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Prof Gina Neff will speak about data access at this year’s Data for Policy conference in London

CONFERENCE: 9 – 11 July 2024 | Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

PANEL: At a time of rapid advances in AI, are we instead entering a Data Winter?‘ | 10 July | Session 4A (Room G16)

Data for Policy 2024 brings together global experts from academia, industry, and policy to explore how AI can foster trustworthy decision-making and governance. This year’s conference will feature a blend of peer-reviewed expert contributions and thought-provoking debates, with approximately 150 presentations over three days.

Our Executive Director Professor Gina Neff will be speaking at the ‘At a time of rapid advances in AI, are we instead entering a Data Winter?‘ panel on Day Two (10 July) of the conference. The panel discussion will take stock of the open data ecosystem – and how it has been affected by developments like generative AI – and explore approaches and methods that can be used across sectors and domains to advance data openness.

Other panelists include Sonia Cooper, Assistant General Counsel at the Open Innovation Team at Microsoft, Elena Simperl, Director of Research at Open Data Institute, and Barbara Ubaldi, Head of Digital Government and Data Unit at the OECD. The discussion will be chaired by Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Participants of this year’s conference include representatives from academia, civil society, government, and industry: Stanford Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence, The Alan Turing Institute, Global Index on Responsible AI, Centre for European Policy Studies, UN Trade & Development, The World Bank, House of Lords UK, Google DeepMind, Microsoft, and more.