Public Sector Event

What role should artificial intelligence play in government?

Venue: Institute for Government

Date: 9 Oct 2018

Synopsis: In government, algorithms have the potential to make public service delivery more efficient and personalised. But that’s just the start. This event will consider the opportunities and challenges for government as computers become more powerful, data becomes more abundant and progress in artificial intelligence continues apace.


Joining us on Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of women in science, our panel includes:

  • • Nicola Blackwood, former Health Minister and Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee
  • • Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Programme Director for Public Policy at the Alan Turing Institute
  • • Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
  • • Further speaker TBC

The event will be chaired by Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government.


To book your place at this event, please email your full name, job title and email address to