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.
“People in this country have had enough of experts” - Michael Gove
With our third Northern Data Debate, our panellists address fundamental and timely questions around public trust, the nature of “expertise”, and the potential perils—and vital importance—of science and public engagement.
Our compere for the evening will be Herb Kim, CEO Thinking Digital.
The full panel includes...
Professor James Cheshire, Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography, University College London.
Associate Professor Rebecca Riley, Associate Professor for Enterprise, Engagement and Impact, University of Birmingham.
Tom Forth, Founder, The Data City and Head of Data, Open Innovations.
Professor Phil James, Professor of Urban Data, Newcastle University.
Dr Özge Öner, Associate Professor in Spatial Economics, University of Cambridge
17:00 - Drinks reception
18:00 - Panel debate
19:30 - End