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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Aug 8, 2019

In the second summer special episode of Undercurrents, Ben speaks to Allison Gardner about how to prevent bias in AI.

Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as a key component of the 'fourth industrial revolution', a wave of technological innovation which will transform the global economy. The concepts of driver-less cars and facial recognition technology have gained many headlines, but have not been universally welcomed. 

This week Ben speaks to Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Bioinformatics at Keele University and co-founder of Women Leading in AI, to find out how policy-makers and businesses can work together to ensure AI becomes a force for good. They also discuss the challenge of algorithmic bias, and explore why the tech industry remains so dominated by men. 

Watch the Chatham House Event:

Shaping the Future We Want: Women Driving the Digital Revolution

Watch the lecture:

Diversity and gender bias in artificial intelligence



Speaker: Allison Gardner

Host: Ben Horton

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