The Bristol and Bath Tech cluster has more meetups per head than any technology cluster in the UK – we believe it is that level of connectivity, support and knowledge-sharing that drives innovation, and our region Makes the best place to work in technology. So we have decided to highlight the terrible groups that are associated with us.
Today we are introducing you.
What is your meet-up?
Technology is deeply embedded in our society in redefining our social relationships, healthcare, education, public policy, jobs and every aspect of our lives.
The use of AI and emerging technologies brings an array of benefits, but it also comes with challenges and has raised ethical concerns about the social implications and potential unintended consequences that may occur in our society.
Tech Ethics Bristol is organized by a team of volunteers who are passionate about building a fair and equal society where technology is a catalyst for positive change. It is everyone’s responsibility to design a better future and we want to create a space for the local and global community to discuss, learn and exchange ideas in an open and inclusive way.
what’s that for?
We value a multi-disciplinary approach and we welcome businesses, academics, students and people of diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
What is the format of your event?
Our first event series will be a number of online interactive events, which will be conversations or Q&A sessions with experts from the Tech, AI and Data Ethical space. We will follow it later in the year with in-person events, when we will be able to put them on.
The Tech Ethics Bristol launch event is scheduled to be a lunchtime talk on Friday, April 16 at 12:30 pm with “A Text in Bias: Bristolian and Stochastic Parrots” written on Miranda Mogre.
In this presentation Miranda will talk about the demographic bias that can occur in natural language processing, with Emily Bender and Timnet Gebru focusing on the larger language model recently described as “stochastic parrots”.
She will discuss what the AI text-generator GPT-2 does with Bristolian, and why. Miranda is also offering some practical suggestions on how we can morally disagree on how to deal with work.
It is a free online event streaming through the Crowdcast platform. We will provide a link to the event on this page a week before the event. The evening before the event, we will email those who expect to RSVPed with more details when using Crowdcast. Get more information and sign up here!
If you could invite someone to meet you, who would it be?
We want to engage experts in the tech ethics space and invite thinkers from the academic, business and public sectors to share their knowledge in this space so that we can talk to everyone about it and share best practices Can do
What are some specific topics you discuss?
Our events will cover diverse topics related to technology and ethics, including:
- Data and privacy
- Algorithmic fairness
- Democracy and Misinformation
- Value alignment and human rights
- AI Ethics and Governance
- Price sensitive design
- AI and stability
- Jobs & Automation
- Simple use
join our Meetup group To hear about future events today!
If you would like to be a speaker or suggest a topic for a Meetup, please get in touch with Meetup Organizers: Karin Rudolph at [email protected] or Alex Cosgrove alex @ adadib-recruitment. on co.uk