The Technology & Ethics panel – in case you missed it live at FinTECHTalents Virtual North America – was a fascinating discussion that those watching simply did not want to end. The panel had a fantastic mix of views – legal, fashion/retail, financial services and that of a technology provider. This fortunate assembly of industry leaders covered the impact of technology both in terms of its opportunities and the broader challenges that come with it.
Not only is the topic relevant to some of the most important debates taking place across the political and policy/regulatory spheres across the globe, touching on many ‘hot’ issues, it also encapsulates the potential of technology to deliver significant change to industries and societies.
If you want to find out more about being a data ‘Superhero’, the ability to do good and how we need to think about protecting consumers and ensuring that they are effectively informed through transparent and, most importantly, comprehensible communication.
A bit of a teaser:
‘With great power, comes great responsibility’, Katia Walsh
‘How can we take the skills that we use in our lives every day of the week and apply them to good – like preventing human trafficking…’ Terry Hickey
‘If a facial recognition model is creating a bad result or marginalizing a whole community, some companies are choosing to not do that work anymore…. rather than investing to do it right’, Noelle Silver
‘No action is too small, do something good’, Theo Lau
- Katia Walsh, Chief Strategy & Ai Officer, Levi Strauss & Co
- Noelle Silver, Founder, AI Leadership Institute
- Megan Gordon, Partner, Clifford Chance
- Terry Hickey, Chief Analytics Officer, CIBC
- Theo Lau, Founder, Unconventional Ventures (moderator)