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AI, chatbots and smart ways for charities to give and collect information online

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We will hear examples of charities using AI, Machine Learning, web forms and chat bots to great effect.

Agenda:

18:00 Arrive, drinks & pizza
18:25 Intro from NetSquared organisers
18:30 Maria Axente, AI for Good Co-ordinator at PWC + Q&A
18:45 Rob Leyland, Technology Innovation Manager at Cancer Research UK + Q&A
19:00 Debbie Sadler, Advice Manager at Unlock + Q&A
19:15 Ned Mortimer, Head of Operations at Ally Chatbot + Q&A
19:30 Florence Orban, Director of Corporate Engagement at the Royal Society for Blind Children + Q&A
19:45 Community shout-outs
20:00 Networking

Speakers:

- Maria Axente, AI for Good Co-ordinator at PWC

Maria is PwC's AI for Good Lead and an evangelist for tech for good and responsible application of technology while promoting ethical issues related to data and algorithms and their impact on businesses. Maria is part of the advisory board of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, member of the IEEE’s Working Group on a Standard for Child and Student Data Governance (IEEE P7004), a advocate for children and youth rights in the age of AI, and a Fellow of The RSA.

- Rob Leyland, Technology Innovation Manager at Cancer Research UK

Rob experiments with emerging technologies at Cancer Research UK to help the charity make fast, evidenced-based adoption decisions. Rob will be presenting on the work he has done on several text and voice-based conversational AIs to understand if and how they can help beat cancer sooner.

- Debbie Sadler, Advice Manager at Unlock

Debbie is responsible for delivering the core support that the charity provides to people with convictions. This includes overseeing the helpline, as well as their support online, including the self-help information hub, disclosure calculator, online forum and online magazine, theRecord. She also manages their volunteer programme and is a CAST Digital Fellow.

- Ned Mortimer, Head of Operations at Ally Chatbot

The housing sector is facing crisis on both fronts, as an increase in the number of people living without a home is matched by decreases in government funding for new homes. Ned from Ally Chatbot will talk about how they are harnessing the power of chatbot technology to tackle this challenge, along with some of the other uses and advantages of the chatbot.

- Florence Orban, Director of Corporate Engagement at the Royal Society for Blind Children

Florence Orban is Director of Corporate Development at RSBC and Managing Director of Wayfindr.org, a start up that is transforming indoor navigation worldwide for blind people. At RSBC she leads the digital transformation programme to grow their reach nationally with online proactive personalised support.