Key Points
  • Unlock the transformative potential of AI: Exploring where AI can boost innovation, insight, and lead to revenue growth
  • Protect Data Ethics: Ensuring data-driven technologies are used responsibly to build trust and drive innovation in AI and data-driven technologies
  • Explore practical examples of AI adoption to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of council services
  • Ask the Experts: Explore the future potential of AI, priorities for investment, and the emerging skills requirements


Overview
Speakers:
  • Chair: Professor Michael Wooldridge, Head of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • Christine Foster, Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute, The National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Sarah Rench, Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Senior Manager, EY
  • Maryvonne Hassall, Digital Strategy Director, Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Founder, Women Leading in AI Network, Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv
  • Rob McCargow, Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Director of AI, PwC UK
  • Stephen Browning, Interim Challenge Director – Next Generation Services, Innovate UK
  • Dr Anat Elhalal, Head of Technology - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lead, Digital Catapult
  • Lisa Talia Moretti, Digital Sociologist and Strategist, Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London


The Government's £1 billion Artificial Intelligence sector deal places AI at the centre of its strategy for industry and economic growth, empowering organisations to embrace AI technology and to fully leverage its potential

Westminster Insight's half-day briefing will review the AI Sector Deal, providing examples of how Government, academia, and businesses are working together to create digital solutions to enhance workplace experience. We will explore the crucial issue of data ethics to enable the safe and ethical innovation in data driven and AI technologies.

This briefing will provide you with strategic insights from leading experts in diverse fields, including business, local government, and education. We will review 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.

Our spotlight case study demonstrates how a local council is using AI to produce measurable improvements in workplace efficiency and revolutionise their customer service offering. They'll show you how they've partnered successfully with developers to creat effective AI projects.

You will have the opporunity to quiz our panel of experts who will be predicting the future of AI adoption, priorities for investment and the emerging skills requirements.

As well as gaining the latest insightsfrom key organisations and specialists this forum provides you with a timely opportunity to network with your peers and stakeholders, exploring how to implement new alternatives to traditional processes and capitalise on the transformative capabilities of AI to drive growth, productivity, efficiency and innovation.

Agenda
Start

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

 

09:00 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

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

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09:15 - 09:45
AI and Machine Learning: Promoting a Strategy for Growth, Investment, and Innovation

 
  • Reviewing the sector deal: Placing AI at the centre of Government strategy for industry and economic growth 
  • Understanding how the government funds AI development and innovation
  • Developing partnerships between Government, academia, and organisations to promote AI development and integration 
  • Overcoming deployment barriers to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge in AI on a global scale 
Keynote Address

Speakers

Christine Foster Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute, The National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

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09:45 - 10:15
Unlocking the Transformative Opportunities of AI

 
  • Exploring where AI can boost innovation, insight, and lead to revenue growth
  • Reviewing the challenges and opportunities for skills, employment, governance, and accountability
  • Discovering the emerging skills required to remain technologically proficient and new employment opportunities 
  • Removing organisational constraints: ensuring the correct expertise and framework is in place
Presentation followed by Q&A

Speakers

Sarah Rench Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Senior Manager, EY

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10:15 - 10:45
Networking Break and Refreshements

 

10:45 - 11:25
Case Study: Aylesbury Vale District Council's Connected Knowledge Programme: Using Practical AI to Transform it Customer Service Operation

 
  • Understanding how AI can be implemented into the workforce
  • Measuring the success of AI implementation
  • Promoting cohesion between employees and AI to ensure effective usage
  • Streamlining existing processes and reducing time spent on mundane tasks
Presentation followed by a Q&A

Speakers

Maryvonne Hassall Digital Strategy Director, Aylesbury Vale District Council

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11:25 - 11:55
Protecting Data Ethics and Promoting Sustainable Development of AI

 
  • Enabling safe and ethical innovation in data-driven and AI technologies 
  • Using the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to promote responsible development, build trust and drive innovation in AI and data-driven technologies 
  • Ensure data-driven technologies are used responsibly so they support businesses and society
Presentation followed by a Q&A

Speakers

Ivana Bartoletti Founder, Women Leading in AI Network, Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv

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11:55 - 13:00
Ask the Experts: Predicting the Future of AI

 
  • A panel of leading AI innovators, thought leaders, and government experts will discuss the transformative potential of AI. Examining which key sectors are set to gain, priorities for investment, the emerging skills requirements and the tremendous opportunities that AI presents for business, government, and society. 
Roundtable discussion followed by questions from the floor



Speakers

Stephen Browning Interim Challenge Director – Next Generation Services, Innovate UK

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Anat Elhalal Head of Technology - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lead, Digital Catapult

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Rob McCargow Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Director of AI, PwC UK

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Lisa Talia Moretti Digital Sociologist and Strategist, Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London

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13:00 - 13:10
Chair’s Summary and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

 

Speakers

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

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End

Speakers

Ivana Bartoletti Founder, Women Leading in AI Network, Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv

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Stephen Browning Interim Challenge Director – Next Generation Services, Innovate UK

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Anat Elhalal Head of Technology - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lead, Digital Catapult

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Christine Foster Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute, The National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

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Maryvonne Hassall Digital Strategy Director, Aylesbury Vale District Council

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Rob McCargow Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Director of AI, PwC UK

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Lisa Talia Moretti Digital Sociologist and Strategist, Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Sarah Rench Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Senior Manager, EY

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

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Venue details

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

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