3rd May 2020 | Live Stream

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 in 'Rage Inside the Machine'.

Robert will take part in a short conversation with Salon London's Helen Bagnall before we open up to your on-line questions and put them LIVE to Robert himself.

To give everyone a chance to put their question, numbers will be limited. Access is £5 or free if you buy the book below. Alternatively, become a member and get unlimited access to all Salon events, live and on-line, across the year.

The book is on sale until 20th April, so we can send them out and give everyone plenty of time to read it.

A link to the live stream will be e-mailed out to guests 48 hours before the event.