Online | 9th & 12th October
Championing socially-responsible AI
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.
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.
This year there are three streams: fintech, health tech, and smart cities. You’ll hear from experts from anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, digital sociology, economics, human rights, and medicine. Join us and be part of this ground-breaking and unique event.
Nani Jansen Reventlow
Nani Jansen Reventlow is a human rights lawyer and Director of the Digital Freedom Fund. We invited Nani to be our 2020 keynote because AI-driven technology is already being used to make decisions that are having real and serious consequences for people’s human rights.
In developing emerging technologies it is important to address algorithmic bias, which reflect and amplify existing social inequalities. Otherwise these technologies will continue to perpetuate inequalities and social injustice. This also means dismantling the systems of racism and colonisation embedded in every aspect of our society. Nani’s keynote will address decolonising digital rights.
Because unless we act now—together—social and economic divides will be further deepened and systems of oppression will continue to be automated.
Brand new talks
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
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?
Last Years Conference
What our delegates & speakers are saying
Prof David Prendergast
“Fascinating day listening, learning and talking about socially responsible AI…an important conversation has been started here.”
“A fabulous, thoughtful day exploring legal, policy, social science and technologist perspectives on making intelligent tech accountable.”
“A conversation long overdue.”
Professor Sarah Pink
“This conference will inspire new ways of thinking…it will enable us to start thinking differently, collectively, about technology design and development.”
Dr Mark Woods
“This conference offers technologists an opportunity to hear different perspectives on our work and vice versa…it will help us build better products that are sustainable and impactful in a positive way…I would say register ASAP!”
Dr Nemo D’Qrill
“It is at gatherings like the Anthropology + Technology conference that the global agendas are first voiced and then set.”