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New tech brings new hope in our new normal w/ Joanna Shields, WeAreTechWomen

26 JUNE 2020 | VIRTUAL EVENT

Abstract

In recent months the coronavirus pandemic has thrust our global society into a ‘new normal’ which has served as a powerful reminder of the fragile nature of life and health. However, we possess a powerful ally to fight back — AI. In this talk, Joanna Shields will demonstrate how human intelligence partnered with technology promises to accelerate new discoveries, new treatments, and new hope for patients.

Joanna Shields

Joanna Shields (Baroness Shields OBE) is a tech industry veteran with a successful track record building some of the world’s best-known companies. Her career spans over 30 years and has focussed on harnessing the power of technology to drive change that improves connectivity, humanity and society. Prior to joining BenevolentAI, Joanna served as the UK’s first Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Under Secretary of State, Special Advisor on the Digital Economy, and Chair & CEO of TechCityUK.  Before her government service, Joanna held executive roles at Google, Facebook, Bebo/Aol, Decru, RealNetworks, Veon and EFI and served as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group and TalkTalk Telecom Group.

Joanna founded WePROTECT.org, a multi-stakeholder global alliance working to protect children from online abuse and exploitation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity and the Child Dignity Alliance. In 2014, Joanna was appointed OBE for services to digital industries and voluntary service to young people and made a Life Peer of the House of Lords.

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