- Marko Balabanovic, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult Centre
- Michael Cervenka, Head of Future Technologies Group, Rolls-Royce Plc
- Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Partner and Head of UK Government Affairs, DLA Piper
- Sue Daley, Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK
- Christine Foster, Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
- Sana Khareghani, Deputy Director, Head of the Office for Artificial Intelligence (joint unit BEIS and DCMS)
- Baroness Grender MBE, Parliamentary Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
- Rob McCargow, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investments PwC
- Professor Semia Nefti-Meziani, Co-Founder, Northern Robotics Network Chair of Robotics, University of Salford
- Simon Rogers, Watson Global Privacy and Data Officer, ISO Privacy Expert Panel Member, IBM
- Zoe Webster, Director of AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK
- Michael Woolridge, Professor of Computer Science and Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
With the creation of the new Government Office for Artificial Intelligence, the AI Council and the Centre for Data Ethics, the UK Government is making a commitment to ensure the UK can lead the world in the development and commercialisation of AI technologies.
With millions of pounds of investment into AI announced, attendees will have the opportunity to consider priorities for funding and investment for AI research, skills and start-up’s in order to ensure the UK can lead the world in the development and commercialisation of AI technologies.
Time will be allocated to analysing how the UK can exploit the benefits of artificial intelligence and machine learning for society and the wider economy, and the challenges and opportunities for skills, employment, governance and accountability. Key stakeholders and industry leaders will share the latest use cases and best practice to demonstrate the transformative opportunities of AI, allay public fears about AI and machine learning and consider how existing regulatory frameworks might need to develop to keep pace with emerging technological developments.
Delegates will examine how key sectors are set to gain from AI, how to overcome deployment barriers, minimising the risk of digital exclusion in a highly automated economy and opportunities for overcoming the negative narrative of AI and machine learning to highlight the opportunities for growth, increased productivity, efficiency and innovation.