RITICS: AI at the heart of Trustworthy Control: New Opportunities and Threats in Industrial Control and Cyber-Physical Systems

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


Whether we like it or not, AI will be deeply embedded in cyber-physical systems from the smallest on-chip components to decision making across systems of systems and interactions with users. AI will also be used through the whole life of systems, to assist in their design, operation, and decommissioning. But how? Beyond the hype, what are AI’s most promising emerging uses? And what are the obstacles to its adoption? What are the risks associated with such pervasive AI use? Questions have been raised at the intersection of AI and safety, and AI components have proven to be vulnerable to adversarial attacks. AI can also underpin developments in both offensive and defensive capabilities. Which one will see the highest impact? This event aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on AI in industrial control and cyber-physical systems to discuss the emergent landscape, its associated risks and opportunities, and to identify research, adoption and policy challenges that must be prioritised, to ensure cyber-physical systems remain safe, robust and resilient, whilst maximising the advantages conferred by AI use.

The event will focus on the interactions between AI components and the control loops present in industrial control systems (ICS) and cyber-physical systems (CPS), whether at the level of a single device such as a robot, at the level of local control such as a building management system or a micro-grid operating in islanded mode or in large-scale systems such as critical national infrastructures. The programme of the event will include invited presentations from industry and academia, discussions sessions and a closing panel.
Period26 Jun 2024
Held atResearch Institute in Trustworthy Inter-Connected Cyber-Physical Systems, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity