Spirited conversations that bring world-leading experts together from a variety of backgrounds to discuss issues of critical interest where data science, artificial intelligence and the real world collide. Sponsored by The Alan Turing Institute, the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and Newcastle Data.

About the event

Join us in-person in Newcastle at the award-winning Catalyst Building theatre, or virtually from the comfort of your own home, for a series of five Data Debates starting in April and running throughout 2022. The Debates are aimed at the general public and engage with complex questions with real-world relevance, including decision-making, artificial intelligence, the workforce of the future, health, data, and fairness.

Catch up on the previous series of Data Debates, a collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute and the British Library.


Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central

Henry Kippin, Managing Director, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Thalia Baldwin, Director of the Geospatial Commission

Urvashi Parashar, Deputy Director, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

MC for the evening will be Herb Kim, CEO & Founder of Thinking Digital



National Innovation Centre for Data
The Catalyst
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne

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