Detailed agenda

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Day 1: Harnessing the Power of AI for Business & Society (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

AI is fundamentally changing the way the world works and lives. Some impacts are understood, others are unclear. We explore the latest AI innovations and address rising concerns in Europe and abroad on responsible AI usage as we seek to answer the bottom-line question on everyone’s mind: What Now? Can we use this, can we trust this, and can we afford not to?

The Signal in the Noise (9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.)

Generative AI’s ability to generate text, images, and video has created an exponential number of new uses cases that are flooding both news cycles and boardroom agendas. While adapting to life with AI is unavoidable, there are concerns about the looming AI bubble and responsible creation and implementation that need to be addressed. The question is not “What could we do?” but “What should we do?” with AI.

9:15 AM

AI innovation is at an all-time high and Europe is taking the lead in establishing a path toward practical AI regulations. We take a top-level look at the key regional concerns in the UK and Europe, along with some of the most pressing technology issues that leaders are facing with AI today and how to foster responsible AI innovation within their borders in the future.

9:40 AM

Generative AI is unlocking new research tools for bold scientific discoveries. We sort through the hype and take a deep dive into some practical examples of groundbreaking research enabled by generative AI such as small molecular inhibitors for treating infectious disease and the discovery of new materials for energy storage. As researchers reduce the discovery time from years to months, how are they ensuring that safe and responsible practices are used to instill public trust in the process?

10:10 AM

While image and text generation have captivated people’s imaginations, AI can do so much more. We take a practical look at society’s biggest challenges that AI can help to solve from gene editing to sustainable energy and computing. How will new AI systems like Gemini help to address these challenges responsibly and which solutions will have the greatest impact.

Networking Break (10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments. 

10:35 AM
Networking Break
The Business of AI  (11:05 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.)

From new tools to new threats, AI is forever altering the business landscape, challenging norms, and resetting expectations. Learn what is on the horizon and how to best prepare to harness the most powerful technological shift in a generation.

11:05 AM
From startups to unicorns, investment in European AI companies is creating an impressive cohort of new organizations competing in the global AI marketplace. We look at companies like Mistral AI and the people behind them who are turning ideas into game-changing products and services as we explore the startup journey.
11:30 AM

From younger companies unencumbered by legacy processes to established brands that face additional complications due to pre-existing infrastructure, effective and ethical AI implementation matters. We take a practical look at the steps developers, executives, and boards can take when designing and implementing new AI systems, even in a complex safety-critical industry, when getting it right is the only option.

12:30 PM

Business use cases for AI continue to grow as organizations seek to increase productivity at an ever-increasing rate. However, legitimate business practices are only part of the AI story. Advances in generative AI and other sophisticated AI tools are finding their way into the hands of criminals leveraging it for nefarious purposes. We enter the underworld and look at the evolving business of criminal services that are creating new and more sophisticated AI based threats and debunk some of the misconceptions..

Lunch and Networking Break (12:55 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
12:55 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
Controlling AI: Safety and Responsibility (2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.)

New rules and regulations for AI are on the table and Europe is leading the way in charting a responsible path forward. Through the morass of ethical challenges, misinformation, and digital strategies, we dive into the political, legal, and technical actions being taken to control AI as we strive to balance innovation with responsible and ethical use of this generational technology.

2:00 PM

From elections to trust, reality is in flux with the constant pipeline of AI-enabled threats and disinformation created by people with malicious intent. While some threats are harmless, others are designed to shift public perception and to undermine trust in democratic institutions, which could result in shifting power dynamics around the world. We will reflect on foreign state interference in the past, consider how current and near-future AI capabilities will change the threat landscape, particularly the potential for impacting governments, organizations, and communities, and some thoughts on potential mitigations.

2:30 PM

The unlimited opportunities that come with increasingly sophisticated AI are producing equally unlimited threats. From the misuse of technology to AI hallucinations, security issues, and systemic bias, we explore the greatest AI safety challenges that we face today along with strategies for guarding against unknown dangers that are yet to be revealed.

Networking Break (3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments.

3:20 PM
Networking Break
Innovating with Generative AI (3:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Fundamentally, AI is a tool. And like any tool, be it a hammer or pen, what matters is how people use it. We highlight fascinating examples of AI at work to inspire you to imagine the new and innovative AI use cases to come.

4:15 PM

Digital humans are here, and people are replicating themselves for hire, blending physical and digital worlds. We look at current and future use cases of 3D avatars, along with how generative AI makes this technology work. Hear about practical business applications as well as potential risks associated with avatars that look, act, and sound like real human beings.

4:45 PM

Generative AI may be the key to unlocking the metaverse. Learn how user generated content may revolutionize real-time community experiences and the future of entertainment with 3D interactive environments. From customizable open-source code to generating 3D animations, videos, and realistic avatars, new AI tools are presenting fresh business use cases that close the gap from concept to creation in safe and reliable ways.

5:10 PM

Simulations have the power to transform both the physical and the digital worlds. We explore how the combined power of AI and quantum technologies can generate simulations to solve a variety of issues from complex financial problems to new pharmaceutical breakthroughs or methods to break down complex forever chemicals in our drinking water. With millions and billions of possibilities to consider, where do we start? And what do non-technical industries need to know to innovate?

Happy Hour (5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.)

Gather with your fellow attendees to make connections, debrief on the discussions of the day, and relax!

Day 2: Accelerating AI Innovation in Europe (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and AI, each advancement fortifies the foundation for future innovation. As breakthroughs continue to unfold, they not only bring new capabilities but also propel us toward faster, more impactful innovations. Brace yourself for the imminent era of accelerated AI innovation.

Beyond Generative AI (9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.)

AI's evolution is far from linear. As we grapple with harnessing generative AI's potential, innovators are already shaping the next AI era. We peer into the labs of the large model makers in a search for the exponential innovations that lie beyond generative AI. 

9:15 AM

As AI continues its march into our everyday lives, it unleashes more capabilities and greater challenges with every step. From execution to impact, we look at the path forward as we explore realistic timelines, new collaborations, and the need for an overall strategy to map out our steps to a safe and productive AI future for Europe and beyond.

9:45 AM

The intersection of generative AI and affective computing is creating new opportunities for sophisticated AI-human communications. How will understanding head movements and facial expressions translate into more effective and affective AI? We explore potential challenges to applying academic research to corporate innovation in this context.

10:10 AM

Large language models are creating a wide array of opportunities for new generative AI. We look at some real-world case studies that explore how AI is making an impact as well as metrics on their performance, coding, data analysis, and more.

Networking Break (10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments.

10:35 AM
Networking Break
AI From the Labs of Academia (11:05 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

From cutting-edge technology to pioneering scientific breakthroughs, get a sneak peek into some of the cutting-edge AI innovations from Europe's premier research institutions. Explore the new advances in AI from academia’s leading researchers.

11:05 AM

Robotic process automation is evolving into enterprise level digital assistants that can complete complex sets of actions such as booking travel, answering messages, and performing data entry. What will it take to move this technology forward? And what special challenges or opportunities may arise?

11:35 AM

Medical diagnosis, decisions and results must be correct. We look at new research that explores the impact of occasional human error during the feedback process for concept-based AI models to ensure results are accurate and the AI decision-making process is understandable in safety-critical environments.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
12:30 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
The Future of AI Enabled Work (1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

Humanity’s expectations, needs, and desires are transforming the workplace, shaped by the dazzling and sometimes terrifying array of technology being developed. From climate change to reduced birthrates and a world in turmoil, what does the future look like if the technologies we are only imagining today do make their way into apps and onto shelves?

1:30 PM

AI is fundamentally transforming the nature of work for people and the organizations that employ them. A resilient strategic vision aimed at creating good jobs that embrace responsible design and well-thought-out regulations may be the key to empowering people and the technology they are using. We explore the realistic implications of an AI-enabled workforce from the economic impacts on employers to the new jobs being created or lost as well as the dangers of a workforce that is being left behind.

2:25 PM

Today’s workforce is facing unprecedented technology challenges associated with the rise of AI across industries and jobs. Workers at all levels are trying to figure out how to upskill to stay relevant in their roles. We look at innovative new ways to upskill the existing workforce to address their concerns while building more effective workplaces where people feel empowered by the new tools that are coming.

Networking Break (3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments. 

3:15 PM
Networking Break
Unlocking Artificial Intelligence (3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Some say we are in the early stages of artificial general intelligence, while others believe it is an unattainable goal. Given what we know about AI today, we explore some of the essential guardrails being implemented as well as the biggest roadblocks along the path to unlocking AGI and the implications of what an AGI future might mean for humanity.
3:45 PM

The European Union’s AI Act is a significant moment in AI regulation on a global scale. From data security to AI safety and innovation, we take a deep dive into the practical information, potential risks, and emerging issues that organizations and governments most need to know as they work to understand how these new regulations will impact their businesses as well as how people live, work, and play.

4:15 PM

From superintelligent systems to achieving artificial general intelligence, AI has evolved beyond what we imagined even just a few years ago. We explore some of the breakthroughs driving these advances, from new models to robotics, and examine the question, “Just how far can AI go?”

5:30 PM
Closing Remarks

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