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Karen YEUNG Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School, Birmingham


 Karen Yeung is the University of Birmingham’s first Interdisciplinary Chair, taking up the post of Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham in the School of Law and the School of Computer Science in January 2018. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. Karen is actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives in the UK and worldwide, including those concerned with the governance of AI, one of her key research interests. In particular, she is a member of the EU’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (since June 2018) and a Member and Rapporteur for the Council of Europe’s Expert Committee on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT). Since March 2018 she has been the ethics advisor and member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Digital Medicine for the Topol Independent Technology Review for the NHS. Between 2016-18 she was the Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Genome Editing and Human Reproduction and during that time she was also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Biotechnology. Her recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology in 2017, and she is joint author of the Royal Society-British Academy report, Data management and use: Governance in the 21st Century (2017) and the Nuffield Council of Bioethics report Genome Editing and Human Reproduction.