Please note: this event has passed
The last year has seen an explosion in AI developments, with headlines capturing both the opportunities that will arise if we embrace the potential of AI and also the increasing concerns surrounding ethics, risk and regulation. Amidst these rapid changes affecting all industries, how do we navigate the AI revolution? How do we live well with technology?
King's Digital Futures Institute and the Policy Institute invite you to explore the implications of Artificial Intelligence, informed by King’s research. Hosted by the Science Gallery London, a panel of industry and policy experts will discuss and respond to contributions from King’s academics and researchers.
*Tickets for in-person attendance are now sold out, but you can watch the event online live by registering on the link*
Professor Shitij Kapur · Vice-Chancellor & President, King's College London.
Professor Kapur returned to lead King’s in June 2021, following more than four years at the University of Melbourne, where he was Dean and Assistant Vice Chancellor (Health) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. He has received many awards and honorary fellowships including the honours of Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), and Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (Australia).
Dr Michelle Clement (Chair) · Lecturer at King’s College London in the Strand Group and Policy Institute, and Researcher-in-Residence at No.10 Downing Street.
Dr Clement has worked at the British Academy as a policy adviser and at Queen Mary, University of London as strategic partnerships co-ordinator for Tech City, where she worked closely with government, academia, digital and creative industries to facilitate collaboration.
James Snook · Director at Flint Global
James currently advises clients on policy and public affairs in the digital and tech policy space, including AI. Prior to joining Flint Global, James was Director for Data Policy in the UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT). He was responsible for DSIT's work to deliver the National Data Strategy and its goal of unlocking the power of data for the UK. His government career spanned all elements of tech policy, covering economic, national security and individual rights issues.
Dr Daniel Susskind · Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford; and a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King’s College London.
Dr Susskind's research explores the impact of technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, on work and society. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions (2015) and the author of A World Without Work (2020) and Growth: A Reckoning (April 2024). Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
Jennifer Beroshi · Head of Policy Strategy and Development at Google DeepMind.
Jennifer oversees a team in charge of policy analysis, strategic advice, and positions for advocacy, with the goal of shaping policy frameworks so AI has a positive impact on the world. Jennifer was previously the Interim Head of Public Policy at DeepMind. She has over a dozen years of experience at the forefront of complex technology policy debates. She previously led Google’s public policy strategy team for intellectual property and media regulation issues for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
King's expert panel
Professor Marion Thain (Chair) · Professor of Culture and Technology and Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; Chair-Director of the Digital Futures Institute, King’s College London.
Professor Thain was Professor of Arts and Literature in the interdisciplinary global liberal arts (Liberal Studies), and then Director of Digital Humanities at New York University before moving to King's to lead the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.
Professor Sebastien Ourselin · Professor of Healthcare Engineering and Head of School, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London.
Professor Ourselin is also Director of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering and Deputy Director of the London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value Based Healthcare.
Professor Dan Hunter · Professor of Law and Executive Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
Professor Hunter was previously the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and Founding Dean of Swinburne Law School in Australia.
Professor Carmine Ventre · Professor of Computer Science, Director of the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London.
Professor Ventre has held post-doctoral research positions in Italy before working on proposals funded by the EU, DFG and EPSRC at the University of Liverpool.
Professor Joanna Zylinska, Professor of Media Philosophy and Critical Digital Practice, King’s College London.
Previously, Professor Zylinska was Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London for many years. The primary concern of her work is the constitution of the human as both a species and a historical subject.
Science Gallery London is King’s College London flagship public space, dedicated to growing new ideas across arts, science and health.
The event will coincide with the closing week of the Gallery’s AI: Who’s Looking After Me? exhibition.