This is the dawn of an amazing new age of Artificial Intelligence, robotics, automation and bots. As part of the Brighton Digital Festival Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion at UK tech charity AbilityNet, will be joined by developers, UX specialists and disabled people to discuss how we can make sure that the next generation of tech will make the world a better place.
Every day brings new stories about AI, bots and robots - from BBC stories about faking Obama’s mouth movements to DeepMind beating humans at the Go and Honda using IBM Watson for its F1 IOT systems.
Bots are linked to this next generation of tech in the way that apps are now synonymous with mobile. We're using the term Bot to refer to any of the digital tools or services that use these new capabilities – a piece of software that draws on the power of AI and the internet of things to create new functionality.
There are Bots that use image recognition to help people with disabilities, Bots to diagnose cancer and Bots that can control our homes. They promise a whole new world of possibilities but there are many questions to be answered, such as:
Who is building bots?
Who are they designed for?
What does this next generation of technology offer disabled people?
How can we make sure the reality matches the potential?
Sponsored by Equal Experts. We want to engage with the humans who are building bots as well as some of the people who can benefit from them.
People who are building bots, People interested in how technology can help make the world a better place, Disabled people, People with lots of technical knowledge & people with no technical knowledge at all