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WORLD SUMMIT AI 2021

October 2021 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CPD Accredited business, science, tech and networking global AI summit.

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What’s WSAI?

The world’s leading and largest AI summit gathering the global AI ecosystem of Enterprise, BigTech, Startups, Investors and Science, the brightest brains in AI as speakers every year in Amsterdam to tackle head-on the most burning AI issues and set the global AI agenda.

What was on in 2020?

We’ve redesigned the summit into a brand new online format. World Summit AI 2020 is part of Inspired AI, a series of 9 cutting-edge and CPD Accredited business, science, tech and networking online episodes  gathering the global AI community and hosted by world-leading AI experts running from September to November 2020.

Get ready for a mind-blowing lineup of speakers, cutting-edge CPD accredited content, tech talks, use cases, Q&As sessions, startup competition, speed networking, virtual networking lounge  and exhibition areas.

Watch this space for updates on what’s in store for World Summit AI 2021, taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in October 2021.

Who’s coming? 

CEOs, CTOs, FTSE 500 corporates, heads of AI, scientists, technologists, academics, startups and investors from every corner of the globe.

Come explore our virtual exhibition floor, networking lounge, speed networking, book meetings directly with experts specialising in your business interest area, access the attendee list and invite people to join you on a private video call, have a chat and exchange your contact details, just like you would do around a coffee at a physical event!

MEET THE AI BRAINS 2020

TIMNIT GEBRU
Research Scientist & CoLead Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Google
   
TIMNIT GEBRU
Research Scientist & CoLead Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Google
   

Timnit is currently a research scientist at Google in the ethical AI team. Prior to that Timnit did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying any data mining project (see this New York Times article for an example of my work). She received her PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, studying computer vision under Fei-Fei Li. Timnit’s thesis pertains to data mining large scale publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and working on computer vision problems that arise as a result. The Economist, The New York Times and others have covered part of this work. Some of the computer vision areas Timnit is interested in include fine-grained image recognition, scalable annotation of images, and domain adaptation. Prior to joining Fei-Fei’s lab she worked at Apple designing circuits and signal processing algorithms for various Apple products including the first iPad. Timnit also spent an obligatory year as an entrepreneur (as all Stanford undergrads seem to do). Her research was supported by the NSF foundation GRFP fellowship and the Stanford DARE fellowship

WENDELL WALLACH 
Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Yale University 
WENDELL WALLACH 
Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Yale University 
ANJA KASPERSEN
Former Head of Geopolitics and International Security
World Economic Forum
ANJA KASPERSEN
Former Head of Geopolitics and International Security
World Economic Forum

Anya Kaspersen is a strategy professional, geopolitics and international security expert and practitioner. Her former positions include a career with the Norwegian Government and the UN (peacekeeping), research and academia, serving in different capacities in the private sector and for various multilateral organizations in the field and at headquarters. She joined the the World Economic Forum in 2014, spearheading the Forum’s work on geopolitics and international security and how to catalyse responses to global, regional and industry challenges. 

She has published widely on geopolitics, international security affairs and global governance issues. Regular commentator and lecturer. Visiting Scholar, Law of Armed Conflict, Harvard University.

Bachelor’s in Strategic Studies, International Law, South East Asia, International Business and Anthropology, University of Oslo/University of Indonesia and London School of Economics; MSc in International Politics, International Security and International Law, University of Copenhagen (China) and London School of Economics and Political Science. 

RENEE CUMMINGS
Founder & CEO | Urban AI
Columbia University Community Scholar 
 
RENEE CUMMINGS
Founder & CEO | Urban AI
Columbia University Community Scholar 
 
MARK BUCKLE
Head of LogTech Innovation Centre
Kuehne+Nagel
MARK BUCKLE
Head of LogTech Innovation Centre
Kuehne+Nagel
PROF GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI
PROF GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI

Gary Marcus, scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, was CEO and Founder of the machine-learning startup Geometric Intelligence, recently acquired by Uber, and is known for his provocative and bold claims in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Trained by Steven Pinker, he received his PhD at MIT at age 23. His professional research, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Cognition, and Artificial Intelligence, has focused on the foundations of cognition in humans, animals and machines, spanning fields from developmental psychology to neuroscience to genetics to artificial intelligence. A special interest has been on the challenge of endowing machines with common sense.

