“The ethical and pragmatic implications of AI for manufacturers” + tour of the National Composite Centre facilities.

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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. He will help us explore how artificial intelligence and social robotics could impact business, management, employee and customer interactions and business performance.  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. He has a particular interest in the enhancing the impact and reputation of HR functions and this has been the focus of his work in the last few years.

Networking & Dialogue: Networking with other attendees will be gently facilitated, as will table dialogues about the material covered, the issues raised and possible relevance you your organisation.

3×3 session: We’ll also hear a brief showcase from three Network members who’ll take 3 minutes each to share about their business and their role.

Tour: There will be an optional tour of the National Composite Centre at 3pm (est 1hr long).

Guests:  This topic could be one you might like a senior HR colleague or other leaders to accompany you as your guest.  Please do invite them.

You can fully expect to have a hugely enjoyable, informative and stimulating day.  And – as with all of our events – plenty of serendipity!


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