Artificial Intelligence Meetup




Artificial Intelligence Meetup

28 November 2019

Milton Keynes

Added 01-Jan-1970

Doors open for networking and drinks from 6:00pm.

๐Ÿ’ฟ ๐Ÿ“€ Introducing two tracks of presentations:
1.) Strategic Track: AI education, information, ethics and business readiness
2.) Technical Track: AI models, coding and development work

๐ŸŽ™๏ธWelcome: - From NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub and Meetup host Richard Foster-Fletcher.
Strategic Track:

๐Ÿ’ก Speaker from Accademia - Graham Bell, Director of Learning Innovation at Cranfield School of Management 'Latest developments with the MK:U project and AI plans in Milton Keynes'

๐Ÿ’ป Speaker from Industry 1 - Sue Daley, Associate Director Technology and Innovation at techUK: 'AI Ethics and the potential for AI to positively change lives'

Sue leads techUK's technology and innovation strategy. This includes driving techUK’s cloud computing, big data, data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (including digital ethics) and IoT work programmes as well as campaigns on innovative policy and emerging and transformative technologies key to the UK’s digital future.

She has been recognised as one of the most influential women in tech in the U.K and is in the UK Big Data 100 as a key influencer in driving forward the data agenda. A regular industry speaker, Sue is also a judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

๐Ÿ’ป Speaker from Industry 2 - Jon Thor Sigurleifsson, Co-Founder & CMO, Syzygee. 'Building a business with AI-for-good'

Growing up in Iceland, Jon Thor had a lot of questions about the world and always knew that he wanted to explore it but the more he learned, the more he realised he didn't just want to explore it, he wanted to change it.

Jon Thor started working on creative ventures at an early age and by the time he was 25 he had played in several bands, published a book and written/directed several plays. Now in 2019 Jon Thor has founded Syzygee. Syzygee is a software as a service that uses a powerful machine-learning algorithm to tell you exactly how to land your dream job.

Technical Track:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ’ป Technical Speaker: Ryan England, CTO, Syzygee. 'Roll-your-own using the open source kits: 6 key ML algorithms which may be helpful to those just starting out'.

Coming from a background in the insurance industry, before moving into the world of advertising, Ryan has led tech teams large and small in developing machine learning algorithms and personalisation engines for a multitude of uses.

With a naturally inquisitive mind, Ryan has always sought to find opportunities to use tech for social change. Alongside Jon Thor at Syzygee is working on using artificial intelligence to empower job-hunting candidates to find the job they were destined to do.


๐Ÿ’ฌ Panel Q&A with Graham Bell, Sue Daley, Jon Thor Sigurleifsson and Ryan England.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Open Mic - a chance for anyone to take to the stage and share what your goals/ambitions are within AI. Something you want to share? Connections you are looking for? This is your chance to ask the group to help you achieve your AI goals? (Maximum 2 mins per speaker)

๐Ÿ”ฎ Roundup - summarising the session + what's to come with MKAI. New exciting speakers to announce in 2020.

๐Ÿป Close at 9pm. Conversations continue at Wetherspoon (5 min walk)