The Tech We Want: An Ethical Approach to Innovation

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Overview

From the A-Levels algorithm to predictive policing, any vestige of doubt that tech needs to be ethical, fair and transparent has been clean swept aside. It only takes an image of students protesting outside of the Ministry of Education to hammer home that the stakes are high for citizens, civil society, governments, and businesses alike.

In this CogXtra, we explore some of the most pressing issues and promising solutions for building the tech we want. We’re shining a spotlight on designing the UK’s digital twin, the importance of data in seeking justice, and we’ll be joined by the Digital Minister blazing a trail in Taiwan.

Sessions

The National Digital Twin Programme

Digital twins of buildings, hospitals, cities or even countries have been lauded as the solution to a myriad of challenges facing society. With the National…

The Minister for Media & Digital, John Whittingdale with an announcement on the National Data Strategy.

The National Data Strategy is a long standing government commitment to bring together the government’s ambitions for data into a single, coherent narrative. The government…

Black Data Matters: How Missing Data Undermines Equitable Societies

Missing data matters: it can exacerbate inequalities on a societal scale. Beginning with the UK data landscape as it exists today, experts in race equality,…

The A Level Algorithm: Implications and Analysis

It’s been a sobering few weeks as we’ve watched the fallout from the A level grading algorithm. We’re still discovering what errors made up this…

Black Data Matters: How Missing Data Undermines Equitable Societies – Breakout Q&A

Missing data matters: it can exacerbate inequalities on a societal scale. Beginning with the UK data landscape as it exists today, experts in race equality,…

Fireside chat with Minister Audrey Tang: Lessons from Taiwan

As the coronavirus crisis hit, Taiwan immediately identified digital initiatives as core to its beating the pandemic. Swiftly mobilising grassroots programmers, the response showcases digital…

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Speakers

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Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Regius Professor of Computer Science University of Southampton

Mark Enzer

Head of the National Digital Twin Programme Centre for Digital Built Britain

Gilbert Owusu

Head of Operational Transformation Technologies BT

Dr Milly Zimeta

Head of Public Policy Open Data Institute

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