BGGD Reloaded #10 – Anthropology + Technology AND Networking

Anthropology

Apologies for missing a blog … the website was unfortunately out of action for a while, but it’s finally back and so is Bath GGD!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sometimes we like to offer a mixed bag of useful things and that is what you will get tonight. I recently attended the Anthropology + Technology Conference in Bristol, the first of its kind in Bristol and full of exciting talks.

The subject itself is so important, I asked Dawn Walter (the event organiser) to speak to us tonight about it: The intersection of human and tech and why we need Anthropologists within this area of tech in the first place. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-walter-b36903a/)

When it comes to conferences, some of you may not like to attend due to the dreadful task of Networking. But worry no longer help is on the way:

How to network for people who hate people

Do you want to know how to talk to people in a business social context without panicking and/or wanting to curl up and die? It can suck to network as an introverted person, but bona fide introvert and professional networker Margaret Davidson from Mayden Academy has found some ways to make it work – and even, sometimes, be enjoyable. Find out some of her shortcuts to making networking less dreadful. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-davidson-994b5a30/)

And tonight the meeting will be hosted by Bath Spa Uni’s new Enterprise and Innovation Hub at Palace Yard Mews. It is freshly painted and looks good.

Hoping to see lots of you there! Sign up here on our meetup page.

BGGD Reloaded #8 – Let’s talk about AI

robot with rubiks cube

+++ Noter, there has been a CHANGE OF VENUE – we are now at Spaces in the centre of Bath +++

Hello there fellow earthling –

Summer is over (What!) and let’s kick off this new school year with a special event hosted with support of Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries and the South West Creative Technology Network, thanks Kate Pullinger and Rachel Pownall.

Our first speaker will be Coral Manton who is planning on talking about Women in Tech focusing on live coding, games development and Women in AI.

Our second speaker will be myself talking to you about Getting Ethical with AI. How can we add ethical considerations into those processes and why I believe that the Finance Industry would be a perfect guinea pig for adding policies.

There will be drinks and nibbles and I am looking forward to seeing you all after this long hiatus.

Note, SPACES has no reception after 6pm, so if you are running late, please let me know and we will ensure you get in. The meetup will be on the 2nd Floor – just follow the Buzz.