Continuing the ‘Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series' at the Ismaili Centre, London, Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of the West of England, Bristol, delivered a lecture entitled 'AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence' on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The lecture was followed by a discussion, moderated by Professor Alnoor Bhimani, London School of Economics, on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on human society. The event was webcast live at



Did you know that by 2035 Artificial Intelligence is projected to potentially double the economic growth of developed countries and increase labour productivity by 40%? By 2030, the McKinsey Global Institute estimate that between zero and one third of work activities could be displaced, and that 3-14% of the global workforce will need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills. However, despite this shift in the job market there are exciting new jobs and innovations on the horizon.

Exploring the future use of AI technology and the implications of AI on human society. Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of the West of England, Bristol led a dialogue on the future use of AI in our everyday lives and the ethical implications of this. This was followed by a moderated discussion with Professor Alnoor Bhimani, Professor of Management Accounting, London School of Economics, addressing topics such as the possible benefit and impact of AI in improving the quality of life.