Roundtable – Disruptive technologies – the opportunities and challenges

Roundtable : Disruptive technologies – the opportunities and challenges

Stephen Metcalfe, MP, Chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI has agreed to take part in a Roundtable discussion to be held at the Royal Docks campus of the University of East London (UEL).



The Roundtable will take place on Thursday 15 NOVEMBER from 1000 – 1300hrs at the University of East London (UEL) 


Professor Hassan Abdalla, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Technology and Innovation of UEL will chair the Roundtable which will be attended by final year students studying AI and other science disciplines. IORMA Associates and Advisory Board members are invited to take part in the discussion afterwards.


10.00     Arrivals and coffee. Displays by students.
10.15     Professor Hassan Abdalla to welcome audience
and introduce Stephen Metcalfe MP 
10.25     Stephen Metcalfe MP to identify what is being done in policy terms
10.50     John Andrews, Chairman, IORMA will thank Stephen Metcalfe and set out purpose of the day and IORMA’s interest in AI

11.00     Panel chaired by Hassan Abdalla

Panel Members – Stephen Metcalfe,

Dr Julie Wall, Senior Lecturer in Computing

Bill McKimm, Chief Innovation Officer, IORMA Board member to describe the successful applications of disruptive technologies.

Carl Uminski, IORMA Advisory Board Member, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer at Somo, the UK’s largest independent digital product accelerator.

Nigel Cannings, CTO, Intelligent Voice  to describe the use of speech recognition in its business

Potential topics of discussion to brief students in advance:

Automation including 3D printing

Ethical and moral standards for AI

Current advances in AI

Machine Learning has peaked, what is the next big trend?

Discussion resulting from questions from the audience

12.00 Buffet lunch and networking

See a review of the Roundtable here


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