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Hani Hagras of Temenos & Essex Uni, & Gilbert Owusu of BT present on:
Beyond the AI hype - where AI is actually creating value today

Date: 10th September 2020

About this event:

Temenos’s Chief Science Officer Hani Hagras and Gilbert Owusu, Strategic Transformation Lead and R&D Lead at BT, look at AI in action

The discussion will focus on finding business use cases where AI is actually creating value in industry today. Followed by African Music concert.

About the speakers:

Professor Hani Hagras is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Director of Research and Director of the Computational Intelligence Centre in the University of Essex, UK. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).

He has been working for more than 20years within his major research interests in Explainable Artificial Intelligence, computational intelligence, data science and robotics.

Hani has authored more than 350 papers in international journals, conferences and books. He holds numerous international patents in the field of Explainable AI, computational intelligence and intelligent control. His research has won numerous prestigious international awards.

Dr. Gilbert Owusu heads the Operational Transformation Technologies in BT. He has a strong track record in applying AI, production management and operational modelling technologies to service operations which have led to significant customer service improvements and OPEX reduction in BT’s operations. Gilbert’s research on applying AI technologies for transforming service operations have been published widely in book chapters, conferences and journals. He is the co-editor of two books on service production management.

Gilbert is a visiting professor at University of Essex, a member of the UK Operational Research Society’s General Council and an executive member of the British Computer Society’s Specialist Group on AI. He is the organiser and co-chair of the annual BCS’s Real AI event that showcases industrial applications of AI.


About the festival:

AIKora Festival 2020 combines world-class experts sharing the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, with the brilliance of live West African music, and all for a good cause: supporting the UK’s talented community of West African musicians during Covid-19 lockdown, and introducing new audiences to a rich musical tradition.

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