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?


Grace is Press Officer at IF, a technology studio, specialising in ethical and practical uses of data. Recent clients and partners include Google, DeepMind, Oxfam, Barnardo’s and Bulb Energy.