He is also well-known for his writing for the general public, including frequent essays and op-eds for The New Yorker and The New York Times. His books include The Algebraic Mind, The Birth of the Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero and The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World’s Leading Neuroscientists.

In a 2012 essay for The New Yorker, he was perhaps the first person to publicly criticize deep learning, drawing on arguments he developed in his 2001 technical book The Algebraic Mind. More recently, in a 2018 arXiv article, Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal, he asked whether deep learning might be “approaching a wall.” The challenges he laid out there were covered everywhere from The
New York Times to Wired to The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

In another provocative 2012 essay, Moral Machines, Marcus was the first to adapt “trolley problems” to driverless cars, anticipating much recent research on the ethics of AI. His next book, REBOOT: Getting to AI We Can Trust, to be published by Pantheon in Fall 2019, co-authored with Ernie Davis, calls for a fundamental rethinking of current approaches to artificial intelligence.

KIMBERLY NEVALA
Strategic Advisor
SAS
KIMBERLY NEVALA
Strategic Advisor
SAS
DR. CARL BENEDIKT FREY
Director, Future of Work
Oxford Martin School
   
DR. CARL BENEDIKT FREY
Director, Future of Work
Oxford Martin School
   

Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at the University of Oxford where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School. 

After studying economics, history and management at Lund University, Frey completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in 2011. He subsequently joined the Oxford Martin School where he founded the programme on the Future of Work with support from Citigroup. Between 2012 and 2014, he taught at the Department of Economic History at Lund University.

In 2012, Frey became an Economics Associate of Nuffield College and Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, both at the University of Oxford. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). In 2019, he joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, as well as the Bretton Woods Committee.

In 2013, Frey co-authored “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization?”, estimating that 47% of jobs are at risk of automation. With over 5000 academic citations, the study’s methodology has been used by President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Bank of England, the World Bank, as well as a popular risk-prediction tool by the BBC. In 2019, the paper was debated on the Last Week Tonight Show with John Oliver.

Frey has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the G20, the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. He is also an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal, where he has written on the economics of artificial intelligence, the history of technology, and the future of work. 

His academic work has featured in over 100 media outlets, including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In addition, he has frequently appeared international broadcast media such as CNN, BBC, PBS News Hour, Al Jazeera, and Sky News.

His most recent book, The Technology Trap, was selected a Financial Times Best Books of the Year in 2019.

 

PROF MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of Research and Development
AXA
PROF MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of Research and Development
AXA

Marcin Detyniecki is Head of Research and Group Chief Data Scientist at AXA Group. He leads innovation projects – with a strong focus on advanced analytics – in conjunction with AXA’s operational business entities while providing strong technical insights. Marcin also plays a key role in animating and leveraging the academic community as well as defining the research strategy for AXA.

 

Additionally, he is a professor at the Polish Academy of Science (IBS PAN) and associate researcher at the computer science laboratory LIP6 of Sorbonne University.

 

Currently, his research focuses on humanizing Artificial Intelligence to foster technology adoption. On Machine Learning interpretability, his work has been to propose better interpretability approaches and to provide actionable tools such as library and tutorials to bring transparency to Machine Learning models. On developing a fair and regulated Machine Learning, he has investigated the mitigation of the usage of sensitive information in ML models for bias-free predictions. This will lead to developing fairness measures useful in AXA’s operational context.

 

Marcin Detyniecki studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris. In 2000 he obtained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the same university. Between 2001 and 2014, he was a research scientist of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has been a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has been visiting researcher at the University of Florence and at British Telecom Research Labs. He was a member of the research and academic council of UPMC University, member of the executive board of laboratory SMART, an elected member of the LIP6 laboratory council, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems (IJFUKS). Dr. Detyniecki has over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

SANJEEV VOHRA
Global Lead
Accenture Applied Intelligence
SANJEEV VOHRA
Global Lead
Accenture Applied Intelligence
PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
PROFESSOR DAME WENDY HALL
Regius Professor of Computer Science, Director
Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
PROFESSOR DAME WENDY HALL
Regius Professor of Computer Science, Director
Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International), and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017, and has recently been announced by the UK government as the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.

