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Friday 17 May 2024

The Future of Business in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has proliferated in recent years, with significant implications for businesses, society and the environment. As companies and organisations seek to innovate and adapt to a changing landscape, it is critical to comprehend the implications of AI, potential opportunities and challenges they present.

On Friday 17 May 2024, the Business Analytics, Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship (BACE) department at the School of Management, will be hosting the second AI Forum. The forum aims to explore these issues and promote dialogue between academia and industry.

The AI Forum will bring together academic, developers, and users communities in order to exchange ideas and bust unnecessary myths about the importance and challenges of AI. The forum aims to link cutting-edge theories with current practices and establish valuable collaborations between academia and industry.

Building on last year's great success, this year's forum is entitled "Frontiers of AI Applications", involving the following three themes;

  • AI for Social Transformation & Sustainability
  • AI for Innovation
  • AI & Ethics

To continue the annual tradition, the forum will be attended by various national and international friends of the University of Bradford including local authorities, SMEs and our alumni.

Register to attend

Register now to attend the inaugural AI Industry Forum at the University of Bradford

Industry Partners

Industry partners are invited to showcase their ongoing research and technological advancements in AI. This will allow attendees to learn from experienced professionals and experts who have experience in the industry.

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Key Topics

Key topics include but are not limited to:

  • Future of AI in business
  • Addressing the ethical, social and environmental implications of AI
  • Encouraging the adoption of sustainable AI practices in business
  • Innovative opportunities for AI and SMEs
  • The future of Generative AI
  • Data privacy and security in AI
  • Ensuring diversity and inclusivity in AI development and implementation
  • Data and AI readiness

Expectations from the forum

Attendees can expect to gain insights into Artificial Intelligence's latest advancements and best practices, learn from experienced professionals and experts, and develop strategies for integrating AI into their businesses or practices. In addition, the forum will feature discussions on AI's ethical and social implicaitons

Overall, the forum seeks to foster innovation and best practices in this rapidly evolving field by providing a collaborative environment for professionals from academia and industry to explore the future of business in the era of AI.

The forum also aims to be a facilitator for discussion and networking opportunities which can assist attendees in building valuable relationships. These opportunities will enable attendees to gain exposure to new ideas and opportunities through the sessions delivering and networking opportunities.

The forum welcomes business leaders, industry partners, faculty staff and students to participate.

Forum Schedule

The Forum will comprise of a range of specially selected speakers and networking opportunities where you get the opportunity to explore research and industry advancements throughout the day.

Throughout the day, we will be delivering 3 panels where facilitators for the sessions will deliver short presentations surrounding key topics in the world of AI. Following the short presentations, there will be a panel discussion comprising of industry experts and academics surrounding the topic of the track.

The schedule below will continue to be filled out with more information so keep an eye out for regular updates.

From To Session
09:00 09:45 Registration
09:45 10:00 Welcome
10:00 10:30

Keynote: Prof. Lampros Stergioulas - Opening up data for AI-driven innovation and sustainability

10:30 11:00

Keynote: Prof. Maria Fasli - Developing and Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Business and the Public Sector

11:00 11:30

Coffee break, networking and Bradford Business Challenge poster presentations

11:30 12:30

Panel 1: AI for Social Transformation & Sustainability - Four 10-minute talks from guest speakers followed by a 20-minute panel discussion with Q&A

12:30 13:30 Lunch, networking and Bradford Business Challenge poster presentations
13:30 14:30 Panel 2: AI for Innovation - Four 10-minute talks from guest speakers followed by a 20-minute panel discussion with Q&A
14:30 15:00 Coffee break and networking
15:00 16:00 Panel 3: AI and Ethics - Four 10-minute talks from guest speakers followed by a 20-minute panel discussion with Q&A
16:00 16:15 Closing Address

Academic Platforms

The forum also aims to provide a dynamic and interactive platform for academics to share their ongoing research in Artificial Intelligence for Business.

The forum will further host sessions dedicated to student poster presentations, creating a platform for aspiring AI enthusiasts to showcase their own research projects. By incorporating student poster presentations, the forum not only enriches the academic atmosphere but also nurtures the growth of the next generation of AI researchers.

Find out more about the academics who are supporting the AI Industry Forum as organising committee members below.

Supported by Abu Dhabi University, Analytium and Incommunities