Speakers

 


Dr. Stephen Cave

Leverhulme CFI

 
 
Stephen is a philosopher, diplomat, and writer, with a focus on intelligence and immortality.
He is the Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, an interdisciplinary community for the future of artificial intelligence through technology, philosophy, and public policy. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a PhD in Metaphysics in 2001.
He will be giving the AIBE Summit’s opening speech.
 

 
 
Stefanos is a Senior Lecturer in Pattern Recognition/Statistical Machine Learning for Computer Vision in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.
He also currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics the Image and Vision Computing Journal (IEEE is the world’s largest professional organisation for the advancement of technology). He has co-authored over 50 journal papers and published in the most prestigious journals in his field of research, such as the IEEE T-PAMI, the International Journal of Computer Vision, the IEEE T-IP, the IEEE T-NNLS, the IEEE T-VCG, and the IEEE T-IFS, and many papers in top conferences, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML.
He will be giving Speech 1: The Progress of AI – HAL 9000 in near sight?

Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou

Imperial College

 

Ed Newton-Rex

Jukedeck

 
 
Ed is the founder of Jukedeck, an AI music composer which makes unique tracks for video producers. He holds a BA in Music from the University of Cambridge.
He founded Jukedeck as a London-based tech startup with funding from Cambridge Enterprise. Together with Patrick Stobbs, they raised seed funding in 2014, built a team of experts in machine learning, and launched the product. In 2015, they won TechCrunch Disrupt among a field of the 15 best startups and went on to raise a further £2M in venture capital. Today, Jukedeck is used by many customers including Google Developers and the Natural History Museum.
He will be giving Speech 2: Deep Learning and Neural Networks.
 

 
 
Carsten is a professor of Information Systems and Innovation at LSE. He holds a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Information Systems from Aalborg University, Denmark.
Since joining LSE, Dr. Sørensen has studied the business and consumer impact of mobile and ubiquitous information technology innovations. He has consulted and conducted executive teaching with a range of large international firms and public organisations, including Microsoft, Google, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, Intel, and Vodafone.
He will be giving Speech 3: The Effect of AI on Businesses and Startups.

Dr. Carsten Sørensen

London School of Economics

 

Calum Chace

Author on AI

 
 
Calum is a best-selling author of 3 books on artificial intelligence and the co-author of 2 books focusing on the dot-com bubble.
He is a regular speaker on AI and related technologies and runs a blog on the subject at pandoras-brain.com. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in business as a marketer, strategy consultant, and CEO. He maintains his interest in business by serving as Chairman and advising growing companies.
He will be giving Speech 4: Is AI a Threat to the Future of Humanity?
 

 
 
Carlos is a Partner at Seedcamp, Europe’s largest startup program and seed-stage fund.
He was previously a network consultant, worked in tech R&D for stock trading in the US, and moved into VC for tech startups. Since joining Seedcamp in 2010, he has overseen several investments into AI, including Third Eye, Viz, Beagle, AiBuild, Reinfer, and UIPath. On November 23rd, Seedcamp hosted the “AI is Now” event on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
He will be giving Speech 5: Venture Capital for AI.

Carlos Espinal

Seedcamp

 

Hugo Pinto

IBM Innovation

 
 
Hugo leads Innovation services for IBM Interactive Experience in EMEA.
He helps clients to build innovation strategies and programs that bring together technology, business, and design to work in a customer-centric, data-driven world. Hugo is also a blogger, speaker and startup mentor, bringing both the world of corporates and entrepreneurs to tackle global issues.
He will be giving Speech 6: From User Experience to Human Experience with AI
 

 
Daniel is the CEO of Satalia, which provides AI-inspired solutions to solve industry’s hardest problems.
He is the co-founder of the Advanced Skills Initiative, which transitions scientists into industry as data scientists. Daniel has a Masters and PhD in AI from UCL, and is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc; applying AI to solve business/social problems. He lectures in Computer Science and Business.
Daniel has Advisory and Executive positions in many companies, holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship, and actively promotes entrepreneurship and technology innovation.
He will be giving Speech 7: Big Data and the Future of AI.

Dr. Daniel Hulme

Satalia

 

Rob Fraser

Microsoft

 
 
Rob is a Senior Director and Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
His team takes a specific focus on early phase technology adoption, including internet of things, advanced analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing, and human-computer interaction. Previously, he worked as a Cloud Computing Specialist at MSCI, as well as a Technology Strategist at RiskMetrics Group.
He will be giving Speech 8: Democratisation of Artificial Intelligence
 

 
 
Tabitha is the Co-Founder of CognitionX, a platform which empowers businesses to use AI and data-driven solutions.
With over 7,000 members, CognitionX brings together world-leading data experts, software developers, platform vendors, researchers, hardware providers, and businesses looking to apply data-driven techniques to their organisations.
She is also the Co-Founder of Project Placed, an initiative which connects computer science students with startups and corporates to enrich their learning with vocational experience.
She will be giving the AIBE Summit’s closing remarks.
 

