Joy Buolamwini, world leader in A.I. & founder of the Algorithm Justice League

The remarkable Joy Buolamwini & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon - Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Fellow, Astronaut Fellow, & competitive pole vault jumper, Canadian-born Joy Buolamwini studied learning & tech at Oxford & then went on to MIT for her Masters degree, identifying bias in algorithms, prompting her to found the Algorithmic Justice League - highlighting the bias in code & algorithms that lead to discrimination in facial recognition systems. Her discovery that bias in facial recognition algorithms couldn’t properly “read” faces of people of color totally changed the world’s use of algorithms for facial recognition. An extraordinary woman, nominated by Forbes magazine in 2019 as one of the world’s Great Leaders, she created two films, 'Code4Rights' and 'Algorithmic Justice League: Unmasking Bias’. She is rightfully "the conscience of the A.I. revolution" & made the inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019. A true visionary of the highest order!

Legendary Newspaper editor, author and revered journalist Sir Harold Evans passed away

This past week saw the passing of one of the most important newspaper editors and designers of the 20th and 21st Century. Sir Harold Evans, who died on September 23rd 2020 in New York was the Editor-at-Large for Reuters Global News organisation, an author, major newspaper editor (The London Sunday Times and The Times of the UK), recognized as one of the world’s best-ever newspaper designers & typography thinkers, & also, the head of Random House book publishers in the USA, and editor to some very distinguished writers and politicians including Henry Kissinger, Marlon Brando, General Colin Powell, Norman Mailer, and many others.

In the 40 years of his subsequent career in New York after leaving the UK, he remained a staunch champion of all the best values of great journalism, particularly in recent years when it has been challenged by the new hegemony of social media, and the rise of political populism, with its partisan attacks on the business of truth-telling. Evans rose to the top table of New York’s publishing industry, but he did not forget the spirit and values that had got him there.

The sad news of Sir Harold Evan – a friend, a mentor, and one of journalisms towering global figures – passing away did indeed spark memories of his Royal Society of Arts visit. It was a very special occasion. The video of his talk “The Spirit of Innovation”, which was given in the Great Room of the Royal Society on 2nd June 2010, can still be found online here.

It is a fantastic talk that includes some important insights on the nature of innovation and what it takes to bring invention to market: “Innovation is not simply invention or discovery – it is invention or discovery brought to use.” (13:05)

The Future of Healthcare with Dr. Sandro Galea, Head of Boston University School of Public Health

Interviewer Ralph Simon in the compelling session with Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of the School of Public Health at Boston University in the USA. “Dr. Sandro Galea, is a highly distinguished physician, epidemiologist, & author, is Dean & ‘Robert A. Knox Professor’ at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, & the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed literature, & is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health, and past President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research & of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. He holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University & Columbia University, & an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. He has practiced emergency medicine in Toronto & also in Somalia when he worked with Medicines Sans Frontieres.

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