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Mr Charles Radclyffe

Mr Charles Radclyffe

Mr Charles Radclyffe

Industrial Fellow

Area of research

Digital Ethics

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Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Summary

in a world driven by data, it is easy to forget how to be human. As organisations seek to find new levels of efficiency, they risk disconnecting from customers and employees at the most important level. As researchers race to expand the reach of narrow Artificial Intelligence and related technologies to general problems, they often push questions of ethics or societal impact of technology to others, and to a later point in time.

But that moment needs to be now. AI offers us leverage of time and the ability to better predict the future. These new powers can combine to enable a level of automation of basic human needs that will reshape our economic order. It is inevitable that the world of work will change beyond recognition in the next generation, but is it inevitable for capital wealth to be distributed unequally? My research in this field is looking at how we can strike a balance between wholesale automation using robotics and AI of all things essential to our survival, such as for example natural food and clean water production; and in other areas such as sport and the arts- where we might choose to fiercely guard against the encroachment of technology.

In over 2,500 years of philosophy, never before have such questions been so important to shape our future. It's no longer the privileged pursuit of a sheltered elite, but an activity in which we all must share and contribute.

Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation and Robotics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Data Science
  • Digital Ethics

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