Kay Firth-Butterfield: Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge and has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is Chief Officer, and member, of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP) and Professor. She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has written books, taught classes and advised governments, IGOs and NGOs about Human Rights, Human Trafficking and ‘street’ children. She served for many years as an Ambassador for the Consortium for Street Children. Kay has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations.
Kay advises governments, think tanks and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. She co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and teaches its first course: Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy. Kay is Vice Chair of an IEEE Industry Connections Committee considering Artificial Intelligence and ethical design. She thinks about how AI and other technologies will impact business and society and how both can prepare for that impact in planning interaction with customers, citizens and other stakeholders. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.