Marcelo Thompson was a panelist on "The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Law and Policy" at the Peking-Stanford-Oxford Internet Law and Policy Conference 2016 held in Shenzhen, China from 9-11 December 2016. The panel description was as follows:
"Though artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are at the primary stage, AI devices, which are designed for certain tasks, with self-learning and decision-making capability that based on big data analysis are showing us the broad and promising application prospect. What will be the future of artificial intelligence? How to make AI be the safe and trustable tools? How to avoid and prevent the bias and discrimination cause by insufficient data sources and algorithms? How will the accidents and disputes caused by AI decisions challenge the implementation and evolution of current rules of tort laws, contract laws, criminal law, etc.? What role will government regulation play in the development of AI? This panel will explore a series of cutting-edge issues on AI, law and policy."