Watch our on demand content which delves into a variety of topics, including developing technology to benefit all humankind and how AI can contribute to solving climate change.
09:00 - 10:00 (UK - GMT) / 13:00 - 14:00 (UAE - GST)
How can we develop technology that will benefit all humankind?
Keynote: Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Chair: Julian David, CEO, techUK
- Professor Anu Ojha OBE, Director, National Space Centre and STFC Council Member
- Aled Miles, President & CEO of Sauce Labs and Welsh Government Envoy to the United States
- Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade
- Lucy Yu, Chief Executive, Centre for Net Zero, Octopus Energy
In this session, the panel discussed key topics selected from the worlds of AI, Robotics and Space.
10:30 - 11:30 (UK - GMT) / 14:30 - 15:30 (UAE - GST)
Unlocking the barriers to growth in UK tech
Chair: Roland Emmans, Head of Technology Sector, HSBC
- Emma Thompson, Chief Communications Officer, Tech Nation
- Mark Dowds, Venture Partner, Anthemis
- Aidan Corley, Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager, Economic Affairs, Google
This session discussed the steps the UK is taking to support organisations pioneering new tech, employing UK expertise and establishing themselves in the UK to strengthen positions in a global, thriving tech economy. The panel investigated how tech tools, sector associations and expertise across UK industries are unlocking barriers for growth and innovation. This session explored the benefits and support networks available to companies harnessing, investing in and trading with UK technologies, establishing the foundations that will future-proof industries around the world whilst focussing on the positive outputs of technology in the UK.
12:00 - 13:00 (UK - GMT) / 16:00 - 17:00 (UAE - GST)
Can AI accelerate solving the world's sustainability challenge?
Chair: Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement), and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
- Hina Khan, Senior Project Manager, Spire Global
- Abhinav Priyadarshi, Global Manager, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Wood PLC
- Professor Bernd Stahl, Director of the Centre for Computing & Social Responsibility, De Montfort University
This panel discussed the challenge of global sustainability and how AI can accelerate developing solutions of the future. This issue affects us now and it will certainly impact the lives of generations to come. Artificial intelligence and the revolutionary technological advances it offers, could provide innovative solutions to a wide variety of problems ranging from cancer treatment to self-driving vehicles. Is it possible, that AI might also provide the answers to a sustainable future?AI alone won’t be enough. However, an ever-increasing amount of talent and resources are being devoted to AI solutions for overcoming a variety of sustainability challenges. In fact, AI could very well provide the shortcut we need for addressing these issues.