professional headshot of Karen Yeung, member of Artificial Intelligence high level group
Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

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Biography

Karen Yeung is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham in the School of Law and the School of Computer Science.  Together with Andrew Howes and Ganna Pogrebna, she leads an interdisciplinary research stream involving over 90 researchers from a range of disciplines under the theme of ‘Responsible Artificial Intelligence’ from across the University of Birmingham. She is currently 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) and joint author of the Royal Society-British Academy report ‘Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century’ (2017).  She is also Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Genome Editing and Human Reproduction, Ethics advisor and member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Digital Medicine for the Topol Independent Technology Review for the NHS and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Biotechnology. She is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, having completed a brief stint in professional legal practice and is on the editorial boards of Big Data & Society and Public Law.