AI and the Future of Society

6 June 2024, 10.30 AM - 6 June 2024, 7.30 PM

Conference Hall, City Hall

About this event 

In recent years, progress in AI technology has accelerated at an extraordinary rate, but how much of our lives are influenced by AI? What role will AI play in our lives in the future? And what role will it play in the future of the city of Bristol and beyond?

Join the Jean Golding Institute to explore AI and the Future of Society. Be part of the conversation into how AI and data has the potential to reshape and transform our lives.

Hear about the latest advances in AI and data, from inspiring speakers and interactive displays. This event is free of charge. 

Reserve your free ticket here


10:15 - 10:30: Doors Open 

10:30 - 11:10: Welcome and Introduction 

11:10 - 13:00: Talks on the future of AI in Bristol followed by a panel discussion on AI and the Future of Society 

13:00 - 14:00: Mingle with guests and the JGI Team during a complimentary networking lunch

14:00 - 15:00: Hidden AI: How algorithms influence our daily lives (Live interactive podcast) 

15:00 - 16:00: Celebrating AI and data for public good (interactive talks)


17:30 - 19:30: Science Fiction or Science Fact - how stories have shaped the way we see AI: Professor Genevieve Liveley 


Session Information

Talks and Panel Discussion

Hear from a range of speakers on the exciting future of AI in Bristol, including becoming home to the UK’s most powerful supercomputer to advance AI discoveries. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of AI in future of Society. 

Hidden AI: How algorithms influence our daily lives

Wonder how algorithms dictate what you see and what you do? How does AI shape our choices? Join this live podcast, from Artificially Ever After, to explore the hidden algorithms that guide our daily lives.

Celebrating AI and data for public good

Hear about exciting research that harnesses AI and data for public good and improving people’s lives. 

Science Fiction or Science Fact - how stories have shaped the way we see AI

Humans have been sharing stories about intelligent machines and artificial minds for thousands of years, which has profoundly shaped the way with think and talk about AI. Join Genevieve Liveley, Professor of Classics at the University of Bristol, Turing Fellow, and Director of RISCS (Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security), to explore how science fiction could be obscuring science fact and limiting our perceptions about the possibilities and pitfalls of AI.


Bristol Data Week 2024

This event is part of Bristol Data Week 2024, organised by the Jean Golding Institute. Running from Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June 2024, this will be our 7th annual Data Week; an interactive programme of speakers, training and workshops open to all and completely free of charge.

Keep up to date with sessions happening throughout Bristol Data Week on the Jean Golding Institute website follow us on Twitter @JGIBristol and use #BristolDataWeek.

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