Past Meetup

AI and our Future, with Daniel Hulme

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Price: £7.00 /per person

Birkbeck College

Torrington Square WC1E 7HX · London

How to find us

We'll be in room B33, which is on the basement level

Location image of event venue


There have been more news stories about AI (artificial intelligence) in 2016 than in any previous year. London has recently been described ( as "The most important hub in the world" for AI. Interest in AI is clearly accelerating. But how well do we really understand AI? And how well do we understand what AI might become?

At this meetup, Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia, will be covering:

• A framework for understanding what AI is, and what it is not

• The future challenges and opportunities for AI

• The potential wider impacts of AI in the years ahead.

There will be plenty of opportunity for audience interaction and Q&A with the speaker.

About the speaker:

Daniel Hulme ( is the CEO of Satalia (, a company that provides AI inspired solutions to solve the hardest problems in industry. He’s also the co-founder of the Advanced Skills Initiative that transitions scientists into industry as data-scientists.

Daniel has a Masters and Doctorate in AI from UCL. He is Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, which teaches the application of AI to solve business/social problems. He lectures in Computer Science and Business.

Daniel has Advisory and Executive positions in many companies. He holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship and actively promotes entrepreneurship and technology innovation across the globe.

He has been challenging the status quo in IT and business for over 15 years, and studying artificial intelligence for even longer.

About Satalia:

Solutions that Satalia ( have provided, using AI, include:

• Verification of error-free software and systems

• Efficient vehicle and network routing

• Better utilisation of teaching space

• 60% faster university timetabling

• 5x faster chip verification.

The ethos of Satalia is stated as follows (

We believe that solving the world's hardest problems requires a culture of autonomy and openness. In recent years we have fundamentally redesigned our organisation to maximise people's freedom and happiness at work. We continue to experiment and improve every day.

Meeting logistics:

2pm-4pm, Saturday 18th February 2017.

Venue: Room B33, Birkbeck College (, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room B33 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

Coffee and other light refreshments can be purchased from the Costa Coffee shop in the reception area of the building, either ahead of or after the meeting.

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub - The Marlborough Arms (, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Event hashtag:

#LonFut (

Wifi access:

Wireless network: BBK-Guest
Username: London futurists
Password: YfPsQn

(This account is restricted to the day of the event.)

Covering meeting costs:

A small fee (£7) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room hire costs. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.

(NB you don't need a PayPal account to use the PayPal interface.)

This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 2 days before the meetup.

In case of difficulty using the meetup app to RSVP and pay, please use a laptop or desktop web browser.

Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment of £10 in that case can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)

Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organiser, notifying us in advance of your plans to attend.