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Talk Online | Does Tech Discriminate?

Online | Does Tech Discriminate?

Synopsis

Join our panel of experts, chaired by The Gadget Show presenter Ortis Deley, to discuss and debate bias in tech and explore solutions.
 
Are we in danger of ingraining deep-seated prejudices into the technology we use on a daily basis? 
 
Discrimination continues to have a serious, measurable impact on everyday life in the twenty-first century, and though conscious and subconscious human decisions have historically been the major driver of discrimination. But increasingly the technology we rely on so heavily is becoming part of the problem. 
 
Facial recognition systems, online search algorithms and social media echo chambers are just some examples of technology that has the potential to amplify discrimination, and as machine learning and AI systems become more advanced, how do we ensure they are free of their curators’ prejudices? How can we create technology that works for everyone? 
 
A panel of experts, chaired by The Gadget Show presenter Ortis Deley, come together to discuss and debate the issues and to explore solutions to mitigate the risks of bias in tech. 
 
Speakers include: 
 
Alexander Fefegha: co-founder & director of creative technology at design studio COMUZI. Alex is also an associate lecturer at the University of Arts London's creative computing institute, teaching a module on computational futures and artificial intelligence.
 
Further speakers to be announced.   


This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

 

Event details

Thu 25 Mar 2021, 7:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 2DD

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