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Behind the Scenes at SXSW - Designing Better Medicines using AI and Big Data

By its own definition, South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creatives achieve their goals and proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. This is what brought the Benevolent team to Texas - to share our collective vision of using the power of technology to solve something that truly matters to the world. For us, this means tackling the most challenging and devastating diseases that currently have no cure, and we believe our efforts can and will change outcomes for patients.

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Baroness Joanna Shields Recognized with 2018 World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Award

The World Childhood Foundation USA’s ThankYou Awards were established in 2015 to recognize outstanding individuals who through their work, and leadership, significantly contribute to advancing the well-being of children and their rights. Baroness Shields was recognized by Queen Silvia of Sweden for her foundational work with the WePROTECT Global Alliance to end the online abuse and exploitation of children.

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Thinking Deep on the Future of AI

Baroness Shields’ Opening Keynote Address to CognitionX

Thank you for the vibrant welcome. I think that we can safely conclude from the nearly 7000 people who have registered and will join us today and tomorrow that this one of the hottest tickets and one of the most important topics in the world right now.

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How we can fight back in the war against fake news

Fake news has been named Word of the Year by Collins dictionary, showing just how pervasive the spreading of false information has become.

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. False narratives and propaganda have been used for centuries to influence public opinion. But what’s different now is the speed with which it can reach millions of people around the world.

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Baroness Shields' speech at the National Security Agency

Delivered to the fifth Annual Intelligence Community (IC) Women's Summit.

Thank you for the warm welcome. It’s an honour to be in the company of so many outstanding women.  

Growing up in unremarkable surroundings not far from here in Pennsylvania, I never imagined that I would be standing here today. But in many ways, I feel like we are fellow travellers. As leading women in intelligence and security, together we endeavour to combat crime and protect lives. I am sure that many of you too have defied the odds to be here today. And you have done it all whilst trying to be perfect mothers, daughters, sisters, spouses and friends.

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