Connect Talks – Self Drive & AI – Magic or Menance?

July 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – £50.00

Announcing our first two speakers for the next Connect Talks.

Doors open 6.30 for drinks and food with talks kicking off promptly at 7pm.

Ben Upcroft, VP of Technology at Oxbotica – on how things work at Oxbotica and how self drive will impact the world. 

Mark Purdy, Managing Director of economic research at Accenture Research. ‘AI – Magic or Menace’ 

Followed by a panel session with Ben and Mark hosted by Louize Clarke of ConnectTVT discussing the wider economic and jobs market impact etc. Followed by Q&A.

Ben has extensive experience in perception systems for field robotics ranging from commercial passenger vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, draglines, haul trucks, underwater platforms, to unmanned aerial vehicles. He balances state of the art algorithms with real world system implementation to achieve intelligence in self-driving platforms – on and off road.  

Mark’s research examines issues at the intersection of economics, technology and business. Recent projects have focused on Chinese productivity, emerging-market geographic strategy, inclusive economic growth, business futures and the economic impact of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. He is the co-author of Accenture’s latest study, “Why Artificial Intelligence is the future of growth”.


July 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – £50.00
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