Mind the Data Gap
Mind the Data Gap
Dec 23, 2021
AI and Data in Scotland: A Conversation with Gillian Docherty
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Join us for a special session of our “Mind the Data Gap” podcast with Nicolai Baldin, founder and CEO of Synthesized, and Gillian Docherty OBE, CEO of The Data Lab and Chair of Scotland’s AI Alliance, as they discuss the results of Synthesized’s YouGov poll on trust in AI and data in Scotland. With nearly two-thirds of people living in Scotland concerned that AI use and development could lead to discrimination against them and others within society, Nicolai and Gillian discuss how to mitigate AI concerns and what can be done to build society’s trust in AI. Tune in now!


Nicolai Baldin, CEO and Founder of Synthesized

Nicolai leads Synthesized’s rapid growth, as a leading provider of DataOps tools for software testing and data science applications, across the UK, Europe and North America. Nicolai is responsible for the direction and product strategy of Synthesized. For over 8 years, Nicolai has designed and delivered complex ML solutions used by top financial and healthcare institutions. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Statistics from the University of Cambridge.

Gillian Docherty OBE, CEO of The Data Lab and Chair of Scotland’s AI Alliance

Gillian Docherty is Chief Executive of The Data Lab, an innovation centre with a mission to help Scotland maximise value from data and lead the world to a data-powered future. Gillian is passionate about the opportunities for using data to drive economic and social benefits. Gillian was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 for Services to Information Technology and Business. In 2021, Gillian was appointed the inaugural chair of the Scottish AI Alliance.Gillian has a degree in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow, and an Honorary Doctorate from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

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