Liverpool Symposium on “Legal, Ethical, and Social Autonomous Systems”

Dates: November 14, 2012
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Autonomous systems are on the increase. Not only in obvious forms such as robots, but also in the guise of driverless cars, unmanned air vehicles, surveillance and monitoring intelligent software etc.

The core aspect of an “autonomous system” is that it makes decisions for itself, about what to do, when to do it, where to do it, etc. But since these decisions are now taken away from humans, how do we know the system will make the choices we would have done? So, questions about the safety, trustworthiness, ethics are vital. Equally important are the societal aspects concerning legality and social integration.

What will make autonomous systems legal, and how can this be ensured? What will make us want to interact with such systems, and do we really need to like them or ever trust them?

This workshop brings together researchers from across a range of disciplines in an informal setting to discuss these issues, to share understanding, and to simulate collaboration.

This event is co-organised by the Centre for Autonomous Systems Technology (CAST); Centre for Health, Arts and Sciences (CHARTS); and the Virtual Engineering Centre.

To reserve your place, please click here.