How do we prepare fo the rise of Artificial Intelligence?

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Date:
Thursday 30 March 2017

Time:
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
Lecture Theatre (1027), Nightingale Building (B67), University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Salisbury Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Cost:
Free and open to all.

This event is organised by the IET Solent, jointly with BCS Hampshire Branch and University of Southampton.

Event details

Want to know more about Artificial Intelligence? How does it relate to the 4th Industrial Revolution and what that is? What are the drivers behind this? How do we see past the Hollywood myths of the rise of machine intelligence? What are the future consequences of this new race in intelligence? What are the key practical terminology and meanings behind concepts of Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and reasoning? Join us for an exceptional opportunity to explore these vital questions with two leaders in the field Mark Skilton and Felix Hovsepian.

Our presentation will raise awareness of these and other issues:

  • How do we see past the Hollywood myths of the rise of machine intelligence? 
  • What are the key practical terminology and meanings behind concepts of Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and reasoning?
  • How are industries that are emerging as first impacts in AI seeing its impact in greater insights, new experience and potential?
  • What are the future consequences of this new race in intelligence?

Forthcoming book: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: An Executive Guide to Intelligent Systems, 2017 Palgrave Macmillan. Professor Mark Skilton, Dr. Felix Hovsepian.

Professor. Mark Skilton

Mark SkiltonProfessor of Practice, Information Systems and Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
Global Head of Digital Strategy Center of Excellence , Enzen.

I am a +30 Experienced Professional Consultant with a track record in top 1000 Companies in over 20 countries and across multi public, private and start-up sectors. I've direct Industrial experience of commercial practice leadership, boardroom and investor strategy to program team and transformation management at scale. I'm a recognized International thought leader in Digital strategy, Telecoms, Digital markets and M&A strategies, CxO practices and an Author of books and International papers. My work and views have been published in the FT, NYT, WSJ, Washington Post, Bloomberg, AP, Mail, NewScientist, Nature, Scientific American and many channels around the world, TV and Radio including BBC, Sky, ITV, Al Jazeera and many others, I support Warwick with Industrial Best Practice in my interests and expertise areas. I am also currently Global Head of Digital Strategy for Enzen Global, a leading Energy & Utilities premium international consultancy.

Email: Mark.Skilton@WBS.ac.uk
Twitter: @mskilton
Mobile: +447766148432
Personal Blog: www.markskilton.com
LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markskilton1

Dr. Felix Hovsepian

Felix HovsepianI am a consulting CTO and a mentor. I have a solid academic background in mathematics, systems engineering with a PhD in Computer Science (Computational Intelligence). At the start of my academic career, I spent 4+ years undertaking research in AI and Automated Reasoning, then almost 10 years as a Professor of Informatics. In terms of software & systems development, I have designed and built enterprise-level imaging systems for multi-national engineering companies, x-ray imaging systems for dentists, a fingerprint recognition system and various flavors of eLearning systems.

Email: felix@bluemanifold.com
Twitter: @bluemanifold
Mobile: +447926818236
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/felixhovsepian