How can ethics help to build more trust in technologies such as artificial intelligence? This year’s Tech Faculty Lecture will focus on this key question, and provide a number of different perspectives and answers. The main lecture will be delivered by Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet. He will explore the benefits of taking an ethical approach to new technologies, as well as some of the key challenges in implementation. How can businesses translate high level ethical principles into real world situations ? What practical tools are available to help? And to what extent is regulation needed to support or drive change?
Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of responsible technology think tank Doteveryone, will give a formal response to the lecture, and provide further perspective on the topic.
This year’s lecture will also mark the recent launch of ICAEW’s report on ‘New technologies, ethics and accountability’, and report author Kirstin Gillon will consider the role of the accountancy profession in this area.
The event brings together accounting and finance practitioners, technology specialists, academics, not-for-profit, think tank and government stakeholders keen to explore and discuss issues surrounding technology and its impact on business and society.
The event is free to attend and will conclude with networking drinks.
How to attend
This is a livestream event and people can log in and view online. To find out more, click here.