#Wethe15 in AI: AI Focusing on the Disabled Community and Inclusion

Join us for a celebration of diversity in AI focusing on the disabled community and inclusion.




UCL’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Global Disability Innovation Hub are proud to present #WeThe15 in AI. An afternoon of presentations and panels covering a range of subjects from AI technology supporting the disabled community to lived experiences of those at UCL as part of the 15% of the global population who live with a disability.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Catherine Holloway (UCL), Academic Director, Global Disability Innovation Hub

Schedule of events

13:00 Welcome

13:05 Presentation by Luis Canto E Castro from City Maas – a company that uses AI to help wheelchair users navigate city landscapes

13:30 Presentation William Dudley, Imperial College London – An AI research student at Imperial College London who has cerebral palsy and will share his lived experience as a member of the disabled community and researching in AI

13:55 Presentation Prof Marie Schaer & Dr Thomas Maillart, University of Geneva – Looking at their recent paper using AI image processing to help diagnose autism in young children.

14:20 Panel -Autism and AI

Chair Alice Renard, Autistic Society, UCL

Panellists: Suzanna Chen (Autistic Society, UCL), Luke Muschialli (Autistic Society, UCL), Dr Larissa Romualdo Suzuki (Head of Data and AI, Google Cloud), Dr Joe Mintz (Institute of Education, UCL), Prof Marie Schaer (University of Geneva) and Dr Thomas Maillart (University of Geneva)

15:15 Key Note: Prof Catherine Holloway, UCL – “Disability Innovation: AI and Assistive Technologies”

15:40 Panel: AI-Powered Disability Innovation

Chair: Daniel Hajas, GDI Hub Innovation Manager at GDI Hub

Panellists: Mr Klaus Höckner, CEO, Austrian Association for Blind and Visually Impaired, Mr Bernard Chiira, Director at Innovate Now, Co-Founder Inclusive Education Network, Prof Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London, Susan Scott Parker, CEO, Business Disability International

16:35 Presentation by Prof Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London – “AI for Disabilities: from Assistive Technology to Human Augmentation”

17:05 Closing remarks

The event is finished.


Dec 02 2021


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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