With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year’s Honours list, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

She has previously been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG 2010-2012, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and until June 2018, was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy.

 

ANA ALECSANDRU
International Security Programme
Chatham House
ANA ALECSANDRU
International Security Programme
Chatham House
SENNAY GHEBREAB
Professor & Director of Civic AI Lab
University of Amsterdam
SENNAY GHEBREAB
Professor & Director of Civic AI Lab
University of Amsterdam
RAMON RAHANGMETAN
Co-Founder
World Space Week
RAMON RAHANGMETAN
Co-Founder
World Space Week

Ramon Rahangmetan began his career in the hospitality service industry at the age of 12 years old, few years later he studied Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship in Wageningen, where he was the Chairman of the Student Council Board for two years, after this accomplishment he studied Sustainable Urban Development part e-learning at Wageningen University and Delft University of Technology.

 

Ramon has a broad interest in lifelong-learning, world-history, youth-empowerment and upcoming future technological trends. He uses this approach in his writing, working in a team, moderating a roundtable, speaking engagements, moderating, and speaking with people from various backgrounds. Adaptive learning, networking and cultural understanding are his driving principles.

VIRGINIA DIGNUM
Co-Founder and Board Member
ALLAI & Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial
VIRGINIA DIGNUM
Co-Founder and Board Member
ALLAI & Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial

Virginia Dignum is co-founder and board member of ALLAI. Virginia Dignum is Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence at Umea University in Sweden, where she is scientific lead of the WASP-HS program. She was a member of the High Level Expert Group on AI. She is a member of the Global Partnership on AI and expert advisor on AI & Children for UNICEF. Virginia is the scientific lead of the Responsible AI & Corona project.

 

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ENTERTAINMENT

We’re bringing the unique energy, fun and award-winning DJ World Summit AI is known for, in a brand new online format

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"At last a “no bullshit” conference on AI! Curated speakers provided us with fundamental insights on where we stand and where we go with AI."

Chief Innovation Officer at Insign

"A whirlwind 2 days of talks from some of the biggest names in AI including Yann Lecun from Facebook, hands-on workshops & networking opportunities. A cutting edge look at the future of AI and a space where the biggest players in the game could meet and network. Wow! "

Director at Digital Plus

"Great event where enterprise and academia meet to join forces and push the limits of AI even further"

Senior Scientist at
Philips

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The WSAI Webinar series is bringing AI experts to you from a range of businesses to go beyond the buzz and hype, share their developments, real-life use cases, successes, challenges and the resultant impact on their businesses. Stay connected and up-to-date with the latest developments happening within the world of AI.

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October 2021

Amsterdam, Netherlands

In 2021, World Summit AI returns to Amsterdam to bring the global AI community, the world-class AI brains and unique energy it is renowned for to celebrate it’s 5th year under the theme “Without Borders”.

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20 & 21 April 2021

Palais des Congres de Montreal, Canada

An exclusive gathering of the major influencers in AI globally across business, science and tech for two full days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops and the development of plans for advancing the application of AI in the coming year.

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PARTNER EVENTS

 

September to November 2020

Online

A series of cutting-edge business, science, tech and networking online events gathering the global AI community and hosted by world-leading AI experts, running from September to November 2020.

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8 & 9 September 2021

Basel, Switzerland

Intelligent Health AI will once again bring together the global AI and health community next September to advance discussions on how AI can be used to prevent and solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare problems, and improve the health of the human race.

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11 & 12 May 2021

London, United Kingdom

Intelligent Health UK will bring the global AI and health community to London to advance discussions on how to apply AI and drive technological collaboration in healthcare.

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Webinars 

Online

Intelligent Health has never shied away from the big discussions and it’s time we address the biggest disruptor the world has faced in a generation, COVID-19. Discover our Going Viral webinar series.

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