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Tech Ethics: The Intersection of Human Welfare & STEM

What does it mean to be ethical in software? Hear how the discussion is evolving and what is being said in ethics today.


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Why Should We Care About Technology Ethics?

Ethics is a rising buzzword in the technology sector. Users, developers, innovators, and the general public are increasingly concerned about the impact that technologies are having on society. Companies like Facebook and Google are facing internal and external pushback against their business and...

Catherine Flick

Member of ACM Committee on Professional Ethics and One of the Primary Contributors to the ACM Code of Ethics

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Designing an Ethical Chatbot

The tips and tricks I use when designing a chatbot to ensure it remains an ethical product and family friendly without being corrupted by trolls and abusive users.

Steve Worswick

4 Time Winner of Loebner Prize (Most lifelike AI) & Senior Artificial Intelligence Designer @pandorabots

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Ethos(s): Enabling Community and Culture

The legitimacy of open source as a software development model is undeniable.  Where companies once feared, they now consume, and even contribute; where viability as a business model was once questioned, there now are venture capital firms, profitability, initial public offerings, and...

Robyn Bergeron

Principal Community Architect for @Ansible, @RedHat

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Creating a Trusted Narrative for Data Driven Technology

There is a lot of hype and promise surrounding AI based technology within health and care, but how do we ensure that what we develop, or commission is ethically developed, applicable to a range of users and importantly how do we create the narrative amidst this hype, to ensure that everyone...

Indra Joshi

Digital Health & AI Clinical Lead for @NHSEngland

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Effective Ethics for Busy People

Ethics are increasingly being discussed in the World of technology. As a means of discovering more about the relationship between the two domains, Kingsley founded and ran Good Tech Conference in Brighton in November 2018. This presentation gives the story that conference, the findings uncovered...

Kingsley Davies

Partner @underscoreio & Director D-Limitd


Speakers from this track

Catherine Flick

Member of ACM Committee on Professional Ethics and One of the Primary Contributors to the ACM Code of Ethics

Dr. Catherine Flick is a reader in computing and social responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at DMU. She graduated with a BSc (1st class honours) with majors in Computer Science and History & Philosophy of Science from Sydney University, Australia, while...

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Steve Worswick

4 Time Winner of Loebner Prize (Most lifelike AI) & Senior Artificial Intelligence Designer @pandorabots

Creator and developer of the Mitsuku chatbot. Mitsuku is a 4 times winner of the Loebner Prize and regarded as the world's most humanlike conversational AI. Steve is the Senior Artificial Intelligence Designer with Pandorabots.com and as the 2018 award holder of the Loebner Prize, Steve is...

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Robyn Bergeron

Principal Community Architect for @Ansible, @RedHat

As Ansible’s Community Architect, Robyn Bergeron focuses on building bridges between Ansible and other open source communities, as well as steadily scaling Ansible’s framework for collaboration and contribution as the community continues to grow. Robyn has been a sysadmin, program manager,...

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Indra Joshi

Digital Health & AI Clinical Lead for @NHSEngland

Dr Indra Joshi is the Clinical Lead for NHS England’s Empower the Person Portfolio overseeing the national citizen facing digital initiatives within the NHS with a focus on evidence, data, digital health standards and policy for AI.      Indra has a unique portfolio with...

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Kingsley Davies

Partner @underscoreio & Director D-Limitd

Kingsley runs an independant and ethically driven coffee shop on the South Coast called South-by-West. Outside of the World of coffee, Kingsley is a partner at Underscore Consulting, who build scalable systems using functional programming to deliver value to their clients. Additionally, Kingsley...

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Track Host

Anne Currie

Chief Strategist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)

Anne Currie has been in the tech industry for over 20 years working on everything from Microsoft Back Office Servers in the 90's to international online lingerie in the 00's to cutting edge devops and the impact of orchestrated containers in the 10's. Anne has co-founded tech startups...

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Track Host

Gareth Rushgrove

Product Manager @Docker

Gareth Rushgrove is a product manager at Docker. He works remotely from Cambridge, UK, helping to build interesting tools for people to better manage infrastructure and applications. Previously he worked for the UK Government Digital Service focused on infrastructure, operations and information...

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