Programme List - AI & Machine Learning Live 2019


08.30 – 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 09.10

Opening remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & The Inquirer

09.10 – 09.30

Computing research

09.30 – 10.00

Morning keynote: The Today and Tomorrow of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Zoë Webster, Director of AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK
  • What actually is, or isn’t, AI/ML?
  • Predominant areas where AI and ML are being utilised.
  • Current research developments within the AI / ML space.
  • Imminent next steps for AI / ML technologies.

10.00 – 10.25

Making the most of your new resource
  • Where should your organisation be deploying AI / ML?
  • Optimising your business processes with new technology.
  • Using and incorporating AI / ML into your business planning strategies.

10.25 – 10.55

Morning break, networking and visit to exhibition area

11.00 – 11.20

Oh great, another cyber-security risk
  • Will rapid developments in these technologies further enable digital criminals?
  •  How are current defence methods being outpaced?
  •  Will this lead to a rise in data theft? What’s the best way to stay protected?

11.20 – 11.40

Beyond Chat-bots: AI and UX
  • How AI / ML can enhance your user experience.
  • Predictive maintenance and the reduction of down-time.
  • Behind the scenes implementation which could benefit the consumer.

11.40 – 12.15

Panel discussion: Who’s questioning their moral constitution?
Pardeep Bassi, Head of Data Science, LV=
Natalia Konstantinova, Lead Software Engineer, Shell
  • Who decides what constitutes ethical development of AI / ML?
  • Are we able to remove subconscious bias from these technologies?
  • What are best practices for AI/ML and its application?

12.15 – 13.00

Lunch break, networking and visit to exhibition area

13.00 – 13.30

Afternoon keynote: I’ll have one AI and Machine Learning please!
  • What are the core skills required to 'do' AI/ML?
  • Can anyone (and developer) do it, or do you need particular training?
  • Can you 'buy' AI off the shelf or as a service or do you need a deeper understanding of it?

13.30 – 13.50

More Acronyms? AI and GDPR
Kuan Hon, Director - Privacy, Security and Information Law, Fieldfisher

The EU General Data Protection Regulation catches many AI/Machine Learning/Big Data projects or workstreams that involve 'personal data'. More data is considered 'personal' than many might expect. This session will cover:

  • Key legal issues and risks under GDPR.
  • The UK Information Commissioner's planned AI auditings framework etc. 
  • Practical steps for GDPR compliance and risk mitigation. 

13.50 – 14.30

Panel discussion: The next big thing or the next big gimmick?
  • Where will research take the direction of AI / ML in the future?
  • What are the future opportunities of AI / ML? How practical and valuable will these be to businesses and consumers alike?
  • What is the next big project for AI / ML?

14.30 – 14.40

Closing remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & The Inquirer


Conference ends