A special event showcasing Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence.


  • Dr Joost Noppen (BT)
  • Prof Ashiq Anjum (University of Leicester)
  • Dr Salvador Pacheco-Gutierrez (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority)
  • Sabeehah Mahomed (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Dave Yearling (Senior Research Manager, Service Analytics, BTIIC)


10:20am - Welcome

Session 1 Chair: Dr Mathias Kern (SGAI committee, BT)

  • 10:30am - Dr Joost Noppen (BT), Rolling out Generative AI for Software Development in BT: experiences and lessons learned
  • 11:15am - Prof Ashiq Anjum (University of Leicester), Self-Learning Digital Twins for Cyber Physical Systems
  • 12:00pm - Break
  • 12:15pm - Dr Salvador Pacheco-Gutierrez (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), Data centralisation platforms to support planning and decision-making in nuclear decommissioning
  • 1:00pm - Lunch Break

Session 2 Chair: Dr Mathias Kern (SGAI committee, BT)

  • 2:00pm - Dr Ciprian Zavoianu (National Subsea Centre, Robert Gordon University), Supporting the energy transition with AI tools for optimal trade-off discovery
  • 2:45pm - Sabeehah Mahomed (Alan Turing Institute), Children and AI
  • 3:30pm - Break
  • 3.45pm - Dave Yearling (BTIIC), Health at home
  • 4:30pm - Close


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.

About the speakers

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Ticket costs:

(Prices stated are excluding VAT 20%)

BCS members: £90.00
Non-members: £110.00
Students: £50.00

Fees include: attendance at the event, lunch, all refreshments


In the event of cancellation by the participant, and provided that written notice is received before Friday 20th September 24 the participant will receive a full refund. If no notice of cancellation is received before that date no refund can be made.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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

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

Real Artificial Intelligence 2024
Date and time
Friday 27 September, 10:00am - 4:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
£60 - £132 GBP