Momentum building for AI UK as sponsors announced

The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to announce a host of notable sponsors for AI UK, its first-ever, national showcase

Tuesday 11 Feb 2020

Important update

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone AI UK scheduled for 24 – 25 March. Given public health concerns about the coronavirus we trust that you will understand we wish to prioritise the health and safety of the Turing community and our wider network.  A tremendous amount of hard work and creativity has gone into planning for this event and The AI UK committee will now be exploring a number of options. We know that our 600 delegates, our sponsors, speakers and demonstrators were really looking forward to the event. We are hopeful that we can deliver our first, national showcase in the future, once the public health situation stabilises.

Confirmed registrations will be valid for the new date of AI UK, once this is confirmed. However if anyone wishes to be re-funded, we will do so. Please contact [email protected]



Accenture has been named as the main event sponsors, alongside:

  • GCHQ, HSBC, Intel
  • Dstl, Microsoft
  • and Cerebras

The sponsors have all given their support to the dynamic event which will set the data science and AI agenda for 2020 and beyond. AI UK will bring together intelligent debate and discussion, cutting-edge research, alongside carefully curated demonstrations and inspiring new technologies.

AI UK sponsors

About the event

With the UK positioned at the heart of the revolution in AI, leading thinkers, innovative businesses and specialist third-sector bodies, the event promises to:

  • Connect UK academics working in AI and ML with research users from across industry, commerce and government
  • Facilitate new AI collaborations
  • Showcase the UK’s state-of-the-art AI and ML

Tickets are now available for the event which takes place over two days (March 24 to 25), and across three lively stages. In recent days, Maggie Philbin; Timandra Harkness and Tom Ilube have been added to a growing list of renowned speakers, panellists, influencers and contributors, including:

  • Tabitha Goldstaub, Chair of the AI Council for the UK government's Office for AI, working to champion a rapid and responsible adoption of AI. Tabitha is also an advocate for increased diversity in the industry
  • Dame Wendy Hall – leading computer scientist, Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton, and co-author of the UK’s landmark AI review
  • Leading British AI scientist Dr Stuart Russell who will deliver a prestigious Turing Lecture at the event
  • Ken Cukier, Senior Editor at The Economist and author of the best-selling book, Big Data
  • Luciano Floridi, Professor of Information Ethics at Oxford University, and Turing Fellow
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Neil Lawrence, DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at Cambridge University and Senior Turing AI Fellow

The event takes place at The Brewery in London, and will also feature demonstrations, innovations, and debates on key AI issues of the day, and poster sessions with students from across the UK. Panel discussions will include conversations on critical issues such as AI skills, climate change, diversity, bias, ethics, the national landscape, and the future of AI.

To collaborate or connect email [email protected] 

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