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Opportunity to join UCL Centre for AI EDI Events

UCL’s Centre for AI is celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion with a series of events focussed on individual communities and their contribution to AI.

Starting with Black History Month in October, these events are designed to celebrate diverse voices in the AI research community. Each event will typically last half a day and cover themes including bias in the discipline of AI and how it impacts on technology and society. They include a keynote from Chris Jackson, the first Black scientist to give a Royal Institution Christmas lecture. They will be of particular interest to researchers and business team members with an interest in AI and machine learning, especially those who would find that the themes covered by the events resonate with their own lived experiences.


This year, the chance to participate in all four events, and a unique package of supporting activities, is being offered to up to 20 members of the Turing community.

The four main events will feature speakers whose backgrounds and experiences are relevant to the themes, which are:

  • Celebrating Black History Month in AI, 14 October, 1 – 4.30pm
  • Celebrating disability in AI, December 2021 (exact date TBC)
  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ in AI, February 2022 (exact date TBC)
  • Celebrating Women in AI, March 2022 (exact date TBC)

The first event will be held virtually, with the format for the final three to be confirmed. There will also be opportunities to network and quiz the main speakers after these events, plus a final wrap-up discussion.

How to take part
Places at these events are limited, so we are asking anyone interested to complete a short expression of interest. Turing staff (employees and secondees), students and members of EDI Network groups are invited to apply. Please complete the form by EOD 28th September 2021.

Please contact if you have any questions.
Bursaries/expenses are available to cover additional costs related to caring responsibilities or disability. Please contact to discuss this.



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