Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Murray Chair: Professor Julia Black Recorded on 30 September 2015 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Editor’s note: for rights reasons the films clips presented in the lecture have been obscured in the video. Links to the film clips can be found below, however, please note that the film clips were edited for the lecture so the linked videos are in some cases much longer than those that were shown during the lecture. Slides are available for download here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/assets/richmedia/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/slides/20150930_1830_openThePodBayDoorsHAL_sl.pdf HAL 9000 will soon no longer be science fiction: sentient machines will quickly be with us. As “smart agents” make decisions for human actors a number of issues will emerge centred on four key challenges: privacy, personality, liberty, and locus. These are the themes behind Professor Andrew Murray’s forthcoming book – The Objective Self: Identity and Law in the Digital Society. It conveys the thematic message that our concepts of personality and self will have to evolve as artificial intelligences develop. This lecture will not be able to examine the whole message of the book but Professor Andrew Murray will introduce the concept of The Objective Self, assisted, supplementary and autonomous decision-making and discuss machine intelligence and regulation by design. He will demonstrate that in the next 50-100 years everything we know and understand about law will become incorrect requiring lawyers to fundamentally alter their understanding of what the law is and what it can achieve. Andrew Murray (@AndrewDMurray) is Professor of Law with particular reference [More]
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