Date and Time: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 13.00 - 14.15 (Registration from 12.45)
Venue: Alliance Manchester Business School, Penthouse room 10.007. In the event of further restrictions this will be held as an online seminar. Registrants will be contacted with visitor guidance nearer the time.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Wendy Jephson will be speaking at the next University of Manchester Digital Trust and Security event, delivering a talk titled 'Designing technology to engage the world's thinking', at the Alliance Business School on 16 March 2022. Wendy Jephson is Founding CEO of LetsThink, a new start-up which produces domain specific technology designed specifically to support complex analytic thinking. They specialise in engaged intelligence, enabling their clients to think brilliantly. This event will explore her approach to engaging tech design, first as the Co-Founder of Sybenetix, then as Head of Research & Ideation at Nasdaq, including her work at Nasdaq on detecting and preventing financial crime, and now as Founder of LetsThink.
Over the last decade, there have been changes to work due to technological and data analytic advances. Each change has driven the evolution and diversification of skillsets, with the necessity of interdisciplinary collaborations being increasingly recognised. Even with these adaptations, the path towards the replacement of human intelligence with automation and artificial intelligence is already being heavily tread. This proposes questions: what are we losing in this rapid transofrmation from human to automation? What biases are arising, and at what cost to the value of human expertise? What about a new humanism, where human knowledge and autonomy are at the heart of engaging design? This talk will discuss these issues, with examples of the journey so far from Wendy's perspective.
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Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.