PyData Cambridge is our local PyData meetup chapter.
PyData is an educational program of NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States. PyData provides a forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to) Python, Julia, and R.
The PyData Code of Conduct governs this meetup. ( http://pydata.org/code-of-conduct.html ) To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behavior of anyone at a PyData meetup, please contact NumFOCUS Executive Director Leah Silen (+1 512-222-5449; email@example.com) or the group organizer.
We are very happy to announce the fourth PyData Cambridge meetup!
**Many thanks to Raspberry Pi, that kindly agreed to host the group.**
If you are planning to join us for the event, make sure you RSVP as we have limited space. Also, please make sure you cancel in case you can't make it anymore to make space for others that may be able to attend.
We are actively looking for speakers. If you want to volunteer or refer someone, please contact us at [masked].
18:45 - Doors open
19:00 - Intro
19:10 - "Holistic AI Ethics" - Ben Byford
20:00 - Interval / **snacks provided**
20:20 - PyData Cambridge Feedback Discussion
21:00 - End (and go to a nearby pub: Salisbury Arms)
Code of Conduct
PyData is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
The PyData Code of Conduct governs this meetup. ( http://pydata.org/code-of-conduct.html ) To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behavior of anyone at a PyData meetup, please contact NumFOCUS Executive Director Leah Silen ([masked]; [masked]) or the group organizer.
Abstract: Holistic AI Ethics
Speaker: Ben Byford
Ben run's the Machine ethics podcast which has been running for over 3 years - the podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, creatives and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and more.
Ben has been working in web technologies for over 10 years working with small agencies, and large cooperates in-house and freelance. Over the last three years Ben has also joined the facilitation team at Decoded, training companies on the subjects of Data science, Web history and coding, Innovation, public speaking and more.
AI and Ethics are both hot topics at the moment, but sometimes it seems people can be talking about many different aspects of AI and Society in the same breath, or worse have little practical baring and are lead by science fiction. Ben’s talk challenges you to see the bigger picture of AI ethics, calls upon us all to think deeper about our seemly technology deterministic culture, and enables a safe space to ask hard questions.
This event would not be possible without our sponsors.
Many thanks to:
- Enthought, both help with group maintenance costs
- Raspberry Pi, who offered the space to host the meetups
- NumFOCUS, our parent organization, that helps with group maintenance costs