Present day AI research is heavily focused on building faster and more profitable systems, with just a fraction as many people focused on making that AI safe, friendly and positive for our society. We can change that.
We want all people, from any technical or social background to join our conversation and form the most well rounded opinion, to align AI with our values and discover ways to ensure it follows the values we provide it with.
The topics we cover are AI alignment, safety, ethics and bias.
We are co-hosting this event with the Microsoft AI and Data community - If you have already signed up for a similar looking event you're already in :)
With the advancement in conversational intelligence, Deep learning, and Reinforcement learning, Artificial Intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and interact with our surroundings. AI for accessibility is taking a leap into the realm of opportunities and changing people lives for better. Join us to discover some of the state of the art that is giving people the freedom, independence, and maneuverability which we all take for granted. The session will include topics relates to customer experience, new techniques, approached in the area of AI for accessibility.
18:00 - 18:20: Networking
18:20 - 18:30: Welcome – Mufy/Holly & Ben
18:30 - 19:00: Microsoft’s AI for accessibility initiatives – CELA (Eve Joseph, Hector Mintor)
CELA team to provide an overview of the AI for good initiative and discuss other activities in the AI space that is empowering people from productivity to day-to-day lives.
19:00 - 19:15: AI for Good accessibility Cohort
Upstream health - supporting medical professionals to proactively monitor patients
We Walk - Smart cane helps visually impaired see obstacles
Immersive rehab - interactive physiotherapy programmes in virtual reality
19:15 - 19:30: demos /break
Various demos will be provided by Accessibility Cohort companies and others
19:30 - 20:00: Self-driving AI wheelchair – Imperial, (Professor Aldo Faisal)
Professor Aldo to speak about the amazing work they are doing to improve mobility experience for paralyze people using self-driving, self-navigating wheelchair who can lead using their gaze.
20:00 - 20:30: Seeing AI Project - Microsoft (Saqib Shaikh)
Saqib will talk about how Seeing AI project has revolutionized visually impaired people to be more contextual aware. We will hear Saqib from first-hand experience.
20:30 – 21:00: Matthew Johnson (ThoughtWorks)
9:00pm - Networking
Please join us at the Microsoft Reactor on the 28th of March, 6 - 9pm for an insightful evening into to the world of AI for Accessibility!