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4IRC Deep Learning: Do we need to review our ethics?

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DeepMind’s Cofounder Thinks AI Should Get Ethical in 2018. Mustafa Suleyman, who cofounded Google's deep-learning subsidiary, wants the artificial-intelligence community to focus on ethics in 2018.

Ethics in AI is crucial but so is education, says Microsoft UK CEO, Cindy Rose

Join the #4IRC Connect Shapers as we explore the biggest discussion in AI & Machine learning in 2018.

The discussion will focus on:
Creating a clearer picture of what we mean by AI, ethics and bias.

With societal structures still imbued by inequality how can we ensure the data used in AI does not reflect this?

What role does business play in the development of ethics around AI & machine learning?

This event aims to challenge perceptions and open conversations with academics, business and the start-up community.

Connect Shapers: Brian Shevlin, Claire Burn, Pete Wilson, Pamela Topping, Stuart Greenlees

Confirmed contributors include:

Padraic Sheerin, Co-Founder, Squad
Padraic is a seasoned data scientist who spent 10+ years bringing machine learning to the highly regulated US insurance industry and most recently co-founded Squad, a London-based fintech startup which uses AI & behavioral science to make saving & investing money much easier for the mobile generation.

Angelina Thomas Villikudathil, PhD Candidate, Ulster University
Angelina completed a Bachelors of Engineering in Computational Biology (Bioinformatics) at Karunya University, India. She won a competitive award at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay to gain research experience in computational molecular modelling and simulation analysis. This led her to pursue a full-time post graduate research programme at Ulster University in Machine Learning.

Pete Wilson, Founder, VeroZen
Pete has been a business change professional and management consultant for over 30 years and led a number of large and complex business transformation programmes, many of which have included a significant degree of technology implementation, business process re-engineering and change. Pete is the founder of, leading the development of next generation ‘Bizchangeware’, which is cloud-based software that supports the acceleration and industrialisation of business change while maintaining its high value to the business.

Bryan McDermott, Developer, AllState
Bryan is a full stack developer at AllState.
He will open the session with a brief interactive introduction into machine learning and how anyone can get started utilising machine learning with simple online exercises. We will be looking for volunteers from the audience to participate on the night.