This guide is aimed primarily at business leaders new to AI. Its focus is on understanding what AI is and means in a business context.
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I've spent 30 years transforming businesses using AI, Big Data & digital technologies, learning how to anticipate and manage their impact on people's lives.
I now write about & research ethical use of AI in business. My specialisation is preventing race & gender discrimination in AI business decisions.
Businesses & governments are introducing AI all around us - often without consent or knowledge. They decide how AI works & what rules it follows.
I explain what this means for life at home & work. My writing helps readers make informed choices about what to expect & accept from AI and those creating it.
Professor CT Kurien (retired)
Former Director & Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies
Former National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research
Head of Global Sales, Telstra Broadcast Services
Larry Hirst CBE
Former Chair, IBM EMEA
Member & former Chair, Imperial College Data Science Institute Board
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I'm an author, researcher and consultant in ethical AI. I am a doctoral researcher at Coventry University, and CEO of AI Prescience, a consultancy helping organisations use AI ethically and responsibly. I have over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance.
I write extensively on ethical use of AI and data in business, for both mainstream and academic audiences. My new book, "How Big Data Influences What We (Think) We Know", will be published by SAGE later this year
In business, I have worked with large corporates, start-ups and SMEs around the world, advising CEOs, Boards and Investors. This includes leadership roles at Accenture, Infosys and Wipro, managing business in the US, EU and Asia Pacific, running start-ups and raising funding.
For governments, I have briefed UK and Indian political leaders on technology industry policy. As a UK Government IT sector specialist, I advised Ministers and their teams on the global technology industry.
I graduated in Physics at Oxford and Computing at Coventry University. My AI and data science education is courtesy of Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Amazon and Google. I have been a guest lecturer at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Cambridge’s Judge Business School, London Business School and IIT Madras.
An experienced speaker, I have chaired, participated in and spoken at numerous conferences and panel sessions. These include events for the IoD, NASSCOM, Financial Times and Governments of India and UK, as well as the inaugural World Economic Forum “Young Global Leaders” meeting, and the UK Prime Minister’s launch of London's Tech City.
Outside work, I can be obsessive about coffee, photography, classic Alfa Romeos and music!
Obvious examples are inadvertent discrimination on the basis of race and gender, but there are many more. Part of my research programme investigates systemic “unfairness” in how AI is used to make business decisions, such as loan approvals and recruitment.
I'm particularly interested in contributing to knowledge in three areas: the role of AI on organisational decision-making, AI ethics and governance, and the impact of AI on social division.
I'm always open to collaboration on any of these or related areas. Get in touch if you have suggestions for joint research work.
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