AI and bots for good (for a change)! (REMOTE)

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UPDATE: This event will now be completely online. Access the event via Zoom webinars https://zoom.us/j/576650552 . Do not go to the venue. We won't be there.

We only have space for 100 people in the webinar, but we'll also be streaming to YouTube. If it works. Basically, first come, first served.

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Artificial intelligence is often racist, sexist and mostly pretty stupid. Bots, are all apparently taking our jobs and generally causing havoc, also probably sexist too, why not.

BUT it's not all bad! Who knew! Join us to hear about how we might implement new technologies, not only in a responsible way, but in a way that might just actually help people. We'll learn about the applications and challenges and potential impact we can make.

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Artificial intelligence is often racist, sexist and mostly pretty stupid. Bots, are all apparently taking our jobs and generally causing havoc, also probably sexist too, why not.

BUT it's not all bad! Who knew! Join us to hear about how we might implement new technologies, not only in a responsible way, but in a way that might just actually help people. We'll learn about the applications and challenges and potential impact we can make.
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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Stuart Pearson - Citizens Advice Manchester
Stuart Pearson is CDO at Citizens Advice Manchester, who help about 40,000 people a year whatever their problem find a way forward. The organisations is seen within the Citizens Advice network as a leader in digital transformation. He also sits on the Citizens Advice national Technology Committee and a founding member of the new Citizens Advice incubator network.

To bot or not to bot: Are they the start of Skynet or just glorified IVRs? Last year we wanted to test the feasibility of providing clients with a 24/7 Advice Bot. Let me share our experiences of that journey and how despite the challenges and compromising we are even more confident that chatbots can play a big part in advice delivery in the future.

Dr Kevin Hogan - Director of Research at Etic Labs,
Kevin is a psychologist with a background that includes research and teaching in human computer interaction, organisational analysis, artificial intelligence and digital propaganda. He is a founding partner in Etic Lab LLP, a research and development company with clients and projects drawn from industry, commerce, government and the not-for-profit sector (you can see some of our work at https://eticlab.co.uk). I will be describing our recent project using a sustainable development approach combined with soft systems analysis to develop AI and Big Data solutions in the Access to Justice Sector.

Dina Ariss - CHAYN
Dina Ariss is an activist and an emerging leader in the tech for good sector. As a team leader in the award-winning Chayn project, she utilises user-centred design to create solutions that fight violence against women around the world. Dina has been part of the team that built Little Window (live on chayn.co), an ethical chat bot that helps survivors of abuse find information on Chayn’s site within seconds - saving time and relieving stress. Syrian born and raised, and a data analyst by profession - she is passionate about open source technology, gender equality and refugee empowerment. She is an active member of the WYSE Leadership network.

TIMINGS

6:30 - Arrival to the online platform (TBC) 10 mins for faffing.
6:40 - Speaking stuff starts
- Intro from Bex
6:50 - Dina plus Q&A
7:10 - Stuart plus Q&A
7:30 - Kevin plus Q&A
7:50 - community shout outs (TBC - Sign up in advance?)
8:00 - Outro from Bex
8:10 - Event close

PARTNERS
We are all volunteers at Tech for Good Live and we are proud to be sponsored by The Federation, Co-op Foundation and Luminate Group.

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