The sudden rise of ChatGPT has confirmed that artificial intelligence is no longer a technology of the future, but is already shaping our everyday lives – from work and education to policing, transport and even sport, how is the world changing? And how can we be prepared?
Meet our speakers and chair
Christine Chow is Managing Director and Global head of Active Ownership at Credit Suisse Asset Management. She has 26 years’ experience in investment management, research & consulting, with a focus on technology and sustainability. Her PhD thesis on responsible investment was short-listed for a United Nations award in Sweden for industry relevance and academic excellence. She is a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an organization led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US 70 trillion from over 39 countries and territories. She was appointed an honorary adviser to the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council (AFRC) Hong Kong in April 2021, and the Convenor (Chair) of the AFRC Sustainability and Climate Action Task Force (SCATF) in February 2022. She is an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics (LSE), following the completion of her six-year term as a Member of Court and Investment Committee (2015-2021). She was a member in the Data Governance Task Force of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Artificial Intelligence (2018 – 2021). In 2019, She was named top 30 Inspirational Women in the City of London. In 2020, She won the Finance Monthly Women in Finance Award as the Investment Management Leader of the Year (Asia). In 2022, she won the Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year Women in Investment Award (large firms) of InvestmentWeek.
Thomas Ferretti is a Lecturer at the University of Greenwich (Curriculum Vitae), specialising in the ethics of business and artificial intelligence (AI), having been a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.
Giulia Gentile (@gentile_giulia) is LSE Fellow in the LSE Law School.
Michael Wooldridge (@wooldridgemike) is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a programme director for AI at the Alan Turing Institute. He has been an AI researcher for more than 30 years, and has published more than 400 scientific articles on the subject, including nine books. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), and the European Association for AI (EurAI). From 2014-16, he was President of the European Association for AI, and from 2015-17 he was President of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI). He was a recipient of the Lovelace medal from the British Computer Society in 2020 – the premier computing award in the UK – and received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Advancement of AI (AAAI) in 2021. He has published two popular science introductions to AI: the Ladybird Expert Guide to AI (2018), and The Road to Conscious Machines (Pelican, 2020).
Ayse Gizem Yasar is an assistant professorial lecturer at the LSE Law School. Prior to joining the LSE, she was a postdoctoral researcher in platform regulation at the University of Glasgow's CREATe Centre and a teaching fellow at Sciences Po Law School. Her research and teaching focuses on competition law/antitrust, information technology law, innovation and technological change.
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