Westminster eForum

Artificial intelligence and robotics: innovation, funding and policy priorities

Morning, Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss priorities for growing and developing the UK robotics and AI sectors.


Following the commitment in the Government’s Digital Strategy to increase investment for R&D, delegates will discuss the commercial potential of AI products and how these can be rolled out across different sectors in the UK, including manufacturing, advertising and local government.


Delegates will also discuss key concerns surrounding AI and robotics technologies, including data privacy, effectiveness and integrity. They will also consider the priorities for securing the UK’s international position, in light of Brexit, and for exploiting export opportunities.


Further sessions will examine the opportunities for improving collaboration between the public and private sectors; for ensuring the UK sector has access to the necessary skills base; and for enabling companies to scale-up, including steps for encouraging partnerships with larger organisations and attracting investment.



Guests of Honour

Professor Philip Nelson

Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Chair, Strategic Executive, RCUK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton and Joint Lead, Government Review into Artificial Intelligence

Guests of Honour

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton and Joint Lead, Government Review into Artificial Intelligence

Professor Philip Nelson

Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Chair, Strategic Executive, RCUK

Keynote Speaker

Rob McCargow

Artificial Intelligence Programme Lead, PwC

Chair

Lord Clement-Jones

Chairman, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

Speakers

Gila Sacks

Director for Digital & Tech Policy, DCMS

Matt Houlihan

Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Richard Moyes

Managing Director, Article 36

Andrew Joint

Managing Partner & Commercial Technology Partner, Kemp Little