For better or worse: AI and society- Durham University


Date: April 23, 2019
Start Time: 13:00:00
Location: PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre Abbott's Hill Baltic Quarter Gateshead NE8 3DF

Durham University, on behalf of the NINE DTP has organised a panel and networking event to discuss ‘For better or worse: AI and society’ at PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead.

The panel will be chaired by Phil Jackman, Director of Guerrilla Working and includes a range of experts in the fields of artificial intelligence and social sciences:

  • Noura Al-Moubayed – Durham University, Computing Sciences
  • Pete Daykin – CEO of Word Nerds
  • Phil Garnett – York Management School, Operations Management and Business Analysis
  • Ahmed Salhin – Principal Data Scientist at Sage

They’ll be talking about the role of artificial intelligence in society and how social science research contributes to the development of AI. The event will provide a platform for audience members to ask panel members key questions and to expand and develop their network.

Event Schedule:

  • 1.00pm – Registration, networking and lunch
  • 1.45pm – Welcome and introduction
  • 2.00pm – Panel discussion
  • 2.45pm – Q&A
  • 3.15pm – Networking and refreshments
  • 4.30pm – Event close

Who should attend?

Any organisation interested in the developments of artificial intelligence, or who would like to learn more about the possibilities which collaboration can bring.

Any student interested in the value of social science in industry, developments of artificial intelligence or who would like to connect with businesses in the tech sector.

What will you gain from attending?

With the Government’s announcement of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund there are bountiful opportunities for industry and academia to join forces and collectively tackle the big societal and industrial challenges of today.

The long-term plan of the strategy is to raise productivity and earning power in the UK. The fund is a core pillar in the Government’s commitment to increase funding in research and development by £4.7 billion over four years to strengthen UK science and business.

Collaboration is key to accessing this funding; therefore the need to build partnerships early on in the conception of a project is vital but also bringing relevant experts into an established project could open new doors for progression and funding opportunities.

The ‘For better or worse: AI and society’ event aims to foster a culture of collaboration between social science researchers and industry with opportunities for discussion, networking and new learning.

Contact Information
If you have any queries about this event please contact charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk

Register your place at this free event – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/for-better-or-worse-ai-and-society-tickets-57783079747?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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