In October 2018, Mia Dand, CEO of Lighthouse3 published a list of “100 Women in AI Ethics” to raise awareness and highlight the brilliant women working hard to save humanity from the negative consequences of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Inspired by Mia’s work, on September 16th, 2019, ORBIT (Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT) is bringing together some of the most eminent women working in AI ethics. Coming from all over the world, these women are working to ensure that tech works for the benefit of everyone in society. They represent some of the most insightful and brilliant minds leading the way in this difficult area, from fields including industry, professional services, academia, policy and civil society.
ORBIT is calling their conference 100+ because they want the group to continue to expand and also recognise that there are more women doing wonderful work in AI and ethics than those on the original list. The aim of bringing this group of people together is to enable new connections, new insights and new opportunities.
This one-day event will take place at Lady Margaret Hall College in Oxford. Lady Margaret Hall was the first women’s college at Oxford, and is alma mater to some of the UK’s greatest women scientists. It retains its progressive approach, appointing the former editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, as its Principal in 2015. In 2016 it instituted a Foundation Year for underrepresented students.
You can get more information on this event at https://www.orbit-rri.org/100-plus-women/