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Professor Helen Margetts OBE: Re-thinking Government with AI: The Alan Turing Institute Public Policy Programme

For internal University of Exeter staff and students only

An Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seminar
Date17 March 2020
Time13:15 to 14:15
PlaceNewman Purple LT

The IDSAI are delighted to announce that Professor Helen Margetts OBE will be giving an open talk to Exeter staff and students on Tuesday 17th March.

Helen is Professor of Society and the Internet at the University of Oxford and Director of the Public Policy Programme at the Turing Institute.

From 2011 to 2018, Helen was Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, before which she was UCL's first professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy (1999-2004).

Helen sits on the UK government’s Digital Economy Council, the Home Office Scientific Advisory Council, the WEF Global Agenda Council on Agile Government and the Ada Lovelace Institute for Data Ethics.  She was a member of the UK government’s Digital Advisory Board (2011-16).  She is the founding Editor of the journal Policy and Internet, published by Wiley.


Abstract

Re-thinking Government with AI: The Alan Turing Institute Public Policy Programme

Data science and artificial intelligence offer exciting possibilities for innovation and greater efficiency in public policy, government and public service provision, but also bring new challenges and moral dilemmas. This talk will explore this topic, drawing on Helen Margetts' experience of setting up and directing the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute. The programme  works alongside policy makers to explore how data-driven public service provision and policy innovation might solve long running 'wicked' policy problems and to develop the ethical foundations for the use of data science and artificial intelligence in policy-making.

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