Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. It’s been calculated that AI will add $15.7 trillion to the world economy over the next ten years. But what can AI do for you and your business? What should you be doing now to capitalise on the opportunities that these technologies promise? Supported by the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, the AI for Business Seminar will address these questions and more. Not only will you hear from global experts on AI in talks and panel discussion, but you will also get the opportunity to ask questions in Q&A sessions and network with leading experts in the industry.
We guarantee that you will leave the AI for Business Seminar thoroughly excited about the massive potential AI holds for your business!
It’s no wonder that Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, said that the “business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI”. There is now virtually no sector that is not being disrupted by the advanced data analytics and insights that AI technologies allow. Financial services, logistics, transport, human resources, telecoms, health… AI is already here and radically changing how these industries operate. What about your business?
The world of AI is moving fast. Global revenues from AI for business applications is projected to grow from $1.62 billion in 2018 to $31.2 billion in 2025. According to Forbes, more than 8 in 10 businesses believe investing in AI will lead to greater competitive advantages, while almost two-thirds believe the pressure to reduce costs will require the use of AI. What can you do to make the most of these technologies?
09.00 – 10.00: Registration, coffee
10.00 – 10.10: Welcome, introductions
10.10 – 10.35: Opportunities of AI: the global picture (Irakli Beridze)
10.35 – 11.00: What is Europe doing about AI? (Charlotte Stix)
11.00 – 11:20: What can AI do for your business? (Matthew Fenech)
11:20 – 11:30: Break
11:30 – 12:30: Panel discussion + Q&A
12.30 – 14.00: Networking event
Irakli Beridze initiated and managed the first United Nations Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 2014. Since then, he has organised a number of high-level events at the United Nations General Assembly, and other international organisations. He went on to establish the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, with the objective of enhancing understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, awareness-raising and global outreach activities.
He is a member of various of international task forces and working groups advising governments and international organisations on numerous issues related to international security, scientific and technological developments, emerging technologies, innovation and disruptive potential of new technologies, particularly advances in automation, on labour markets and on the jobs of the future. He is a frequent speaker on subject related to technological development, exponential technologies, artificial intelligence and robotics and international security. He has numerous publications in international journals and magazines and frequently quoted in media on issues related to artificial intelligence
Charlotte Stix is a Research Associate and Policy Officer for the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She is also an advisor on European AI Policy to Element AI and a selected Fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies and Brain Sciences. She was formerly at the European Commission’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Unit, where she oversaw a total of €18 million in projects and contributed to the formulation of EU-wide AI strategy as its youngest ever team member. She now collates the European AI Newsletter, widely seen as the definitive resource for insights into developments in AI policy across the EU. In 2017, Charlotte was named a Young Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum
Dr Matthew Fenech, MD PhD is an artificial intelligence policy consultant, currently based in London. His main interest is in the ethics and practicalities of the use of AI in healthcare, a field to which he brings his 10 years of experience working as a hospital doctor and medical researcher. He has also authored reports about AI-driven business models, on the opportunities for novel technologies in emerging economies, and on the impact of automation on the future of work.
He has advised the UK and Welsh Parliaments on these issues, as well as providing consultancy to global organisations such as Shell, Ricoh, HSBC, Vodafone and the Development Bank of Japan. He has been regularly invited on the media to discuss these topics, including on BBC television, ITV and on radio