Reema Patel is a thought-leader in the fields of technology, data and AI ethics, public engagement and participation, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She is an engaging speaker on subjects including technology ethics, diversity, AI-emerging tech, future of healthcare, among others. She presently leads global research agency Ipsos's work on deliberative engagement.
Reema has undertaken work at the cross-section of three fields- technology ethics, public engagement and diversity. She co-founded the Ada Lovelace Institute where she established its work on public engagement and participation. She is an author of several Ada Lovelace Institute’s reports, including Beyond Face Value, Rethinking Data, The Data Divide and Participatory Data Stewardship among others. She also co-authored a report for On Think Tanks on the global evidence base for public engagement.
Before working at the Ada Lovelace Institute, Reema advised the Bank of England on their approach to public engagement and participation in economics, work that was endorsed by the Bank’s Chief Economist in an official speech entitled Climbing the Public Engagement Ladder. She continues to serve as a member of the Bank of England’s Central Bank Digital Currency Engagement Forum, and is a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab.
Reema Patel's Research Topics
Making data and AI work for people and society
What is required if we are to ensure data and AI can create fairer and more just outcomes for everyone in society? In the wake of generative AI tools and technologies such as ChatGPT we need to craft an approach that can enable a human centred approach to the acceleration of and adoption of AI across our society. How can we best do this?
Taking an anti-oppression lens
Reema Patel explores how different forms of oppression, such as sexism, racism, homophobia/transphobia interact and relate, and their role in preserving the status quo. She also explains why it's difficult to take an anti oppressive perspective, and why it's important to develop strategies to overcome barriers to anti oppression.
COVID19 and Beyond: Imagining post pandemic futures
Reema Patel learns from past and present approaches to emergencies including COVID19, and develops, informed by foresight, futures and participatory approaches, a way for us all to think about and co-produce a positive vision for post pandemic data futures.