Ethics in AI and IT followed by 50 years of the London West Branch celebrations

When: 11th Oct 2018, 18:30 - 11th Oct 2018, 21:00
Where: University of West London, Saint Mary's Road, London, W5 5RF
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS West London Branch
Price: Free

Speaker: Mr Chris Rees, President of BCS, Chartered Institute for IT


Event Abstract:
Chris Rees, President of the BCS, will speak about his presidential theme, Ethics, and the practical issues that confront us in IT when ethical considerations arise. He will discuss the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and the ethical problems that this fast-developing technology raises. He will point out the relationship between ethics and Making IT Good for Society, when and how ethics should be considered, the obstacles to doing so and how they may be overcome.

Speaker Biography:
After graduating from St. Andrews University, and a period in technical support with IBM, Chris moved to the USA with National CSS Inc (later Dun & Bradstreet), a pioneer in timesharing and virtual systems. Returning to the UK, he joined Logica as a Principal Consultant, then General Manager for Payment, Settlement and Trading Systems, and finally Managing Director of Logica Software Products Ltd.

In 1986 he joined Touche Ross Management Consultants (later Deloitte Consulting) as a Partner. His assignments included leading roles in the Fraud Audits of privatisation share issues and acting as Programme Director for the Gas Industry Domestic Competition Pilot.

In October 1996, he co-founded Charteris. He led consulting engagements for clients including National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the Global Fund, UNESCO and Centrica. He led Charteris’ Expert Witness practice for many years and acted as an expert in many high-profile disputes. He retired in 2015. A Chartered Fellow of the BCS, he co-founded and was the first chairman of the Financial Services Special Interest Group, FINSIG.

He chairs the Ethical and Spiritual Development Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

Event Timings:
6.30pm - Refreshments and Networking
7.00pm - Talk - Ethics in AI and IT
7.30pm - Q & A
7.45pm - Branch’s 50th Anniversary celebrations
9.00pm - The event closes.

West London Branch 50 Year Anniversary LogoYour Branch, the London West Branch is 50 years in September. It has been a long journey, and an eventful one. Please join us after the talk on Ethics in AI to celebrate 50 years of the branch with a short history of the branch followed by food and drinks.

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