AJung is the Director of Open Roboethics Institute (ORI), 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 assessment of robotic and AI technologies.
AJung became a Vanier Scholar in 2013 and received her PhD 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 was a co-chair of the IEEE Global Initiative’s committee on embedding values into autonomous intelligent systems. She frequently serves as an expert panelist, speaker, and guest lecturer on roboethics.