WeThe15 in AI
01 March 2022, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Foundational AI are delighted to put on an event raising voices in the disabled community and AI. In partnership with the Global Disability Innovation Hub, we are presenting an online afternoon of presentations and panel discussions that focus on a wide array of disabilities and tech. Please do join us for this free event.
This virtual event will be taking place on 2nd December from 1pm-5pm and will include voices from the GDIH, UCL's Autistic Society, City Maas, Imperial and the University of Geneva, as well as a keynote speech by Professor Catherine Holloway of the GDIH.
Schedule of events
13:05 Presentation by Luis Canto E Castro from City Maas - a company that uses AI to help wheelchair users navigate city landscapes
13:30 Presentation William Dudley, Imperial College London - An AI research student at Imperial College London who has cerebral palsy and will share his lived experience as a member of the disabled community and researching in AI
13:55 Presentation Prof Marie Schaer & Dr Thomas Maillart, University of Geneva - Looking at their recent paper using AI image processing to help diagnose autism in young children.
14:20 Panel -Autism and AI
Chair Alice Renard, Autistic Society, UCL
Panellists: Suzanna Chen (Autistic Society, UCL), Luke Muschialli (Autistic Society, UCL), Dr Larissa Romualdo Suzuki (Head of Data and AI, Google Cloud), Dr Joe Mintz (Institute of Education, UCL), Prof Marie Schaer (University of Geneva) and Dr Thomas Maillart (University of Geneva)
15:15 Key Note: Prof Catherine Holloway, UCL - "Disability Innovation: AI and Assistive Technologies"
15:40 Panel: AI-Powered Disability Innovation
Chair: Daniel Hajas, GDI Hub Innovation Manager at GDI Hub
Panellists: Mr Klaus Höckner, CEO, Austrian Association for Blind and Visually Impaired, Mr Bernard Chiira, Director at Innovate Now, Co-Founder Inclusive Education Network, Prof Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London
More panellists TBC
16:35 Presentation by Prof Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London - "AI for Disabilities: from Assistive Technology to Human Augmentation"
17:05 Closing remarks