Digging deeper: AI, biology, people, culture and climate
08:30 – 09:30
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09:30 – 11:00
AI and the Creative Industries
Generative AI tools - from image generators to large language models - are set to potentially transform the creative industries. With some artists adopting these tools in earnest to enhance their work, and others protesting strongly against them, this series of keynotes, presentations and panel discussions will explore how to ensure AI is a positive force for the creative industries.
- Panel: Perspectives of AI in the creative industries
Moderated by Francesca Panetta
- Fireside: Responsible AI for creatives and consumers
Moderated by Eleanor Warnock
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:30
Public Voice and AI
This panel addresses the critical why, who and how questions around public involvement in AI governance. Drawing on evidence about meaningful public involvement in complex policy decision-making, this session will explore a range of experiences and lessons learned to consider how to embed broader society in decisions about AI governance.
- Panel: An AI Citizens’ Assembly? Meaningful public involvement in AI governance
Moderated by Dr Anna Colom
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00
Converging Frontiers: How BioTech, AI and Global Collaboration will shape the biological century
In a rapidly evolving world, the intersection of biotechnology and AI presents both unparalleled opportunities and heightened risks. We’ll discuss technological advancements needed in biosecurity, the intertwined challenges with AI, and the potential for growth through international collaboration between governments.
- Keynote: Anna Marie Wagner, ‘Data Is All You Need: Paying Attention to 3.7 Billion Years of DNA History’
- Panel: AI & Biosecurity
Moderated by Anna Marie Wagner
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 – 15:45
Consumers, Competition and Artificial Intelligence
As the UK’s principal competition and consumer protection authority, the CMA is both optimistic about the potential of AI and clear-sighted about the risks and threats. CMA Chair Marcus Bokkerink will lay out the CMA’s thinking on consumer protection issues arising from AI, as well as explaining the importance of healthy competition in AI and digital markets
- Keynote: Marcus Bokkerink
15:45 – 16:30
AI and climate
Experts dig into what AI means for climate - both in terms of AI’s carbon footprint, but also how AI might help us solve some of the greatest challenges related to climate change.
- Fireside: Climate and AI
Moderated by Mike Butcher
Sai Bot AI Artist - The Sound of a Person
All day Wednesday 1 November 2023
Sai Bot is the brainchild of Swiss artist Tobias Gutmann who, in a poetic gesture, has taught an artificial intelligence to draw. The AI, developed in collaboration with Swiss start-up Dazlus, is fed with thousands of portrait drawings Tobias Gutmann has created worldwide since 2012 as part of his Face-o-mat project. From this data set, Sai Bot learns and creates its own new combinations. Just come to Room Bronte B and get your portrait drawn by Sai Bot!