This is the first in a series of workshops examining the intersection of cyber physical systems and the law which includes topics on anti-trust, regulation, surveillance and autonomy. The Session 1 workshop will explore trust in different contexts and under different conditions. These may be physical or virtual, involving transactions or interactions, between humans or entities that are natural, legal, financial, digital, regulatory, hypothetical or even fictional. As online platforms and distributed networks play an increasingly important role in directing human relationships (or simply act on our behalf), it is important to characterise and examine trust as a function, an enabler, a precondition, and as a core value that underpins our social selves.
This workshop series is part of the research agenda of The Australian National University’s first Innovation Institute, the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, which is seeking to build a new applied science for the design of cyber physical systems that conform with ethical, legal and cultural values. These workshops are designed to raise critical questions about the nature of emerging technology from a legal perspective. The desired outcomes of these workshops are the generation of insights and research questions into the dynamics between the law and automation.
Places are limited to 30 people.