Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security

A forum to discuss and debate a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors

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RUSI and the UKRI TAS – Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub – present Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security

Over three days of debate, we will bring together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors.

Sometimes ideas are sparked not by academic debate, but by engaging with creative and artistic expressions.

To encourage fresh voices, we will present artworks and creative provocations designed to engage and challenge both speakers and audience.

Agenda

Day 1: 30 June

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    Opening Remarks

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    Creative Opening: The First

    Biotech and autonomy collide with the law when a young girl games the system.

    A short film written by Luca Viganò and directed by Ali Hossaini.

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    Global Contests: Artificial Intelligence and Strategy

    • Dr Frank Hoffman, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University
    • Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder, H Robotics
    • Dr Kenneth Payne, Reader in International Relations, King’s College London
    • Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England and NHS Improvement


    Chair: Ashlee Godwin, Senior Committee Specialist, House of Commons

Day 2: 1 July

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    Welcome

    Emma De Angelis, Director of Publications / Editor RUSI Journal, RUSI
    Professor Gopal Ramchurn, Director, Centre for Machine Intelligence, University of Southampton

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    Keynote Address: NHS AI Lab: An Update

    Eleonora Harwich, Head of Collaborations, NHSX’s AI Lab

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    Create Tea Break: Climb!

    Steve Benford, Dunford Professor of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, in conversation with Dr Maria Kallionpää, composer in residence, Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University

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    Trust in Non-human Intelligence: Can Understanding lead to Confidence?

    • Dr Karen Brady, Training and Behaviour Consultant (South East), The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
    • Ardi Janjeva, Research Analyst in Organised Crime and Policing, RUSI
    • Dr Keith Dear, Director Artificial Intelligence Innovation, Defence and National Security, Fujitsu
    • Michael Nix, Principal Clinical Scientist - AI implementation, Leeds NHS Trust

    Chair: Paul O'Neill, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI

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    Creative Lunch Break: What an AI Sees

    Ben Murray and Neus Tamerit – live performance

    Chair: Dr Ali Hossaini, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London

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    Procurement and Acquisition: Future Proofing Fast-Changing Technologies

    • Professor Trevor Taylor, RUSI
    • Professor Tim Underwood, Head of Cancer Sciences Academic Unit, University of Southampton
    • Professor Michael Boniface, Director of the IT Innovation Centre, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

    Chair: Dr Philippa Spencer, Fellow, Dstl

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    Creative Tea Break: Zeitgeist

    Oliver Gingrich and Shama Rahman on their digital art piece exploring audiovisual neurofeedback strategies

    Chair: Dr Ali Hossaini, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College

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    Keynote Address: ‘Give Me a Ping, Vasili. One Ping Only’: Why the Success of Machine Learning Is Dependent on Empowered People

    Dr Marion Oswald, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Law, University of Northumbria

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    Creative Tea Break: The Brain Controlled Movies

    Steve Benford, Dunford Professor of Computer Science, University of Nottingham in conversation with Richard Ramchurn, filmmaker

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    Governance and Regulation: Bridging the Gaps between Law and Ethics

    • Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Personal Chair of Robot Learning and Autonomy, University of Edinburgh
    • Air Vice-Marshal Tamara Jennings, Director Legal Services (RAF)
    • Rhodri Morgan, HSE

    Chair: Professor Chris Watkins, Professor of Computer Science, Royal Holloway

Day 3: 2 July - Workshop

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    TAS Research Workshop: Health and Social Care

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    TAS Research Workshop: Defence and Security: Part One

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    Biological Autonomy: Can Machines Come Alive?

    • Professor Ana Soto, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Professor Carlos Sonnenschein, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Dr Ali Hossaini, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London
    • Professor Denis Noble, University of Oxford
    • Professor Ray Noble, UCL

    Chair: Professor Luca Viganò, Vice-Dean and Head of Cybersecurity Group, King’s College London

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    TAS Research Workshop: Defence and Security: Part Two

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    Feedback Session and Closing Remarks

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