Talk: How Do We Support Under-represented Groups To Put Themselves Forward?

Talk: How Do We Support Under-represented Groups To Put Themselves Forward?
I gave a talk at the Royal Society's 2018 annual diversity conference. This is the text of  my contribution. Thank you to all the organisers of this year’s annual conference for this very special opportunity to speak to you all today. My aim today is to spark a discussion. And I want to do this ...

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (8): Instrumental Thinking 2

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (8): Instrumental Thinking
· Read in · 1499 words · All posts in series · trick is unlike the others we've conjured. It will not reveal a clever manipulation of a probability or an integral or a derivative, or produce a code one-liner. But like all our other tricks, it will give us a powerful instrument in our ...

Decolonising Artificial Intelligence 4

Decolonising Artificial Intelligence
· Read in 6mins · 1297 words · The Artificial Intelligence we believe to be global, is far from it. It is localised. Contained. Within restricted geographies and people. As the pressure of containment builds and the kettle begins to whistle, the call sounds.  How do we make global AI truly global?  This call will be ...

The Price of Transformation 3

The Price of Transformation
· Read in · 1200 words · We are the people who transform the world. And Transformation is needed. We need a transformation—of our thinking, communities and institutions—in which we are all truly equal, and inherited injustices are eliminated. This is as important to our social well-being today as it has ever been. True Transformation's accomplishment ...

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (7): Density Ratio Trick 2

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (7): Density Ratio Trick
· Read in · 1481 words · All posts in series · probability on its own is often an uninteresting thing. But when we can compare probabilities, that is when their full splendour is revealed. By comparing probabilities we are able form judgements; by comparing probabilities we can exploit the elements of our world that ...