‘We face a similar inflection point with artificial intelligence as we did with the World Wide Web, but the speed of the disruptive change today is even faster.’ – Jim Carroll
The exponential pace at which AI is evolving has caused many to feel overwhelmed – as we enter unknown territory. Where to start?
Sticking our heads in the sand won’t suffice. It is crucial for organisations to engage with and understand these emerging technologies in order to survive and thrive going forward.
Technologies such as generative AI, “present a tipping point in human evolution, it’s going to change everything. Every single workflow can be expedited by it. Will AI augment us or automate us?.” – Nina Schick.
With that being said, where does ethics fit within all this? Are policies evolving as rapidly as the technologies are?
The advisory of these top AI experts is increasingly sought-after and valued, helping us understand and address the potential issues, risks and opportunities artificial intelligence brings.
Since ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, London Speaker Bureau has seen a significant uptick in global clients seeking advisory from these top AI experts, who take into account different levels of knowledge on the subject.
These speakers make AI an ally, allowing others to embrace and discover the opportunities it creates.
Nina SchickAuthor, Entrepreneur and Advisor specialising in Generative AI
Nina Schick has been analyzing Generative AI since 2017 – long before ChatGPT made it a global phenomenon. As one of the earliest GenAI experts, Nina analyzes how this nascent field of artificial intelligence will change humanity.
She looks at how corporations can harness the economic benefits of generative AI – “I have no doubt that the next trillion dollar company is going to be in the generative AI space”. Can governments “keep up with the pace of change, and do they really understand whats at stake here?”.
Nina Schick has worked with global leaders, including Joe Biden, the President of the United States, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO. She is also a trusted advisor to AI and technology companies, including Truepic, the first to build media authentication technology, and Synthesia, the world’s first AI-to-video generation platform.
Her work has been widely published, including; Wired, Time, MIT Tech Review and The Times. She has delivered keynote speeches for businesses and organisations including Microsoft, Adobe, DARPA and the UN.
Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends, including artificial intelligence and robotics.
The ‘Reluctant Futurist’ is a strategic advisor to governments, investors, NGOs and corporates and co-founder of Carbon Removals company CUR8.
Mark Stevenson helps organisations change the way they feel, think, invest and operate in order to answer the intertwined questions the future is asking us – on climate change, inequality, the retreat of democracy and the failures of the markets to price risk properly (to name just four).
“How is the landscape of society going to change in terms of technology, energy, governance, health and commerce? What questions should smart organisations be asking themselves? And how can your organisation be fit for the future? Mark will show you. We’re in for a rocky ride, but future-literate organisations have a shot at greatness.”
Mark StevensonEurope’s No 1 Futurist
Joy BuolamwiniSocial Impact Technologist and Algorithmic Bias Expert at MIT, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Joy Buolamwini is a computer scientist and poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence.
She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more equitable and accountable technology. Her TED Featured Talk on algorithmic bias has over 1 million views. Her MIT thesis methodology uncovered large racial and gender bias in AI services from companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon.
In 2020, these companies stepped back from selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement. In addition to advising elected officials during US congressional hearings, she serves on the Global Tech Panel to advise world leaders and executives on reducing AI harms.
Joy has been named to notable lists including Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg50, Time Next 100, Fortune Magazine named her “the conscience of the AI revolution”. She holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and MIT.
Forbes named Dr. Rumman Chowdhury as one of the “Five Who are Shaping AI”. She is a pioneer in the field of responsible and ethical AI, focusing on creating solutions that ensure mankind benefit from this technology.
She was the Director of META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability) at Twitter, before Elon Musk took over, where she led a team of applied researchers and engineers to identify and mitigate algorithmic harms on the platform. She was previously Founder and CEO of Parity, an enterprise algorithmic audit platform company.
As a well-respected mind in the AI space, she strives “to ensure that every AI product is being built with ethics in mind and with humanity first”. Questions that need to be heavily considered are; “how should laws be reshaped in society? How can regular people understand how AI is impacting them?”. In this quickly evolving space, how will companies be held responsible if their AI systems harm people?
Having worked with Fortune 500 leaders and companies on a global scale, her advice was similar to them all, one point being that “AI is just a product that you implement… your goals and values should always be first”.
Rumman ChowdhuryResponsible AI Fellow, Harvard University, former Director of AI Ethics, Twitter
Alex YoungerFormer Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, longest-serving MI6 Chief in 50 years
Sir Alex Younger is the Former Chief (“C”) of the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6. He served in this role for six years, from 2014-2020 and in 2019 became the longest-serving MI6 Chief in 50 years.
Sir Alex Younger joined MI6 in 1991. He was posted to Europe and the Middle East, and Afghanistan. He spent most of his career as an operational case officer. In 2009, Sir Alex Younger became the head of counter-terrorism, during which he was involved in security for the London Olympics 2012.
Alex became the UK’s Spy Chief, a position known as “C” in 2014. During this period he focussed on the transformation of his service, aimed at making technology more of an advantage to MI6 than it was to their adversaries.
He also maintained a network of intelligence chiefs worldwide, covering the spectrum from allies to adversaries. He advised the Prime Minister on intelligence and security matters, including as a member of the National Security Council.
Margaret Mitchell is a researcher focused on the ins and outs of machine learning and ethics-informed AI development in tech.
She has published over 50 papers on natural language generation, assistive technology, computer vision, and AI ethics, and holds multiple patents in the areas of conversation generation and sentiment classification.
Margaret Mitchell currently works at Hugging Face as Chief Ethics Scientist, driving forward work in the ML development ecosystem, ML data governance, AI evaluation, and AI ethics.
She previously worked at Google AI as a Staff Research Scientist, where she founded and co-led Google’s Ethical AI group, focused on foundational AI ethics research and operationalizing AI ethics Google-internally.
Before joining Google, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research, focused on computer vision-to-language generation; and was a postdoc at Johns Hopkins, focused on Bayesian modeling and information extraction.
Margaret MitchellChief Ethics Scientist at Hugging Face
Jeremy WhiteSenior Innovation Editor, WIRED
Jeremy White is the senior innovation editor for the award-winning technology title WIRED. He talks extensively not only on artificial intelligence and machine learning, but crucially on how it is already being implemented in various forms by businesses all around the world in order to gain competitive advantage.
He charts a realistic, objective view of the future of AI and ML, shunning both overly optimistic and needlessly doom-laden approaches.
Jeremy has spoken and delivered lectures at C-suite level on this subject to brands including Google, BMW, Deloitte, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Barclays and many more.
A pioneer in the mobile and data analytics industries since the 2000s, Fortune and TIME have described Inma Martinez as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technologies such as artificial intelligence.
Progressing her previous careers in investment banking and telecommunications towards technology entrepreneurship, she is recognised worldwide as one of the leading entrepreneurs who pioneered with teams at Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin the first real-time AI recommendation system of the mobile Internet.
Throughout the 2000s she continued working in technology innovation creating emerging digital technologies like mobile music and video streaming, the connected car and smart living.
Her unique experience has allowed her to become one of the most sought-after experts in forecasting digital disruptions and revealing the potentiality of AI and other transformative technologies.
Inma MartinezDigital Pioneer and Artificial Intelligence Scientist, Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Expert Group and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at the GPAI, the G7/OECD global agency
Angela OguntalaFuturist and Global Authority on Innovation
Angela Oguntala is a founding partner at Greyspace, a foresight consultancy. Across the globe, she helps organizations understand and innovate for a world in transition.
Her clients have included IKEA, Hermès, Philips, Sky, Deloitte, The World Economic Forum, The World Trade Organization, Microsoft, Bayer and Swiss Life.
Angela Oguntala has advised visionary leaders in diverse industries, working to embed new mindsets that leverage radical experimentation, collective imagination, innovating with purpose, and sustainable transitions.
Over the past decade, Angela has delivered over 100 keynotes worldwide on themes including: innovating through uncertainty, emerging technology impacts, leadership & organizational foresight, sustainability, trends, as well as on specific domains encompassing the future of work, healthcare, media, and cities.
Pascal Bornet is a recognized global expert in Artificial Intelligence and Automation. He is the author of the best-seller book “Intelligent Automation”.
He has received multiple awards, and he is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 global experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Automation.
Bornet has published articles in Forbes, Bloomberg, McKinsey Quarterly, The Times, and many other renowned publications.
He is a keynote speaker, a lecturer, and a tech influencer with more than 700,000 followers on social media.
He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a Board Member or a Senior Advisor for several organizations, startups, and charities.
Pascal BornetExpert in AI and Automation, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and influencer in Technology
Timnit GebruFounder and Executive Director of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR)
Dr Timnit Gebru is the founder and Executive Director of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR).
Timnit Gebru has extensive knowledge on the topic of algorithmic bias – the negative impacts of AI. Her research within this field aims to counter the growing threat of harmful implications associated with these innovative technologies.
Until her recent firing from Google which ignited a labor movement resulting in the first union to be formed by tech workers at Google, Timnit co-led the Ethical Artificial Intelligence research team.
Prior to her work at Google, she did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group, where she worked on algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data.
Dr Timnit Gebru received her PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where her thesis used large-scale publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and addressed computer vision problems that arise as a result. This work won the 2017 LDV Capital Vision Summit competition.
Timnit has been named a Forbes 30 inspirational women – among other accolades – and has been widely published. She is a co-founder of the non profit Black in AI, which supports and encourages black people in the sector of AI.
Greg Lindsay is a senior fellow at NewCities, where he has explored the future of connected mobility and mixed-use development on behalf of Toyota and Brookfield Properties, respectively.
He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, where he studies the intersection of cities, technology, climate change, and national security.
In addition to his work with NewCities, Lindsay is also director of strategy for LA CoMotion — an annual mobility festival in the Arts District of Los Angeles — and a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.
In these capacities, he has worked with Intel, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the Regional Plan Association to envision the future of autonomous vehicles.
Greg LindsayFuturist and Urbanist
Jennifer VesselsFuturist, transformation leader, exec advisor, CEO Next Step and EGA
Transformation leader and exec advisor, Jennifer Vessels, is on a mission to “help people succeed, by building on what she’s learned leading business growth, and transformation in the world’s largest companies”.
The CEO shares some key factors that lead to this sustained success, as well as the importance of the right leadership approach.
As CEO of Next Step and founder of Executive Growth Alliance (EGA) – an innovation eco-system of F100 companies, Jennifer is in the center of technological change, the future of work, Metaverse/Web 3.0, Innovation Ecosystems and Sustainability.
Jennifer Vessels advises executives on how they can leverage the latest digital and societal trends to become future-ready.
A Silicon Valley native and global nomad committed to delivering lasting results, Jennifer is the ideal speaker to engage and inspire business audiences. As a conference moderator, her curious, collaborative style and unique ability to integrate and demystify concepts ensures audiences leave inspired and committed to return for more.
Artificial intelligence should be at the forefront of every leader’s mind; because it will fundamentally change your business, significantly impact your life, and play an essential role in the sustainable future of our societies.
According to Elin Hauge, understanding the basics of artificial intelligence should be as compulsory for any leader in 2023 as having a computer.
Elin Hauge has built bridges between business and data-driven technologies for more than 20 years, with AI as her main area of expertise.
Through her work with business leaders and tech entrepreneurs, she has developed an exceptional ability to connect the dots between business strategy and the application of AI.
She brings new perspectives to known challenges, relentlessly demystifying jargon and buzz words, and is always three steps ahead with her perspectives on sustainability, responsibility, and disruption.
She has a humoristic, down-to-earth, and pragmatic approach to what is actually possible with AI here and now, what is responsible to do in the context of both your company and the society, and what you as decision-maker need to understand to make the right decisions.
Elin HaugeFuturist, artificial intelligence expert, and business strategist
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