Formerly the Anthropology + Technology conference, which had its inaugural event at the Watershed in 2019, we return for a third year as Response-ability Summit for the 2021 edition. Taking place online again, the summit is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the challenges and opportunities of designing and building AI responsibly.
The unique two-day international event will take place online 20-21 May with talks, panels, workshops, and unconference sessions, designed to increase collaboration between delegates, designing working methodologies for future tech projects.
The summit encourages and facilitates conversations and collaborations between the social sciences and technology, particularly in industry. It responds to the rapid pace of emerging technologies and the strong belief that the perspective of social scientists has never been more critical.
Talks this year fall into these broad categories: Trusting, auditing, and explaining algorithms;Humanising technology;Algorithms, data privacy, and design in the context of contact-tracing apps;AI and the ethical quandaries of care infrastructures in Africa;Doing ethics;Designing for marginalised and forgotten communities;Fintech, auditing, and blockchain;Data privacy and responsibility;Conversational AI;and Digital identity.
The summit invites innovators to respond to problems that have already arisen and to ensure that we create technologies that guard against future problems, designed to imagine change and inspire action together.