Autonomous Systems: Managing Risk and Reward
The advent and increased sophistication of autonomous systems offers significant potential benefits in diverse application domains including manufacturing and transportation, healthcare and financial services, exploration, maintenance and repair. From the perspective of reducing the likelihood of negative as well as unintended consequences, what is the best way to manage risk and reward? Should those responsible for technological innovation in the domain of autonomous systems be given carte blanche, or what kinds of guiding principles, regulation or even pre-emptive bans should be considered? This panel discusses the social, technological, legal, and philosophical questions surrounding this ongoing international debate.