Adult event
Pragya Agarwal: SWAY – Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Pragya Agarwal: SWAY – Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 17:00-18:00

Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 91 

Author, speaker, consultant and behavioural and data scientist, Dr Pragya Agarwal, unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world in this enlightening conversation about her book SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias. How does unconscious bias affect our decision-making? Do our roots for prejudice lie in our evolutionary past? What happens in our brains when we are biased? How has bias affected technology? And if we don't know about it, are we really responsible for it?

Agarwal looks at the impacts of unconscious bias on day-to-day life, from job interviews to romantic relationships to facial recognition technology and everyday systems like sat-navs and voice assistants, and covers a huge number of sensitive topics with tact, combining statistics with stories to paint a fuller picture and enhance understanding.

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