• AI for Accessibility

    The Microsoft Reactor London

    We are co-hosting this event with the Microsoft AI and Data community - If you have already signed up for a similar looking event you're already in :) With the advancement in conversational intelligence, Deep learning, and Reinforcement learning, Artificial Intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and interact with our surroundings. AI for accessibility is taking a leap into the realm of opportunities and changing people lives for better. Join us to discover some of the state of the art that is giving people the freedom, independence, and maneuverability which we all take for granted. The session will include topics relates to customer experience, new techniques, approached in the area of AI for accessibility. Agenda: 18:00 - 18:20: Networking 18:20 - 18:30: Welcome – Mufy/Holly & Ben 18:30 - 19:00: Microsoft’s AI for accessibility initiatives – CELA (Eve Joseph, Hector Mintor) CELA team to provide an overview of the AI for good initiative and discuss other activities in the AI space that is empowering people from productivity to day-to-day lives. 19:00 - 19:15: AI for Good accessibility Cohort Upstream health - supporting medical professionals to proactively monitor patients We Walk - Smart cane helps visually impaired see obstacles Immersive rehab - interactive physiotherapy programmes in virtual reality 19:15 - 19:30: demos /break Various demos will be provided by Accessibility Cohort companies and others 19:30 - 20:00: Self-driving AI wheelchair – Imperial, (Professor Aldo Faisal) Professor Aldo to speak about the amazing work they are doing to improve mobility experience for paralyze people using self-driving, self-navigating wheelchair who can lead using their gaze. 20:00 - 20:30: Seeing AI Project - Microsoft (Saqib Shaikh) Saqib will talk about how Seeing AI project has revolutionized visually impaired people to be more contextual aware. We will hear Saqib from first-hand experience. 20:30 – 21:00: Matthew Johnson (ThoughtWorks) 9:00pm - Networking Please join us at the Microsoft Reactor on the 28th of March, 6 - 9pm for an insightful evening into to the world of AI for Accessibility!

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  • Bias in Machine Learning @ Twitter

    Soho

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS / MEETUP MESSAGES FOR THE EVENT LOCATION We're really excited to announce our next Meetup in partnership with Twitter. **PLEASE NOTE** - I really need full names to sign up to this event. For security reasons, I need to provide Twitter with a list of attendees before the event. In this event, we will be exploring Bias in Machine Learning. We will look at the present day challenges as well as the best methods we have for addressing these problems. For example - Today, women only form around 17% of tech jobs, and only around 10% are working directly with AI. We can fairly assume this will create a bias in AI towards male values. When I created this cover picture (previously for a blog), without thinking it ended up being a man shaking hands with a machine in his image. Hardly an inclusive image, and a bias that I would like to correct. The problems with bias are amplified when we consider AI and automation - Potentially enabling our bias to be carried out orders of magnitude faster than humans could alone, and abstracting humans from the ethical responsibility of these actions. Huge thanks to Twitter and Sopra Steria for sponsoring this event. Agenda (TBC) 6:00-6:30PM - Arrive: Food, drinks and networking 6:30-8PM - Presentations Ivana Bartoletti - Gemserv Luca Belli - Twitter Ben Gilburt - Sopra Steria Others TBC 8-9PM - Drinks and networking

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  • The Ethics of AI

    Microsoft Reactor

    Artificial intelligence has the potential to be the most beneficial technology ever invented by humans. It also has the potential to be our most damaging invention if we do not ensure it is safe, aligned to human values and free from bias. Join us as we discuss the path towards safe and beneficial AI, with examples of what is happening today to make this happen. Sessions will include topics relevant to AI such as bias & diversity, medical science and customer experiences. Agenda: 6:00pm - Welcome - Pratim Das 6:20pm - Introduction to AI Ethics - Ben Gilburt 6:50pm - The Digital Poor House - Allison Gardner 7:20pm - Customers using AI - Udai Chilamkurthi 7:50pm - A (brief) past, present and future of ethics in AI technologies - Amy Boyd 8:10pm - AI's well that ends well - Richard Potter 8:30pm - AI and Medical Science - Chiara Grattini 9:00pm - Networking & hands-on demos Please join us at the Microsoft Reactor on the 11th of December, 6 - 9pm for an insightful evening into to the world of AI Ethics!

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  • AI Ethics - AI Alignment

    Sopra Steria Holborn

    Hello! In this session we will explore AI alignment. Alignment looks at our understanding of our own values, and the most promising methods for ensuring AI recognises and follows these values, in the way that we intend. Arrive from 6PM, with presentations starting at 6:30PM. We don't have use of the space for too long after, but we can continue to chat in a local pub/bar.

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  • AI Ethics - The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles

    Sopra Steria Holborn

    We are right to make every effort towards safe AI, which is aligned to human values, but if we want it to happen at all we must have some tolerance for risk. Autonomous vehicles lay the issue out clearly. Today, they are not safe enough, with the best systems needing human intervention every 5,555 miles, compared to 165,000 miles average between human-caused accidents. They are not ready in their present state, but if we have a complete zero tolerance for mistakes they'll never be ready. The focus of this meetup will be demonstrating why some level of risk is unavoidable and how we can reach a point of consensus on the acceptable level of risk where AI development and implementation can continue. Have a read of 'How to keep AI alive when Death inevitable' to get a feel for this meetup; https://chatbotsmagazine.com/how-to-keep-ai-alive-when-death-is-inevitable-43313bac67bb

  • AI is Coming - An introduction to AI Ethics

    Sopra Steria Holborn

    Hello! **If you came to the 'AI is Coming' event as part of London Tech Week, this is the same content ** I'm hosting this for more people who were unable to make the previous event. “Winter is coming” – These are the words of House Stark, which we heard from 2011 to 2016, waiting for winter to happen. Even worse, if you’ve been reading the books, you’ve been waiting since 1996, and winter still isn’t here. AI is similar. We’ve been hearing about the advent of artificial general intelligence – A machine which is as good if not better than a human at everything we can do – since the 1940s, predicting its arrival 20 years from then. Since then though it’s been ‘receding at a rate of one year per year’ (Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence). Artificial general intelligence might permanently be 20 years away, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t concern ourselves with questions around AI control, values, ethics and the societal impact of the technology. In this presentation we will look at the present-day concerns with AI, and how it can pose a risk to our lives and happiness even without a dramatic technological breakthrough, as well as some of the more promising methods for control that are currently being explored. Itinerary [masked] Presentation from Ben Gilburt[masked] Networking with drinks and nibbles

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  • AI is Coming - An introduction to AI Ethics

    Holborn Bars

    **Please sign up on the London Tech Week Website** https://londontechweek.com/event/ai-is-coming-innovation “Winter is coming” – These are the words of House Stark, which we heard from 2011 to 2016, waiting for winter to happen. Even worse, if you’ve been reading the books you’ve been waiting since 1996, and winter still isn’t here. AI is similar. We’ve been hearing about the advent of artificial general intelligence – A machine which is as good if not better than a human at everything we can do – since the 1940s, predicting its arrival 20 years from then. Since then though it’s been ‘receding at a rate of one year per year’ (Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence). Artificial general intelligence might permanently be 20 years away, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t concern ourselves with questions around AI control, values, ethics and the societal impact of the technology. In this presentation we will look at the present-day concerns with AI, and how it can pose a risk to our lives and happiness even without a dramatic technological breakthrough, as well as some of the more promising methods for control that are currently being explored. Itinerary [masked] Presentation from Ben Gilburt and Olivia Green[masked] Networking with drinks and nibbles