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.
Imposter syndrome can affect almost anyone, even those high-achievers who seem to be secure in their abilities. Data professional Tola Alade spoke to Toni Sekinah about how being unable to recognise her achievements has affected her career and the steps she has taken to address that.
Ramneet Julka heads up the advanced analytics consulting practice at Barclays UK, helping Barclays clients to identify and deploy big data analytics. She told the audience at the DataIQ Summit what skills are needed by the members of a consulting team and the process she goes through when delivering advanced analytics consulting services. 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.
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.
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.
AI is currently one of the top trends in the beauty industry, but how is it being applied aside from apps that enable virtual make-up try on or product personalisation? Toni Sekinah speaks to Nidhima Kohli of Beauty Matching Engine to find out how her platform uses reinforcement learning to help brands and retailers improve the buying experience of their customers.
While there is ever-increasing use of industrial IoT and we are moving closer to a world where machines will be able to take care of themselves, those machines will not be fully robotised. This is according machine learning expert Mike Brooks of Aspen Technology who Toni Sekinah how his company identifies problems from sensor data.
Travel technology start-up Volantio has a platform that uses machine learning and analytics to help airlines manage their overbooked flights. Fenn Bailey of Volantio speaks to Toni Sekinah about his company uses analytics to do this and which other industries might benefit from such a platform.