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Roundtable: Harnessing AI to boost financial inclusion

10th December 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already having a huge impact on the financial services consumers are offered and the pace of change will only quicken in the coming years. Across the world, attention is turning to how to harness this revolutionary technology to tackle one of the most enduring problems facing society: financial exclusion.
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Net Zero Britain - how do we get to zero carbon?

5th December 2018
The Policy Connect Sustainability team (WSBF, APPCCG, APSRG and Carbon Connect) will be holding our Christmas drinks reception on the steps that the UK will need to make in order to meet our climate change commitments and hit net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Data & Tech Ethics inquiry roundtable: automated vehicles

4th December 2018
Automated vehicles would represent a leap forwards in technology, with potential social and safety benefits, yet clear transparency, liability and accountability are hard to determine when something goes wrong in a system that uses algorithms that may not come from a single developer.

Head of Industry, Technology & Innovation gives evidence to the Science & Technology Select Committee

On 4th December, Robert McLaren, Head of Industry, Technology & Innovation, gave evidence to the Science & Technology Select Committee.

The Select Committee invited Robert following the team's extensive work on digital and data, including through the APPG for Assistive Technology and the APPG on Data Analytics. 

Head of Education & Skills gives evidence to Intergenerational Fairness Select Committee

Appearing before the Lord’s Intergenerational Committee, Policy Connect’s Head of Education and Skills – Simon Kelleher – calls for a joint minister to lead a cultural shift in our approach to education and training


The Autumn Budget and NHS Spending

27th November 2018
Following the Autumn Budget, APHG Co-Chair Peter Dowd MP will be in conversation with Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies to analyse Government funding plans for the National Health Service.

Data and Technology Ethics Inquiry Education roundtable

27th November 2018
Universities and colleges can learn a lot about students behaviour and use predictive analytics to target those with specific needs or who may be about to drop out of a course, significantly improving their life outcomes, however monitoring student attendance, library use, internet browsing, among other behaviours, may be viewed as undue surveillance and there may be concern over the legitimacy of university decisions about students based on potentially biased algorithms.