Lydia is a digital anthropologist and writer whose interests include data, artificial intelligence, bodies, health and culture. She works in the areas where these themes meet; researching workflows and practice in order to design new tools for research, and inform digital debate. In recent work she’s enjoyed exploring the ethical and regulatory frame of artificial intelligence in government decisions; writing stories as part of a plausible, optimistic future of the NHS; writing and editing a collection of stories and essays which explore a post-antibiotic apocalypse.
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Ruth Coustick-Deal (@nesient) has spent seven years working in the intersection of technology and human rights, in both advocacy and research. She runs a podcast The Intersection of Things (theintersectionofthings.com) which discusses current issues in the world of technology, from an intersectional feminist perspective with her co-host Marianela Ramos Capelo. She connects women's rights and the internet politically and practically, advocating for a consent-focused approach to technology.
Ruth has been a speaker in many international forums and events on digital policy, from explaining the Snowden revelations to understanding EU copyright legislation.
Over a sixteen-year career, Cennydd Bowles has written two popular books (Future Ethics and Undercover User Experience Design), led design at Twitter UK, and established a reputation as a global leader in digital product and UX design. As an independent consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Samsung, WWF, Cisco, and Ford.
Cennydd’s focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has been quoted on the topic in The Guardian, Ars Technica, The Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes; his new book Future Ethics has been called ‘One of the most important books a designer could ever read.’ Cennydd has presented on the topic at Microsoft, Stanford University, Dropbox, Fitbit, Google, Hulu, Facebook, and IBM, and now consults with technology companies on ethical approaches to design and product development, drawing on innovative techniques from speculative design, futurism, and contemporary practical ethics.
Cennydd is a frequent keynote speaker at tech and design conferences worldwide, and runs internal training workshops for clients including The Financial Times, Orange, Farfetch, and Capital One. He has written for a range of print and web publications, been a columnist for A List Apart, and edited the book Front-end Style Guides.
Jacob Turner is an international lawyer and the author of Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Robot Rules explains why AI is unique, what problems it could cause and how we can solve them. Jacob has lectured on regulating AI at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, NYU, and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, as well as at various technology companies, law firms, think tanks and regulatory bodies. Jacob has delivered seminars to the Chinese government and military on AI and national security, at the invitation of the UN. Jacob previously worked in the legal department of a country's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York and as a speechwriter to the Ambassador. He is a former Judicial Assistant to Lord Mance at the UK Supreme Court and the co-author (with Lord Mance) of Privy Council Practice (OUP, 2017). He holds law degrees from Oxford and Harvard.