A special event showcasing Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence.


  • Dr Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan (Head of Data and Insights, YouView TV Limited)
  • Dr Laura Weis (Future of Work Lead, Satalia)
  • Dr Detlef Nauck (Principal for AI & Data Science, BT)
  • Dr Sandy Brownlee (Senior Lecturer in Computing Science, Stirling University)
  • Dr. José Miguel Rojas Siles (Sheffield University)
  • Professor Edward Keedwell (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Exeter University)


10:20-10:30 Welcome

Session 1 Chair: Dr. Mathias Kern (BT)
10:30-11:15 Dr Detlef Nauck (BT) What’s my AI doing?
11:15-12:00 Prof Edward Keedwell (Exeter University) Augmented Evolutionary Intelligence: Using Humans and AI to Co-Design Solutions to Difficult Problems
12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-13:00 Dr Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan (YouView TV Limited) Zero to ML

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Session 2 Chair: Dr. Gilbert Owusu (BT)
14:00-14:45 Dr Sandy Brownlee (Stirling University) Sustainable Building Design through Evolutionary Algorithms and Optimisation
14:45-15:30 Dr Laura Weis (Satalia) Title TBA
15:30-15:45 Break
15.45-16.30 Dr José Miguel Rojas Siles (Sheffield University) Title TBA


BCS-SGAI, the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence, is the organiser of one of the longest running annual series of AI conferences in Europe: the AI-20xx series.

In recent years we have seen a rise in popularity of one aspect of the conference: the industry case studies. These have presented AI as it is actually implemented out there in the real world, with all the triumphs and challenges that brings.

Building on this success, we are pleased to present Real Artificial Intelligence, a series of meetings showcasing practical applications of AI.

We have aimed the event less at deep AI specialists and more at those who may be interested in understanding what AI can offer, and what it is doing right now.

The event will feature talks from leading exponents and case studies outlining practical applications of AI from a wide range of application domains. Plenty of time has been allowed in the programme for discussion.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: SGAI: The Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence

Real Artificial Intelligence 2022
Date and time
Friday 30 September, 10:30am - 4:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out