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Meet us at Innovate UK BridgeAI Annual Showcase

Date: 14 May 2024 09:00 - 14 May 2024 18:00

Event overview

One year on since the launch, the BridgeAI Annual Showcase in Manchester will be a day of inspiration, networking, and knowledge sharing. This exclusive event will dive deep into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in impactful innovation.

Why attend?

  • Discover AI success stories: Hear first hand from businesses that have leveraged AI to solve real-world challenges and drive growth.
  • Connect with experts: Network and build relationships with industry leaders and AI experts who can guide and support you on your AI journey.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Get the inside scoop on the latest AI initiatives and developments in your industry.
  • Celebrate success: Join us in celebrating the success of the programme to date across all partners and the AI community.

Who should attend?

This event is perfect for business leaders, innovators, and decision-makers across the programme priority industries such as:

  • Agriculture and food processing
  • Creative industries
  • Construction
  • Transport, including logistics and warehousing

Whether you’re looking to implement AI solutions in your business or supply innovative solutions to address industry challenges, this event is for you.

Hear from us

Redefining ownership in the creative sector

14:30 – 15:30

Ilaria Catalano, Innovation Partner at Digital Catapult will host this panel, which explores the complex interplay between human creators and AI systems, delving into the ethical, legal, and practical dimensions of ownership rights in AI-generated content. Discussions will delve into the challenges and opportunities arising from this interaction, including issues such as attribution, ethical considerations and regulatory frameworks. Ilaria will be joined by the following speakers:

  • Charlie Halford, Principal Research Engineer at BBC
  • Reema Selhi, Head of Policy and International at Design and Artists Copyright Society
  • Pete Woodbridge, Research & Development Manager at Mediacity Immersive Tech Innovation Hub

AI adoption – lessons from the other sectors

11:30 – 12.10

Jimmy Jarvis, Senior Policy, Research and Engagement Manager at Digital Catapult will chair a panel exploring the various successes and key lessons learned from other industries’ AI adoption journeys. By leveraging the expertise and knowledge of practitioners in fields where AI has been adopted relatively early, attendees will gain actionable insights they can translate into their own sectors. Jimmy will be joined by the following speakers: 

  • Kit Windows-Yule,  BridgeAI Independent Scientific Advisor at The Alan Turing Institute 
  • Beth Walker, Sales & Marketing Lead at Hack and Craft
  • Keivan Navaie, Principal AI Technology Consultant at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Trustworthiness explained

15.30 – 16.30

Chanell Daniels, Responsible AI Manager at Digital Catapult will chair a panel aiming to help give the audience some perspectives on what could hinder customer and public trust when procuring or engaging with AI products, and ways that businesses can help to improve trust beyond compliance and regulation. Chanell will be joined on stage by: 

  • David Barnard-Willis, Research-Innovation Lead at Trilateral Research
  • Tim Davies, Research Director at Connected by Data
  • Keely Crockett, Professor in Computational Intelligence at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Guy Gadney, Co-founder & CEO at



The Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS

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