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DERI launch event

Realising the UK’s AI Ambitions

When: Thursday, 24th March 2022, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: This will be a hybrid event, attendance will be possible online and in person

Perrin Lecture Theatre
The Blizard Institute
4 Newark Street
E1 2AT Whitechapel London

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Over the next decade, artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform business and society and the UK has recently outlined its goal to become a global AI superpower in its National AI Strategy.  As a leading research-intensive university with internationally recognised expertise in AI, Queen Mary University of London will support the UK’s plans helping to train the future AI workforce and deliver digital research innovations with impact for industry, government and society. Our new Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) sits at the centre of these ambitions to foster multi-disciplinary research into AI and data science for the benefit of society.  

Why attend? Our upcoming event ‘Towards 2030: Realising the UK's AI ambitions’ will be an opportunity to learn about Artificial Intelligence, its potential to transform all aspects of human life and how the UK is planning to harness the opportunities and challenges brought about by these technologies which have been described as the “fourth industrial revolution”.
We have convened a small panel of leading experts with whom we will discuss key aspects of the National AI strategy including the AI skills gap, diversity within the sector, academia-industry collaboration and the governance of AI technology. It will be possible to join this session in person and online (see below for more details).

Professor Colin Bailey, Queen Mary University of London, President and Principal
Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Queen Mary University of London, Chair of Council
Professor Greg Slabaugh, Director of the Digital Environment Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Adrian Smith, Director and Chief Executive of The Alan Turing Institute
Sana Khareghani, Head of UK Government Office for AI
John Overington, VP at Exscientia and a visiting professor at University College London
Shahed Alghrsi, MSc student on Machine Learning for Visual Data Analytics MSc

6:00 - 6:15 pm - Welcome (Professor Colin Bailey, Professor Greg Slabaugh and Lord Tim Clement Jones)
6:15-7:20 pm - Panel Discussion -  Role of Universities in supporting the UK AI strategy (Professor Greg Slabaugh, Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Sana Khareghani, John Overington, Shahed Alghrsi)
7:20-7:30 pm - Closing words



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