Jacob Turner Keynote Speaker

  • Author of Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence
  • Regularly advises governments and companies on the governance of AI
  • Expert on AI ethics, regulation and law

Jacob Turner's Biography

Jacob Turner is an international lawyer, writer and speaker. He is the author of Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence – a book on why AI is unique, what problems it can cause and how we can solve them.

Robot Rules has been described by Lord Neuberger (former President of the UK Supreme Court) as “a very timely, thought-provoking and significant book” and by Lord Clement-Jones (Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on AI) as “superb”. Jacob’s work on the governance of AI has been covered in publications such as The Economist, Wired, The Spectator, The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, and the Singapore Law Gazette.

Jacob has spoken around the world on the ethics and governance of AI. He has addressed the Chinese Government and Military on AI and national security at the invitation of the UN, and given seminars on regulating AI to the judiciaries of Singapore and Dubai. Jacob has lectured at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, NYU, McGill, Shanghai Maritime University, Singapore Management University and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg. Jacob has also delivered speeches at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and UNESCO in Paris.

Jacob’s advice on AI governance is regularly sought by governments and regulators, as well as private sector organisations in industries ranging from insurance to healthcare, finance and legal services. In private practice, Jacob has acted for states including Russia, Argentina, Greece and Iraq. Jacob is a former speechwriter to a UK Supreme Court Justice and an Ambassador to the UN. He holds law degrees from Oxford and Harvard.

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