Pete Trainor is an author, applied Artificial Intelligence designer, technologist, accidental polymath, mental health campaigner and CEO of Vala Health. He talks all over the world on creative and social technologies, data, Ai and the physiological and psychological effects on their audiences.
His recently published, bestselling, book “Human-Focused Digital” takes a philosophical look at technology and design, challenging us to look inwardly at the self when designing future technologies.
Over the last three years, Pete has helped to pioneer an entirely new approach to Ai focused products, one that looks at ‘self-evolving systems’ and ‘minimum viable personality’ to help solve societal and human issues.
Rob McCargow: Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC
Rob works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors, start-ups, and other key stakeholders, in order to drive innovation within the Firm and develop new services for clients. He is an evangelist for responsible technology and promotes awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, a TEDx speaker, and a Fellow of The RSA. Rob is particularly focused upon the issues and policies relating to the impact of automation on the workforce, the future skills agenda, and ensuring that the benefits to be delivered by AI are equitably spread across society.