“We want to create a better future where innovative digital technologies have a positive impact on people and society. Bristol is a brilliant home for the conference as it is full of tech innovation, thought leaders and people looking to innovate in a way which produces positive long-term results.” Dawn Walter, conference founder.
The Bristol-founded two-day event returns for its second year to champion socially responsible artificial intelligence (AI). This year the conference moves online, with three streams – fintech, health tech and smart cities – running concurrently throughout Friday 9 October and over 8 free, online workshops on Monday 12 October.
Ticket prices range from £20 for students to £95 for corporate delegates and can be purchased via anthtechconf.co.uk.
The City Innovation Team have been working with Dawn Walter, founder of the Anthropology and Technology Conference, to shape the smart cities stream of this year’s event, which is sponsored by Microsoft UK. The ethos of the event is reflects our values of responsible innovation and tech for good. We are excited by the meeting of minds that this conference facilitates by bringing together social scientists with technologists, to highlight the role that social scientists can and should play in the development of digital technologies to keep people at the centre.
Keynote speaker Nani Jansen Reventlow, a human rights lawyer and director of the Digital Freedom Fund, will address dismantling the systems of racism and colonisation embedded in digital technologies and how societies can create a better future for everyone.
Delegates will explore the social and economic impact of AI-technology examining the opportunities as well as the risks and challenges. The virtual format enables delegates to take part in all sessions and workshops, as well as provide opportunities for questions and networking.
Find out more and grab your tickets at anthtechconf.co.uk.