Tim Weinhold attended WeRobot 2019, hosted in April at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL. The conference drew together a couple hundred of the country’s preeminent tech policy experts, legal and academic scholars, regulators, and other AI and robot-related aficionados for two days of spirited presentations and discussions. The conference intent was fully realized: rich, interdisciplinary conversations between those involved in developing AI and robots and those involved in shaping the legal and social structures in which they operate. Key conference sponsors included Microsoft, Intel, and the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab.
Even a small sampling of programs reflects the diversity of the conference:
Toward a Comprehensive View of the Influence of Artificial Intelligence on International Affairs
Reap What You Sow? Precision Agriculture and The Privacy of Farm Data
Robots in Space: Sharing Our World with Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
Made by AI: Can AI-Generated Inventions be Patentable?
AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies
The WeRobot 2020 conference will be hosted in early April by the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa.