In case you missed it, we ran a Twitter chat with One Question Conference partner IBM.
The discussion centred around the main theme of the conference on May 17th – Trust and Technology – and brought about a vibrant discussion which acted as the perfect preview to next week’s event.
Graham Forsyth, one of the chat participants has kindly made a Twitter Moment of some of the most engaging points. It also included many links to resources for further reading, which we strongly advise you look at below.
Such a good chat on #OneQuestion around our trust of tech last night that I did a moment⚡️ “One Question” https://t.co/PP4yTGiZbG
— Graham Forsyth (@GrahamForsyth) May 5, 2017
Ethics, man, and machine
The overwhelming theme throughout the conversation, was that many people involved (although they worked in tech in form) all had a distrust of technology and big tech companies.
@OneQuestionConf A3) Key is for machine and man to work together to make ‘it really work’ @GinniRometty talks more here https://t.co/rH4q3ipmEd #OneQuestion
— IBM Watson Marketing (@IBMforMarketing) 4 May 2017
A recurring theme in some of the answers here #OneQuestion https://t.co/CHcisuuUEn
— One Question (@OneQuestionConf) 4 May 2017
The topic of governance and regulation was heavily debated, as it seems people have many concerns and questions around the ethics of artificial intelligence and other such technologies. The below word cloud from the chat demonstrates the repeated conversation around AI.
An ethics curriculum is baked into virtually every field of study: journalism, business, medicine, etc. But not tech. –@anildash #humanetech
— Allison Press (@allisonpress) 22 March 2017
A4) The concern is engineers design for themselves, not society. @Rorysutherland has some thoughts on this.. https://t.co/dTkhlSxzhV
— Sarah Parsonage (@sarahlparsonage) 4 May 2017
Trust in 2017 has never been lower. Worth a read >> https://t.co/jUHbDSC2Nh #OneQuestion pic.twitter.com/o7n8KeOXIM
— Jeremy ??Ⓜ️ (@jeremywaite) 4 May 2017
“Trust” an overused word in marketing. I feel “consistency” is a better fil rouge to trust. We trust what is consistent. Has to “just work”. https://t.co/1EpqlnTqbW
— David – Brave & ❤️ (@DaveParkinson) 4 May 2017
We’re grateful to all who took part, we’d like to thank IBM for hosting the chat, and we look forward to doing more twitter chats in future. We hope this has whet your appetite for next weeks event in London. If you’d like to find out more about the event and those taking part you can look at the full agenda here.
We have speakers from IBM, Twitter, The FT, Pixar, The Whitehouse, Coca-Cola, PwC, YouGov, Monzo, QZ and more. 18 brilliant minds, debating just one important question. ‘Can we really trust technology?’
We look forward to seeing you there!
(there are limited tickets available, book now to join us next week)