This year’s IP EXPO Manchester will cover the topic of artificial intelligence, as A.I for enterprise applications is set to reach £11 billion by 2025.
Research by IP EXPO shows automation, machine learning and cognitive computing seems to be top of the list for types of artificial intelligence most valuable to businesses. It also found that 32% of UK IT professionals are concerned about AI replacing human jobs overall, with 19% admitting that they are more worried about their own job being overtaken by a robot than they were 12 months ago.
These results are staggering and the research also showed that many agreed that there are huge benefits to be had, and that they need artificial intelligence in their business now. In fact there is a strong belief that A.I. will make for a more efficient, smarter workforce enabling humans to focus on more high-value concerns.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, Director of Strategy for IP EXPO, comments; “With Nick Bostrom, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Artificial Intelligence as our opening keynote at IP EXPO Europe 2016, we were keen to investigate the realities of the state of AI within the UK IT industry. This research shows that, while AI is unarguably a ‘hot topic’, a range of unanswered questions still exist about the implementation, application, and real benefits of AI in business. It is sure to be a highly-debated subject at this year’s IP EXPO Manchester event”.
Bostrom, Author & Founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, discussed the impact AI and intelligent machines will have on business and society to a packed theatre at IP EXPO Europe (see this session on the IP EXPO YouTube channel).
If you’re looking to discover what A.I. means to your business or you’re interested in how it can be implemented, then join us at IP EXPO Manchester on the 26-27 April 2017.