‘AI and Ethics’ – My Return to Bradford University

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Tony Boobier
by Tony Boobier

I was very pleased to be invited to return to my Alma Mater of Bradford University to speak about the difficult topic of AI and Ethics, at an event called the AI Forum.

This was a broad-based conference comprising practitioners and academics, and I was delighted and join the stage with People such as Lambros Stergioulas, UNESCO Chair and Professor in AI & Data Science for Society at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

There were about 100 in the audience, and others joined online.

My own contribution considered ethical case studies in AgeTech, Childcare and Surveillance, and my efforts were well received.

On a lighter note, the event itself was held in the Great Hall at the University where, 45 years ago, I had received my Undergraduate Degree from Sir Harold Wilson. I hadn’t been onto the stage there since, so it was a good feeling and I could definitely detect some ghosts in the walls.

2025 will be the year that Bradford attain recognition as UK City of Culture. Its hardly surprising as there are something like 150 different languages spoken there, and diversity has been successfully integrated. With a bit of luck, I’ll be back there again next year to do a follow up.

Tony Boobier