E116 Gina Neff, Executive Director at Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy

Welcome to episode E116 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland.

Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness and everyone living in Ireland.

In this episode, we find ourselves at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin, where we had  the honour of conversing with Professor Gina Neff. This gathering brings together a gathering of AI experts from both Ireland and the UK to deliberate on the objectives of the UK’s AI Safety Summit scheduled for November.

Professor Neff serves as the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge, renowned for her research concerning the impacts of the digital information environment. Her extensive background encompasses advisory roles for international organisations, leadership in humanitarian endeavours, and contributions to AI4Trust solutions. Her academic prowess has garnered numerous accolades, and she has played a pivotal role in creating educational resources that have reached a global audience of millions.

In our podcast, Gina delves into several captivating subjects:

  • Her journey and the development of her expertise at the nexus of technology, society and democracy.
  • Key takeaways from her latest book “Human-Centered Data Science” shedding light on its implications for individuals and society.
  • As the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy, she outlines the centre’s primary objectives and ongoing endeavours.
  • Her advisory role for international organisations such as UNESCO and the OECD, focusing on the significant challenges they confront in the digital era, particularly in relation to technology and democracy.
  • Insights into how the digital information landscape is reshaping the nature of work and daily life for workers and workplaces.


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