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The risks and benefits of artificial intelligence and robotics
Proceedings workshop in Cambridge


The potential risks and benefits associated with advancements being made in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics were analysed and discussed during a two-day workshop organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in collaboration with, and hosted by, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. The event took place at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School (United Kingdom) from 6 to 7 February 2017.

As part of UNICRI's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Programme and its Public Information Programme on New Threats, journalists, representatives from the academia, international organizations and the private sector from 20 countries met with leading AI and Robotics experts to deepen their understanding of advancements in AI and robotics, with a special focus on their potential global security implications.

This report summarizes the issues presented and discussed during the workshop.

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