AI – Myth, Magic or Mayhem

Artificial Intelligence – Exploring the current offering of AI in many walks of life …

People of a certain age will remember the excitement of computing entering the lives of the general population. The progression of computing capability has be fast paced. For some this has been very exciting, for others very frightening.

The pinnacle of our computing development will be the creation of a self-aware entity that can learn, adapt and explore ideas beyond its original programming and one measure of this was the Turing Test developed by Alan Turing in 1950 and it still considered as a reasonable method of evaluation AI in certain circumstances.
In this (slightly) tongue in cheek presentation we will explore the current offering of AI in many walks of life to see if we are really in a position to justify our use of AI in many of the common situations we come across in our professional life.



BIO Andrew Langridge
Andrew trained as a mechanical engineer undertaking an apprenticeship with a company that designed and manufactured special purpose machine tools. It was during his apprenticeship that he was introduced to computers and computer numerically controlled machines (CNC Milling, Turning and Sheetmetal).
Andrew has since worked for many organisations in the development and sales of complex software solutions especially focused on estimating and project controls.
Currently Andrew works for ARES software selling and overseeing the deployment of the PRISM suite of project controls solutions. He is a visiting fellow at Cranfield University and a visiting Professor at the University of Bath,
Andrew is also the current Communications Director of the Association of Cost Engineers.

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Jul 30 2021


7:30 am - 8:30 am

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