Bristol Data & AI Showcase 2022

Thank you to all those who attended the Bristol Data & AI Showcase. It was wonderful to see such a diverse mix of attendees and we really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. A big thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors.

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Our Bristol Data & AI Showcase was all about exploring the positive impacts of working together to do good with data and took place on 7 June 2022 at the M Shed, Bristol. We were delighted to welcome world-renowned keynote speakers, Hannah Fry and Neil Lawrence to headline the event.

Throughout the day there were fascinating talks and discussions on how communities use data to tackle key issues like climate change, equality and misinformation. We looked at how data can be used for good, and explored how data from the past can shape our future and create a fairer society. 

We heard about the latest advances in Data Science, Data-intensive research and Artificial Intelligence, with a diverse mix of exciting speakers, exhibitions, workshops and interactive displays.

Programme

 

TimeSpeaker on Main StageTitle/Topic
10:00-10:15 Doors open  
10:15-10:35

Kate Robson Brown, Director of the Jean Golding Institute (JGI), Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Anthropology and Turing University Lead

Phil Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

Welcome and introduction
10:35-10:50

Peter Flach, Professor of AI, University of Bristol

Torty Sivill, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol

Explaining Explainable AI
11:00-11:50 Hannah Fry, Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at UCL, best-selling author,award winning science presenter, and host of popular podcasts and television shows The Joy of Data
12:00-12:50

Introductions by Hugh Brady, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Professor of medicine and President Emeritus of University College, Dublin

Hannah Fry, Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at UCL, best-selling author, award winning science presenter, and host of popular podcasts and television shows
 
Neil Lawrence, DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, co-host of 'Talking Machines' podcast and visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield
 
Kate Robson Brown, Director of the Jean Golding Institute (JGI)
 
David Silverstone, Director of Data Science for LV=GI
 
Awais Rahid, Professor of Cyber Security and Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, University of Bristol
Panel discussion on the future of data science and AI
13:00-13:25 Richard Wood, Head of Modelling and Analytics NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG Innovative uses of data to support local health services through COVID-19
13:25-13:50 Dann Mitchell, Professor of Climate Science, University of Bristol Using big data to understand climate extremes
14:00-14:50 Neil Lawrence, DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, co-host of "Talking Machines" podcast and visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield Understanding AI
15:00-15:25 Tim Santos, Director of Developer Relations, Graphcore Why we need a new AI processor
15:25-15:50
Arthur Turrell, Deputy Director, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics
The Wonders of Data Science
16:00-16:25 Senay Sokullu, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Bristol E-commerce platforms: What do we learn from the data?
16:25-16:50 Merihan Alhafnawi, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol Swarm Robotics ft. Data: Building expressive swarms for data communication
16:50-17:00 Kate Robson Brown, Director of the Jean Golding Institute (JGI), Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Anthropology and Turing University Lead Closing comments

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