Fringe Events

AI and Bias

Organised by General Purpose

What happens when you hire a new worker that exhibits some pretty toxic traits towards the rest of your team and even your customers?

Many companies are about to find out as they dive headfirst into adopting AI systems without adequate oversight.

In this London Tech Week discussion hosted by General Purpose you'll learn firsthand how building systems trained of human data leads to software with human failings. We'll explore the critical issue of bias within AI systems and its implications for diversity and inclusion.

Our distinguished panel of experts will share their perspectives on how AI is creating new challenges for fostering an inclusive workplace and highlight practical strategies for addressing these issues.


Sasha Scott - Sasha Scott leads Inclusive Group and is an expert in diversity, bias, inclusivity and managing psychological health. She understands the commercial drivers behind reducing bias within the workplace and the critical need to promote and sustain inclusive workplace cultures, in order to attract and retain talent.

Tom Hewitson - Tom Hewitson is the Chief AI Officer of General Purpose and and AI industry veteran. He's created hundreds of AI driven assistants, considering the impacts of bias and inclusion from a product and technical perspecitive.

Simone Carasco - Simone Carasco is the founder of EvolvedMe Coaching which focusses on diversity and inclusion training. As part of her work for General Purpose she tutors people on how to think about bias when working with AI image generation tools and is using that knowledge to create a new racially diverse childrens' cartoon.

Barry T Whyte - Barry Whyte is the CEO of General Purpose and the founder of Series Q, a leading LGBTQ+ community group for entreprenures. In his previous career in consulting he learned first-hand the importance of challenging the assumptions companies make about their customers and the benefits of taking the time to learn from people's lived experiences.

Date and Time
Day 11 June
18:00 - 21:00

WeWork - Office Space & Coworking

10 York Road London SE1 7ND
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General Purpose