The ethical and pragmatic considerations of AI for manufacturing
28th September 2017 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence has been around for some time and its capabilities are developing apace. What might manufacturers need to consider if they wish to benefit from the increasing opportunities it may offer for innovation within their organisation?
We are delighted to have two esteemed guest speakers to address this topic from their unique perspectives:
Professor Nigel Crook is Head of Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University. Nigel has more than 30 years experience as a researcher in Artificial Intelligence and currently leads research in cognitive robotics. He has some thought provoking concepts and issues to share in relation to artificial intelligence and how ethical capabilities may be designed into robots. He is an expert reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission and a member of several scientific committees for major international AI conferences. He regularly reviews manuscripts for, amongst others, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Neurocomputing, Image and Vision Computing, and Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Transactions of the IEICE and Transactions on Circuits and Systems. His research interests include human-robot interaction, social robotics, embodied conversational agents and biologically inspired machine learning.
Anton Fishman has 30 years’ experience working with businesses to help clarify strategic direction, determine what it is that leaders need to do to accomplish this, and ensure they have the capability and capacity to make it happen. Initially a practice leader with Hay Group in the 1980s he has since established and run a number of HR, OD and business psychology firms. In recent years he has developed an interest in helping businesses consider the opportunities and threats of AI. He will help us explore how artificial intelligence and social robotics could impact business, management, employee and customer interactions and business performance.
This topic could be one you might like to bring senior HR colleagues as guests, given the potential insights gained about managing the people environment of a business.
There will also be an optional tour of the National Composites Centre at 3pm (est 1hr long).