2019 LIAS events

February 2019

20 February 2019

Artificial Intelligence: Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work

Artificial Intelligence and its Discontents: Report Launch & Ex Machina Screening

Leicester Launch of Dr Moore’s EU-OSHA Report and Screening & Panel Discussion of ‘Ex Machina’

Dr Phoebe V Moore was commissioned by the European Union Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU-OSHA to write the report  ‘Artificial Intelligence: Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work’. Read more about the report here

Join us for the Leicester Launch of this Report, film screening of Ex Machina, and panel discussion with Dr Michael Goddard (Westminster University).

Location: Leicester University, Bennett, Lecture Theatre 4

17:00 – 19:00 Ex Machina film screening.

19:00 – 20:00 EU Report Launch. Food, wine, soft drinks will be made available at that time.

20:00 – 21:00 Panel discussion

27 February

'Peace Building in Mid-Town Manhattan: The UN's Architecture and Art collection as a way of Exploring its Early understandings of peace'

  • L66, Fielding Johnson Building (second floor)
  • 4.30 - 6.30pm (tea and coffee from 5:15pm)
  • Contact celi@le.ac.uk for more information

Youth Resilience Week

Get involved in a series of events associated with the British Academy on 'Resilience in Youth: Pretoria and Leicester' with Dr. Diane Levine and guest research academics.

27 February

  • Resilience workshop: Focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to gaps in youth resilience research. The workshop shall critically discuss the future landscape of resilience research, establish virtual writing groups across postgraduate research students, and continue towards a respective publication and grant application

28 February

March 2019


Artificial intelligence for object recognition

Date: Late March

Location: TBC

Organised by: Huiyu (Joe) Zhou

May 2019

15 May

AI and development in the global south

  • Date: May 15, 2019
  • Location: TBC
  • Organised by: Yujie Chen (Julie)
  • Confirmed speaker: Dr. Bingchun Meng, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

August 2019


Royal Society Science Festival

  • Organised by: Mohammad Mousavi

September 2019


Landscaping workshop: Surveying mobility

Organised by: Mohammad Mousavi

October 2019

17 October

Artificial Intelligence and Work with confirmed speakers: Lina Dencik, Juan Grigera, Athina Karatzogianni, Alex Wood, Jamie Woodcock, and Xanthe Whittaker.

  • Date: 17th October
  • Location: TBC.
  • Organised by: Phoebe Moore, Yujie Chen, Torsten Geelan

Artificial Intelligence (AI) augmented tools and applications are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary workplaces and work is increasingly impacted by intensified forms of digitalisation. This conference focuses on where and how this is occurring and what is at stake for workers and the labour movement. Workplace decision-making has become increasingly digitalised, and the integration of AI enhanced technologies into human resources (HR) - via people analytics and interview filming, AI augmented robotics including collaborative robots (cobots) and chatbots, the uses of wearable technologies and assistive tablets on the production assembly line, and algorithmic processes in gig work - has created a range of new issues. Panels examine the empirics for where this happening, looking at the philosophical and ethical questions arising and the emergence of new forms of activism and worker representation to raise labour standards, as the employment relationship continues to transform at the behest of technological advances and management practices.

Crick Lectures

Crick Lectures

The Crick Lectures are open to researchers from Leicester through a collaboration formed as part of our Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WTISSF).

The lectures are delivered by leading internationally-renowned scientists and aim to be relatively accessible to scientists in other disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.

Crick Lectures typically take place on Thursdays at 4pm in the auditorium. The Francis Crick Institute is located directly opposite St Pancras Station, London, thus making seminar attendance a relatively easy possibility. We have funding through the ISSF to pay for standard class train travel to get you there and back, if you would otherwise struggle to cover the train fare; contact Anna Harding for further information: aijh1@le.ac.uk

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