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Artificial Intelligence: Impact on industries by 2026
Tue 1 November 2016, 16:30 – 18:00 GMT
SVC2UK is pleased to partner with Bailey Fisher Executive Search to bring you Artificial Intelligence: Impact on Industries by 2026.
AI experts from the UK will take the stage alongside leading international entrepreneurs to offer a transatlantic perspective on the industries that will be transformed the most by artificial intelligence over the next 10 years.
The event will be moderated by David Rowan, Editor of WIRED UK. David is connected with the world's leading trend-setters and spotters, and travels the globe searching out the latest technology that is, or soon will be, impacting our lives and disrupting business in almost every sector. David’s knowledge and understanding of trends in the world of consumer behaviour, the digital era, social commerce and media have allowed him to become one of the most sought-after speakers and moderators.
We are delighted to announce that guest speakers include:
Brian Forde, Director of Digital Currency at MIT Media Lab
Brian has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. Formerly Senior Adviser for mobile innovation at the White House, Brian is currently Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, working with researchers and experts across the world to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin, and to incubate high-impact applications of the emerging technology. At the White House, he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President's most critical national priorities. Previously, Brian founded the largest phone company in Nicaragua, after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Professor Rose Luckin, Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology
Rose Luckin has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, two edited volumes and one research monograph. In 2012 she worked with Nesta to produce the influential ‘Decoding Learning’ report. She has been a member of numerous conference committees, has advised countries across the globe and research councils within the United Kingdom.Until 2011 she was a member of the board of BECTA (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency), the body charged with implementing the UK government’s eLearning strategy. A Governor at St Paul’s School in London, Rose has previously served on the governing bodies of state primary and secondary schools. Her research applies participatory methods to the development and evaluation of Technology for learning. This work is interdisciplinary and encompasses education, psychology, artificial intelligence and HCI. Rose investigates the relationship between people, their context, the concepts they are learning, and the resources at their disposal. Rose holds a 1st class BA in Computing and Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Cognitive Science.
Professor Andrew Blake, Director of the Alan Turing Institute
Andrew is an expert in the field of machine vision, as a component for artificial intelligence. An academic for 18 years, Andrew was Visiting Professor of Machine Intelligence at the University of Cambridge and a member of the faculty at Oxford University, where he was a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms that can make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machines. Prior to taking up the role as the first director of the Alan Turing Institute in 2015, Andrew was Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, where in 2011 his computer vision team were awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Gold medal for their work on the machine learning algorithms in the Kinect 3D camera, which has subsequently sold in the tens of millions. In 2016 Andrew was awarded the Lovelace Medal, the top award in computing in the UK, in recognition of his impact on the IT industry and his contribution to academic research.
Jackie Hunter, CEO of Benevolent Bio
Jackie is Board Director of Benevolent AI and CEO of Benevolent Bio (formerly Stratified Medical), a company at the cutting edge of bioscience and artificial intelligence, creating the next generation of medicines through a combination of machine learning and drug discovery expertise. Benevolent AI’s mission is to accelerate global scientific discovery by turning the world’s highly fragmented scientific information into new insight and usable knowledge that ultimately benefits society.
In 2010 Jackie received a CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Services to the Pharmaceutical Industry and was awarded the 2010 Women of Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the category SET Discovery, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2012 she was elected a fellow of the British Pharmacological Society and in 2013 received a Personal Chair in Life Sciences Innovation from St Georges Hospital Medical School.
Jackie has run a global R&D organisation and been CEO of an SME. She previously served as a non-exec director of an AIM listed biotechnology company as well as serving on many national and international boards and research panels. She is currently a member of the Governing Board of the University of Hertfordshire and was previously on the Governing Board of Royal Holloway and Bedford College, University of London
Professor Christopher Bishop, Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research UK
Chris studied physics at university and worked in fusion research, before becoming an expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence. A Microsoft Distinguished Scientist, and Director of Microsoft Research UK, Chris is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. Early in his career, Chris worked at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where he began applying a machine learning technique to research in nuclear fusion. Subsequently he headed up a research group focused on machine learning at Aston University. In 1997, whilst on sabbatical from his university role, Chris ran an international research programme on Neural Networks and Machine Learning at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. He joined Microsoft Research shortly after.