How can AI be used to drive diversity?
9 Aug 2019
How can AI be used to drive diversity?

As AI works its way into more parts of everyday life, the biases they exhibit are coming under closer scrutiny. Canvas8 spoke to Robert Elliott Smith, an AI expert and senior research fellow at UCL, to find out how developing diverse artificial intelligence can help businesses and society alike.

Robert Elliott Smith

Robert Elliott Smith is the chief technology officer at BOXARR Ltd, a senior research fellow in computer science at University College London, and a founding member of The UCL Centre for The Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty. His research focuses on complex systems-based artificial intelligence and he has authored over 20 journal articles, 50 conference papers and conducted research projects for companies including the US Army Strategic Defense Command, The Center for Nonlinear Studies, NASA, and Boeing.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is the Head of Toolkit at Canvas8. With a background in psychology, she has worked with global clients such as Google, Nike, and Mars, exploring everything from what people want from a fake tan to Gen Z’s relationship with social media. Outside of work, you’ll find her binge-watching reality TV, listening to hyperpop, or with her nose buried in a fantasy novel.