Birgitte Andersen speaking at the Anglo Israel Association (AIA) Ambassadors' Roundtable on AI Royal Society in London

27 February 2018 | 16:30 – 17:30

Our CEO and CoCreator, Professor Birgitte Andersen is speaking at the AIA Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence at the Royal Society in London. 

27 February 2018  

The AIA 9th Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence

Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

16:30-17.30 - Session V: Ethics in an AI-driven world

Full Agenda

9:30     Registration and coffee

10:00   Welcome address – Lord Bew, Chairman of the AIA


  • HE David Quarrey, Ambassador , British Embassy, Tel Aviv, TBC
  • HE Mark Regev, Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, London TBC                       

10:15-11:45     Session I: Deep Learning

Neural Network Models: Why do they work?

What is the right architecture?

What are more biologically plausible models?


  • Uzy Hadad, CTO of INROID Research, Consulting, Training, Israel. 

11:45   Coffee break

12:15- 13.00    Session II: Dialogue Systems: Can we build machines that naturally converse with humans?

Machine Vision: Can webuild machines that see as humans see?


  • Kobi Freedman, CEO & Co-Founder IDRRA, Israel.
  • Yair Weiss, Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14.00-15:00     Session III: AI Uses and the digital skills gap in: 

Education, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, Retail                                     


  • Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab Confirmed
  • Ben Reuveni, CEO of Workey, Israel.

15.00-16:00     Session IV: Shifting away from supervised learning:

Developing methods that use unlabeled data & Learning from interacting with the environment


  • Ariel Shoham, Entrepreneur in residence, Amdocs, Co-Founder of Smart Sparrow, Israel

16.00 Tea break

16:30-17.30  Session V: Ethics in an AI driven world Fairness, transparency, trust, privacy


  • Adrian Weller, Senior researcher, Machine Learning Group, Computational and Biological Learning Lab, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • David Benigson, CEO and founder of Signal Media.

17.30 Keynote: Professor Yoav Shoaham, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Drinks reception


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