Regulating AI; discussion on the Why, When and How

May 5, 2022

As part of the Fairness, Transparency, Privacy interest group, the event was chaired by Professor Lilian Edwards, Turing Fellow and Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle University and panellists were: Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore, Dr James Stewart, University of Edinburgh Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science and Janis Wong, Research Associate at the Turing. The regulatory and policy landscape for AI is an emerging issue in jurisdictions globally, including the European Union which is developing its AI Act, the first law on AI by a major regulator anywhere. From self-driving cars and high-speed trading to algorithmic decision-making, the way we live, work, and play is increasingly dependent on AI systems that operate with diminishing human intervention. These fast, autonomous, and opaque machines offer great benefits but also pose significant risks. The discussion explored how our laws are dealing with AI, as well as what additional rules and institutions are needed, including the role that AI might play in regulating itself.

Janis Wong

Janis Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute researching on AI, ethics, and public policy as part of the Data Justice and Global Ethical Futures programme. Currently, she is finishing up her interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of St Andrews.