Podcast: SCL Technology Law Futures Conference 2015

An audio recording of the SCL Technology Law Futures Conference 2015

Please click on the title of the session or on the speakers name to access the relevant podcast in the programme below.

Keeping Humans at the Heart of Technology

It isn't a question of whether the machines will out-think humans, it is a question of when. The bigger questions concern context and human control. These are the matters that the SCL Technology Law Futures Conference 2015 will seek to address. 

The debate is simply unmissable.

It is vital to have a basic grasp of these issues because they are already colouring the future plans of tech businesses and many mainstream commercial entities. Lawyers, policy makers and others with a real interest in the governance of future of technology can take this opportunity to gain vital professional knowledge and feed their inner nerd at the same time.  The list of speakers and panellists promises an invaluable mix of vision and practicality.

This two-day event, hosted and sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, begins by exploring the  roadmap to 'superintelligence', as envisioned in the not too distant future, and the concept of humanity-by-design. An evening Keynote speech from Dylan Evans, Founder and CEO of Projection Point and author of "Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty", completes a stirring first day. The Keynote is free of charge. Day 2 sees a focus on opportunities for human control in the more immediate future, such as the rise of the 'P2P' or human-to-human economy, and the Conference speakers and panellists will consider what should be the appropriate rules governing developers and the machines they create.

SCL is delighted that this conference is taking place during London Technology Week.

Conference Chair: Simon Deane-Johns, Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law

Programme: Day One

9.00 - 9.30: Registration

Introduction and welcome
: Nick Pantlin, Partner, Outsourcing, IT and Communications, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

9.30 – 10.15: Opening Keynote: The Roadmap to "Superintelligence"
Speaker: Dr Alison Vincent, CTO UK & Ireland, Cisco

10.15 - 11.00: The future of P2P marketplaces
Speaker: James Alexander,
Partner, The Foundation and a co-founder of Zopa

11.00 - 11.15: Tea and Coffee

11.15 - 12.00: The Role of Intermediaries and Marketplaces
Speaker: Jaani Riordan,
Barrister, 8 New Square, London

12.00 – 13.00: Open Discussion/Workshop: What are the risks that we need to control?
Panel: Speakers and Dr Matthew Lavy, Barrister, 4 Pump Court, London; James Taylor, Senior Legal Adviser, Fujitsu UK

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

Humanity by design

Chair: Professor Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law,  Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law,  Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL

14.00 – 14.45: Hacking the Human OS
Speaker: Raj Samani, VP EMEA Chief Technology Officer, McAfee

14.45 – 15.30: Identity and authentication within the Internet of Things
Speaker: David Rennie, Industry Engagement Lead, Identity Assurance Programme, Cabinet Office's Government Digital Service

15.30 - 15.45: Tea & Coffee

15.45 - 16.30: Open Discussion/Workshop: How could machines be made to ensure our survival?
Panel: Speakers and Chris James, Senior Legal Counsel (Digital Ventures and Comms Services), Business and Legal Affairs, Telefónica; Professor Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde; Andrew Joint, Partner, Kemp Little LLP

17.30 – 18.30: Evening Keynote: "The Great AI Swindle" to be given by Dylan Evans, Founder and CEO of Projection Point and author of "Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty".  Attendance at the evening keynote is free of charge and open to all.

18.30 – 19.00: Drinks Reception

19.00: Conference dinner
Attendance at the Conference dinner is open to all.  The cost of attending the dinner is £45 + VAT which includes pre-dinner drinks and a 3 course meal with wine.

Day Two
8.45 - 9.15 am: Registration

The Human-to-Human Economy

Chair: Simon Deane-Johns,
Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law

9.15 – 10.00: A role for Pan-European crowdfunding?
Speaker: Dr Joachim Schwerin,
Senior Policy Advisor, DG Industry and Enterprise, European Commission

10.00 – 10.45: Democratising Labour: the rise of peer-to-peer marketplaces
Speaker: Uma Subramaniam, Director European Operations, TaskRabbit
Panel: Speakers and Richard Aked, Director, Syndico

10.45 – 11.00: Tea & Coffee

Rules for developers

Chair: Professor Andrew Murray,
London School of Economics

11.00 – 11.35 Could Appstores be the new sheriffs of cyberspace?
Speaker: Professor Andrew Murray, London School of Economics

11.35 – 12.15 Who should be accountable for the actions of robots, drones and driverless vehicles?
Speaker: Rob Buckingham,
Director of Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), UK Atomic Energy Authority
Panel: Speakers and Peter Lee, Senior Associate, Taylor Vinters LLP

12.15 – 12.45: Open Discussion/Workshop: How will you control the machines that control your home?
Panel: Speakers and Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP; Lisa Downs, Rawlison Butler LLP, Neil Brown, Senior Lawyer and Academic

12.45 – 13.00: Closing remarks

13.00: End of Conference

Hosted and sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Society for Computers and Law. A company limited by guarantee 1133537 Registered Charity No. 266331 VAT Registration No. 115 4840 85 Registered in England and Wales Registered office: 338 Wells Road, Bristol, BS4 2QL.

Published: 2015-06-23T15:03:09

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