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Responsible research and innovation (RRI) in AI is crucial for ensuring that technology benefits society without causing harm. It's like having a moral compass guiding AI development. RRI emphasizes values like fairness, privacy, and accountability, making sure AI systems treat everyone fairly and respect privacy rights. By involving diverse voices, including researchers, policymakers, and the public, RRI ensures AI reflects societal needs and concerns. This approach helps prevent biases and discriminatory outcomes, making AI more inclusive, trustworthy and acceptable.

During this workshop participants will engage with RRI tools, including the RRI Prompt and Practice Cards and learn how these tools can ensure that AI serves humanity's best interests, contributing positively to our lives while minimizing any potential negative impacts.


Professor Elvira Perez Vallejos is Professor of Mental Health and Technology at School of Medicine and School of Computer Science (50/50 appointment) at the University of Nottingham (UoN) Elvira’s research portfolio (>£80M) is highly interdisciplinary with funding from UKRI (AHRC EPSRC, ESRC, MRC) and NIHR. She specialises in assessing the impact that technology, autonomous systems and AI have on the mental wellbeing of groups with protected characteristics (children, young people, older adults) applying co-design and participatory methods. She is Director of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and EDI at UKRI funded national programmes; Responsible AI and the TAS Hub.  She is driving world-leading research on digital mental health including issues of data ethics and privacy, user and stakeholder engagement, co-production, and RRI.

Dr Virginia Portillo is a multidisciplinary Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, at the University of Nottingham, and the Coordinator of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Responsible AI. Her scientific and research ethics background has motivated her interest in investigating, conducting and promoting RRI across multidisciplinary projects surrounding trustworthy digital technologies and Human-Centred AI. She has led the RRI work of several projects within Horizon DER and TAS programmes, and had a key role developing a tool to support responsible innovation practice: RRI Prompts and Practice Cards. Virginia’s areas of interest include: embedded RRI in the design and governance of autonomous systems; trustworthy AI; transparency and data privacy; policy impact; outreach and public engagement.

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite. Registration will close at 9am on Monday 20 May.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024.

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Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS