Dr. Kate Darling On Artificial Intelligence | The Hugh Thompson Show
Dr. Kate Darling, Mistress of Machines, MIT Media Lab Hugh Thompson, RSA Conference Program Chair One of our most popular sessions ever will close RSA Conference 2018 with Dr. Hugh Thompson tackling artificial intelligence with three accomplished guests. Savior or Satan? Promise or peril? Friend or foe? Or maybe a little bit of all, depending on how and why it’s applied, who is applying it, and the ultimate end goals. Never before has a technology so rocked our industry and the world at large. The Hugh Thompson Show will bring together rock-star experts Dr. Dawn Song, Dr. Kate Darling and Dr. Sebastian Thrun to explore with fun, fear and fascination the many layers of artificial intelligence and its application and potential to help—or hurt—humanity.
Social Robotics Expert & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
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A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in international media, and she has authored multiple academic publications and contributed to industry publications from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.