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Hey ChatGPT, is AI after our jobs? - Employment Annual Lecture

Hey ChatGPT, is AI after our jobs? - Employment Annual Lecture

​Everyone is talking about AI, but what is it? What are its implications for employment law and employment lawyers? 

42BR Barristers' Employment Group is delighted to invite you to our new premises for our annual employment law lecture on Wednesday 8 November from 5:45pm.

Join our expert panel Iris Ferber KC,  Dr Daniel Susskind, and Dr Caitlin Bentley who will be grappling with all things AI in what will be a fascinating session chaired and moderated by Dr James Randerson. 


5:45pm - Arrival

6:15pm - Panel discussion

7:15pm - Networking, food and drinks served


James Randerson - Dr James Randerson is Managing Director at WATATAWA, a Singapore-based consulting firm that advises multinational companies and governments. He is a former senior journalist with more than two decades experience specialising in politics, science, sustainability and the environment. In his roles as Editorial Director and Managing Editor at POLITICO in Brussels, he oversaw a continent-wide newsroom covering everything from the minutiae of European tech and trade policy to Brexit. He previously spent 11 years at the Guardian newspaper, serving on the national news desk while running its global environment and science team.  

Iris Ferber KC - Iris Ferber KC is a specialist Employment Law silk, who appears regularly in the Employment Tribunals, the EAT and the Higher Courts.  She represents clients in high profile and high value cases in a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, retail, local government and the third sector.  Through her litigation work, as well as her professional relationships with large and small legal firms, she has seen the changes that AI is already making to the workplace, and its effects – good and bad – on employees and employers.

Dr Daniel Susskind - Dr Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, and particularly AI, on work and society. He is a Research Professor in Economics at King’s College London, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions and the author of A World Without Work, described by The New York Times as "required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future”. His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.6 million times. Previously he worked in various roles in the British Government – in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and in the Cabinet Office. 

Dr Caitlin Bentley - Caitlin Bentley is a Lecturer in AI Education, actively shaping the future of responsible AI through education. She is a member of the Delivery Team on the UKRI Responsible Artificial Intelligence UK (RAI UK) programme and co-director of the UKRI Safe and Trusted AI Centre for Doctoral Training. Previously, she served on the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Hub Skills Committee, Syllabus Lab, and EDI working group. Caitlin's multi-disciplinary academic background includes includes a PhD in Human Geography, ICT4D, from Royal Holloway, University of London, a Masters in Educational Technology from Concordia University, and a BA in Computer Science from McGill University. Caitlin has been researching how professionals across various sectors will need a variety of technical, professional and strategic skills to be effective. She has also recently contributed to a new online course that aims to communicate opportunities and challenges around generative AI in higher education to the general public. 

To RSVP for this in-person event, please contact our Marketing Manager, Sophie, on SophieH@42br.com.

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