Advances in artificial intelligence from AlphaFold to the recent phenomena of DALL-E and ChatGPT make it clear the field of AI is moving at an ever-accelerating pace. There is little doubt AI will have diverse applications in industry, healthcare, education and military contexts, as well as many other fields. Ethics professor and New York Times best-selling author Jonnie Penn will be discussing with us how we can keep up with developments in AI and ensure that these technologies are being employed and regulated according to fair, just, and egalitarian principles, and how work into democratic decision-making can help to inform policymakers.

Date: Thursday 16th February

Time: 19:00-20:00

Location: Bowett Room, Queens’ College

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  • Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 17:00-19:00
  • Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Speaker: Dr Tony Heron

Running on the 30th November, this interactive workshop will look at ‘The Future of Food Security in the UK: Balancing Short and Long-Term Policy’.

The workshop will be led by Professor Tony Heron, Professor of International Political Economy at the University of York, whose research focuses on global food systems and political economy of trade and development.

We will be discussing the recommendations of the independent Trade and Agriculture Commission and the Government’s response to these recommendations with a critical and interactive group activity.

  • Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:00-19:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Speaker: Dr Christina Li

 In January 2020, China began an unprecedented move in public health history with the lockdown of Wuhan as the outbreak of COVID-19 continued to gather pace. Beijing would record its first outbreak in the middle of that month before city-wide travel restrictions alongside other lockdown measures followed, with hundreds of millions affected by measures throughout China. Almost two years on, billions across the planet, many in world’s greatest cities, have also been affected by such measures. Beijing, having emerged out of lockdown in May 2020 provides crucial evidence for what the impacts will be on these vast urban centres.

Dr Christina Li will cover the spatial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of intra-city population and house rent changes in Beijing, China. The results show that the pandemic has led to decentralisation of residents and flattened the housing bid-rent curve in Beijing. Key mechanisms of these changes are identified through regression analysis and spatial equilibrium modelling.

  • Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 16:00-18:00
  • Location: Plant Sciences Building
  • Speaker: Dr Flavio Toxvaerd

Running on the 16th November, this interactive workshop will look at ‘The Policy of Antimicrobial Resistance: Behind the Scenes at the Independent Review on AMR’.

This workshop will be led by Dr Flavio Toxværd, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Economic Advisor for the Government and Wellcome Trust-commissioned independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. So, this workshop will enable you to learn from his first-hand experience.

This event is being run in collaboration with Trinity AMR Action Group.