CIVICA Applied Data Science Seminar Series

Session 7 - Spring 2024

Session 7 - Spring 2024 will take place on Wednesday, 4:00 PM CET 01 May 2024, on Zoom Meeting

About The Series

The CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series is a forum that brings together interdisciplinary experts working on novel methodological approaches that leverage new forms of data to address complex societal challenges.

Session 7 - Spring 2023 Details

In this session we explore the new AI global Professional Accreditation, established by the Institute of Science and Technology, and why it has been developed for technical and non-technical professionals. Being involved in AI and modelling affecting society means you need to not only showcase your skills but prove that you have robust methodology when it comes to your practice, whether you are a philosophy advisor or a computer scientist.

This new professional accreditation gives you the ability to showcase skills and evidence that you meet benchmarks for your practice. You can also access a wealth of guidance through personal and professional development opportunities within the Institute of Science and Technology.

Seminar Speaker

Dr. Marie Oldfield
Dr. Marie Oldfield

Marie is a distinguished AI and Ethics expert with expertise in Mathematics and Philosophy. She advises sectors including Government, Defense, and Legal, and leads initiatives like the AI Professional Accreditation to set standards in AI practice. As founder of the IST Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Group and Women in Tech group, she holds positions such as Executive Board member at the Institute of Science & Technology and Expert Fellow for Sprite+. A regular speaker at venues like Chatham House, Marie is also dedicated to pro bono work, focusing on ethical AI, education, and mental health.


Dr. Ghita Berrada

Welcome Introduction Dr. Ghita Berrada, LSE

Setting the scene: Brief intro to the speaker and her talk

Dr. Marie Oldfield

Seminar Session Dr. Marie Oldfield, LSE

AI Accreditation and how this is impacting regulation, practice and standards

Research Discussion. Lead Institution

Q&A / Discussion on the research


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