This Hybrid Seminar Series, ‘Responsible AI Futures’, is a partnership between Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) and the Institute for Design Informatics and taking place Mar-May 2024.

Learn from the communities paving the way for Responsible AI development and discover the vital role of the arts & humanities in developing ethical AI futures.

Talk Details

Can artistic approaches help invite more voices into discussions about AI in Healthcare?

The potential benefits of utilising AI technology in healthcare are vast but there are important practical, technological, ethical, and legal implications that need to be addressed in order to safeguard patients. Doctor, AI researcher and artist Fiona Smith is particularly interested in how we can ethically curate the diverse datasets that are required to make accurate fair models. Join this discussion with Smith who will be talking about how these themes informed her latest exhibition “The BOX” which premiered at the 2024 Edinburgh Science Festival. “The BOX” is the outcome of the Creator Residency ‘STEAM Imaging V’, hosted by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, in collaboration with the Institute for Design Informatics, the International Fraunhofer Talent School Bremen & the School Center Walle supported by Ars Electronica.

The BOX is the artistic outcome of the Creator in Residence Programme ’STEAM Imaging V Holding the ‘Digital’ in Medicine to Account’, hosted by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, Bremen, Germany, in collaboration with the Institute for Design Informatics, Edinburgh, the International Fraunhofer Talent School Bremen, and the School Center Walle, Bremen, Germany, supported by Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

Please note limited seats are available at Inspace for in-person audiences, so please book tickets in advance. For those joining online please visit the online event page for the Zoom joining link and password.

*Important Notice*

This event will be photographed, recorded and live streamed and the data published online and used for research, promotional and reporting purposes by BRAID UK and the Institute for Design Informatics based at the University of Edinburgh. For further information please contact the organisers.

Event details

Thurs, 11 Apr 2024
Free | Booking required

3-4pm – Recommended viewing of the experience
(join an hour before the event to view the experience as the exhibition will be closed during and after the seminar)

In-person: Inspace, 1 Crichton St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Online: Zoom

Running Order

16.00 – Welcome by Caterina Moruzzi
16.10 – Talk by Dr Fiona Smith
16.40 – Q&A
17.00 – End

The event starts at 16:10 to allow time for in-person audiences including staff and students to move around campus. Zoom Webinar will open from 16:00 for online audiences

Speaker & host

Guest speaker Dr Fiona Smith is a doctor and an AI researcher whose passion for art has led her to exploring multimedia approaches for public engagement throughout her career.

Fiona is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and the University of Manchester Medical Schools. She completed her foundation training in South East Scotland and her Plastic Surgery Themed Core Surgical Training in North East England. In 2021 she joined the CDT for Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh, where in addition to investigating AI applications in surgery for her PhD, she is a tutor for Case Studies in AI Ethics.

Caterina Moruzzi, our host, is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Institute for Design Informatics, School of Design and research affiliate of the Edinburgh’s Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Her research lies at the intersection between the philosophy of art, history and philosophy of human and artificial creativity, and the philosophy of AI. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Nottingham and an artist diploma in piano performance from the Conservatorio G.B.Martini, Bologna, Italy. In her ongoing projects, she collaborates with researchers, artists, and technology companies to investigate modes of shared agency and creativity between humans, data, and technology. 

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