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A Northern Powerhouse Higher Education One-Day Mini-Conference

Humans need not apply? On the relationship between artificial intelligence and inclusive growth

FREE February 6th 2019

Professor Dinah Birch (PVC Cultural Engagement) and Professor Mark Boyle (Director, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place) at the University of Liverpool invite you to a mini-conference on 'Artificial Intelligence and Inclusive Growth'. Designed as a Northern Powerhouse HEI event and drawing speakers from across the region and beyond from industry, politics, academia and civic life, this day-long event will ask why Northern Powerhouse leaders (and Northern Powerhouse Local Industrial Strategies) might best attend to both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Inclusive Growth (IG). It will explore the extent to which the former can best be harnessed so as to deliver the latter.

Cost: This event is FREE to attend but registration through Eventbrite is essential. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

Who should attend: The event is open to all stakeholders interested in the uneven geographic development of the United Kingdom, the fate of the Northern Powerhouse, Artificial Intelligence, Inclusive Growth and Local Industrial Strategies; including academics, industry specialists, combined authorities, local authority and LEP personnel, local politicians and elected members, researchers and consultants, and national politicians and civil servants.

When: February 6th 2018, 10am to 4.30pm

Where: Liverpool Science Park, Innovation Centre One, 131 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TF. Liverpool, United Kingdom

Purpose of the workshop

In the light of the 2017 White Paper Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future, it is clear that the UK government and, in preparing their Local Industrial Strategies (LISs), Northern Powerhouse Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs), Combined Authorities (CAs) and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), will need to attend to two critical historical forces: the rise of big data and artificial intelligence and growing social and spatial inequalities. The first will energise a Fourth Industrial Revolution, the latter has already birthed a cri-de-coeur on behalf of the ‘left behinds’ and a demand that future growth be inclusive. Productivity and social justice have always made for awkward bedfellows, but it is a particular concern that these two forces might act in contradictory ways. Is confrontation inevitable? Can public policy do anything to effect their reconciliation?


DRAFT PROGRAMME

9.30-10am
Arrive Tea/Coffee

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION: CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROMOTE INCLUSIVE GROWTH?

10-10.05am
Professor Dinah Birch (PVC Cultural Engagement, University of Liverpool)
Welcome and Opening Remarks

10.05-10.15am
Professor Mark Boyle (Director Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool)
and Jacqueline Davies (PhD student, ULMS, University of Liverpool) Our Question: Can Artificial Intelligence promote Inclusive Growth?

THE AGE OF THE ‘LEFT BEHINDS’: SOCIAL AND SPATIAL INEQUALITIES IN A DIVIDED NATION

10-15-10.45am
Chair Professor Cecilia Wong (Professor of Spatial Planning, University of Manchester and Member of the UK2070 Commission)

  • Lord Robert Kerslake (Chair of UK 2070 Commission) UK2070 Commission’s ‘Independent inquiry into city and regional inequalities in the UK’

  • Dr Aileen Jones (Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as Head of Research and Intelligence) Launch UK2070/Heseltine Institute Report on ‘National Spatial Strategies in an age of inequality’

INTERROGATING KEY TERMS: ‘ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE’ AND ‘INCLUSIVE GROWTH’

10.45 - 11.25am
Chair Professor Mark Boyle (Director Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool)

  • Professor Katie Atkinson (Dean of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science University of Liverpool) Artificial Intelligence: What it means, why it matters, and what policy challenges it poses

  • Rebecca Riley, (Head of Research & Office for Data Analytics, West Midlands Combined Authority) Inclusive Growth: What it means, why it matters, and what policy challenges does it lead to?

IMPLICATIONS OF AI: FOR WORK AND CITIES

11.25am - 12.05am
Chair: tbc

  • Mr Jon Andrews (Head of Technology and Investments, PwC) Implications of AI for the future world of work

  • Dr Rick Robinson (ARUP Digital Property and Cities Leader) Implications of AI for future smart cities

12.05 – 12.25pm

DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION FROM MORNING SESSION

12.25 - 1.10pm
Lunch

IMPLICATIONS OF AI:FOR AGEING AND HEALTH CARE

1.10 - 1.50pm
Chair Professor Christine Milligan (Co-Director of the Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research)

  • Professor Mike Catt (Director National Centre for Ageing, University of Newcastle) Implications of AI ageing societies

  • Dr Paul Fergus and Dr Carl Chalmers (School of Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University) Implications of AI for health and health care

POLICY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES :THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE : TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE FOURTH INUDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

1.50 - 2.30pm
Chair: Dr Aileen Jones (Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as Head of Research and Intelligence)

Mr Mark Basnett (Managing Director, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership) Local Industrial Strategies and the pursuit of Inclusive Growth

Dr Annette Bramley (Director of N8 Research Partnership) The Northern Powerhouse: Prospects amidst a fourth industrial revolution

2.30 - 3.30pm

Creating a Northern Ecosystem for Accelerating the Adoption of AI

Chair: tbc

  • Mr Michael Gleaves (Deputy Director Hartree Centre) The Hartree Centre: Delivering competitive advantage to the Northern Powerhouse by accelerating the adoption of Data Centric Systems, Big Data and Cognitive technologies.

  • Professor Steve Caughey (Director National Innovation Centre for Data, University of Newcastle) The National Innovation Centre for Data Enabling the Northern Powerhouse to compete and thrive in the new data-driven global marketplace

  • Mr Simon Reid Sector Manager Advanced Manufacturing at LCR LEP LCR 4.0 AI and Advanced Manufacturing

3.30-3.50pm
Open discussion and reflection from afternoon session

3.50 - 4.20pm
Chair: Professor Dinah Birch (PVC Cultural Engagement, University of Liverpool)

Mayor Steve Rotheram (Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City-Region Combined Authority) The Liverpool City-Region Combined Authority: Towards an Inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution

4.20 - 4.30pm
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The Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place is a University of Liverpool research institute dedicate to bringing together expertise from across the university and practitioners, to co-create public policies for tomorrow’s cities.







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