Porter Tun

Day 1

Tuesday June 20, 2017
9:00 – 10:00

State of AI & Impact on Society – Intro

Charlie Muirhead will frame the conversation, providing a snapshot into the industry demand, venture funding and the rate and state of progress. Looking short term, Charlie will take us on a whistle stop tour of what’s happening commercially in key sectors and verticals whilst reviewing practical use cases and presenting a view on the the real state of AI in the UK and around the world.

We’ll review the breakthroughs in processing power, open source algorithms, and the access to unprecedented amounts of data that create this natural flywheel of innovation.

He’ll then be joined by guests to discuss the longer term view of the impact of AI on society – its benefits as well as the open questions that still need to be addressed. Some experts believe AGI and a super intelligence could be as close as 12 years away while others predict it will take hundreds of years and yet others claim it’s not possible.


Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at University of Cambridge, and is Co-Investigator on CSER’s research projects.

Sophia – Sophia defies conventional thinking of what a robot should look like. She has graced the cover of Elle Magazine and joined Jimmy Fallon on the Late Night Show.

David Hanson – Founder & CEO of Hanson Robotics Limited –  Dr. David Hanson has built a worldwide reputation for creating the world’s most humanlike, empathetic robots, endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity. He has produced many renowned, one-of-a-kind robot characters that have received massive media and public acclaim.