76. The professionalisation of data science with Dr Marie Oldfield

This episode we're talking with Dr Marie Oldfield on definitions of AI, the education and communication gaps with AI, explainable models, ethics in education, problems with audits and legislation, AI accreditation, importance of interdisciplinary teams, when to use AI or not, and harms from algorithms.
Date: 17th of April 2023
Podcast authors: Ben Byford with Dr Marie Oldfield
Audio duration: 38:10
Website plays & downloads: 49 Click to download
Tags: Accreditation, Education, Audit, Diversity, Harms, Legislation

Marie (CStat, CSci, FIScT) is the CEO of Oldfield Consultancy and Kuinua Coaching. Marie is an experienced AI and Ethics Expert. With a Background in Mathematics and philosophy Marie is a trusted advisor to Government, Defence, the Legal Sector amongst others. Marie works at the forefront of Ethical AI, driving improvement and development. Marie has been called upon to validate degrees and provide input to UK Universities. Marie was invited to the Executive Board of the Institute of Science and Technology, to be an Expert Fellow for Sprite+ and a member of the College of Peer Reviewers for Rephrain.

Marie is Founder of the IST Artificial Intelligence Group, Founder of the IST Women in Tech group and a Professional Chartership Assessor for the Science Council. Marie is frequently invited to speak on popular podcasts, panels and at conferences to about her experience and research in AI and Ethics. Marie founded Oldfield Consultancy to solve complex problems ethically with the latest Technology. Oldfield Consultancy provides analytical training for technical and non-technical teams. Marie Founded Kuinua Coaching, after years of training Senior Civil Service and Military Leaders, to provide coaching for Professionals and Executives in Leadership, Negotiation and Soft Skills.

Marie is passionate about giving back to the global community through extensive pro bono work, with a focus on education, poverty, children and mental health. For several years Marie led the division of Global Consultants for pro bono work for the American Statistical Society where Marie was honoured to have worked alongside the UN, Doctors without Borders and MapAction, specifically during the Ebola Crisis and Nepal Earthquake. Marie is extremely proud to be able to improve the life chances of the poorest and most vulnerable across the globe working with Statisticians for Society, the UN, the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Science and Technology, Pro Bono Economics, Statistics without Borders and the Science Council.


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Episode host: Ben Byford

Ben Byford is a AI ethics consultant, code, design and data science teacher, freelance games designer with years of design and coding experience building websites, apps, and games.

In 2015 he began talking on AI ethics and started the Machine Ethics podcast. Since, Ben has talked with academics, developers, doctors, novelists and designers on AI, automation and society.

Through Ethical by Design Ben and the team help organisations make better AI decisions leveraging their experience in design, technology, business, data, sociology and philosophy.

@BenByford