Contact: Ivan Milman
Austin University Area
Shoal Creek Saloon
909 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX  78703
United States of America

More and more business and municipal decisions (loans, job applicant screening, criminal prosecutions, etc.) are being made by (or in conjunction with) computer algorithms.  How these algorithms reach their conclusions - what data do they use, what rules do they use, and in the case of AI, what models do they use and how were those models developed - is a topic of pressing concern.  Peter Coldicott will discuss the background, explain potential biases in algorithms, and describe curren initiatives in transparency and fairness in AI and Algorithms.
Peter is currently the CTO and Development Manager for the Artificial Intelligence based Video Analytics product portfolio in the IBM Watson Media and Weather division of IBM Cognitive Applications.  Peter is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, Emeritus Member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor.  He is a recipient of the White House Award for Community Service (Silver)
Peter is based near Austin Texas, is married with 5 children (including 17 year old triplet daughters) and has 4 grandchildren.  He also is a set designed for the Lake Travis Music Theater, as well as past president of Lago Vista High School PTSA.