This node will explore how to devise a framework for the regulation of autonomous systems – to help them respond to complexities of the world they function in.

Introducing the Node – our Introduction Report is now available to read, download and circulate!

In order for autonomous systems to become trustworthy, we will need frameworks of informal and formal governance that must be co-designed with the systems themselves. Our Node will explore the design of frameworks for responsibility and accountability, and tools to help the ecosystem of developers and regulators embed these values in systems.

Our Node brings together computer science and AI specialists, legal scholars, AI ethicists, as well as experts in science and technology studies and design ethnography. Together, we are developing a novel software engineering and governance methodology that includes:

  • New frameworks that help bridge gaps between legal and ethical principles (including emerging questions around privacy, fairness, accountability and transparency) and an autonomous systems design process that entails rapid iterations driven by emerging technologies (including, e.g. machine learning in-the-loop decision making systems)
  • New tools for an ecosystem of regulators, developers and trusted third parties to address not only functionality or correctness, but also questions of how systems fail, and how one can manage evidence associated with this to facilitate better governance.
  • Evidence base from full-cycle case studies of taking autonomous systems through regulatory processes, as experienced by our partners, to facilitate policy discussion regarding reflexive regulation practices.

Where next for self-driving vehicles?
Sethu Vijayakumar @sethuvij, Prof of Robotics @InfAtEd @EDINrobotics, will discuss issues around #Autonomy & #SelfDrivingCars at the next #TuringLecture
This @turinginst event takes place @Ri_Science Tue 27 Sep, 19:00.
https://t.co/tJTJJMnYGo https://t.co/f4sQU9SEVz

Want to know more about the human factors and trust aspects of screen failures during automated driving?

You can now, watch here: https://t.co/nRlc2bf5d3

Lead Contact: William Payre, Coventry University

Can a robot be trusted to heal our wounds through light?

Watch now: https://t.co/YkMmTS4ZxM

Lead Contact : @sabinehauert Assoc. Prof. (Reader) of Swarm Engineering @BristolUni President @Robohub- Exec. Trustee @AIhuborg

What is the UKRI Strategy for Automated Systems?

To listen to Head of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, @JamesDracott follow the link https://t.co/VMYK7lCIVE

Join TAS-S Advisory Board member, Dr. Phil Koopman @PhilKoopman for this very interesting webinar on Trust & Governance for Autonomous Vehicle Deployment. 14th Sept, 1pm-2pm CDT