The latest advances in academia

Research has driven many of the most miraculous achievements in technology, but a lot of its genius stays behind the curtain of academia. This stage shines the spotlight on the brilliant brains publishing the world’s most interesting research, and digs deeper into their fantastic findings through snappy presentations and a generous dose of enthusiasm.

From machine learning to gene editing, this stage will be brimming with exceptional people and thought-provoking stories from the forefront of the digital age. You’ll hear about the top scientific discoveries, question their far-reaching implications and immerse yourself in the curious and awe-inspiring world of research.

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Knowledge, insights, networking & conversation, the path to change starts here

Research

Extraordinary innovations

Learn from the biggest brains driving some of the most extraordinary innovations in AI with their research.

Discuss

Fascinating research

Discuss the deeper side of today’s most fascinating findings with the authors themselves in our curated Q&A sessions.

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Artificial intelligence

Get an exclusive preview of the research driving the next big thing in AI and what it could mean for your business.

Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What high-risk research will have a transformational impact on society?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Which emerging AI fields are pushing the boundaries of what we knew possible?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How can quantum technology change the course of business forever?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How can the UK develop as a "global science superpower"?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What cutting-edge AI can upgrade science and government?

What high-risk research will have a transformational impact on society?

Which emerging AI fields are pushing the boundaries of what we knew possible?

How can quantum technology change the course of business forever?

How can the UK develop as a “global science superpower”?

What cutting-edge AI can upgrade science and government?

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9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
The future of research lies in collaboration

Research is a collective effort. The lab bench needs to work with the science-policy interface, and public-private partnerships in drug development need to involve patients to design clinical...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 Future of AI Industry-Academia Relations

For AI to positively impact society and the economy, collaboration with the industry is key. But first, we need to move away from outdated mechanisms. As AI continues to develop at incredible...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: The Alan Turing Institute
AI in Financial Services: Turing report launch

The Alan Turing Institute, in collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority, has thoroughly examined the benefits and challenges raised by the use of AI in financial services and the role...

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 14th June 2021 Backing our brightest and best AI stars who will help alight the UK’s future

Skilled experts are needed to develop AI, and they are in short supply.

Hear how the UK Government intends to Build Back Better by investing in the growth of AI skills across the UK; a...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Securing blockchains against current and future (quantum) threats.

Is quantum computing a cybersecurity threat to blockchains? In this session we explore how ready-to-deploy quantum technology can secure blockchains against current (and future) threats, and how...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 The 2D materials age

How can progress in material science drastically change our physical and digital worlds? Graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim,...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Was there life on Mars?

Some of the finest minds in the world joined the most recent Mars mission to solve one of the biggest questions in the Solar System: ‘was there life on Mars?’
Professor Sanjeev Gupta,...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 To be like a bat

The University of Glasgow developed a remarkable machine-learning algorithm that can measure echoes and sounds to generate images, and then recreate the shape, size and layout of the immediate...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021 A Thousand Brains: A new theory of intelligence

For all of neuroscience’s advances, we’ve made little progress on its biggest question: how do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? In his latest book, neuroscientist and computer...

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
9:59 am - 10:04 am 15th June 2021 MC
10:00 am - 10:45 am 15th June 2021
Curated with: Digital Catapult
Powering up UK’s CR&D: Bringing the best of research to the market

What’s the best way to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D)? In this session we dive into the UK and European research agenda to explore how we can tip the scales in our...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
The opportunities of open science: Accelerating research, solving real world problems and improving trust

Open science has become a hot topic within the research community. But how can it make science more efficient and cost effective? Plus, with so much misinformation flying around, how can we...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
Machine learning & the quantum mechanics of materials and molecules

Determining the stability of molecules and condensed phases is the cornerstone of atomistic modeling, underpinning our understanding of chemical and materials properties and transformations....

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: The Alan Turing Institute
Weaknesses of AI tools for detecting online hate

The surprising and dangerous weaknesses of AI tools for detecting online hate.Can we use AI to track down online hate? Can tech companies use AI to fight hate on their platforms? It’s not easy!...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
Africa’s Carbon Time Bomb

When Greta Dargie did field research in Africa, she discovered a vast peatland in the Congo Basin, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics. They lock in 30 billion tonnes of carbon making...

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: Springer Nature
How to recognise, combat and out-compete misinformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked media coverage about science in a way never seen before. It also highlighted that accurate, evidence-based reporting is essential when dealing with a...

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 15th June 2021 MC

Our Partners

Our leading agenda is co-curated with CogX Festival partners

The Alan Turing Institute

Editorial Partner

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.

We undertake research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy. We collaborate with universities, businesses and public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for science, the economy, and the world we live in.

We are here to help to make the UK the best place in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration, and business.

Visit www.turing.ac.uk for more information.

Digital Catapult

Content Partner

Digital Catapult is the UK authority on advanced digital technology. Through collaboration and innovation, we accelerate industry adoption to drive growth and opportunity across the economy.

We bring together an expert and enterprising community of researchers, startups, scaleups and industry leaders to discover new ways to solve the big challenges limiting the UK’s future potential. Through our specialist programmes and experimental facilities, we make sure that innovation thrives and the right solutions make it to the real world.

Our goal is to accelerate new possibilities in everything we do and for every business we partner with on the journey – breaking down barriers, de-risking innovation, opening up markets and responsibly shaping the products, services and experiences of the future.

Visit www.digitalcatapult.org.uk for more information.

The Alan Turing Institute

Editorial Partner

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.

We undertake research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy. We collaborate with universities, businesses and public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for science, the economy, and the world we live in.

We are here to help to make the UK the best place in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration, and business.

Visit www.turing.ac.uk for more information.

Digital Catapult

Content Partner

Digital Catapult is the UK authority on advanced digital technology. Through collaboration and innovation, we accelerate industry adoption to drive growth and opportunity across the economy.

We bring together an expert and enterprising community of researchers, startups, scaleups and industry leaders to discover new ways to solve the big challenges limiting the UK’s future potential. Through our specialist programmes and experimental facilities, we make sure that innovation thrives and the right solutions make it to the real world.

Our goal is to accelerate new possibilities in everything we do and for every business we partner with on the journey – breaking down barriers, de-risking innovation, opening up markets and responsibly shaping the products, services and experiences of the future.

Visit www.digitalcatapult.org.uk for more information.

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— Nigel Penn-Simkins, Director of Ambrosia Ltd.