Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Risks, and the Future of Regulation

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Part of a webinar series '' organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

The intellectual and policy narratives of our times are dominated by the concepts of machine learning, use of Big Data, and the emergence of systems that will simulate human thinking and intelligence. The ethical issues raised by AI systems have received considerable attention but insufficient attribution and operational location. The regulation of AI however remains fragmented, not up to speed with technology, and dominated by 'rights-focused' data protection models and assumptions of self-regulatory compliance with varying sets of ethical principles. But, and in a world recovering from a pandemic, and reliance on AI technologies being part of that recovery, what is imperative is a global regulatory engagement employing a legitimate and universal governance language such as rule of law, which is market sensitive, rights respecting, strongly principled, and open to evaluation and accountability. Like AI, rule of law is truly international and as such offers an established regulatory field which offers the human/machine interface a global legal foundation.

Lord Clement-Jones CBE will lead a conversation with leading figures in this field, including:

Paul Nemitz, EU Commission
Prof Christopher Hodges, Oxford University
Jacob Turner, Fountain Court Chambers
Claudia Pagliari, Edinburgh University
Period22 Jun 2020
Held atCentre for Medical Informatics
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Regulation
  • Good Governance
  • Data Science
  • Data Ethics
  • International Law
  • Business ethics