Artificial Intelligence: How AI is transforming our world

Artificial Intelligence is present in our everyday lives, it’s in the products we consume, the solutions we use and is changing the way we work, live and play. In this session, Bjoern Hirtenjohann, Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft will share practical insights and examples of how you can use AI to improve your business.

During the session Bjoern will discuss:

  • A brief history of AI: where it’s come from, what it is and where it’s heading
  • How to account for unconscious bias, the importance of diverse teams and how AI can improve accessibility
  • Why predictive analytics should be used for decision making and how this can lead to operational efficiency, costs saving and increased revenue and profitability
  • Practical examples from healthcare, agriculture, financial services and retail + how Microsoft used cognitive search to analyse the JFK files and reveal new information and insight
  • How to utilise data and multi-layered information to reveal powerful actionable insights

Birmingham Tech Week is run in association with:


Bjoern Hirtenjohann
UK Public Sector CTO

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