• 11th September 2019

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    Why are algorithms prejudiced? Is it a product of a hidden, bigoted, politically-activist brogrammer cabal in Silicon Valley? Is it that big data analytics are simply revealing the ugly truths about ourselves and the fundamental dysfunction of our social institutions? Or, could it just be something inherent in algorithms themselves?

    In order to reclaim human rights in a world governed by technocracy, we must understand how our technological systems were fashioned, who created them and what ideas and ambitions gave them life. UCL’s Dr Robert Elliott Smith has 30 years’ experience designing and teaching Artificial Intelligence and his latest research delves into a story of prejudice, questionable ideology, error and miscalculation, to unveil the dangerous consequences of algorithmic bias on society.

    On 11 September, Robert will be at 12 Hay Hill to reveal how modern scientific perspectives suggest an alternative direction, one which offers an opportunity, not just to ‘fix’ algorithmic prejudice, but to use algorithms to create a more progressive and unified technological world.

    12 Hay Hill. Doors 6:30pm. Start at 7pm. Tickets are £15 (including a glass of wine on arrival) or with a £30 ticket, get a signed copy of Robert's brilliant new book, Rage Inside the Machine and a glass of wine on arrival.

Salons Past

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    Rage Inside the Machine Breakfast Event

    10th Jul 2019

    We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology, which now shapes and governs our lives seemingly as much as laws and regulations. But unlike laws and regulations, the . . .
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    Wally Funk's Race for Space.

    19th Jun 2019

    To celebrate 50 years since the moon landings, join us for an extraordinary evening with Wally Funk, the aviation pioneer who was set to become the first person in space. Yes in . . .
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    The Genius Within

    6th Jun 2019

    You could be a genius . . . What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to . . .
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    CXXXI

    Are psychedelics good for depression?

    30th May 2019

    Growing evidence is showing that psychedelics can improve mental health and change personality, and even political perspective in an enduring way. They are reinventing psychiatry . . .

Beloved Talent

Salon Psyche Specific - Soho House Group

Tell Me . . .

  • Lloyd Bradley

    31st Oct 2013

    Lloyd Bradley

    Author, 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

    Which record would you love to have made?

    P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) – Parliament

    Your musical  unsung  hero or heroine?

    If I can say a group then Cymande or if not Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump

    Which song is guaranteed to make you dance?

    I Love Music – the O’Jays

    Has a DJ ever saved your life?

    I don’t think so, but deejaying has on a couple of occasions 

    What was the last song you listened to?

    Pass Out – Tinie Tempah