Presentation on the pros and cons of (generative) artificial intelligence in business. Preceded by BCS Berkshire AGM.


Dr Mona Ashok of the Henley Business School, Reading University


7:00pm - AGM, chaired by Andy Fieldsend
7:30pm - Presentation: Dr Mona Ashok
8:15pm - Q&A
8:30pm - Informal discussions at in-person event
9:00pm - Close - room is booked until 10


Dr Mona Ashok of the Henley Business School, Reading University, will give a presentation and answer questions on the pros and cons of (generative) artificial intelligence in business.

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in businesses is not new.

However, generative AI like ChatGPT has propelled the interest in digital transformation in businesses and their customers. Early adopters of generative AI have shown promising results like: improved customer experience, enhanced customer satisfaction, personalised services and marketing, better productivity, enriched interactions, etc.

However, businesses have to consider the challenges: AI requires good data (data literacy, integrated systems, data skills and capabilities, etc). The use of AI has additional responsibility to assess ethical issues like bias, privacy, security, fairness, autonomy, societal impact, dignity, safety etc.

The talk will be preceded at 7pm by a half hour branch AGM, including chair & treasurer reports for 2022-3.

Food and drinks can be purchased at the venue. Attendees are advised to do this before 7pm.

The venue will remain available to us until 10pm, so it will be possible to purchase refreshments after the talk also.

About the speaker

Dr Mona Ashok

Mona is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Certified Software Quality Analyst and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

She has 20 years of corporate leadership experience in global IT and accounting firms; worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and Northern America.

In Higher Education she has led post-experienced postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. Mona’s research and practical work have received tremendous commendations. She has been invited to deliver seminars, keynotes by international think tanks (Asian Development Bank Institute), government bodies, professional bodies, and universities in the UK and internationally.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Berkshire branch

AI in business: a boon or a curse? preceded by BCS Berkshire AGM
Date and time
Tuesday 17 October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ZeroDegrees Microbrewery & Restaurant
Upstairs Lounge
9 Bridge Street
This event is sold out