London Summit to tackle AI Ethics and Data Privacy

Written by Louise Stokes, Head of Network, DigitalAgenda

The DigitalAgenda Power & Responsibility Summit returns for its second year, 9 October, at the British Library, London.

The summit explores how technology can respond to the societal and economic issues we face and debates issues of regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. We are set to debate the challenges that these issues present and look at the policy and technology solutions now emerging including the recent “Online Harms White Paper”.



In a world of digital technology, with tech companies worth trillions and social platforms used by billions, technology has the power to make or break society and governments, – and the promises of AI makes many uneasy about the future and what it means to be human.

With that being said, it is not all doom and gloom. Digital technologies also provide us with access to knowledge, it can help save lives, improve public services, bring us together and help save the planet. So, how do we both stay optimistic about the power of technology, while using it responsibly? That is what Power & Responsibility is all about.

This year’s speakers include: Caroline Criado Perez OBE, Author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Sana Khareghani, Head of UK Government Office for AI, Paul van Zyl, Co-founder and CCO, The Conduit, Catherine Mayer, Executive Director, Datum Future and many more. You can see the full speaker line up here.

This year’s Summit is split into three themes:

  • BUSINESS – Power, responsibility and the economy
  • SOCIETY – Responsible Innovation for good and regulation
  • PEOPLE – Technology, online behaviour and safety

The themes will discuss: How technology is changing our economy fast, how can tech business, and government, do more for the common good, how to ensure a fairer internet and the digital’s effects on online behaviour, mental health and concerns over privacy and online safety.

We are excited to bring people together and to discuss how we can plan ways forward. See the full agenda here.

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