10 of the Very Best Artificial Intelligence Speakers
With technology advancing all the time, artificial intelligence (AI) is one area which is always continuing to progress. The last year has seen some significant developments in the area with the first-ever robot being granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia, Google’s AlphaGo Zero working out how to play chess and Microsoft’s systems beating humans in a reading test.
Here at Champions Speakers, we are well aware that the world of AI looks set to play a big role in the future and have a whole host of excellent speakers on our roster. Below is a selection of expert artificial intelligence speakers who can offer their expert insight at all corporate events and conferences.
Professor Nick Bostrom
An award-winning artificial intelligence expert, Professor Nick Bostrom is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. Speaking of an intelligence explosion' which is set to see robots surpass the ability of the human brain, Bostrom discusses the problems that humanity faces in AI. Inducted into Prospect's Top World Thinkers List, he is without a doubt one of the most in-demand keynote speakers in his field.
An executive editor of tech and trends magazine, Wired, Jeremy White is charged with identifying technological trends and shifts that are set to affect consumers. Constantly reviewing the latest and greatest tech innovations, he has unparalleled knowledge of the field. In reporting for the likes of the BBC, Sky News and contributing to the likes of The Financial Times and Telegraph, Jeremy White has shown he offers insight that can be delivered to all manner of audiences. No matter if you are looking for a break down of the latest movements in AI or a more detailed, technical exploration, Jeremy White is an ideal AI speaker.
Offering a captivating take on AI and the future of technology, Gerd Leonhard is one of the most fascinating speakers on artificial intelligence. The thought leader behind the bestselling book, Technology Vs Humanity, Gerd's outlook on the everchanging world of technology has helped countless corporations to stay ahead. He has spoken at over 1500 events internationally, giving insight into opportunities and trends in tech that is central to helping businesses prepare and triumph in technology.
A futurist by trade, Ben Hammersley has become a technology guru sought by the world's biggest publications, broadcasters and blue-chip companies. In recent times he has featured as the Prime Minister's Ambassador to Tech City, become a UN fellow, a contributing editor of Wired UK and invented the now commonly used word, 'Podcast'. Having written the Hacking series and spoken at events for international academic institutions, Hammersley is highly respected. His knowledge stretches over a number of areas and he is able to discuss in detail, social and cultural trends, technology in business, digital innovation, the future of AI and more. Refreshing, thought-provoking and an engaging speaker, in addition to his speaking engagements, he is a regular on BBC World and BBC News.
Voted 25th in Red Herring's Top 40 Women in Technology back in 2005, Inma Martinez has since gone from strength to strength. Fast Company called her 'a firestarter' which serves as a tribute to her pioneering role in British technology. Her impressive knowledge makes for engaging speeches and has seen her appear at industry-leading summits and conferences including TechCrunch, BusinessWeek and GSMA Mobile World Congress. Speaking on topics from big data to the rise of social media, technological innovation to the future of AI - Inma is one of the finest artificial intelligence speakers in the world today.
With a strong interest in robot ethics, Kate Darling is a research specialist at the prestigious Harvard University, regularly giving thought-provoking talks on ethical issues surrounding AI, discussing where human-robot interaction may take us in the future.
Kate has authored several books and papers on these topics and in her capacity as an after dinner speaker, always leaves audiences inspired to learn more. Having performed talks all over the world, she is always happy to engage with audiences regarding any questions they may have on the issue.
Well known as one of the presenters on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, Jason Bradbury is a self-confessed technology lover whose knowledge on the benefits of artificial intelligence is second to none. Presenting the show for 12 years, he took part in many challenges and experiments over the years, a lot of which focused on the increase of AI.
During his keynote speaking engagements, Jason is able to share with audiences his own opinions and insight on how he sees the world of artificial intelligence developing over the coming years and why he thinks it is important to keep advancing technology.
The man behind the world’s biggest electric car brand Tesla, Elon Musk is one of the most famous businessmen on the planet. His advancement in technology has provided a boost to a range of industries and he is also the CEO of SpaceX which manufacturers rockets and space vehicles. Elon Musk and artificial intelligence also have a close association, as he is constantly looking to innovate in this area.
Committed to creating a more sustainable planet, in 2006 Elon formed SolarCity one of the largest solar panel companies in the world which manufactures, markets and installs solar panels to buildings across the USA. His commitment to progressing in areas such as sustainability, technology and artificial intelligence has no doubt made him one of the most sought-after AI keynote speakers on the planet.
Kevin Warwick is one of the world’s best researchers when it comes to AI, robotics and biomedical engineering. Throughout his extremely successful career, Kevin has had an abundance of high-profile roles at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities.
Currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Coventry University, his most famous research took place in 1998 when he implanted an array into his own arm in the aim of becominga ‘cyborg’. His experiment discovered some astounding results and his own nerve tissue even grew around the implant.
Anne Lise Kjaer
Anne Lise Kjaer is a futurist and artificial intelligence speaker who specialises in looking to the future and examining how the world may look in years to come. Having performed her talks at international conferences, and founded Kjaer Global a company that forecasts what will happen in the future which works alongside some of the world’s biggest brands such as Sony, Swarovski, IKEA and Toyota.
With AI growing significantly, this topic shapes several of her talks fascinating audiences at every occasion she attends.
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