Watch now: Closing the gap between Theoretically Applied AI and AI Applications
This week we hosted our latest AI Leaders Lunchtime Lecture, where we were joined by Anthony Bak, Head of AI Implementation at Palantir.
Anthony's talk focused on the reasons behind the gap often seen between the AI which seems successful in theory and the AI which is actually successful in the real world. He argues that too often we're catering to the needs of engineers and data scientists rather than those who need to deploy the AI solution on the frontline. Shifting to an 'operations first' approach has implications for how companies and governments invest in AI from applied research to deployment, while also bringing the benefit of deeper understanding and iterative learning. Anthony acknowledges that this won't always be easy - and that such a shift has implications for the amount of time invested in AI projects upfront.
To hear Anthony’s perspective on why it’s still worth it, what kinds of skills and teamwork it requires, and how to set AI investment priorities watch the full event below!
You can read more about Palantir’s work here.
To attend our next lunchtime lecture on 21 June, on AI to improve recipe generation, sign up here.
Emilie joined techUK in June 2021 as the Programme Manager for Digital Ethics & AI.
Prior to techUK, she worked as the Policy Manager at the education charity Teach First and as a Researcher at the Westminster think tank Reform. She is passionate about the potential of technology to change people's lives for the better, and working with the tech industry, the public sector and citizens to achieve this.
Emilie holds a master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE. In her spare time she is currently trying to learn Persian and improve her table tennis skills.
Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.
The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.
Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.
Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.
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