Dr. Blay Whitby is philosopher and ethicist concerned with the social impact of new and emerging technologies. His work has concentrated on the area of AI and robotics since 1988, attempting to increase informed debate on ethical dilemmas posed by these technologies.
More recent publications in this area include Automating medicine, the ethical way, Do you want a robot lover?, Oversold, unregulated, and unethical: Why we need to respond to robot nannies, On Computable Morality, and Sometimes it’s hard to be a robot: A call for action on the ethics of abusing artificial agents. His books on the area include: Reflections on Artificial Intelligence: The Legal, Moral and Ethical Dimensions Artificial Intelligence: A Beginner’s Guide, and Artificial Intelligence, A Handbook of Professionalism.
Dr. Whitby is a member of the Ethics Group of BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT and an ethical advisor to The Royal Academy of Engineering and an ethics expert for the EU specializing in AI and robotics.
Committed to increasing public awareness, he is a regular speaker in and community, commercial, and military, settings as well as having participated in several high impact science/art collaborations. Dr. Whitby currently lectures at Imperial College, The Technical University of Vienna, Sussex University, and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.