Dr. AJung Moon has recently been appointed Senior Advisor for UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. She will be on leave as the Director of Open Roboethics Institute (ORI) until June 2019.
Formerly known as the Open Roboethics initiative, ORI is an international roboethics think tank that investigates ways in which stakeholders of robotics technologies can work together to influence how robots should shape our future. What should a robot do? What decisions are we comfortable delegating to robots? These are some of the questions ORI has been exploring in the domain of self-driving vehicles, care robots, as well as lethal autonomous weapons systems.
AJung is also a CEO and Technology Analyst of Generation R Consulting Inc. — the “do” part of the think tank that provides ethics analyses on AI/machine learning and robotics systems. Generation R helps organizations make informed design and policy decisions to innovate with the advanced technologies without compromising the organization’s values.
AJung became a Vanier Scholar in 2013 and received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in the design of human-inspired interactive robot behaviours. As a roboticist with experience in both roboethics and HRI, she has been heavily involved in international and Canadian discussions on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. She serves on the Executive Committee of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and served as a co-chair of the IEEE Global Initiative’s committee on embedding values into autonomous intelligent systems. She is an organizer of the Canadian Robotics Network newly being established, and a panellist of the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (IPRAW). She frequently serves as an expert panellist, speaker, and guest lecturer on roboethics.