An Audience With: Nell Watson, Futurist and Technology Philosopher

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Grab a drink and join us for an inspiring, informal evening webinar

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In a change to the regular format, we’re asking members to grab a glass of their favourite tipple and join us for an inspiring and informal evening webinar with last year’s phenomenal BIMA Conference keynote speaker Nell Watson, Futurist and Technology Philosopher.

In a conversation with bestselling author, technologist and and CEO of Vala Health Pete Trainor, she will share her views on the current situation we find ourselves in and what’s next.


Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson is a Machine Intelligence researcher who helped to pioneer Deep Machine Vision at her company QuantaCorp, which enables fast and accurate body measurement from just two photos.

In sharing her knowledge as AI Faculty at Singularity University and author of Machine Intelligence courseware for O’Reilly Media, she realised the importance of protecting human rights and putting ethics, safety, and the values of human spirit into A.I.

Nell serves as Chair & Vice-Chair respectively of the IEEE’s ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group, and P7001 Transparency of Autonomous Systems committee on AI Ethics & Safety, engineering credit score-like mechanisms to safeguard algorithmic trust.

She also chairs, a community teaching pro-social behaviours to machines,, crafting Geneva Conventions-style rules for cultural conflict,, informing consumers of endocrine disruptors, and, connecting a network of service providers to help enable the automated accounting of externalities (shifted costs) such as pollution.Nell serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, and holds Fellowships from the British Computing Society, and Royal Statistical Society, among others.Her public speaking has inspired audiences to work towards a brighter future at venues such as The World Bank, The United Nations General Assembly, and The Royal Society.Nell is a founding member of the International Society for Digital Medicine, and serves on the Coronavirus Task Force at the American Association of Precision Medicine.

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Thu, 14 May 2020
18:30 - 19:30


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