Information Law and Policy Annual Lecture and Conference: Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Information Law and Policy Annual Lecture and Conference: Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Ethics
23 Nov 2018, 09:30 to 23 Nov 2018, 17:30
Conference / Symposium
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Ethics

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Information Law and Policy Centre’s - Annual Conference on 23 November 2018 at IALS in London, this year supported by Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal. You can read about our previous annual events here.

The academic papers of the conference will have high quality and focused contributions that consider information law and policy within the context of improving the governance of the public interest within cities through the use of AI-based systems. Whether based on doctrinal analysis, or empirical research, papers will offer an original perspective on the implications posed by the use of algorithms and data-driven systems for improving the effectiveness of the public sector whilst also ensuring that such processes are governed by frameworks that are accountable, trustworthy, and proportionate in a democratic society.

This event will bring together experts in academia, government, industry, regulators, and civil society, including representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the Open Data Institute, and Palantir.

These debates and discussions will examine how best to realise the potential societal benefits of AI through digital innovation and open data whilst also respecting the individual’s rights to privacy, due process, and equality.

The conference will take place on Friday 23rd November 2018 and will include the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Lecture and an evening reception.

The ILPC is delighted to announce that Baroness Onora O’Neill, a leading philosopher in politics, justice, and ethics, who is also a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords and an Advisory Board Member of the University of Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will deliver this year’s Annual Lecture.

Attendance will be free of charge thanks to the support of the IALS and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited.


About the Information Law and Policy Centre at the IALS:

The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC) produces, promotes, and facilitates research about the law and policy of information and data, and the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing, and dissemination, of different types of information. 

The ILPC is part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), which was founded in 1947. It was conceived, and is funded, as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate, and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.


About Communications Law (Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunications Law):

Communications Law is a well-respected quarterly journal published by Bloomsbury Professional covering the broad spectrum of legal issues arising in the telecoms, IT, and media industries. Each issue brings you a wide range of opinion, discussion, and analysis from the field of communications law. Dr Paul WraggAssociate Professor of Law at the University of Leeds, is the journal’s Editor in Chief.


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