The rise of the machines: dynamic technology for real-time business decision making

‘Machines’ are increasingly being used in fast and complex decision making processes.  This is being enabled by new science and engineering in machine learning, neural networks, distributed sensors, data analysis and anomaly detection algorithms, and the interaction between the cyber and physical worlds.

Through a series of talks on these state of the art technologies, you will gain privileged insights into their potential impact in the fields of AI, digital security, customer engagement, fintech, robotics and digital urban infrastructure.  This will be a unique occasion to explore the challenges and opportunities for your business. View the event programme

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To view the presentations from the academics from the event, please click on corresponding link.

We will be joined by the following expert speakers:
Imperial College
Professor David Gann CBE, Vice President (Innovation)
Professor Nick Jennings CB, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)

Professor Niall Adams, Professor of Statistics, is conducting research in to the latest statistical methods for the fast real-time detection of anomalies in very large data sets.  These are used, amongst other applications, in ensuring the cyber-security of networks and in the complicated contexts of credit card fraud detection.
Watch Professor Adams’ presentation

Professor Julie McCann, Professor of Computer Systems, works on highly decentralised algorithms, protocols and cross-layered solutions to wireless sensor networks.  These next generation cyber-physical systems, in critical complex infrastructures, require high degrees of real-time sustainability and resilience.
Watch Professor McCann’s presentation

Dr Patrick A. Naylor, Reader in Speech & Audio Signal Processing, is researching, amongst other projects, how machine learning can be enhanced using acoustic signal processing.  This will enable the human-robot interaction to process real-time audio inputs.
Watch Dr Naylor’s presentation

Whilst Artificial Intelligence has gained a lot of attention in recent years, largely thanks to progress in machine learning, we still do not know how to endow computers with a general-purpose human intelligence, Professor Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics, will describe some of the obstacles to achieving artificial general intelligence, and highlight current research aimed at overcoming them.
Watch Professor Shanahan’s presentation

Dr Viktoriia Sharmanska, Research Fellow in Computing, is leading a cutting-edge project which uses new types of neural networks allowing machines to ‘read’ human actions and emotions from video data.  She is also interested in how to train ‘machines’ to make ethical and un-biased decisions despite historical and personal data being potentially biased.
Watch Dr Sharmanska’s presentation

Dr Marc Stettler, Senior Lecturer in Transport and the Environment, is quantifying the environmental impact of road and air transport.  He is developing sensor networks to disaggregate average effects allowing a range of sectors, legislators and individuals to make localised, time dependent decisions to minimise the effects of environmental pollution.
Watch Dr Stettler’s presentation

Keynote speaker
Paul Taylor, Partner and UK Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
Paul Taylor has led the delivery of some of the most demanding national security programmes in the UK, operating at the very highest levels of government. He is uniquely qualified to understand the evolving threat environment, as well as having an exceptional track record of driving and delivering change in complex organisations. Paul’s contribution to the world of science technology was recognised by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.
Watch the keynote with Professor David Gann and Paul Taylor

Startups at this event will include:
SLAMcore – Imperial-founded startup has raised $5m to develop advanced robot navigation systems that allows robots and drones to navigate unfamiliar environments
Watch SLAMcore’s presentation

Inhint – Inhint’s mission is to boost the adoption of artifical intelligence into indsutry by devloping a cutting-edge knowledge discovery platform for assets and processes
Watch Inhint’s presentation

Humanising Autonomy – Humanising Autonomy is predicting human behaviour for the safety and efficiency of automated urban mobility systems. Working with automotive manufacturers, roadside infrastructure providers and fleet operators, they are building the global standard of how autonomous mobility interacts with people.
Watch Humanising Autonomy’s presentation

Why attend?

  • Engage with world-class Imperial academics to hear about the research that will impact your business
  • Network with experts from industry, academia and beyond, to learn how other sectors and domains are grasping the opportunities of radical technological change
  • Meet the latest innovators driving forward fast-paced change with our startup pitches and exhibition
  • Explore through academic presentations how these technological advances might disrupt and influence sectors and domains in the long-term
  • Extract actionable insights to inform your business