Turing Lecture: Glimpsing our AI future

From self-driving cars to climate change, a global perspective on the commercial opportunities and threats presented by AI and machine learning.

Learn more Add to Calendar 01/28/2019 06:00 PM 01/28/2019 08:30 PM Europe/London Turing Lecture: Glimpsing our AI future Location of the event
Monday 28 Jan 2019
Time: 18:00 - 20:30

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The Turing Lectures



Right across the economy start-ups are using machine learning to disrupt incumbents. At the same time, incumbents are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate processes and increase productivity. China is challenging the US for AI supremacy. Self-driving cars may soon over-turn a century-old model of urban transport and disrupt the car and oil industries. Helped by AI and machine learning, start-ups are harnessing renewable energy to re-imagine and refashion basic industries and are employing bio-tech to redesign what we eat and how food is supplied, with the first lab-grown meat being served in a Michelin starred restaurant.  Coming rapidly closer is the threat of climate disruption.

In this talk, founding Chair of The Alan Turing Institute Howard Covington will endeavour to grasp these dramatic changes to our world and discuss how the business and technology community can seize the opportunities they offer

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Howard’s first career was in the City as an investment banker and asset manager. His second career is in promoting mathematical sciences. He has been a trustee of the Science Museum and also chair of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the UK’s national maths research institute at Cambridge. He is the inaugural chair of The Alan Turing Institute. He is also vice-chair of ClientEarth, an environmental law firm.

This Turing Lecture will be hosted by the Institute's Managing Director for Innovation, Christine Foster.

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