Presented By
O’Reilly + Intel AI
Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
Joanna Bryson

Joanna Bryson
Reader (Associate Professor), University of Bath


Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covering topics from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science. She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicago’s financial industry, and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath.


1:00pm1:40pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Law and Ethics
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  Ethics, Privacy, and Security
Joanna Bryson (University of Bath)
Although not a universally held goal, maintaining human accountability for AI is necessary for society’s long-term stability. Fortunately, the legal and technological problems of maintaining control are fairly well understood and amenable to engineering. The next problem is establishing the social and political will for assigning and maintaining accountability for intelligent artifacts. Read more.