This March, Glasgow will host the Scottish AI Summit — Scottish AI Alliance’s flagship conference — where delegates will have the opportunity to hear from over 80 leading AI experts and get involved in a variety of discussions and workshops.
Held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre and online, the Scottish AI Summit will have attendees from across academia, industry, and the public sector coming together to explore the current and potential impact of AI technologies on society.
Over the course of two days, the event will feature keynote speeches, discussion panels, and workshops across 3 stages, as well as roundtable sessions on a wide range of subjects and interactive demonstrations of AI tools.
The Scottish AI Summit is organised and delivered by the Scottish AI Alliance — a stakeholder group tasked with the delivery of the actions outlined in Scotland’s AI Strategy in an open, transparent, and collaborative way.
This March’s event (28th-29th) is the second Scottish AI Summit to come from the Scottish AI Alliance, with its inaugural event taking place in Edinburgh last year.
Steph Wright, Head of the Scottish AI Alliance, said: “The Summit’s all about people joining the conversation, finding out about the amazing work going on in Scotland and helping us on our journey to become a leader in trustworthy, ethical and inclusive AI. We have experts from all over the world here to join in that conversation.”
Speakers for this year’s keynotes include Toju Duke, Responsible AI Programme Manager at Google, Catriona Campbell, Client Technology & Innovation Officer at EY, Viktoria Prantauer, a patient advocate and AI entrepreneur, and Lex Fefegha of COMUZI, a creative professional working with digital and AI. They will be joined remotely by Gary Marcus, scientist and author.
Additionally, the 2023 Summit will feature partner organisations, including The National Robotarium, which has recently opened its doors as an advanced applied research facility for robotics and artificial intelligence. They will be bringing along a selection of robots to meet the delegates.
Jisc, the UK’s body for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education and research will also be in attendance, with a selection of interactive demos showcasing AI-powered technologies.
Community partners at the Summit include Data Kirk, who are working to change the face of Scotland’s future talent pool by increasing representation of disadvantaged groups working in data, as well as Code Your Future, which helps refugees and disadvantaged people get started in careers in tech.
DressCode, a non-profit charity founded with the aim of addressing the gender gap in Computing Science, will also join them for the two-day event, as will Equate Scotland, who champion and support gender equality in STEM sectors.