AI Challenge Days

The AI challenge days will be held on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January at 09.15 for a 09.30 start- 13.00 finish.

The AI challenge days will be held on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021 at 09.15 for a 09.30 start- 13.00 finish.  

The sessions will be hosted by ‘table hosts’ held in breakout rooms; students will attend these sessions in peer groups.  The objective of the session is to spend a thought-provoking hour discussing the host’s topic, discussing a ‘challenge’ and possibly relating it to the context of their research.  At the end of each session, there is time to briefly feedback what was discussed.

Programme for Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January

Virtual ‘Table Hosts’ and discussion topics

Wednesday 27th January

Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England

Discussion Topic- “How can ethics be built into AI if the world can’t agree what is ethical?”

Walter Maria Pasquarelli, AI Readiness & Data Governance Lead, Oxford Insights

Discussion Topic- “”AI-Powered Neural Implants: Ethical and Policy Implications of Governing Data about Thoughts”

Graham King, Product Manager, DesAcc EMEA Ltd

Discussion topic: “Health Data for the greater good – can we build a manifesto for ethical use of health data at scale?”

Data sharing during COVID-19 spotlights what’s possible when health data is openly shared. But for most other conditions, data is still bound by privacy protections. Patients, politicians, regulators and the public are concerned and attitudes to sharing health data vary widely depending on who is receiving it and their perceived motivations. Discussions of harms have focused on privacy breaches but what about harms caused by not sharing?

Thursday 28th January

Simon Fanshawe, Partner at Diversity By Design

Discussion Topic- “Should we value personal experience more than technical expertise if AI is to serve everyone with integrity?”

Andreas Theodorou, Researcher in Responsible Artificial Intelligence, UMEA University

Discussion Topic- “Technical and organisational approaches for actionable AI ethics”

Warren A. Connors – Group Leader, Mine Warfare, Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre. 

Discussion topic: “On-line learning for behaviour arbitration in autonomy & Remote applications of medical robotics; how nations could leverage this technology to provide high quality health care in difficult environments”

Marcus Donnelly and Fergus Cowie, SEA

Discussion Topic: “Discussion based on the maritime domain and also the ‘land’ domain, including the use of drones and route planning/logistic supply applications”

Feature Photo by Hello I’m Nik 🎞 on Unsplash


Event Info

Start Date 27.01.2021
End Date 28.01.2021
Start Time 9:15am
End Time 1:00pm

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