Can Artificial Intelligence be regulated and if so how?

  • February 28, 2024 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Debate, Discussion
  • The Royal Society and online

Governments and regulators across the globe are considering the rapid changes which are being brought about by artificial intelligence, the huge potential benefits it can bring, but also the significant potential harms. The EU AI Act is the new European regulatory framework in the EU, with the USA and other major economies discussing similar issues, and with much discussion at the UN and OECD amongst others. In the UK, some aspects of AI are included in the new online safety bill, and the UK was also the host in November 2023 of the first global AI Safety Summit.

In this event, we discussed the different challenges of regulating AI and how different jurisdictions were approaching that challenge.

Stephen Almond
Executive Director, Regulatory Risk, Information Commissioner's Office
Professor Sana Khareghani
Professor of AI Practice, Kings College London
Dr Cosmina Dorobantu
Co-Director and Policy Fellow,, Public Policy Programme, The Alan Turing Institute
Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng
Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
John Gibson
Chief Commercial Officer, Faculty AI

UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub