The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

DATE: Thurs 10 May 2018
TIME: 18:00 - 20:00
VENUE: Mills & Reeve, Cambridge

We are delighted to announce details of our next Cambridge event as we celebrate 10 years of Women 4 Technology.  Our guest speakers are:

Professor Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab
. Rose’s research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence. She has a particular interest in using AI to open up the ‘black box’ of learning to show teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially. Rose is also Director of EDUCATE: a London hub for EdTech start ups, researchers and educators to work together on the development of evidence-based educational technology. Rose is lead author of Nesta’s influential ‘Decoding Learning’ report and Pearson’s Unleashing Intelligence; and informed the Government’s Artificial Intelligence strategy, which was published in 2017 on behalf of the AI sector.

Dr Kanta Dihal, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, which aims to bring together the best of human intelligence to make the most of machine intelligence. Kanta is the Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AI Narratives project, in which she explores the public understanding of AI as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives. Kanta’s work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She previously completed two undergraduate degrees and a research master’s at Leiden University, and recently finished her DPhil at the University of Oxford. In her thesis, titled ‘The Stories of Quantum Physics,’ she investigated the communication of quantum physics to adults, children, and even babies.

Anthony Finbow has many years of operational and board expertise scaling companies at the intersection of life science and data science.  Currently Anthony is Executive Chair of Eagle Genomics, a pioneer in data driven discovery, revolutionising data access and management within the life sciences industry. Eagle’s award winning software solutions use deep learning and machine learning technologies to accelerate the opportunities offered by genomics and new data generation technologies to address some of the world’s key challenges. Anthony has built and exited a number of IP rich B2B software companies. He was responsible for the turnaround, strategic repositioning and sale of private venture backed Psytechnics to US Nasdaq listed NetScout; and as Managing Director of MetaSolv, he doubled the size of the European business, prior to acquisition by Oracle.

The Q&A session will be moderated by Dr Matthew Howard, Director – Deloitte Artificial Intelligence, and former Europe Lead – IBM Watson Health.

The event will explore how a diverse team – in terms of gender, age, ethnic diversity, background and outlook – will affect the artificial intelligence systems being developed. Discussion will also focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on emotional intelligence. As AI becomes more prevalent in many industries, will those who want to remain relevant in their professions need to focus on skills that machines have trouble replicating, such as understanding, motivating and interacting with human beings? Will these human capabilities become more prized in future decades? Or, as AI systems increase in sophistication, with speech recognition technologies that can figure out our emotional state from tone of voice, or face recognition software that can decode facial expressions, will emotional intelligence cease to be the preserve of humans?

Attendance is by invitation for commercial leaders in technology and life sciences, at a cost of £10 per head, to be divided equally between our chosen charities: Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK; and See Change Films, which believes in the power of film for positive social change.

We are grateful for the support of our Women 4 Technology sponsors: Mills & Reeve, Appleyard Lees and Deloitte; and our supporters: La Playa and Cambridge Wireless.

Look out for our Women 4 Technology events also in London and Manchester.

If you would like further information about any of our forthcoming events, please contact Helen Poole, Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

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