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All are welcome to attend our Research Group meetings, which will take place either online or face to face. No RSVP is required - just turn up.

See below for a list of our upcoming and past guest lectures, workshops, and conferences.

AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures - the IAS Annual Theme for 2021 and 2022. Launching 17th November 2021.

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures, as the IAS Annual Theme for 2021-22. IAS Annual Themes run across the academic year, bringing leading international researchers to the University to work with colleagues in areas of established and emergent research excellence, catalysed by the Theme.

AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures is led by Prof Jin Xuan (AACME), Dr Lise Jaillant (SSH), Prof Qinggang Meng, (Comp Sci), Dr Amalia Sabiescu (Loughborough London), Prof Andrew Morris (DCA) and Prof Mohammed Quddus, (ABCE); further information about the Theme is available here.


Launch of the IAS Annual Theme AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures – Film Screening, followed by a Panel Discussion 

17th November 2021 3:00pm to 6:00pm (In-Person Event)

Coded Bias (2020): A documentary by Shalini Kantayya

We are delighted to announce that the IAS annual Theme of 2021-22 will be launched in November with an in-person screening of Shalini Kantayya’s multi-award-winning documentary Coded Bias, followed by a panel discussion Chaired by Professor Jin Xuan (AACME), Co-Lead of the IAS Theme, that will include IAS Visiting Fellows, invited scholars and Loughborough’s new Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings.

Focusing on MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that many facial recognition technologies misclassify women and darker-skinned faces, Coded Bias raises compelling issues regarding the ubiquity of AI in everyday life and the impact of widespread algorithmic bias on matters of social justice, equity and governance. W‌atch the Coded Bias trailer.

The launch event will take place on Wednesday 17th November from 3pm to 6pm; light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited, to book, please click here.