Intelligent Conversations in AI: Stimulus, Discussion, Community

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Intelligent Conversations in AI is a series of events discussing and debating ideas, stimulated by people who have written something interesting, regarding the uses and applications of AI.

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About the event

The CW AI SIG is pleased to announce the launch of a new meeting format, with the inaugural event scheduled for May 20th 2021. 

Intelligent Conversations in AI is a series of events discussing and debating ideas, stimulated by people who have written something interesting, regarding the uses and applications of AI.  

We’ll give you something to read from within the field of AI beforehand, then we’ll meet informally to have open discussion and debate about the author’s material, as well as time to network informally with those present. We’ll ask the author to lead the discussion if we can secure their time, alternatively the SIG Champions may lead the discussion. 

Our goals are to provide stimulating thinking and conversation within the broad field of AI, and to cultivate over time a sense of community. We’re going to trial the event format on-line, which has the advantage of making it more inclusive to join, wherever you happened to be in the world. 

The stimulus material will typically be a blog post or a white paper – or sometimes an extract from a chapter of a book. 

The author of our first Intelligent Conversations in AI event on Thursday 20th May will be Michal Gabrielczyk, Head of AI, Cambridge Consultants and the stimulus material can be found here

The event will last 1 hour, with the opportunity to stay and mingle a bit longer if you’d like to. We’ll meet at 5pm UK time (6pm CET, 9am EST). 

The event will be hosted in the Remo virtual networking platform, which is great at cultivating communities of interest and encouraging informal networking.

 

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWAI.

Agenda

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The information supplied below may be subject to change before the event.

17:00

Orientation and networking in Remo

17:10

CW welcome by Peter Whale, Artificial Intelligence SIG Champion and Founder, Vision Formers

17:15

Presentation of stimulus by Michal Gabrielczyk, Head of Edge AI, Cambridge Consultants

Session chaired by Peter Whale, Artificial Intelligence SIG champion

17:30

Small group discussion

17:58

Wrap-up by Peter Whale, Artificial Intelligence SIG Champion

18:00

End of session followed by networking

18:30

Event close

Speakers

Michal Gabrielczyk - Head of Edge AI, Cambridge Consultants

Michal is a Board Member of Cambridge Wireless, and Head of Edge AI at Cambridge Consultants, working closely with the consultancy’s AI, semiconductor, sensing and connectivity experts to realise customers product and service ambitions. He works closely with commercial and engineering experts to bridge between business ambitions and the practicalities of technology and engineering.

Michal has a long track record in strategy and technology advisory roles, including at product developers Cambridge Consultants and Telecoms, Media and Technology specialist consultancy Analysys Mason.

He has been fortunate enough to be able to work on strategy development with ambitious startups, blue chips and brand names across six continents, and connectivity technologies have been a continuous thread throughout.

Peter Whale - Founder, Vision Formers

Peter is Founder & CEO of Vision Formers the specialist consultancy that helps visionary technology businesses get product to market and turn ideas into reality.

Vision Formers provides significant expertise in accelerating business growth through a focus on developing a robust product strategy, growing and coaching product and development teams, and providing operational excellence. Peter has a long track record of conceiving, developing and marketing successful technology-based solutions, deployed at scale, globally. Innovative products Peter has brought to market in digital, cloud, AI, consumer electronics and telecommunications have been used by countless millions of people on a daily basis globally, badged by the world’s leading digital and technology brands. Peter is a board member of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and co-leads its Artificial Intelligence special interest group.

SIG Champions

Laurent Brisedoux - Senior Manager, Amazon

Laurent has been heading the Amazon R&D team in Cambridge, part of the Lab126 organization, since its creation in 2014. His group is responsible for developing software for Amazon’s consumer electronic devices such as Cloud Cam, Echo Look, Echo Show and many more innovative products to come. Prior to that, Laurent was in charge of the development and productisation of imaging technologies at Broadcom. He joined the Broadcom Mobile Multimedia group in 2004 with the acquisition of Alphamosaic, one of the Silicon Fen ’success stories’. Laurent is also a junior angel investor and working with several technology startups in the Cambridge area.

Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems

Phil Claridge is a ‘virtual CTO’ for hire within Mandrel Systems covering end-to-end systems. Currently having fun and helping others with large-scale AI systems integration, country-wide large scale big-data processing, hands-on IoT technology (from sensor hardware design, through LoRa integration to back end systems), and advanced city information modelling. Supporting companies with M&A ‘exit readiness’, due-diligence and on advisory boards. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and Technical Evangelist for Geneva/Convergys (telco), Arieso/Viavi (geolocation), and Madge (networking). Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron and a compiler to produce proof-of-concepts when required.

Richard Dearden - Head of AI Digital Health, AstraZeneca

Richard is a Senior Director in R&D Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at Astrazeneca in Cambridge, UK. He leads a team doing a wide variety of data analytics, artificial intelligence and optimisation projects in the areas of clinical trial design and clinical supply chain. Richard is also an industrial advisor for the University of Birmingham-based National Centre for Nuclear Robotics. He has spent six years in industry, previously working at Schlumberger’s Cambridge Research Centre where he led a robotics and AI team working on drilling automation and other oilfield applications.

Prior to joining Schlumberger, Richard was Reader in Intelligent Robotics at the University of Birmingham, where he was a principal investigator on a number of UK and European-funded research projects, including work on robotic manipulation with the German Space Agency, DLR, and on autonomous underwater vehicles with the National Oceanographic Centre. He has over 70 academic publications in the field of artificial intelligence, largely in the areas of automated planning under uncertainty, robotics, machine learning and fault diagnosis.

From 1999 until 2005 Richard worked as a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Centre, and for part of that time ran the Model-based Diagnosis and Recovery Group. He worked primarily on the Mars Exploration Programme, including work on planning daily activities and fault diagnosis for Mars rovers. His team also developed the Livingstone 2 fault diagnosis engine which was used for a number of project including being successfully deployed on-board the EO-1 satellite mission.

Richard studied Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and obtained his doctorate on Markov decision problems and reinforcement learning in structured worlds from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Gunter Haberkorn - Senior Manager Product & Technology, Magna International

Gunter works in the Corporate R&D Department and has years of experience in complete vehicle engineering. He is looking into Product and Technology trends within the automotive industry with a special interest in autonomy, mobility solutions, manufacturing and electrification and especially technologies which can support advancements in these areas.

Vaiva Kalnikaite - Founder & CEO, Dovetailed

Dr Vaiva Kalnikaite is the founder of Dovetailed and an expert on behaviour design for human-machine interactions for artificial intelligence, internet of everything and digital environments. She holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction and has worked for companies like Microsoft, PARC and GE. She recently appeared on BBC Click and in the Stylist Magazine. She is an RSA fellow.

Peter Whale - Founder, Vision Formers

Peter is Founder & CEO of Vision Formers the specialist consultancy that helps visionary technology businesses get product to market and turn ideas into reality.

Vision Formers provides significant expertise in accelerating business growth through a focus on developing a robust product strategy, growing and coaching product and development teams, and providing operational excellence. Peter has a long track record of conceiving, developing and marketing successful technology-based solutions, deployed at scale, globally. Innovative products Peter has brought to market in digital, cloud, AI, consumer electronics and telecommunications have been used by countless millions of people on a daily basis globally, badged by the world’s leading digital and technology brands. Peter is a board member of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and co-leads its Artificial Intelligence special interest group.

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