AI Safety: correcting 200,000 years of human error

Text of a speech given at the Slaughter & May Data Privacy Forum Amid the dizzying possibilities within the future of technology, AI, and data, in recent years somehow we have often wound up worrying about how AI is going to go wrong. Sometimes apocalyptically wrong - some of our greatest scientists and engineers like … Continue reading AI Safety: correcting 200,000 years of human error

University Digital Services: is an avalanche coming?

Boards (exec and non exec) should consider technology integrated with university services, not a separate concern the ‘IT department’. This is not yet the default behaviour within the HE sector. Specific opportunities include: faster assessment & feedback, personalised tuition, and paperless administration processes. These reforms will increase University efficiency and effectiveness. Digital is not the … Continue reading University Digital Services: is an avalanche coming?

Trust is Britain’s secret weapon in the global AI race

From self-driving cars to new drug discoveries and devices which know what you want before you do, AI has the potential to transform our lives as fundamentally as the printing press and electricity. It is estimated AI could add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. No surprise then that the UK government’s industrial strategy … Continue reading Trust is Britain’s secret weapon in the global AI race