CIO UK's AI Summit - Photos and highlights from the Artificial Intelligence Half-Day Summit in London

CIO UKand Computerworld UK hosted a Half-Day Artificial Intelligence Summit at the May Fair Hotel in London, with expert speakers discussing the business, legal and ethical implications of deploying AI in the enterprise. Here are the photos and highlights from the event.

[There are 1,000 copies of the research available in an exclusive print run; registered CIO UK users can also download the full report here.]

CIO UKEditor Edward Qualtrough hosted the AI Summit at the May Fair Hotel in London, and introduced CIO UK and Computerworld UK's Making AI a Business Reality research report.

Salesforce EMEA Field CTO and Head of Ecosystems, Adam Spearing, was the opening speaker at CIO UK's AI Summit in London.

Salesforce EMEA Field CTO Adam Spearing separated the artificial reality from the AI hype.

HMRC Deputy IT Director of Data Engineering and Delivery, Ashraf Murtada, said: "If you only take one thing away from my presentation today then it should be that AI is Cheap Prediction."

News UK Technology Director Nadine Thomson joined Salesforce EMEA Field CTO Adam Spearing and HMRC Deputy IT Director of Data Engineering and Delivery, Ashraf Murtada to discuss Making AI a Business Reality.

Nadine Thomson recommended you should not start with the technology, but start with business outcomes and work backwards just like any other problem.

"It's important to ask yourself what is the business outcome you are looking to achieve, and then determine if AI fits," she said.

Professor Lokke Moerel, an academic and Europe's leading lawyer on AI ethics, discussed Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

"The AI did it is not an acceptable excuse," said leading AI ethics expert Professor Lokke Moerel. "Algorithmic accountability implies an obligation to report and justify algorithmic decision-making and to mitigate any negative social impacts or potential harms."

Professor Lokke Moerel said that compliance is not good enough if you violate social conventions or underlying ethics, and that organisations will need to be transparent in their decision-making so that you can show where they went wrong in case AI lands them in hot water.

IDG's Senior Director of Content, Doug Drinkwater, presented some of the key findings and talking points from CIO UK's and Computerworld UK's 'Making AI a Business Reality' research report.

Delegates digesting the 'Making AI a Business Reality' research report.

'Making AI a Business Reality'CIO steering group members make evidence of their contribution.

Amnesty International CIO John Gillespie joined Professor Lokke Moerel to discuss the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence.

"We will overcome all of the downsides of AI just like we did with the industrial revolution, but you have to be open about the negatives so that you can address it. If you don't, you will receive a backlash," said Professor Lokke Moerel.

Amnesty International CIO John Gillespie also noted that one of the biggest risks of AI was not adopting new technologies because of fear we don't quite know the outcomes yet.

"The geeks are not going to inherit the earth, our algorithms are," said Amnesty Interntional CIO John Gillespie.

CIO UKEditor Edward Qualtrough brought proceedings to a close; thanks to all delegates and speakers for making the AI Summit a successful event.

Some 1,000 copies of the 'Making AI a Business Reality' research report are available in an exclusive print run. A digital edition will be available for registered CIO UK users.

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