Key Points
  • Understand funding and investment in AI and how the industry can grow in the UK
  • Case studies to demonstrate the application of AI and how to overcome implementation challenges
  • Manage risk in the use and application of AI
Guest of Honour

Louis Barson Deputy Director, Future Sectors at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Marko Balabanovic, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult
  • Dimitris Triantafyllidis, Chief of Emerging Technologies, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
  • Sue Daley, Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK
  • Christine Foster, Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
  • Sir Alan Wilson, Executive Chair, Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Louis Barson, Deputy Director, Future Sectors, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Baroness Grender MBE, Parliamentary Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
  • Rob McCargow, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investments PwC
  • Professor Samia 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.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
First Chair’s and Westminster Insight's Welcoming Remarks

 

Speakers

Lord Clement-Jones CBE Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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09:05 - 09:30
A Strategy for Growth in AI in the UK: Growing Future Sectors

 
  • Industrial Strategy approach to Future Sectors
  • AI Grand Challenge and Sector Deal: The role of the Office for Artificial Intelligence, the AI Council and the Centre for Data Ethics
  • Priority actions
  • Funding to progress AI in the UK
  • The key role of AI in driving growth in future sectors
------ Questions and answer session with delegates -----

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Louis Barson Deputy Director, Future Sectors at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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09:35 - 10:30
Growth, Investment and Innovation

 
  • Government policy and strategy
  • Government investment and the impact on the UK’s AI sector
  • Emerging skills requirements for the UK to remain globally competitive in AI development and deployment
  • Supporting demonstrator and proof of concept projects
  • Emerging priorities for investment in artificial intelligence
  • Comparing the UK globally in artificial intelligence and maintaining a competitive edge
  • Working better in partnership between academia, industry and policy makers


Speakers

Marko Balabanovic Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult

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Michael Woolridge Professor of Computer Science and Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

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Sue Daley Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK

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10:30 - 10:35
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

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Lord Clement-Jones CBE Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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10:35 - 11:00
Refreshment and networking break

 

11:00 - 11:05
Second Chair’s and Westminster Insight Welcoming Remarks

 

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Baroness Grender MBE Parliamentary Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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11:05 - 11:55
Unlocking the Transformative Opportunities of AI - Commercial Opportunities, Use Cases and Supporting Adoption

 
  • Sectors seeing the biggest impact from AI over the coming years
  • Where AI can boost innovation, insight, and decision making; lead to revenue growth; and capture of efficiencies
  • Understanding current technical limitations
  • Embedding AI in products and processes
  • Overcoming organisational constraints such as cultural barriers and lack of skills and training to implement AI
  • Trailblazers in implementing and commercialising RAS technologies
  • New employment opportunities emerging through the uptake of robotics and AI

Speakers

Christine Foster Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

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Rob McCargow Director of Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investments PwC

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Dr Dimitris Triantafyllidis Chief of Emerging Technologies, Rolls-Royce plc

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Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani Co-Founder, Northern Robotics Network Chair of Robotics, University of Salford

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11:55 - 12:30
Addressing the Ethical Concerns of AI and Developing the Regulatory Framework

 
  • The impact of AI-enabled automation on the workplace, employment, and society
  • Implications of a highly automated society for those with poor digital skills
  • Engineering safety and reliability into AI systems
  • Testing the reliability, performance, safety and ethical compliance of AI and machine learning systems
  • Defining the humane treatment of AI
  • The singularity – staying in control of a complex intelligent system
  • Keeping AI safe from adversaries
  • Understanding how machines affect our behaviour and interaction
  • Reducing bias in machine decision making

Speakers

Simon Rogers Watson Global Privacy and Data Officer, ISO Privacy Expert Panel Member, IBM

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Sir Alan Wilson Executive Chair, Ada Lovelace Institute

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12:30 - 12:55
Priorities for Global Leadership in AI and Related Technologies

 
  • Science and technology developments that will drive future UK economic growth
  • Funding and collaboration opportunities for UK innovators
  • Examples of UK AI success stories
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Speakers

Zoe Webster Director of AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

 

End

Speakers

Marko Balabanovic Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult

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Louis Barson Deputy Director, Future Sectors at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Lord Clement-Jones CBE Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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Sue Daley Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK

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Christine Foster Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

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Baroness Grender MBE Parliamentary Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

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Rob McCargow Director of Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investments PwC

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Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani Co-Founder, Northern Robotics Network Chair of Robotics, University of Salford

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Simon Rogers Watson Global Privacy and Data Officer, ISO Privacy Expert Panel Member, IBM

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Dr Dimitris Triantafyllidis Chief of Emerging Technologies, Rolls-Royce plc

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Zoe Webster Director of AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK

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Sir Alan Wilson Executive Chair, Ada Lovelace Institute

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Michael Woolridge Professor of Computer Science and Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

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Venue details

Holiday Inn Kensington High Street Holiday Inn - Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SP

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