Welcome to techUK AI Week

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    Tuesday23Apr 2019

    Katherine Mayes, Cloud, Data Analytics and AI Programme Manager, welcomes you to techUK's AI week.

Today marks the beginning of techUK’s AI Week – highlighting the growing opportunities and benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for both the UK economy and society. Throughout the week techUK will be bringing you news, views and insights from the technology sector on how UK organisations are using AI to revolutionise business productivity and transform people’s lives. Throughout the week we will provide commentary on the next steps needed to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution.  We will be sharing guest blogs and podcast interviews, press articles and daily tweets reflecting the current AI environment in the UK and what this may look like in the future.  

Over the coming days, our members and other industry experts will be contributing blogs on AI in four key areas:

  • Tuesday - Healthcare
  • Wednesday - Infrastructure 
  • Thursday - Policing and crime
  • Friday - Cybersecurity

During AI week, techUK will also further its ongoing AI Leaders Campaign - aimed at promoting UK leaders in AI - with a new leader under the spotlight this month. 

Why not join the debate and discussion on social media using #AIweek and visiting @techUK.

Keep up to date with all of this great material by viewing all of the posts so far by visiting the links below.

Tuesday - Healthcare

The AI Will See You Now - Guest blog: Maria Carla Dobronauteanu, AI Business, analyses the rapid growth of AI in the UK’s health sector.

Re-inventing Elderly Care - Guest blog: Nicola Palmarini, IBM, talks about the possibilities of AI in caring for the elderly.

Intelligent Healthcare - Guest blog: Anne Shannon Baxter, Access Partnership, explores the policy challenges for AI in healthcare to live up to the expectations.

How is AI technology transforming the healthcare industry? - Guest blog: Patrick Shephard, thoughtonomy, assesses how AI is transforming the Healthcare industry.

Could AI save lives, as well as time, in healthcare? - Guest blog: Matt Howard, Director of AI at Deloitte, examines the opportunities that AI could provide in healthcare.

Improving Health Services with Artificial Intelligence - Guest blog: Martyn O'Connor, MBE, Somerford Associates, writes on improving health services through the use of AI.

Healthtech AI and Financial Services: An unusual coupling? - Guest blog: Steven Roberts, Barclays, explains why healthcare is primed for greater personalisation, and why it’s more important than ever for healthtech businesses to be supported and for the public to be educated.

An Ethical Dilemma – Mental Health & Data Science - Guest blog: David Ellis, Station10, blogs on the use of data and data science in addressing mental health concerns.

Healthcare and AI: Transforming the Journey to Wellbeing - Guest blog: Content Guru’s James Horsley explains the transformative power of AI in the healthcare industry.

Wednesday - Infrastructure

#planettech – AI for sustainability - Susanne Baker, techUK, explores the applicability and potential of AI for sustainability.

Key factors driving the adoption of AI for 5G and beyond - Guest blog: Yue Wang, Samsung, analyses the key factors at play in the adoption of AI for 5G and beyond.

AI and 5G, the perfect duo - Sophie Weston, techUK, writes on the complimentary relationship between AI and 5G.

Self-driving cars and pilotless planes - Guest blog: Dr. Alvin Wilby, Thales, writes on ensuring safety with autonomous vehicles.

Tickets Please! Avoiding the Crash and Burn - Guest blog: Rose Myatt, ContentGuru, blogs on the potential of AI for businesses in meeting consumer demands.

How can AI create a competitive edge for utility organisations? - Guest blog: Terry Walby, thoughtonomy, analyses the benefits of AI for utility organisations.

Building Smart Cities with Machine Learning - Guest blog: Liam Giles, Station10, blogs on the potential of machine learning for our future cities.

Thursday - Policing and crime

How AI is disrupting the ivory and rhino horn trade - Blog: Craig Melson, techUK, looks at how AI is being used to fight the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Using Big Data and AI to Accelerate Police Investigations - Guest blog: Naeem Sarwar, Fujitsu, wonders how advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can be used to better enable police forces to tackle crime, predict potential threats and move policing towards being more digital.

The new rules for practical AI - Guest blog: Mark Jennings, Accenture, writes on the rules of AI and detecting fraud and criminal activity.

Don't Believe the Hype - How AI can avoid becoming a Public Enemy - Guest Blog: James Laird, Intelligent Voice, queries how a vision of data driven policing can be effectively managed and achieved.

Artificial Intelligence for Police Call Centres is Coming of Age - Guest Blog: Mark Goossens, IBM, describes how AI might be used in Police Call Centres to reduce time, save money and improve outcomes for the public.

Don’t fear Skynet - How AI can help us all be safer - Guest blog: Martyn O'Connor MBE, Somerford Associates, writes on the potential for computers, data and AI to improve policing.

Police use of technology impacting privacy rights - Guest blog: Jamie Grace, Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University, probes police use of technology in relation to privacy rights.

What role can AI play in policing? - Guest blog: Simon Hall, PoliceBox, ponders the potential benefits of AI and the role that it can play in policing.

How can AI technology help police forces to provide a faster response? - Guest blog: Terry Walby, thoughtonomy, writes on the potential for AI technology to hasten police response times.

AI in policing, why the world doesn’t need RoboCop - Guest blog: Sam Wilson, Atos, explores why iterative sprints delivering tangible value are the best step forward for AI in policing.

AI, the public and policing with consent - Guest blog: Rick Muir, Police Foundation, blogs on the use of AI technology in policing and the necessity of public engagement.

Friday - Cybersecurity

3 technologies that are set to change cyber security forever - Guest blog: Hazel Burton, Cisco, analyses how AI, machine learning and automation might transform cyber security.

Future cyber defences and AI technology - Guest blog: Dan Russell, Deloitte, writes on the future of cyber defence in the context of AI technology.

Why do people cause data breaches? - Guest blog: Neil Larkins, Egress, discusses why people cause data breaches and the role for machine learning in mitigating them

Cybersecurity policed by AI - Guest blog: Luca Goodman, Envitia, explores the possible role, risks, and rewards that artificial intelligence has in policing cybersecurity in today’s world.

Harnessing the power of AI to stop cybercrime in its tracks - Guest blog: Sridhar Muppidi, IBM, explains how AI can help meet the challenges of data defenders.

Do we need AI in cyber security, or does AI need us? - Guest blog: Niall McGrane, StarLink, explains the role for humans working with AI in cyber security.

Cyber security is a machine job! - Guest blog: Shadi A. Razak, Cynation, outlines how cyber security professionals can use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to beat cyber criminals at their own game.

AI Leaders Campaign

techUK AI Leaders Joe Thomas, FinancialForce - This month’s AI Leader is Joe Thomas, Global Analytics Evangelist at FinancialForce.

How can tech companies use AI to run a more predictable business - Guest blog: Joe Thomas, Analytics Solution Evangelist at FinancialForce and this month's techUK AI Leader, blogs on AI and predictable business


The techUK podcast - Remaining at the forefront of the AI revolution - Take a listen to hear Tabitha Goldstaub from CognitionX, Babylon Health, and Yue Wang from Samsung Electronics provide their thoughts on the next steps needed to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the AI revolution

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    Katherine Mayes

    Programme Manager | Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI
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