The problem of algorithmic bias.


The discussion is introduced and hosted by Matthew Bellringer, technology-enabled innovation consultant, social entrepreneur and Chair of BCS Specialist Group NeurodiverseIT.


  • Dr. Susan Mulcahy
  • Dr. Simone Vannuccini
  • Meg Tennies


19:00 - Arrival and networking
19:30 - Introductory talk
19:45 - Panel and audience discussion
20:30 - Close


As our lives are increasingly influenced by automated, algorithmic decisions, the quality of those decisions matters more than ever. Algorithmic bias is one of the major barriers to better AI decision-making.

Algorithmic bias is the outcome of flaws in a decision-making system which result in unreliable or unfair outcomes. Join us in this short talk and panel discussion to explore the effects of algorithmic bias, how it comes about, and what we can do about it.

This event will feature an introductory talk, followed by a panel discussion with those with a professional and/or academic interest in the topic.

The event will be taking place on the University of Sussex campus in the same location as previous in-person meetings. As an experiment, we will be attempting to run it as a hybrid meeting.

About the speakers

Dr. Susan Mulcahy - Director of the Data Sparks Programme at the Imperial Business School, Lecturer in Data Analytics at Ada College, and Principal Teaching Fellow at Cambridge Spark.

Dr. Simone Vannuccini - Lecturer in The Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School, co-leader of the Research Mobilisation Group on Artificial Intelligence, and director of the Future of Work Hub.

Meg Tennies - Third-year Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence student with a dissertation on algorithmic bias mitigation in criminal risk prediction and Sussex BCS Branch committee member.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Sussex branch

Can AI make good decisions?
Date and time
Wednesday 4 May, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
University of Sussex
Jubilee 144
United Kingdom
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