Trust and Transparency: Living with AI

Thursday 15 November 2018

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Dr Adrian Weller, The Alan Turing Institute and University of Cambridge



Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are rapidly improving, leading to widespread deployment across society. This should lead to major positive effects in areas such as health, transport and finance. And like many powerful technologies, it may bring profound changes to the nature of jobs and the way we live.

Adrian will describe developments in AI and the way it could be used. He will explore the nature and importance of trust in helping us to make effective use of these advances. Adrian will suggest that sensible measures of trustworthiness, including appropriate transparency, are essential ingredients in finding the right balance between realising exciting commercial opportunities and the implications for us as members of wider society.

About the speaker:

Adrian Weller is the Programme Director for AI at The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and AI, where he is also a Turing Fellow leading a group on Fairness, Transparency and Privacy. He is a Senior Research Fellow in Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, and at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) where he leads a project on Trust and Transparency. He is very interested in all aspects of AI, its commercial applications and how it may be used to benefit society. He advises several companies and charities. Previously, Adrian held senior roles in finance. He received a PhD in computer science from Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.


6.00pm - Registration (Don't forget to sign in at the ground floor security desk when you arrive.)
6.30pm - The event starts
9.00pm - The event ends