We were delighted to welcome back Jacob Turner (OH 2007)
barrister and author.
Jacob presented our audience with the challenge that is
Artificial Intelligence and the Law: in the first book of its kind, Jacob is a
leading author in this field, tackling the question of how the legal system
should respond to the new and very complex ethical and moral issues raised by
this new technology.
Noting that we have the means and tools with which to agree
international answers to the questions raised, Jacob shared with us his views
on self regulation by tech companies as opposed to the need for governments to
take the lead and shape AI regulation.
Pupils asked equally challenging questions in return and
were inspired by Jacob to become leading experts in their own fields.
Jacob’s book – ‘Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial
Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)’ is flying off our library shelves as
our pupils, who are simultaneously engaged in extended reading for their Aske
Projects (Year 12) and Dawson Projects (Year 9) consider the problems of
rights, responsibilities and ethics raised by AI.
Thank you Jacob for coming back: it was wonderful to see you
and we wish you every success.