[Humanist] 31.331 events: the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Tue Oct 3 07:15:35 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 331.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:15:43 +0000
        From: "Danny Saxby [Policy-UK]" <danny.saxby at rsvp.policy-uk.com>
        Subject: Final Reminder - AI, Robotics and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Policy-UK Forum, Thursday, 12th October 2017, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster

AI, Robotics and the 4th Industrial Revolution
Investing in Innovation, Automating Growth and Regulating the Robotic Apocalypse
Policy-UK Forum: 
Thursday, 12th October 2017, 
8.30am – 13.00pm, 
One Birdcage Walk, 
Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ


With a keynote presentation from:
Marko Balabanovic
Chief Technology Officer
Digital Catapult Centre

And further contributions from:
Louis Barson, Head, Futures Sector, Business Growth Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Sue Daley, Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK; Andrew Joint, Commercial Technology Partner, Kemp Little; Dr Paul Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Crossword Cyber Security; Dr Neil McBride, Reader, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University; Paul Mort, Chair, Northern Robotics Network; Shamus Rae, Head of Innovation and Investments, KPMG; Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Capabilities, Innovate UK; and Mark Watson, Director, Manufacturing Technology, IHS Markit Technology.

Chaired by:
Lord Clement-Jones, Chair, House of Lords AI Committee; and Enrique Velasco-Castillo, Senior Analyst, Research Division, Analysys Mason.

Key areas to be addressed:

  1.  Automating UK Growth: Investment and Innovation in Robotics and AI
Progress made since the Government announced Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) as one of its ‘Eight Great Technologies’; developing the UK’s RAS & AI ecosystem through the Special Interest Group; understanding the transformative and disruptive potential of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence to the UK economy; and the impact of Brexit on funding and inward investment.

  2.  Rebalancing the Economy: The Transformative Potential of AI and Robotics
Understanding the transformative potential of automation and AI systems; overcoming barriers to development and deployment; and how key sectors are set to benefit.

  3.  The Social and Ethical Dilemmas: Regulating the Robot Apocalypse
Balancing the benefits of automation with the impact on jobs; the risk of digital exclusion in a highly-automated economy; the challenges and opportunities of embedding transparency, accountability and impartiality into AI systems; and building public trust in RAS technologies.


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