The Future with AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Automation
The pace of scientific and technological advance is accelerating; in particular, there are likely to be as many transformative so-called general purpose technologies (GPTs) introduced in the twenty first century as over the past five hundred years. Examples of GPTs from the past and present include printing, steam power, electrification, mass-production, the Internet and many others.
The new sources of economic growth and jobs in the future must come from boosting the economy’s ability to take full advantage of these technologies – the digital and low carbon economy, life sciences and health economics, and in other areas impossible to predict but which will surprise us – that underpin current and future innovation waves.
The acceleration of innovations in the 21st century have ever more uses. Artificial Intelligence, robotics, automation, sensor technology and big data are examples of this phenomenon. The boundaries between industries and sectors are stretching and changing beyond recognition. Supply chains are integrating into new intertwined business models which deliver smart cities, smart health, smart finance, intelligent houses.
General purpose technologies are the ultimate in economic creative destruction – they create and destroy industries and business models, remake markets and our lives, and they overturn the established corporate order.
In the launch article of BIC’s column in The Guardian – The Innovators – the opportunities and challenges were set out:
AI, robotics and automation are changing the way we live, work and play
The Future of AI is a programme of physical and digital convening as well as showcasing, with the aim of understanding how AI, robotics and automation are changing the way we live, work and play. The programme will explore how AI accelerates markets for open innovation networks, widens opportunities for other product and process innovations along the supply chain and also creates opportunities for SMEs alongside larger organizations.
We showcase a positive vision of the future and aim to unleash new economic growth and business opportunities through embracing AI as a new general purpose technology.
How to take part?
DISRUPTIVE FORCES EVENTS
Horizon scanning for future AI technologies and cross-sector learning on how these may be transferred from one industry to another
Round table debates on ethical or moral questions, eg in relation to the use of AI in cars, aeroplanes, on the battlefield
BUSINESS AND POLICY FORUMS
Workshops involving business and policy makers to gather evidence on the market potential for AI
PITCH EVENTS & AI SHOWCASES
run in conjunction with HACKMASTERS
Featuring SMEs with AI products and services to build market networks and highlight positive applications of AI
Digital pitches for AI technologies through an ‘AI Pavilion’ on the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXCHANGE online platform. To accelerate trade in AI technologies.
MAPPING AI CAPABILITIES IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS: SCOPE FOR INVESTMENT
Map of AI capabilities to establish what could be scaled and scope for investment. Working with QUANTIPLY
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP REPORTS
Are you an organization, business or public agency leading an AI field or market (AI technology, AI product, AI cluster), or would like to be? We will work with you to create and publish a bespoke co-branded thought leadership report using evidence from your leadership and our AI evidence base
run in conjunction with HACKMASTERS
Meshing big datasets and rapidly prototyping solutions to challenges that would benefit from AI solutions
Contact Hub Director: Helen Lawrence: email@example.com