Mission Control to the Intellectual Forum: the Leaders in Responsible AI Summit 2023
With the rise of technologies such as ChatGPT and GPT-4, the general public are becoming acutely aware of the importance – and the potential threat – of Artificial Intelligence.
As this awareness grows, so too does the pressure to develop ‘Responsible AI’: technologies that align trust and safeguarding with fast progress and innovation.
With this objective in mind, the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College teamed up with leading Responsible AI software company Mission Control to host an international, pioneering conference bringing together senior private and public sector policy leaders in the field.
"This Summit, the first of our annual series, seeks to align the global community of AI experts and leaders. In doing so, we unite the need for practical solutions with blue sky design thinking to envision a better world with AI.” - Ramsay Brown, CEO of Mission Control
The Leaders in Responsible AI Summit 2023 was an intense day-long series of talks and workshops designed to catalyse ideas-sharing and galvanise movement towards practical solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
These central concerns included:
- How AI will shape the near future of the UK and global labour market
- How Responsible AI could help us achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- How policymakers may better develop informed and effective responses to the growth of AI
- Strategies that teams can employ - today - to better operationalise Responsible AI.
With over 70 attendees spanning three continents, this was a global event with global impact in mind.
Ramsay Brown, CEO of Mission Control, said: "We’re in a very unique time right now; as the Global 2000 moves trillions of dollars of value through the Digital Transformation they’re facing unique challenges in achieving AI mission success. This sluggish success is happening at the same time as the opening salvos of the age of Artificial General Intelligence. Both of these historic transformations are happening simultaneously; and both open as many unparalleled opportunities as they do unprecedented risks. Collectively, the global community is under-prepared: economically, technologically, politically, and socially.
“The AI world has dramatically accelerated in the sixteen months since Julian and I planned this Summit. And the imperative for quality, velocity, and trust in AI has only grown. This Summit, the first of our annual series, seeks to align the global community of AI experts and leaders. In doing so, we unite the need for practical solutions with blue sky design thinking to envision a better world with AI.”
Dr Julian Huppert, the Director of the Intellectual Forum, said: "The sudden public awareness of the power of generative AI has accelerated the pace with which we need to work out how to handle AI safely and reasonably. This is a huge global challenge and I'm delighted that here at Jesus College we were able to do our part in helping to bring people together to tackle it.
"AI can do many good things; if we get this right it could improve humanity and free us to spend more time being human and flourishing. If we get it wrong, it can worsen inequalities, reduce human flourishing, and perhaps even lead in extremes to civilisational collapse. Let's hope we get it right, and that's what we're trying to do with collaborations like this."
About Mission Control
Mission Control is a machine learning ops and AI Governance platform for accelerating quality, velocity, and trust in the data science lifecycle. Combined with PromptOps - the platform for Enterprise trust in Generative AI - Mission Control is the most powerful tool for moving data science faster and breaking fewer things. Mission Control is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Ramsay Brown
Ramsay Brown is CEO of Mission Control, a computational neuroscientist, and a designer. He fuses data science and design thinking to accelerate enterprise AI Safety transformation. His passion and focus lies with better aligning humanity, technology, and capital towards the sustainable development goals and a more flourishing, productive future.