Westminster eForum

Next steps for UK artificial intelligence policy: investment, ethics and implementing the Sector Deal

Morning, Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the next steps in the UK’s AI policy.


It follows publication of the AI Sector Deal, which sets out the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world leader on AI and details plans for investment in skills, infrastructure, research, new finance for start-ups and scale-ups, and support for creating ‘clusters’ of AI-focused businesses across the country.


Overall, areas for discussion include:


  • Research and innovation - opportunities and practical next steps for the Government, research councils, universities and businesses collaboration;
  • Infrastructure - developing data infrastructure, the Government’s proposals for ‘Data Trusts’, and 5G, fibre broadband and shared access to ‘supercomputer’ facilities;
  • Investment - priorities for business and the Government in encouraging private patient capital and other forms of support for start-ups and AI clusters;
  • Ethics - latest thinking on designing and regulating a fit-for-purpose ethical framework for the use of AI and the data upon which it relies; and
  • Skills - the likely impact of the new AI Masters programmes and AI Centres for Doctoral Training, emanating from the Sector Deal, and preparing the current and future workforce for an increasingly-automated world.


Guests of Honour

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Co-author, Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK and Executive Director, Web Science Institute

Dr Rannia Leontaridi

Director, Business Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guest of Honour

Professor Dame Wendy Hall,

Co-author, Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK and Executive Director, Web Science Institute

Keynote Speakers

Dr Rannia Leontaridi

Director, Business Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr Zoƫ Webster

Director, AI and the Data Economy, Innovate UK

Chair

Lord Clement-Jones

Chairman, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

Speakers

Marko Balabanovic

Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult

Olivier Thereaux

Head of Technology, Open Data Institute

Hugh Milward

Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Professor Maja Pantic

Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing and Leader, Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group (iBUG), Department of Computing, Imperial College London

Andy Cotgreave

Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau Software