Society in the Loop – Convening Civil Society Voices

13 September 2018

 

“A key ambition for the Ada Lovelace Institute is to connect and convene diverse voices on the social and ethical implications of AI and data. We see working and entering into a dialogue with wider civil society as integral to the success of this aim, and it is for this reason that we are partnering on the event.” Reema Patel, Ada Lovelace Institute

 

This event brings together the social sector and civil society, with the social sciences and the technology industry. The aim is to build the knowledge, understanding and relationships necessary to support society to be in the loop of how technology is developed and directed.

Key event documents (pdf):

Agenda

Speaker biographies

Code of conduct

 

“Civil society is all of us. When we act not for profit nor because the law requires us to, but out of love or anger or creativity, or principle, we are civil society. When we bring together our friends or colleagues or neighbours to have fun or to defend our rights or to look after each other, we are civil society. Whether we organise through informal friendship networks, Facebook groups, community events and protests; or formal committees, charities, faiths and trade unions, whether we block runways or co-ordinate coffee mornings, sweat round charity runs or make music for fun; when we organise ourselves outside the market and the state, we are all civil society.” Civil Society Futures

The Society in the Loop one-day event is run in partnership with Doteveryone and Civil Society Futures to bring together the social sector and civil society, with the social sciences and the technology industry.

The day’s talks and panel discussions will be live streamed from 10 am on Friday 14 September via Periscope. If you can’t be there in person, make sure you tune in to be #intheloop.