Top researcher at Qlik Elif Tutuk believes that as the British public develops a greater understanding of artificial intelligence and its implications for society, those who are creating and programming AI need to have both a technology and human perspective to avoid blind spots. Toni Sekinah reports.
Roboticist Ayanna Howard recognises how bias can creep in when programming robots but says that the public has a role to play in keeping the companies that create these machines accountable. Toni Sekinah reports.
Mark Sheldon of Sidetrade, an organisation that provides B2B AI technology for the financial industry, is responsible for rolling out the use of AI across the company’s product portfolio. He tells Toni Sekinah how research and development operates at Sidetrade and why he doesn’t think the term ‘artificial intelligence’ is overused.
Christine Foster heads up the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Foster told an audience at the DataIQ Summit how businesses can get involved with and benefit from the institute, as well as how her organisation is mirroring the cross-disciplinary approach taken by its namesake Alan Turing.
Seth Dobrin of IBM has a lot of experience of running and participating in artificial intelligence projects. He tells Toni Sekinah why he is a fan of agile project management methodology, the hub and spoke model and why executive officers need to provide guard rails.
AI is currently one of the top trends in the beauty industry, but how is it being applied aside from apps that enable virtual make-up try on or product personalisation? Toni Sekinah speaks to Nidhima Kohli of Beauty Matching Engine to find out how her platform uses reinforcement learning to help brands and retailers improve the buying experience of their customers.
Data scientist Dr Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe has just joined photo printing company Popsa, a tech start-up that is on a mission to help people to easily create photobooks from their phones. Dr Seresinhe tells Toni Sekinah why she has moved away from research and into a start-up enterprise and why data science in a small company is a team effort.
At the Northernlands festival hosted by ODI Leeds, Danielle Knight of Superflux explained that her company works in the futures field, and looks at the possible worlds that could be created from our current starting point. Toni Sekinah ponders what this could mean for physical virtual assistants and how we could inject our personalities into them.
Presenter and writer Timandra Harkness has reverse engineered an acronym to explain big data to the wider public who may be unfamiliar with the concept. She told an audience which words beginning with A, D and T could serve to spell out the meaning of big data, as well as some charming anecdotes about Sir Alan Turing that she came across while researching her new book.
Just over one in two businesses do not have the right skills in house to execute their AI strategy even though 93% of businesses are fully invested in AI. This is according to research from SnapLogic, which also shows that the AI skills shortage is more acute in the UK than in the US.