University of Glasgow, The Challenge of Regulating the Virtual World: AI, the Internet, and the Future

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Unfolding Our Shared Future Talk Series: University of Glasgow Public Event

This event occured:

14 November, 5.30 – 6.45pm, University of Glasgow, Senate Room

Awareness of the risks presented by AI in our networked world is growing. The issues that have been raised are technical, but with philosophical and constitutional layers, and potentially raise questions about how societies construct and defend the narrative of their own existence.  

The urgency of these matters is so great that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will host a Global Summit on AI in November. Our experts will address the outcomes of this Summit, as well as:

  • The global regulation of AI;
  • The impact of AI within the context of global environmental and climate challenges; and
  • how developments in AI are shaping national and international actions on cyberthreats and cyber deterrence.

A recording of this event is below:

About the Speakers

Thomas Scotto is a political scientist specialising in public opinion, political behaviour, latent variable modelling, and survey methodology.

Thanks is due to Thomas Scotto, who stood in at short notice for Stephanie Hare at very short notice.

Zoe Kleinman was appointed the BBC’s first ever Technology Editor in 2021. With over 20 years broadcasting experience, Zoe has spent most of her career as a specialist presenter and reporter covering all areas of the tech agenda.  Zoe brings tech stories to a global audience across radio, TV and online including BBC News, BBC World News, the BBC World Service, and Radio 4’s Today programme. 

Chair: Philip Schlesinger is Professor in Cultural Theory at the University of Glasgow, Deputy Director of CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre and currently researching internet regulation. He is a former chair of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland and was also a member of Ofcom’s Content Board.

This talk is part of a series, titled ‘Unfolding Our Shared Future’, which is delivered by the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association and the host universities with the support of the British Association of American Studies and US Embassy in London.

Support for this event is also provide by the University of Glasgow College of Arts & Humanities; the Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies, and the Scottish Council on Global Affairs