Meet up

Women Leading in AI Meetup - June

Thursday, 13th June in London

This meetup was organised by Women Leading in AI in June 2019


Come to our fist at Skills Matter meetup with Dr Nóra Ni Loideain.

From AVA to SIRI: Gendering of virtual personal assistants & Data Protection by Design

Dr Nóra Ni Loideain will present her latest research on how the world of artificially intelligent Virtual Personal Assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, and Siri appear to be decisively gendered female, an 'unbodied assemblage' of a normative female always ready’ (Amazon) to hear the command of her user, and with no recourse to refuse or say no.

Dr Nora Ní Loideain

Nora's research interests focus on governance, human rights, and technology, particularly in the fields of digital privacy, data protection, and state surveillance. Dr Nora Ni Loideain is Director and Lecturer in Law of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). She is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Cambridge Faculty of Law, a Visiting Lecturer for the LL.M. Privacy and Information Law module at King’s College London and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Humanities.

AI Auditing Framework

Dr Reuben Binns from the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) will share his ideas ideas around the ICO AI auditing framework that he is are developing.

Reuben Binns

Since October 2015, a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Currently funded by the EPSRC's PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub project 'Respectful Things in Private Spaces'. Research interests include technical, legal and ethical aspects of privacy, machine learning, and decentralised systems. From 2011-2015 he undertook a PhD in Web Science at the University of Southampton. Recent work has focused on two strands: human factors of third-party tracking on the web, mobile and Internet-of-Things devices; and transparency, fairness and accountability in profiling and machine learning.

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