Dr Shakir Mohamed works on technical and sociotechnical questions in machine learning and artificial intelligence research, aspiring to make contributions to machine learning principles, applied problems in healthcare and environment, and ethics and diversity. Shakir is a research scientist and lead at DeepMind in London, an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and a Honorary Professor of University College London. Shakir is also a founder and trustee of the Deep Learning Indaba, a grassroots organisation aiming to build pan-African capacity and leadership in AI. Shakir was the General Chair for the 2021 International conference on Learning Representations, and a member of the Royal Society Diversity Committee.
Diversity and the number of identities in the LGBTQIA+ community makes algorithmic design, decision-making and prediction exceptionally difficult. Particularly when people identify as queer or...