Artificial Intelligence and what it can do for you. - Cumbria Branch

Thursday 16 May 2019

6.00pm - 7.30pm

The North Lakes Hotel, Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11 8QT

Free of charge to both BCS and non-BCS Members

What actually is Artificial Intelligence? Separating the hype form the facts, if you would like to find out more about AI please come and join us for this event.


Andy Lowe and Steve Lawless


  • 6.00pm - Refreshments and networking.
  • 6.30pm - Welcome and Introductions.
  • 6.40pm - Main presentation - Andy Lowe and Steve Lawless.
  • 7.30pm - Q&A – Andy Lowe and Steve Lawless.


Presentation outline:

  • What actually is Artificial Intelligence?
  • Separating the hype form the facts
  • A look at some current practical uses of AI
  • Why we all need training in AI
  • How organisations can get started and use AI
  • Why AI Ethics and sustainability is so important
  • What the future holds for humans and AI

About the speakers:

Andy Lowe’s profile:
Andy lives in Cumbria with his wife and two daughters. He spent his working career in engineering and academia working on new innovative computing technologies and the regulated, sustainable and safe operation of nuclear facilities. He studied at UMIST and Cambridge. He believes Ethical and Robust AI will improve everyone’s future. His favourite robot is Marvin the paranoid android. Marvin is a funny outcome of AI, Andy looks forward to a future powered by Human-centric Robust AI. Something future generations will truly thank us for!

Steve Lawless’ Profile
Steve lives in Cumbria and is married with 5 children. He is has over 40 years IT experience and is currently a Director of Purple Griffon Training and for the last 17 years has been an IT trainer and consultant specializing in IT Service Management. Previously he worked for organisations such as Allied Bakeries, Provincial Insurance, AXA, Barclays, O2 and HMCE in a wide range of roles. He is an advocate of the positive use of technology and considers the pursuit of knowledge to be fundamental to mankind’s survival. His favourite book is ‘The singularity is near’ by Ray Kurzweil.


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