A Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging Challenges, Opportunities, and Agenda for Research and Practice
Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) and Swansea i-Lab (Innovation Lab), School of Management, Swansea University, UK
- Professor Yogesh K Dwivedi, Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of Management, Swansea University, UK
- Professor Mike Williams, Swansea i-Lab (Innovation Lab), School of Management, Swansea University, UK
- Professor Nripendra P Rana, Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of Management, Swansea University, UK
- Dr D Laurie Hughes, Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of Management, Swansea University, UK
- Dr Hatice Kizgin, Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of Management, Swansea University, UK
As far back as the industrial revolution, great leaps in technical innovation succeeded in transforming numerous manual tasks and processes that had been in existence for decades where humans had reached the limits of physical capacity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers this same transformative potential for the augmentation and potential replacement of human intelligence within a wide range of industrial, intellectual and social applications. The pace of change for this new AI technological age is staggering, with new breakthroughs in algorithmic machine learning and autonomous decision making engendering new opportunities for continued innovation.
The ability for AI to overcome some of the computationally intensive, intellectual and even creative limitations of humans, opens up new application domains within manufacturing, health, finance and education with resulting impacts on productivity and performance. AI enabled systems within organisations are expanding rapidly, transforming business (Daugherty & Wilson 2018; Miller 2018) and extending their reach into what would normally be seen as exclusively human domains. However, whilst this disruptive potential for some may be the next stage of an exciting technological phase, for other sections of society impacted by the redesign of business models and change of interaction, AI is a threat to society, a job killer and a backward step for the human race (Cellan-Jones 2014; Rawlinson 2015). Society is yet to fully grasp many of the ethical considerations associated with AI and its wider impact on human life and culture (Duan et al. 2019).
This workshop aims to bring together a variety of disciplines and a community for the advancement of knowledge regarding opportunities and challenges posed by fast emergence and applications of Artificial Intelligence in various domains. To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers, practitioners from both private and public sectors for presenting their ideas and thoughts at the Workshop on the theme of “Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging Challenges, Opportunities, and Agenda for Research and Practice” to be held at the School of Management, Swansea University, UK on 13th June 2019.
Invited Experts and Workshop Contributors
- Keynote speaker: Mr Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, National Assembly for Wales
- Professor John Edwards, Operations & Information Management Department, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
- Professor Biagio Lucini, Department of Mathematics, Swansea University, UK
- Professor Yanqing (Yan) Duan – Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI), University of Bedfordshire, UK
- Mr Santosh Misra, CEO, Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency & Commissioner of e-Governance, Government of Tamil Nadu, India
- Dr Paul Walton – Capgemini UK Ltd, Surrey, UK
- Dr Adam Zachary Wyner, Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science, Swansea University, UK
- Dr Kenneth Le Meunier-Fitzhugh, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK
- Dr Emmanuel Mogaji, Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism, University of Greenwich, UK
- Dr Spyros Samothrakis, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), University of Essex, UK
- Ms Sarah Al-Hanfy, Innovate UK
- Mr Peter Jones, Deputy Director Digital Health and Care Welsh Government
- Ms Kimberley Littlemore, Director of PocketMedic, UK
- Mr Chris Reeves, Country Digitisation Director, Cisco UK & Ireland
- Mr Adam Wedgbury, Team Leader for Cyber Security Innovation, Airbus
- Mr Peter Chow, AI & Cloud Product Design Manufacturing & Inspection, Fujitsu UK
- Dr Annie Tubadji, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
- Mr Toby White, CEO of Artimus, Cardiff, UK
- Mr Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, National Assembly for Wales
- Short presentations by invited experts
- A panel discussion on the workshop theme
- Amy Jones, Research Support Officer, School of Management, Swansea University, UK Email: [email protected]
- Julie Bromhead, Morgan Academy, Swansea University, UK Email: [email protected]
Interested in attending this workshop?
This workshop is open for attendance and participation to both academics and practitioners. Please contact Amy Jones or Professor Yogesh Dwivedi if you are interested in attending this workshop.
- Workshop Registration Fee: £50 +£2.49 booking fee
- Registration Due Date: 25th May 2019
WHEN:13th June 2019 – 09:00 – 16:00
WHERE:Swansea – School of Management, Swansea University