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.
The conference is inspired by the work of Mia Dand, of San Francisco research consultancy Lighthouse3, who in autumn 2018 put together a list of 100 of the women doing this work. The conference is called 100+ because Orbit wish 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 organisers are seeking to create an exciting and collaborative event that looks to the future of artificial intelligence working in an ethical way with and for society. The aim of bringing this group of people together is to enable new connections, new insights and new opportunities. The hope is that the multi- disciplinary nature of the conference will spark new connections and collaborations between the people doing such vital work in this space.
The 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 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. It has also instituted a Foundation Year for students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Read more about the Conference including how to book at their website: https://www.orbit-rri.org/100-plus-women/