Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister-at-Law and a former part-time Judge in the United Kingdom. In the United States she has been a Professor of Law and International Relations. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge; a Fellow at the Robert E. Strauss Center on international Security and Law, University of Texas; and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She co-founded AI-Austin, AI-Global and the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. She was named one of the top 25 Women in Robotics, Robohub (2017) and one of the 12 brilliant women in AI and Ethics (2018).