Glimpsing Our AI Future Event

Glimpsing Our AI Future

20th January 2020 from 6.30pm

Recital Hall, Latymer Upper School

Howard Covington, Chair of the Alan Turing Institute - the UK’s national institute for AI and data science, will give a hard hitting perspective on the opportunities and threats for the next generation presented by the many rapid changes that are taking place around us.


Across the economy start-ups are using machine learning and AI to disrupt existing businesses. Companies are using new technologies to automate processes and increase productivity. China is challenging the US for AI supremacy. Self-driving cars may soon over-turn a century-old model of urban transport and disrupt the car and oil industries. Helped by AI and machine learning, start-ups are harnessing renewable energy to re-imagine and refashion basic industries and are employing bio-tech to redesign what we eat and how food is supplied. Everything we do is monitored and recorded and our privacy is vanishing. And the climate is changing remarkably quickly. How should the next generation make sense of these dramatic changes, seize the opportunities they offer and rise to the challenges they present.


Howard Covington is the Chair of both the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for AI and data science, and ClientEarth, Europe’s leading environmental not-for-profit law firm. He has been a trustee of the London Science Museum and the Royal Institution and chair of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the UK’s national institute for mathematical research. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics. He is a mathematician and physicist by training and had a business career in the City.


Aimed at 6th form and above. Tickets £10, please book here