Turing’s Triple Helix
Scotland a Digital Nation

Scotland a Digital Nation

December 15, 2021

In this episode of Turing's Triple Helix we look at three national strategies which aim to realise Scotland's vision to become a digital nation. 

We were joined by representatives of the three key government initiatives driving this change. 

Guests: 

  • Mark Logan, Professor at the School of Computing Science
    at the University of Glasgow and author of the Scottish Tech Ecosystem Review. 
  • Mark Huggins, Digital Director for The Scottish Government representing the national digital strategy named: "A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world"
    Albert King, Chief Data Officer at the Scottish Government representing Scotland's AI Strategy. 

Host

  • Steph Wright, Head of the Scottish AI Alliance Support Circle

Links

Transcript: https://www.scotlandaistrategy.com/news/new-podcast-scotland-a-digital-nation 

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Conversational AI: Chatbots, Gender Stereotypes and Misogyny

Conversational AI: Chatbots, Gender Stereotypes and Misogyny

December 8, 2021

In this episode, Steph Wright from the Scottish AI Alliance spoke with Talat Yaqoob and Amanda Cercas Curry. 

  • Amanda recently completed her PhD at Heriot-Watt University and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at Università Bocconi in Italy. 
  • Talat is a Scottish campaigner, writer and commentator focused on women’s equality, race equality and intersectional analysis of policy.

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Doing AI Right: Host Swap with AI Today

Doing AI Right: Host Swap with AI Today

December 1, 2021

In this episode, the Scottish AI Alliance team catch up with Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer, both Managing Partners of Cognilytica and hosts of the AI Today podcast. They discuss the growing AI trends and the importance of trustworthy, ethical, and inclusive AI. 

Links

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AI, Art, and Values

AI, Art, and Values

November 9, 2021

In this episode, we caught up with Valentine Goddard and Chris Speed about AI, Art and Values.

Guests

  • Valentine is a United Nations expert in AI Policy and Governance. She is a lawyer, certified mediator and inter-arts curator, as well as the founder and executive director of AI Impact Alliance. 
  • Chris is a Professor of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt, and create products and services within a networked society.

Host

  • Will Millership, Communications and Events Officer for the Scottish AI Alliance.

Links

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The Turing Connection to Scotland

The Turing Connection to Scotland

October 27, 2021

In this episode, we speak to James Turing, CEO and Founder of The Turing Trust and great-nephew of Alan Turing.

John Fotheringham, AI Policy Manager at the Scottish Government and member of the Scottish AI Alliance Support Circle, talks to James about some of the history of the Turing family and Scotland and what his great-uncle Alan Turing may have thought of Scotland's AI Strategy.  

 

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Giving Citizens Trust and Agency in AI in the Public Sector

Giving Citizens Trust and Agency in AI in the Public Sector

October 13, 2021

In this episode, we catch up with CivTech Challenge winners Saidot, about how they plan to develop citizen trust and agency in AI in the public sector. 

Jeremy Darot, Head of AI at the Scottish Government and member of the Scottish AI Alliance Support Circle, spoke with Meeri Haataja, CEO and Co-Founder of Saidot which helps companies to build registers of AI systems that are transparent and accountable.

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Climate Tech & AI for Net Zero in Scotland

Climate Tech & AI for Net Zero in Scotland

September 21, 2021

How can tech and AI help Scotland Achieve Net Zero? 

In this episode of Turing's Triple Helix we discuss the recent SCDI Climate Tech Report (link to the full report below) and how tech and AI in Scotland can be used to tackle climate issues. 

This episode is hosted by Jeremy Darot, Head of AI at the Scottish Government and Member of the Scottish AI Alliance Support Team.

Guests: 

  • David Kelly, Policy Manager at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) 
  • Professor Marian Scott, Professor of Environmental Statistics at the University of Glasgow and member of the Scottish AI Alliance Leadership Circle
  • Professor Ed Mitchard, Professor of Global Change Mapping at the University of Edinburgh & Co-founder of Space Intelligence

Climate Tech report: https://www.scdi.org.uk/policy/climatetech/ 

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The Good, The Bad and What the EU AI Regulations Mean for Scotland

The Good, The Bad and What the EU AI Regulations Mean for Scotland

August 5, 2021

In this episode of Turing's Triple Helix the AI Alliance leadership circle discuss the draft EU AI regulations, published in April 2021, and how they could affect Scotland. Featuring Gillian Docherty, Michael Rovatsos, Marian Scott, Michael Boniface, Callum Sinclair and Catriona Campbell.

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The First 100 Days of Scotland‘s AI Strategy - with Gillian Docherty and Albert King

The First 100 Days of Scotland‘s AI Strategy - with Gillian Docherty and Albert King

July 5, 2021

In our inaugural episode, Gillian Docherty (CEO of The Data Lab and Chair of the Scottish AI Alliance) and Albert King (Chief Data Officer at the Scottish Government) discuss the first 100 days of Scotland's AI strategy - from its successes and challenges to looking to the future of the strategy.

We'd love to hear what you think - you can tweet at us at @ScotAIStrategy.

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