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The ‘AI revolution’ is powered by a resource - data - that largely comes from us…

Can the fragile ecosystem that makes developments such as generative AI possible be re-balanced through intervention that is timely enough? The threats to this ecosystem come from multiple fronts. Some are comparable in kind to the threats currently affecting ‘water rivers’ across the globe.

Professor Sylvie Delacroix delivers a keynote lecture as part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, asking 'can we make the AI revolution socially sustainable?'


Professor Sylvie Delacroix is the Inaugural Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law and the director of the Centre for Data Futures. She is also a fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Her research focuses on the role played by habit within ethical agency, the social sustainability of the data ecosystem that makes generative AI possible and bottom-up data empowerment. The latter work led to the first data trusts pilots worldwide being launched in 2022 in the context of the Data Trusts initiative.

The public policy dimensions of her work have led her to being invited to contribute to multiple policy initiatives. She has also acted as an expert for public bodies, such as the UK’s DCMS Department, and served on the Public Policy Commission on the use of algorithms in the justice system (Law Society of England and Wales).

Her current work on agency-enhancing, participatory infrastructure and the communication of uncertainty in the context of LLMs deployed in morally-loaded contexts has been funded by Omidyar Network. Previously, Professor Delacroix's work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the NHS, Mozilla Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust, from whom she received the Leverhulme Prize. Her latest book Habitual Ethics? was published by Bloomsbury in 2022 (open-access).

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This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024.

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Sylvie Delacroix

Inaugural Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law and Director of the Centre for Data Futures

Event details

Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS