Track D: NEXT BIG THING – Monday 24 April
10:15 – 11:00
We examine privacy and ethics for emerging automation. When you accept assistance, whether it be from a banker, mechanic, or fish salesman, there is always an open question of who gains what from the transaction. It is important to assess whose side your automated assistant will take. Military drones and driverless vehicles already participate in life-and-death decisions. Soon, they’ll be joined by social robots providing services such as eldercare and childcare. Should we be concerned?