Anthropology and Tech, Echoborg & Bonnie Binary

It’s back and as big as ever this year despite being virtual. Obviously we want to give a big shout out to the brilliant Special performance of I Am Echoborg:
Join your fellow delegates over virtual drinks and enjoy this amazing show. This is also available to non-attendees and well worth going to for some AI fun and thought-provoking conversation.

FinTech: Talks 

  • AI in financial services; personal risk assessments; what kind of financial society do we want to shape.
  • Artistic methods for engaging with algorithms; the circular economy and local money; countering inequality in financial services.

Health Tech: Talks

  • Using deep learning to identify disease; data privacy and cybersecurity in relation to health data; digital health technologies.
  • Making tech accountable; deploying AI responsibly in health tech; tackling health disparities through data.

Smart Cities: Talks

  • Human-centred design in smart cities; sociotechnical processes to support ethical best practice in tech; humanising data and AI.
  • Social value and the built environment; why representation really matters in smart cities; the “smart enough” city.

Workshop Wednesday

Back this week on the 6th – we’ve put out a couple of blog posts on this but just to remind you:

Workshop Wednesday will host multiple workshops and some catch-up time in between should anyone want to share any initiatives they are working on or seeking help with.

The agenda is :

  • Workshop #1 PyLAB Python Learning for Advanced Beginners
  • Workshop #2 BDSML Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Workshop #3 WebDEV101
  • Talk #3 Ben Byford – AI and Ethics
  • Talk #4 Zack Adlington – Test Driven Development

A call out from Bonnie Binary on their crowdfunder working with backherbusiness

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Re.Work Events

  • Women in AI Virtual Evening
  • Conversational AI Mini-Summit
  • Deep Learning 2.0 Virtual Summit
  • Explainable AI Mini-Summit
  • Computer Vision Mini-Summit
  • AI for Fraud Detection Mini-Summit
  • Avoiding AI Bias Mini-Summit

Ethical Issues in NLP with Graeme Hirst, Professor at Univeristy of Toronto

Rethinking risk and compliance for the Age of AI from the World Economic Forum today

Neuromorphic Computing (which we know some of you have heard of!)

AI technology and discusses how neuromorphic computing offers directions for AI chips in the long term

3D camera quickly merges depth, spectral data

“I can envision this technology in the hands of a farmer, or on a drone, to look at a field and see not only the nutrients and water content of plants but also, because of the 3D aspect, the height of the crops,”


AESIN Virtual Plenary 8th of October


This half day virtual plenary allows our AESIN Chair, Workstream Leads and guest speakers to give updates on their respective areas.

Covering topics including ADAS & HAV, Cyber Security, Clean & Connected Mobility, More Electric Powertrain, Software, Skills, Semiconductor trends and Industry Standards as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on the Automotive industry.

Anthropology and Technology Conference October the 9th & 12th

anthropology and technology

Our conference brings together technologists, who are working on emerging technology projects related to AI, and anthropologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines. The conference has been curated to help today’s leading technology companies understand the significant value of combining teams of technologists with social scientists. Together we can build a future in which socially-responsible AI is the norm.

This year there are three streams: fintech, health tech, and smart cities. You’ll hear from experts from anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, digital sociology, economics, human rights, and medicine. Join us and be part of this ground-breaking and unique event.

London Microbiome Meeting 2020 October the 9th

Hosted by the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London and held once a year, the London Microbiome Meeting aims to create a forum to share research that explores the field of microbiomics, providing a broad overview to both research and methodology.

This Week’s happenings have moved to our Events page

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

Engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.