Chief Officer, Ethics Advisory Panel
Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister-at-Law and part-time Judge in the United Kingdom where she also worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and Professor of Law. In the United States, Kay is Chief Officer, and member, of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP) and an adjunct Professor of Law. She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. Kay advises governments, think tanks, IGOs and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. She is Vice-Chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems and co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CLEAR) at the Strauss Center of the University of Texas where she is a Distinguished Scholar. Kay teaches Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy at the University of Texas Law School. Additionally, she thinks about how AI and other emerging technologies will impact business and society, including how business can prepare for that impact in its internal planning and external interaction with customers and other stakeholders and how society will be affected by these technologies. Kay speaks regularly to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.