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Engineering a fair future: Why we need to train unbiased AI

Part of the IET Turing EngTalk and BCS Lecture Series
Inspired by the life and work of

Alan Turing

18 – 21 February 2019 | London, Manchester, Belfast

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Previous speakers

This section provides a complete list of the past speakers at this Prestige Lecture. You can also find links to related media for some of the more recent lectures.

Speakers 1999 - 2017



Title of lecture



Dr. Guru Banavar
VP & Chief Science Officer for Cognitive Computing at IBM

Beneficial AI for the Advancement of Humankind



Robert Schukai
Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters

The Internet of Me: It’s all about my screens



Dr Robert M Pepper
Vice President of Global Technology, Cisco

The Internet Paradox: how bottom-up beat(s) command and control



Dr Bernard Meyerson
IBM Fellow and Vice President for Innovation

Beyond silicon: Cognition and much, much more


Suranga Chandratillake
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of blinkx plc

What they didn't teach me: building a technology company and taking it to market

Interview video
Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Professor Ray Dolan
Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry, and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, at UCL

From cryptanalysis to cognitive neuroscience - a hidden legacy of Alan Turing

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Professor Don Knuth
Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University

An evening with Don Knuth - All questions answered


Professor Christopher Bishop 
Chief Research Scientist, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Embracing Uncertainty: The new machine intelligence

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Professor Sir Michael Brady FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FIET, FInstP, FBCS
BP Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford

Information Engineering and its Future

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Dr James Martin
Author, Business Leader and Social Entrepreneur

Target Earth

Flyer (PDF)


Grady Booch

The Promise, the Limits and the Beauty of Software

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Dr Chris Mairs
Director, Data Connection plc & Senior Vice President, Product Management & Business Development, MetaSwitch

Lifestyle Access for the Disabled – Adding Positive Drift to the Random Walk with Technology

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Professor Fred Brooks Jr, FREng Dist. FBCS
Founding Kenan Professor of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Collaboration and Telecollaboration in Design

Flyer (PDF)


Professor Fred Piper
Director of Information Security Group, Professor of Mathematics, Royal Holoway, University of London

Cyberspace Security, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Dr Carol Kovac
General Manager, IBM Life Sciences

Computing in the Age of the Genome

Flyer (PDF)


Professor Mark E Welland
Professor of Nanotechnology, University of Cambridge

Smaller, Faster, Better – but is it Nanotechnology

Flyer (PDF)


Nick Donofrio
Senior Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing - IBM Corporation

Technology Innovation and the New Economy

Script (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)


Professor Brian Randell
University of Newcastle

Facing up to Faults

Flyer (PDF)


Professor Samson Abramsky

From Computation to Interaction – Towards a Science of Information

Slides (PDF)


18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Insight talk

18:45 - Turing talk

20:00 - Drinks reception

21:00 - Close

18 February 2019
IET London: Savoy Place

20 February 2019
The University of Manchester

21 February 2019
Assembly Building, Belfast

EngTalk showcase

Do you have some exciting relevant technology, projects or innovative materials that you would like to showcase to fellow guests at our EngTalks?

We have the perfect opportunity for you.

A number of table tops will be available at no cost for select organisations to showcase interesting developments in this area.

Apply for your place to Dermot Dooher