The UK’s got talent: AI UK 2022

Join AI UK in March to hear what is needed to meet the ambitious goals of the National AI Strategy 

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

Chair of the UK government’s AI Council, Tabitha Goldstaub will host a session at The Alan Turing Institute’s AI UK 2022 which explores how the UK can attract the new talent required to achieve the ambitious goals of the National AI Strategy.   

Goldstaub will be joined on stage by several panellists who will discuss how the UK can put the National AI Strategy into action, including:  

  • Obum Ekeke, Global Lead on Educational Partnerships at DeepMind 
  • Caroline Gorski, Group Director of R2 Data Labs 
  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton
  • Philip Colligan, CEO at Raspberry PI Foundation

The panellists will explore whether the UK should recruit more skilled workers from abroad or focus on educating and offering apprenticeships to people already living in the UK.   

They will also discuss what funding AI startups need as well as what can be done to encourage innovative AI entrepreneurs to start their business in the UK. 

Goldstaub, an adviser to The Alan Turing Institute, said: “I’m really excited to be hosting this session and I’m particularly interested to hear what our panellists think about how we can ensure diversity remains a focus while we try to achieve our ambitious goals in artificial intelligence.” 

The panel will appear on the event’s Conversation Stage. It is one of four stages at the two-day event which will feature interviews and debates that tackle some of the big questions in artificial intelligence. Other sessions on the stage include ‘Better Images of AI’ and a discussion about AI for cities and the opportunities for growth nationally and regionally.  

Secure your place at AI UK on 22–23 March.