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Great debate 2024: AI - threat or opportunity?

Event organised by ICE

13 March 2024
18:15 - 21:00 GMT
The Henley Business School
University of Reading
Whiteknights Campus
Reading, RG6 6UR
United Kingdom
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The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in businesses is not new. However, generative AI such as ChatGPT has propelled the interest in digital transformation in businesses and their customers.  

Early adopters of generative AI have shown promising results like improved customer experience, enhanced customer satisfaction, personalised services and marketing, better productivity and enriched interactions.
However, businesses must consider the challenges:

  • AI requires good data (data literacy, integrated systems, data skills and capabilities).
  • The implementer of AI has additional responsibility to assess ethical issues like bias, privacy, security, fairness, autonomy, societal impact, dignity, safety and job security.

At this year’s great debate four speakers will address different aspects of AI implementation and the benefits and challenges they entail. Regulation will also be discussed.

  • How will AI affect our life? Andrew Lea, head of AI, PXP
  • Boom or bust/threat or opportunity/challenges facing AI. Mona Ashod, HBS UoR
  • Bias and inequality - chatbots? Dan Remenyi, ex HBS UoR
  • How should/can we control and regulate it? Alan Mosca, CTO nPlan

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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Institution of Engineering and Technology

Institution of Engineering and Technology

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University of Reading

University of Reading

The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.

Institution of Chemical Engineering

Institution of Chemical Engineering

We are the leading professional qualifying body for chemical, biochemical and process engineers.

Institution of Civil Engineers

Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers is a UK-based international organisation with over 95,000 members, ranging from students to professionally qualified civil engineers.


The Henley Business School,
University of Reading,
Whiteknights Campus,

For more information please contact:

Kirsty Joyce

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