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On 5 July 2018, the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) collaborated with the Mercator Science Policy Fellowship Programme to host a public debate in Brussels on the future of artificial intelligence (AI).

Held at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, the event brought together experts on AI from Cambridge and the Rhine-Main universities for a debate on how artificial intelligence will transform public services, business, the world of work and education and what role policy makers can play in preparing society for the future impact of artificial intelligence.

The event was chaired by Robert Madelin, chairman of consultancy network Fipra International, who has experience of policy-making on emerging technologies as former Director General of the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology at the European Commission.

Panellists included: Professor Iryna Gurevych, Director of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt; Professor Oliver Hinz, Chair of Information Systems and Information Management, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt; Dr Julian Huppert, Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge; and Professor Thomas Metzinger, Director of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.


To read the full report on the CSaP event please consult the CSaP website.


Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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