SODA Social is a networking event that brings together some of the brightest digital technology enthusiasts looking to socialise, expand their knowledge and have a jolly old time! Over the course of 2017 we will be covering a broad spectrum of current and future digital trends and current affairs.
We’ve seen the application of AI in real life such as Facebook and autonomous cars. For the first time, humanity is creating technology that can develop itself. We discussed and debated whether or not AI can be emotionally intelligent and the consequences/forays into this area to date. As we push the boundaries of AI, what are our social responsibilities, what duty to we have to progress society emotionally as well as technologically and how should we think about psychological health and well-being.
Seyi founded Glitch!UK a not-for-profit online abuse advocacy, campaigning and training organisation after facing horrendous online abuse and harassment when a video of her speech at the European Parliament went viral last year. Through Glitch!UK, Seyi lobbies social media companies and decision makers and has also published a recommendations report.
Ivana heads up the privacy and data protection practice at Gemserv. She helps businesses harness the data they hold and advises on compliance with privacy legislation at UK, EU and global level. She works across all sectors and also focuses on the privacy challenges surrounding the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. She regularly writes and features in the media in both the UK and overseas, commenting on privacy, data ethics and innovation.
Reema is a programme manager at the Nuffield Foundation, working to help create the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent institute that seeks to promote social wellbeing in a data and AI enabled society. Previously, Reema has led various high-profile citizen engagement and participation initiatives on complex and controversial policy areas in the UK, including the flagship Citizens’ Economic Council at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), as well as working on its Forum for Ethical AI.
As a media strategy and design expert with over 20 years’ at the coal face of “digital”, Pete has been responsible for the crafting of campaigns and experiences for leading entertainment, consumer and B2B brands. Here is charged with helping lead the multi-million “Cloud” digital transformation project not just for the business, but also in structuring how the entire marine industry will embrace the power of software, AI and automation into the next century of global trade.
Charlotte is a Research Associate on the AI Policy and Responsible Innovation project at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She was formerly at the European Commission's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Unit, where she oversaw a total of €18 million in projects and contributed to the formulation of EU-wide AI strategy as its youngest ever team member.
Our Meetups will give you the opportunity to listen and engage with Digital professionals across Design, Tech, and Marketing sectors. If you are a CTO, CEO, Designer, Developer, Project Manager, Marketer etc, then our events will give you a great insight into the latest market trends whilst meeting some really cool people.