Organised by China-Britain Business Fusion, the summit presents the very first China-UK event dedicated to fostering opportunities and investment in the AI space.
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Players in artificial intelligence from China and the United Kingdom will come together at the China-Britain AI Summit in September 2017. The Summit will illuminate the artificial intelligence landscape in China and the UK and catalyse commercial business and investment opportunities.
The first event of its kind, the demand for the Summit has arisen from developments in the Chinese and British AI space. The Chinese government has approved plans for China to become the world market leader in AI by 2030, with the aim of making the industry worth $150 billion. Major players such as Alibaba and Baidu have already invested millions of dollars in AI R&D platforms. Meanwhile, with the UK looking more outwards than ever in a post-Brexit era, the UK’s start-up ecosystem continues to flourish and consequentially attracts the highest quality talent and investment interest. It is estimated that a new AI start-up has launched in the UK every week for the past 3 years. This amounts to a total future contribution of £654bn to the UK economy by 2035.
The Summit will deliver panel discussions covering investment and opportunities, AI ethics and social implications, AI landscape in China and the UK as well as the role of AI/smart technologies in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Expert speakers include Healthcare Executive from IBM Watson, VP Investment Banking from Haitong Bank, Former Director Apple Education Asia Nth, General Manager from CRRC UK, General Counsel APAC from The British Standards Institution, ITC Sector Director at China Britain Business Council, Chief Representative from InvestSH and Digital Lead from InnovateUK, to name a few. IET’s president Professor Jeremy Watson will deliver the welcome remarks.
Welcome Remarks: President, The Institution of Engineering & Technology
Opening Remarks: Chinese Embassy, London & Partners
Keynote Speech: AI Impact on Our Way of Life
Communication, Singularity, Post Scarcity, Impact on Science & R&D, China by 2030
Panel Discussion I: Illuminating China & UK AI Landscape
Incubators, accelerator, Role of corporate & government policies, Science & Innovation Parks, Role of universities, R&D platforms, Start-up culture, China 2025
Panel Discussion II: AI Opportunities & Investment
Investment trends & deals, Early v Late stage, Valuations, Acqui-hiring
Panel Discussion III: Ethics & Impact on jobs
Impact on jobs, Winners & Losers, Moral framework for AI development, How to prepare for a new era & Training
Lunch & Networking
Live Technology Demonstration: Practical examples of AI Application:
Illumr (data analytics), AMY Robotics, Algodynamix (fintech), Qihan (Sanbot Robot)
Panel Discussion IV: Live Technology Demonstration Q&A session
Panel Discussion V: Belt and Road Initiative:
Introduction, Access points for the UK, Smart Technologies, Smart Cities & Digital Infrastructure behind the project