR), the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), and the Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI). He is the founder and Vice-President of Bayesian Logic, Inc., a data analysis start-up under contract with the UN to build a new Nuclear Test Ban Treaty global monitoring system.