Artificial intelligence: how little has to go wrong?

Autonomous weapons, driverless cars and friendly spies in the home

SGR conference and AGM

The Gallery, Farringdon, London, UK; 3 November 2018

Is artificial intelligence evolving quicker than the regulation to manage it? Are we sufficiently able to imagine what major problems may emerge, and can it even be effectively regulated? This conference, with presentations and interactive sessions, explored both obvious threats and more subtle ones.

Conference outputs are now available to download!


SGR's new briefing Artificial intelligence: how little has to go wrong? is now available to download


  • On the loop to off the leash: Drones, autonomy and the future of warfare
    Dr Peter Burt, Drone Wars UK
  • Robotics ethics: The ethics of scientific knowledge and technology
    Prof John Finney, British Pugwash
  • The way you make me feel: An interactive session about our relationship with robots
    Sarah Woods, playwright
  • Artificial intelligence: How little has to go wrong?
    Andrew Simms, Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • Self-driving cars: Their social, ethical and environmental implications
    A group conversation*
    Perry Walker, Talk Shop
AGM Chair: Dr Jan Maskell, SGR
Conference presentations and a summary of the event will be available to download soon...

*The outcomes of the group conversation will form part of a report to the Department for Transport and other stakeholders.

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