Adam L Smith

Senior tech professional with a focus on software testing/quality and applied AI technologies. One part executive, one part entrepreneur and one part geek.

Avoiding Digital Bias

AI and machine learning introduce complex algorithms which affect our daily life.

Despite all the benefits of machine learning it can be biased, and there are risks that are introduced which can manifest themselves as bias towards customers or users, for example in the form of racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. This presentation will explain the unique ethical risks that can occur when personal data and machine learning meet, give newsworthy examples where bias has been demonstrated, and discuss practical steps developers and testers can take to mitigate them.

About Adam L

Adam has two decades of experience in technology projects, and has held senior roles at Barclays and Deutsche Bank delivering large complex transformation projects. He is now CTO of Piccadilly Labs, an AI and data specialist based in Barcelona. Adam lives in Barcelona, Spain, and describes himself as one part executive, one part entrepreneur and one part geek.