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Please find the outline of the conference programme below. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact, please contact Rose Maloney at or on +44 (0) 2920 783 070.


Tuesday 18 September, 2018


09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:30

Keynote Session

10:30 – 11:30

Efficiencies of AI for the Public Sector

Artificial Intelligence could transform public service delivery. Either through cost-saving tied to smarter, simpler online services or by closing the gap between administrations and their citizens, AI-based services could help public authorities focus and expand their activities. These activities are actualised through both national and pan-European strategies. At an EU level, the Commission’s AI strategy released in April 2018 emphasised the need for rolling-out public sector AI, with measures planned to facilitate the re-use of public sector data and funding earmarked for new platforms to exchange information and expertise across borders. At national level, European governments are setting out their own national strategies to develop AI, invest in research and support new applications, notably in France, Finland and Estonia.

11:30 – 11:45

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:45 – 13:00

AI in Smart Cities

AI’s potential could go beyond increased efficiencies in the delivery of public sector services: it could also help us reduce our carbon footprint and transform urban mobility. From connected cars to intelligent lampposts, several cities are already exploring how AI and machine-learning could serve as the key enabling technology to precipitate greater connectivity and energy-cost savings.


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

AI in Healthcare

AI applications are at an early stage in the healthcare sector but have great potential. Uses range from dealing with patient queries to early detection of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Cancers. AI also brings with it, however, some key challenges, including the use and processing of the data on which it relies. This panel brings together key stakeholders to discuss what role the public sector can play in driving the development of AI’s usages in the healthcare sector on both a national and European level.

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment and Networking Break

15:30 – 16:30

AI and Justice

Justice and security is one area in which AI is forecast to make a substantial impact. Several projects have been carried out across Europe to examine the potential applications of AI in fighting terrorism and in boosting the efficiency of criminal investigations, traditional judicial systems and decision-making processes.

16:30 – 16:45

Conference Close



Tuesday 18 September, 2018
09.00 to 16.00




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