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Help society transform its relationship with technology so people live healthier, more fulfilling, and purposeful lives.

Speaker

Mike Lloyd FBCS - Founder, Technologist and Entrepreneur at learn-tech.io

Agenda

18:30 - Intro and talk starts
20:30 - Talk ends

Synopsis

  • Are you concerned about the effects of the downside of technology on society?
  • Do you feel that technology should be better designed?
  • Do you feel under pressure in your work to drive growth at all costs?

Help society transform its relationship with technology so people live healthier, more fulfilling, and purposeful lives. COVID-19 has made everyone more dependent on technology, which is proving problematic for individuals and society. Whilst technology has significant benefits, some aspects of technology are ‘downgrading’ us as humans - driving shorter attention spans; mental health decline; and extremism. Furthermore, this downgrading is happening at a time when the complexity of the critical problems we face – especially climate change - is rising sharply.

Humanizing Technology invites you to work out how we can reshape technology to operate both for the common good and the bottom line.

Why Should You Participate?

This session will help you influence, design, or build more humane technology.

Key questions that will be addressed include –

  • How might we change the digital world to engender trust?
  • Can we redesign technology to overcome people’s limitations and not simply
    reinforce them?
  • What direct action can you take to address the problem of trust in technology?

What Will You Learn?

  • How the brain has been ‘hacked’
  • Why what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas
  • Why ‘search’ is really ‘sort’
  • How models of segregation can help understand polarization
  • How the disinformation business works

About the speaker

Mike Lloyd

Technology leader, and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Mike Lloyd’s passion is to democratise Deep Tech.In September 2013 Mike founded learn-tech.io, a London-based technology start-up, to build learning solutions focussed on AI, Internet of Things, and climate change mitigation. learn-tech.io works with a wide range of organisations including Microsoft, Pearson, and McKinsey.

After starting his career in engineering, Mike spent 10 years teaching, then worked internationally for Microsoft for 14 years before founding learn.tech.io.

Mike is the author of “Schooling at the Speed of Thought” - a guide to transforming education, and numerous courses including “AI Demystified”, “AI for Leaders” and “Digital Technology Demystified”. He is also the inventor of ZEP Island, an educational game that helps people learn how technology and data can be used to mitigate against climate change.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

COVID-19

BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: BCS London Central Branch and BCS North Branch

Hybrid event: Humanising Technology - Regaining Trust in Information Technology
Date and time
Tuesday 1 November, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Avenue
London
EC2R 7BP
Price
Free