How to make data science more racially inclusive

Taking place on Wednesday 10th February 2021, this virtual event highlights the issues and impact of racial biases in AI/ML algorithms and discusses what we can do to mitigate against this.

Guest speakers are Senior Data Science Specialist at NATS; Andrew Sivanesan, and Business Development Manager and dynamic change agent; Bunmi Durowoju.


You can view the event here.



Unravelling challenges for AI in healthcare


 A co-branded virtual event between the TVAI Hub and Bayer LifeHub UK, with a keynote speech from Dr Matthew Lungren MD MPH Co-Director, Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging.






You can view the event here.  


Data Science: Where Do I Start?

The TVAI Hub hosted an online event about Data Science: Where Do I Start? on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

With guests speakers Andrew Sivanesan - Data Science Specialist at NATS and president of globeAll, and Ella Cockerell - Business Development Lead, IoT, EMEA & Vice Chair of Women @ Microsoft Board at Microsoft, "Data Science: Where Do I Start?" -covers a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid.


AI in Intellectual Property

The TVAI Hub hosted an online event about AI in Intellectual Property on Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Artificial intelligence law and the use of technology within the legal profession have been recent hot topics. Hear from 2 experts as they explore the legal framework around AI creativity and the extent to which AI programmes might be considered the legal author of literary or artistic works that they create.

If you have questions about this talk or anything else relating to AI, machine learning, or big data in the Thames Valley, please get in touch on


AI in the Knowledge Transfer Network

The TVAI Hub hosted an online event about AI in the Knowledge Transfer Network on Wednesday 17th June 2020.

Dr. Caroline Chibelushi, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Artificial Intelligence, joined us to explain what KTN does and how the organisation can help your business. The Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK’s network partner whose primary focus is connecting people in order to accelerate innovation. By linking new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through their network of businesses, universities, funders and investors, KTN helps businesses to innovate and grow, capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

If you have questions about this talk or anything else relating to AI, machine learning, or big data in the Thames Valley, please get in touch on


AI in Urban Planning & Transport

The TVAI Hub hosted an online event about AI in Urban Planning & Transport on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Lecturer in Architecture at University of Reading; John Harding , joined us to provide a brilliant talk on 'Architecture and AI: when (not) to trust a machine'.

We were also joined by Director of Transport and Infrastructure at Stantec; Scott Witchalls, who provided a fantastic talk on 'Urban Planning and Transport – What does the Future look like and When will it arrive?'

What's Going On...

R.U.Hacking? 2021 online hackathon!

26th -27th June 2021

R. U. Hacking? (Reading University Hacking) proudly present our third annual 24-hour Student Hackathon at the University of Reading, welcoming students from all over the UK and EU!

If you'd like to find out more about the event, get in touch with us at!


applied ai

Applied AI is Tech Nation’s first growth programme for Artificial Intelligence to help the UK’s most promising founders who are applying AI in practical areas and creating real-world impact. The programme is based on peer-to-peer support and the shared experience of later-stage founders, all curated under the values of honesty, intimacy and trust.

Now in its third year, Applied AI is looking for yet another cohort to support. It’s free to join and we don’t take an equity stake in your business.

Applications close at 4 pm on 30 June 2021.

Apply here.

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation 2021/22 competition, that aims to get more women with excellent ideas innovating within UK businesses, will open this Summer. 

On the 17th of August, the KTN will be hosting a briefing event that will focus on providing information about the awards, eligibility criteria, the application process, and timeline.  

Subscribe here to the Women In Innovation newsletter for competition updates.