Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 16 Nov 2018 13:00


Diversity matters: making self-driving cars accessible for everyone

Emma Foley and Jamie Cruickshank of FiveAI discuss tech and diversity, and showcase some exciting developments in self-driving technology.

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Speakers

Emma Foley

Emma Foley is a software engineer at FiveAI.

Jamie Cruickshank

Jamie Cruickshank is a Software Developer at FiveAI..

Self-driving cars are coming and the benefits will be huge. With this new tech just around the corner, it’s vital that the new breed of transport services will be available to everyone.

People of every gender, race, age, ability and economic background must be able to use and benefit from a safe, accessible shared service.

What can we do to make sure this happens? How can we find, celebrate and amplify the voices that need to be heard? How can we create a service for all of society?

FiveAI is a venture-funded, UK company based in London, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh and Millbrook. Using the power of autonomy to transform Europe’s cities, for everyone. They bring together the best minds in AI, engineering and mobility to deliver a fully autonomous shared transport service.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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