Roundtable: To boldly go where no government department has gone before… with revolutionary AI technology

20 November @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Central London

HMG’s Grand Challenge pledge in its 2017 Industry Strategy to make Britain fit for the future means the country must embrace all things AI and Data-related to succeed in the global economy of the future.

AI and Data-related technologies are not a new phenomenon; they have been around since the 1950s. What has changed is the speed and scale with which AI advancements and adoption rates are taking place.

According to experts, some of the biggest AI challenges come from not only keeping pace with how fast the technology is moving but also from predicting what the future may look and developing scalable decision-augmentation capabilities to keep up with market demand and ahead of the competition.

Join us to hear from our lead discussants including Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant to see the future of AI and what that means for public sector organisations.

The discussion will be followed by networking.


Lead discussant:

Babak Hodjat is VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, and former co-founder and CEO of Sentient. He is responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Babak was also the founder of the world’s first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist.

Prior to co-founding Sentient, Babak was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Prior to that, Babak was co—founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc. where he was a primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing—the technology behind Apple’s Siri.

Babak holds a doctorate in machine intelligence from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.

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