AI & Big Data: A Force for Good

Presented by Duncan Golestani

Changing the world for the better

The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for artificial intelligence and data science. Founded in 2015, its purpose is to ‘make great leaps in development and use of data science and artificial intelligence in order to change the world for the better.’ We spoke with its Chief Scientist Professor Mark Girolami to find out more about their work.

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Fostering innovation in AI

As AI continues its rapid expansion into myriad aspects of our lives, the need for regulation is growing just as fast. The British Standards Institution is currently working towards designation as an AI notified body, that will ensure the rights and values of individuals are protected, while at the same time fostering innovation in AI.

A positive impact on society

In 2019, four of the biggest Dutch companies joined forces to promote and further the use of AI in the Netherlands. This union became known as Kickstart AI. Now operating as an independent non-profit organisation, its aim is to make AI a force for good, kickstarting initiatives around the country, in order to make a positive impact on society.

A human-led approach to AI

The rise of AI and generative AI has been meteoric. But it has been marked by concerns about bias, ethics and the impact on jobs. However, PwC, believes addressing such risks and using AI to create value for business and society, makes the role of people more important than ever. The firm says a human-led approach is essential for the responsible and successful use of AI and generative AI.

What AI means for researchers and publishing

A recent survey published by Science journal Nature has shown that scientists are cautiously open to the benefits AI will bring to their research. Springer Nature, publishers of that survey, discuss what AI means for researchers and publishing in general.

Enabling greater efficiency and productivity

As AI reshapes our world, it's natural for many to feel apprehensive, but when used responsibly, AI can bring positive outcomes. SThree, a global staffing firm specialising in STEM, highlights the growing importance of AI proficiency and is striking a balance between human skills and technology to enable greater efficiency and productivity.

Spotting financial crime risks with AI

Financial crime erodes both the financial sector and society as a whole. The United Nations estimates that criminals launder up to £1.6 trillion annually, amounting to as much as 5% of the global GDP. To combat criminal profiteering, SymphonyAI arms financial institutions with innovative and responsible AI technologies that spot financial crime risks and patterns early, shut down these threats and prevent these crimes from repeating themselves.

Thought leaders

AI for all, not the few

As AI technology develops, its use should be made available for everyone, not just the few, with privileges equally distributed and experienced. So says the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research institute that engages with industry, government and communities.

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Building, buying and supplying safe and trusted AI systems

The Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute is focused on providing tools for organisations and AI practitioners to build, buy and supply safe and trusted AI systems. We spoke with their Director of Partnerships and market Development, Alyssa Škopac, about the work of the organisation, what it means in practise to look at balancing innovation and safety, and addresses the difficulties in preparing organisation for legislation when we don’t know what the regulation is going to look like.

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Minister for AI and Intellectual Property, Viscount Camrose

The UK is a world leader in AI, ranking behind only the US and China, with the sector already contributing 3.7 billion pounds to the economy and employing some 50,000 people. We sat down with the Minister for AI and Intellectual Property, Viscount Camrose to discuss the opportunities open to organisations as well as the pit falls that should be avoided.

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Duncan Golestani

Duncan is a committed journalist working as a reporter for many years at the BBC and ITV, and is currently a presenter on ITV London News. Through his job as a reporter, he has been able to travel to different countries to report on a variety of issues.


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