Tabitha Goldstaub

CognitionX

 

 

Dr. Stephen Cave

Leverhulme CFI

Stephen is a philosopher, diplomat, and writer, with a focus on intelligence and immortality.
He is the Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, an interdisciplinary community for the future of artificial intelligence through technology, philosophy, and public policy. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a PhD in Metaphysics in 2001.
He will be giving the AIBE Summit’s opening speech.
 

Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou

Imperial College

Stefanos is a Senior Lecturer in Pattern Recognition/Statistical Machine Learning for Computer Vision in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.
He also currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics the Image and Vision Computing Journal (IEEE is the world’s largest professional organisation for the advancement of technology). He has co-authored over 50 journal papers and published in the most prestigious journals in his field of research, such as the IEEE T-PAMI, the International Journal of Computer Vision, the IEEE T-IP, the IEEE T-NNLS, the IEEE T-VCG, and the IEEE T-IFS, and many papers in top conferences, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML.
He will be giving Speech 2: The Progress of AI – HAL 9000 in near sight?
 

Ed Newton-Rex

Jukedeck

Ed is the founder of Jukedeck, an AI music composer which makes unique tracks for video producers. He holds a BA in Music from the University of Cambridge.
He founded Jukedeck as a London-based tech startup with funding from Cambridge Enterprise. Together with Patrick Stobbs, they raised seed funding in 2014, built a team of experts in machine learning, and launched the product. In 2015, they won TechCrunch Disrupt among a field of the 15 best startups and went on to raise a further £2M in venture capital. Today, Jukedeck is used by many customers including Google Developers and the Natural History Museum.
He will be giving Speech 2: Deep Learning and Neural Networks.
 

Dr. Carsten Sørensen

London School of Economics

Carsten is a professor of Information Systems and Innovation at LSE. He holds a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Information Systems from Aalborg University, Denmark.
Since joining LSE, Dr. Sørensen has studied the business and consumer impact of mobile and ubiquitous information technology innovations. He has consulted and conducted executive teaching with a range of large international firms and public organisations, including Microsoft, Google, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, Intel, and Vodafone.
He will be giving Speech 3: The Effect of AI on Businesses and Startups.
 

Calum Chace

Author on AI

 
Calum is a best-selling author of 3 books on artificial intelligence and the co-author of 2 books focusing on the dot-com bubble.
He is a regular speaker on AI and related technologies and runs a blog on the subject at pandoras-brain.com. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in business as a marketer, strategy consultant, and CEO. He maintains his interest in business by serving as Chairman and advising growing companies.
He will be giving Speech 4: Is AI a Threat to the Future of Humanity?
 

Carlos Espinal

Seedcamp

Carlos is a Partner at Seedcamp, Europe’s largest startup program and seed-stage fund.
He was previously a network consultant, worked in tech R&D for stock trading in the US, and moved into VC for tech startups. Since joining Seedcamp in 2010, he has overseen several investments into AI, including Third Eye, Viz, Beagle, AiBuild, Reinfer, and UIPath. On November 23rd, Seedcamp hosted the “AI is Now” event on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
He will be giving Speech 5: Venture Capital for AI.
 

Hugo Pinto

IBM Innovation

Hugo leads Innovation services for IBM Interactive Experience in EMEA.
He helps clients to build innovation strategies and programs that bring together technology, business, and design to work in a customer-centric, data-driven world. Hugo is also a blogger, speaker and startup mentor, bringing both the world of corporates and entrepreneurs to tackle global issues.
He will be giving Speech 6: From User Experience to Human Experience with AI
 

Dr. Daniel Hulme

Satalia

Daniel is the CEO of Satalia, which provides AI-inspired solutions to solve industry’s hardest problems.
He is the co-founder of the Advanced Skills Initiative, which transitions scientists into industry as data scientists. Daniel has a Masters and PhD in AI from UCL, and is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc; applying AI to solve business/social problems. He lectures in Computer Science and Business.
Daniel has Advisory and Executive positions in many companies, holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship, and actively promotes entrepreneurship and technology innovation.
He will be giving Speech 7: Big Data and the Future of AI.
 

Rob Fraser

Microsoft

Rob is a Senior Director and Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
His team takes a specific focus on early phase technology adoption, including internet of things, advanced analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing, and human-computer interaction. Previously, he worked as a Cloud Computing Specialist at MSCI, as well as a Technology Strategist at RiskMetrics Group.
He will be giving Speech 8: Democratisation of Artificial Intelligence
 

Tabitha Goldstaub

CognitionX

Tabitha is the Co-Founder of CognitionX, a platform which empowers businesses to use AI and data-driven solutions.
With over 7,000 members, CognitionX brings together world-leading data experts, software developers, platform vendors, researchers, hardware providers, and businesses looking to apply data-driven techniques to their organisations.
She is also the Co-Founder of Project Placed, an initiative which connects computer science students with startups and corporates to enrich their learning with vocational experience.
She will be giving the AIBE Summit’s closing remarks.