Lightning talk

ISSA TRAP: the future isn’t just a connected fridge

Technology is shaping our society and culture - but what kind of future do we want to build?

The driving force of the future isn’t about connected fridges or fancy home technologies, but the seemingly invisible technologies powering the things you don’t see.

New but invisible technologies like automated decisions and machine learning are influencing industries like banking, advertising, healthcare and security. Understanding the impact of these technologies will be crucial to helping people navigate society in the future.

Chatbots are being called THE next interface for communicating with young people. But there are still big questions around who owns the data shared with a chatbot and how chatbots handle privacy. So IF and Comuzi worked together to answer the question: how can we expose the seams of a mental health chatbot to make its actions explainable?


Akil is the Head of Research and Founder at Comuzi an innovation studio which works on next-generation products and services. Over the last year Comuzi have worked on many projects with organisations such as the BBC, M&C Saatchi, ASOS and University of the Arts London to name a few.