UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence


LGBTQ+ Celebration

10 March 2020

On Friday 28th February, UCL’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence celebrated LGBTQ History Month, in association with Queer in AI.

Image of Shakir Mohamed in front of a slide showing the logos for the AI Centre and Queer in AI

The Centre was delighted to be joined by Dr Shakir Mohamed, senior staff research scientist at DeepMind, who gave a short talk titled “Queer Exceptionalism in Science” – a piece he has written for the Royal Society. The event was chaired by Prof Marc Deisenroth, a Professor of Machine Learning in the AI Centre at UCL.

Dr Mohamed has also written a blog post of the same title, which can be read here: http://blog.shakirm.com/2020/02/queer-exceptionalism-in-science/

The event was open to the public and was attended by a mix of UCL staff, students and external visitors from industry and other academic institutions, who enjoyed Dr Mohamed's talk, followed by a Fireside chat and networking event. 

We would like to thank Queer in AI,  UCL's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Networks, including Out@UCL for their support in the event and promotion of equality within AI and our Centre. 

The Centre also took the opportunity to participate in UCL's Powered by Plants initiative