A report by civil liberties organisation Liberty has warned of the dangers of “affording discriminatory policing practices a technological veneer of legitimacy.” The report authors audited police forces across the country for their use of predictive policing programs and made five recommendations for future use. Toni Sekinah reports.
Top researcher at Qlik Elif Tutuk believes that as the British public develops a greater understanding of artificial intelligence and its implications for society, those who are creating and programming AI need to have both a technology and human perspective to avoid blind spots. Toni Sekinah reports.
Roboticist Ayanna Howard recognises how bias can creep in when programming robots but says that the public has a role to play in keeping the companies that create these machines accountable. Toni Sekinah reports.
Safiya Umoja Noble argues in her 2018 book, Algorithms of Oppression, that we should question and be more critical of search engines as well as call for regulation, public policy and debate of their use and the algorithms that underpin them. Toni Sekinah reports.
Mark Sheldon of Sidetrade, an organisation that provides B2B AI technology for the financial industry, is responsible for rolling out the use of AI across the company’s product portfolio. He tells Toni Sekinah how research and development operates at Sidetrade and why he doesn’t think the term ‘artificial intelligence’ is overused.
DataIQ has partnered up with Tech Nation UK to find out what happens when a dataset is interrogated to find insights. In this third and final entry, Diana Akanho of Tech Nation UK explains how her report on jobs and skills in the tech industry was concluded and presented, and what plans are in place for a similar project in the future. Toni Sekinah reports.
Christine Foster heads up the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Foster told an audience at the DataIQ Summit how businesses can get involved with and benefit from the institute, as well as how her organisation is mirroring the cross-disciplinary approach taken by its namesake Alan Turing.
It’s easy to launch a new cliché into this industry - just put the word data in front of anything you can think of. Andy Cotgreave argues that despite the swarms of buzzwords, there really are useful new tools and data visualisation techniques lurking underneath.
Seth Dobrin of IBM has a lot of experience of running and participating in artificial intelligence projects. He tells Toni Sekinah why he is a fan of agile project management methodology, the hub and spoke model and why executive officers need to provide guard rails.
In this edition of the podcast, Liz Brandt of Ctrl-Shift talks through the findings from its recent data mobility infrastructure sandbox and David Reed interviews Keith Dugmore, founder of the Demographic Users Group and winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Plus, a panel session from the DataIQ Summit on how to organise for automation.