Kay Firth-Butterfield

Ai-Austin / University Of Texas At Austin

Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister-at-Law and part-time Judge in the United Kingdom where she has also worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and Professor of Law. In the United States, Kay is Executive Director of AI-Austin, co-founder of the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Distinguished Scholar of the Robert E. Strauss School at the University of Texas. She is the former Chief Officer, and member, of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel. Kay is an adjunct Professor of Law at UT Law School teaching “Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy” Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. She advises governments, think tanks and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. 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.