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Artificial Intelligence and the next computing revolution

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Artificial Intelligence and the next computing revolution
25 November 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm
Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Saturday 25th November, 10am - 5pm | Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT

Following the public release of ChatGPT on 30 November 2022, there has been an explosion of interest in AI, particularly generative systems to create text or images. But how do these systems work? How revolutionary are these new technologies? And what are the ethical, social and political challenges AI platforms raise?

This surge in curiosity and exploration has ignited a collaborative global effort to understand and harness the potential of generative AI systems. The quest to comprehend the inner workings of these technologies has led to remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of natural language processing, computer vision, and creative arts. As these systems continue to evolve and redefine the boundaries of what is achievable in the digital realm, the world stands on the cusp of a transformative era, with AI platforms poised to revolutionise industries, educational practices, and communication methods.

However, these advancements have not come without their fair share of ethical, social, and political challenges. The rapid integration of AI platforms into various sectors raises profound questions about data privacy, algorithmic bias, and the potential for job displacement in the workforce. Conversations around the responsible development and deployment of AI have gained traction, with an increasing emphasis on the need for regulatory frameworks and ethical guidelines to ensure these technologies benefit society as a whole. The interplay between innovation, regulation, and public awareness forms a crucial aspect of the ongoing dialogue surrounding the implications of AI in our lives. As the intersection between technology and society continues to evolve, these discussions remain central to shaping the future of AI in a way that aligns with the values and aspirations of our global community.

Join our expert speakers on an engaging journey through Artificial Intelligence, its current power, its potential and its risks.

At this Instant Expert, you will explore:

  • The maths underlying Artificial Intelligence
  • How Large Language Models such as ChatGPT work
  • How machines learn to recognise images
  • The ethics of AI systems
  • AI and creativity
  • The social impact of Artificial Intelligence

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in Artificial Intelligence, whatever your age or background. Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: Artificial Intelligence and the next computing revolution offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass.

Benefits of attending:

  • Become an expert in one day
  • Informal set-up, meet like minded people
  • Open your mind, be inspired
  • Unique chance to ask your burning questions to our experts

What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading scientists
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and New Scientist host
  • Buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers

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The event will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT.

Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.

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Artificial Intelligence and the next computing revolution
25 November 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm
Cavendish Conference Centre, London