Leading AI conference taking place in Belfast today

AI Con, the leading Artificial Intelligence conference hosted by Kainos, is taking place today at Titanic Belfast with contributions from leading AI entrepreneurs, ethicists, researchers and policy experts.

Hosted in person, AI Con will also be broadcast live around the world for over 300 attendees including those involved in AI application, policy, and regulation across Europe, the UK, and the US.

The full-day conference sponsored by Datactics, Ulster University, Digital Catapult, Matrix NI, Allstate NI and Innovate UK seeks to examine the application of the technology in society and its role in securing a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future.

AI Con will explore the continued evolution of AI as it heads towards mainstream adoption, get to the heart of AI’s relationship with data usage and privacy, and investigate ways to responsibly harness it’s potential to support progress across all areas of business and public life.

Dr Robert Smith, Director of AI and Data Science at Digital Catapult UK and author of ‘Rage Inside the Machine’, will deliver a keynote address on challenging the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force.

Delegates will also hear from Seamus McAteer, Chief Executive of Speechlab in San Francisco, who will be in conversation with Tom Gray, Director of Innovation at Kainos, discussing the opportunities AI offers for policy makers and enterprises across the globe.

Barrister and author of Robot Rules: Regulation Artificial Intelligence, and UNESCO and UN Human Rights Council speaker, Jacob Turner, will also be present to share his extensive experience and expertise on AI governance.

The full AI Con programme is available here: https://ai-con.ai/2022/schedule

Speaking ahead of AI Con Hosted by Kainos, Ruth McGuinness, Data & AI practice Lead at Kainos said: 

“I am thrilled to have played a part in curating this exciting conference that has no doubt been an excellent resource for those in the field for many years. Today we welcome a range of experts from all over the world and across many disciplines, reflecting Artificial intelligence’s proliferation and expansion to become a recognised asset in all sectors including health, education, and business.”

“As we hear from experts from all avenues of business and public life and delve further into these issues in our panel discussions, today our focus will be on investigating what’s needed to amplify public trust and integrate AI responsibly and sustainably. I am looking forward to spending an inspiring day with individuals from all over the globe who are passionate and enthusiastic about this technology’s potential for society.”

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