techUK will be hosting the launch of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology’s (DSIT) Portfolio of AI Assurance Techniques on Wednesday, June 7 between 3pm and 5pm at techUK’s offices in Central London (10 St Bride Street, EC4 4AD). This in-person event will be followed by networking drinks. It will be an exciting occasion to showcase the collaboration between Government, industry, and techUK members at a watershed moment for the development of AI best practice in the UK. 

We will be joined by Susannah Storey, Director General for Digital Technologies and Telecoms at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Felicity Burch, Executive Director for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) and Dr Florian Ostmann, Head of AI Governance and Regulatory Innovation at the Alan Turing Institute, alongside other exciting speakers from industry and academia.

Led by the CDEI, the Portfolio will feature case studies of AI assurance techniques being applied by companies and organisations using cutting-edge technologies across a range of sectors. AI assurance will help to drive the adoption of AI by building justified trust in AI systems by reliably evaluating and then communicating whether or not these systems are trustworthy.    

This will act as a valuable resource for those developing and procuring AI systems to understand how AI assurance techniques can help them measure, evaluate, and communicate the trustworthiness of AI systems, as well as how those techniques align with the regulatory principles published in the UK’s AI White Paper in March.  

A healthy AI assurance ecosystem will help support a pro-innovation approach to regulation, contributing to the growth of the UK economy, and driving positive impacts for society as a whole. The event will feature a keynote speech, as well as different case study presentations from stakeholders and techUK members who have contributed to the repository.  

The launch event will bring together industry leaders and policymakers to celebrate the progress made by the sector and showcase current practice in AI assurance. 

I hope that you can join us at the CDEI AI Assurance repository launch. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Agenda (3:00 - 5:00PM, followed by networking and drinks)

Arrival and opening remarks (3:00 - 3:15PM)

  • Susannah Storey, Director General for Digital Technologies and Telecoms at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

High-level panel discussion (3:15 - 4:15PM) Charting the path to responsible AI: How can businesses embrace assurance techniques to excel in compliance and innovation? 

  • Chair: Katherine Holden, Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital Identity
  • Felicity Burch, Executive Director, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  • Dr Florian Ostmann, Head of AI Governance and Regulatory Innovation, Alan Turing Institute
  • Luis Aranda, Artificial Intelligence Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Lisa Allen, Director of Data & Technical Services, ODI

Case studies presentations (4:15 - 5:00PM)

  • Nvidia: Bea Longworth; Public Policy Manager
  • Trilateral Research: Dr. Filippo Marchetti; Head of Strategic Impact
  • Logically: Dr. Anil Bandhakavi, Head of Data Science

Final reception/networking (5:00 - 6:00PM)

Closing (6:00PM)

Join us at London Tech Week 2023
London Tech Week (12-16 June) is a global celebration of tech, uniting the most innovative thinkers and talent of tomorrow in a week-long festival. Showcasing how tech is transforming business and society, London Tech Week drives thought provoking conversations around innovation, diversity and transformation, providing a platform for the tech ecosystem to come together to drive change. 

techUK will be running a number of fringe events throughout the week, click on the links below for more information:

6 June: Tech Policy Leadership Conference 2023
7 June: Launch of the DSIT Portfolio of AI Assurance Techniques
12 June - International Telecoms Conference – In Partnership with DSIT
13 June - How can the energy sector leverage digitalisation for long-term energy resiliency?
14 June - Recruiting top talent as an SME
14 June - UK-Vietnam Tech Workshop
14 June - Report Launch: State of the Connected Home 2023
14 June - What makes the West Midlands a leading UK location For Emerging Tech?
15 June - Connected cars in London – the key to a smart city?
15 June - Tech Trade and Sustainability Conference
15 June - Supporting SMEs to partner with System Integrators