Together we can build a future in which socially-responsible AI is the norm

The rapid pace of emerging technologies means we are already seeing a significant social impact. Our international conference will bring together social scientists and AI technologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines.

Anthropology + Technology Conference

Our conference brings together technologists, who are working on emerging technology projects related to AI, and anthropologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines.

The conference has been curated to help today’s leading technology companies understand the significant value of combining teams of technologists with social scientists. Together we can build a future in which socially-responsible AI is the norm.

You’ll meet experts from anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, machine learning, and sociology, and make genuine connections. Join us and be part of this “amazing” and “unique” event.

Brand new talks
For 2020

Health Stream

Technology offers the potential to reshape health and care, empowering people who are willing and able to become more actively engaged in their health. However, it is critically important that digital healthcare technologies do not exacerbate inequalities in healthcare. How can emerging technology support or potentially exacerbate inequality, inclusion and parity in health and social care? How can digital healthcare systems be created that actively improves equality and inclusion?

Smart Cities Stream

What is a “smart city”? Typically, the smart city is defined in terms of technology. But on its own technology is never the answer nor does it drive fundamental change. Technology does have the ability to catalyse and support other types of programmes and policy reforms that are valuable. How can cities be “smart enough” (Ben Green) using technology to promote democracy and equity? How do we achieve social change with technology, without over-valuing technology?

Fintech Stream

While fintech offers up the promise of the democratisation of finance by including traditionally underserved communities, there are some risks particularly as artificial intelligence increasingly influences the terms and availability of credit. If learning algorithms fail on their promises of inclusion, fintech firms may hardwire predatory inclusion, existing inequities, and unconscious biases into financial markets for the next several generations. This will compound wealth gaps and undermine the welfare of vulnerable communities. How do we ensure that the already profound inequality worldwide is not further exacerbated by this new technology?

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