Seminar Day 1: The Context of AI: Past and Future

  • The context of history

  • A brief history of modern technological innovation

  • The history of Artificial Intelligence

  • The future of work

  • Opening a “can of worms”

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Seminar Day 2: AI: Business Application and Relevance

  • AI in our every-day lives

  • Survey of AI companies

  • Survey of how nations embrace AI

  • The drivers of technological change

  • Practical AI application in business

  • Is your business ready for AI?

  • Developing a business case for AI

Target audience: Business people with a limited understanding of technology concepts. The aim of this seminar is not technical, but to provide people with a non-technical background the needed information to apply in their daily lives and businesses.

 

Seminar Day 1: The Context of AI: Past and Future

 

Opening and scene-setting

  • Agenda

  • Outcomes

 

The context of history

  • Human (hominid) prehistory & brain development

  • A brief history of human innovation

  • How humans innovate and respond to innovation

  • Growth models of history

  • The Agricultural revolution

  • Anthropomorphism - why we make robots that look like us

 

A brief history of modern technological innovation

  • The Industrial revolutions

  • Alan Turing: the father of modern computing

 

The history of Artificial Intelligence

  • The biggest event in human history

  • AI “winters”

  • Looking through the hype & reality - What is AI?

  • Narrow Artificial Intelligence

  • General Artificial Intelligence

  • Superintelligence / The Singularity

  • Survey of terminology relating to AI

 

The future of work

  • Remote workforce

  • Sharing economy: off-balance-sheet workers

  • The skills of the future

  • The workplace of the future

  • The managers of the future workforce

 

Opening a “can of worms”

  • Big Brother & George Orwell

  • Ethics and AI

  • Philosophy and AI

  • AI for good: can it serve humanity?

  • AI for bad: our last invention?

 

 

Seminar Day 2: AI: Business Application and Relevance

 

Opening and scene-setting

  • Summary of previous day’s content

  • Agenda

  • Outcomes

 

AI in our every-day lives

  • AI will impact us all - it already does

  • Examples of how we all use AI currently

 

Survey of AI companies

  • “AI-First” companies

  • The AI Trailblazers

  • AI Startups

 

Survey of how nations embrace AI

  • United States

  • China

  • The European Union

  • Russian Federation

 

The drivers of technological change

  • Big Data

  • Cheap storage

  • Faster processing power

  • Ubiquitous connectivity

 

Practical AI application in business

  • Retail, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage Companies

  • Media, Entertainment and Telecoms

  • Services, Financial & Healthcare Companies

  • Manufacturing, Automotive and Aerospace

 

Is your business ready for AI?

  • Embarking on an AI journey

  • Understanding your AI ambitions

  • Aligning with business strategy

  • Assessing your AI maturity

 

Developing a business case for AI

  • Change management

  • Prototyping

  • Avoiding pitfalls

  • Industrialising AI

 

Conclusion

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