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Artificial Intelligence and the information professional: threat or opportunity?

November 15, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 9:45 pm

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Artificial intelligence has risen to prominence this year. In March 2016, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo won 4-1 in the Chinese game of Go, beating the top Go player in the world over the past decade, Lee Sedol. And IBM’s Watson correctly diagnosed a Japanese leukaemia patient in ten minutes after doctors had failed to diagnose her condition over several months.

90% of the world’s data has been created in the past two years. Navigating this information requires vastly more sophisticated tools than hitherto available. Large industry players are aware of this and Google, IBM and Microsoft are all investing heavily.

Join us for a stimulating evening with two industry heavyweights to discover more about artificial intelligence and its potential to transform the information industry. A short Q&A will follow the two speakers and there will then be a chance to carry on the debate over networking drinks and canapes set against the backdrop of the River Thames and City of London.

Our two speakers and their topics are:

Marc Vollenweider – CEO and Co-founder of Evalueserve.
Marc will discuss how Evalueserve’s mind+machineTM model helps optimize and implement analytics. He will also provide examples to illustrate how investment banking teams can achieve process efficiency and compliance through a combination of technology and human expertise, while freeing up time for more value-added activities.  

Nicolas Bombourg – Managing Director and Co-founder of Findout Ltd; Vice-President of Sales & Marketing and co-founder of Reportlinker.com
Nicolas will discuss how information professionals can position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges created by artificial intelligence.

Doors open at 6:15pm when we will serve tea and coffee. The talks begin at 6:30pm and the evening concludes at 9:45pm.

Tickets: Please book here.
Price: SLA Members Free. Non-members £15 + booking fee.


Westminster Auditorium, Morgan Stanley
25 Cabot Square E14 4QA United Kingdom + Google Map

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