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Building Better Bots - Brighton Digital Festival

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Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

1A Pelham Street

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BN1 4FA

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Hosted by AbilityNet and sponsored by Equal Experts as part of Brighton Digital Festival

This is the dawn of an amazing new age of Artificial Intelligence, robotics, automation and bots. This event will bring together developers, UX specialists and disabled people to discuss how the next generation of tech could help make the world a better place.

Who is it for?

  • People who are building bots

  • People interested in how technology can help make the world a better place

  • Disabled people

  • People with lots of technical knowledge

  • People with no technical knowledge at all

Speakers:

  • Andy Budd, ClearLeft: The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Conversational Interfaces
  • Robin Christopherson MBE, AbilityNet: Bots and Disability: The Power and the Potential

What's a bot?

Every day brings new stories about AI, bots and robots - from BBC stories about faking Obama’s mouth movements to DeepMind beating humans at the Go and Honda using IBM Watson for its F1 IOT systems. These are stories that pop up across everyone's news feeds.

We're using the term Bot to refer to any of the digital tools or services that use these new capabilities – a piece of software that draws on the power of AI and the internet of things to create new functionality. We think bots are linked to this next generation of tech in the way that apps are now synonymous with mobile.

There are Bots that use image recognition to help people with disabilities, Bots to diagnose cancer and Bots that can control our homes. They promise a whole new world of possibilities but there are many questions to be answered, such as:

  • Who is building bots?

  • Who are they designed for?

  • What does this next generation of technology offer disabled people?

  • How can we make sure the reality matches the potential?

Sponsored by Equal Experts as part of Brighton Digital Festival this is a chance to explore these questions.

BANNER IMAGE: Build a Chatbot in ten minutes with IBM Watson

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