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Cambridge Nov 2018 coalesced a group of great minds at a 1 day event in Palo Alto on May 9th 2018 to share bold provocations on the future of AI.

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Speakers - Palo Alto, May 2018

Vishal Chatrath -

Vishal Chatrath

David Rowan - WIRED UK

David Rowan


Lorien Pratt - Quantellia

Lorien Pratt


Peter Dayan - UCL & Uber

Peter Dayan

UCL & Uber

James Hensman -

James Hensman

Haitham Bou-Ammar -

Haitham Bou-Ammar

Oliver Lewis - UK Cabinet Ofice

Oliver Lewis

UK Cabinet Office

Enrique Munoz de Cote -

Enrique Munoz de Cote

Sofia Ceppi -

Sofia Ceppi

Andrew Fursman - 1QBit

Andrew Fursman


Nagendra Nagaraja - AlphaICs

Nagendra Nagaraja


Juha Seppä -

Juha Seppä

Kari Vatanen - Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Kari Vatanen

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Nathan Benaich -

Nathan Benaich

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Agenda - Palo Alto, May 2018

9:00 AM

Welcome - Vishal Chatrath, YouTube Link

Welcome to the inagural Decision Summit by Vishal Chatrath, CEO

9:10 AM

Event Introduction - David Rowan, WIRED UK

A short event introduction by David Rowan, WIRED UK Founding editor-in-chief

9:20 AM

Lorien Pratt, Quantellia YouTube Link

Lorien will speak on why the time is now for decision-making AI.

9:45 AM

Peter Dayan, UCL & Uber

Peter will bring a computational neuroscience perspective to understanding how decisions go wrong - from brains to machines.

10:10 AM

James Hensman, YouTube Link

James will bring statistical perspective to decision-making, and will talk about's probabilistic modelling technologies for forecasting.

10:35 AM

Coffee Break

Take a break and meet some like-minded people.

11:10 AM

Haitham Bou-Ammar, YouTube Link

Haitham will show how decision-making can be efficiently scaled to large high-dimensional problems, and will talk about how his team at solved some of the hardest of reinforcement learning problems three orders of magnitude faster than their nearest competitors.

11:30 AM

Oliver Lewis, UK Cabinet Office &

Oliver will speak about using simulations to make decisions, and bring in a regulatory viewpoint from the UK's Cabinet Office.

12:00 PM

Enrique Munoz de Cote & Sofia Ceppi, YouTube Link

Enrique will show what can go right - or wrong - when many decision-making agents come together; and introduce the tech his team is building to identify such situations. Sofia will then explain how incentive design can motivate individual decision-making agents to help solve collective problems.

12:30 PM


Grab some food and meet some new people.

1:35 PM

Andrew Fursman, 1QBit

Andrew is harnessing quantum processors to tackle the problems leading machine-learning techniques were designed to avoid. He will discuss how new tools enable new techniques to progress machine learning toward true AI.

2:05 PM

James Hensman & Enrique Munoz de Cote, YouTube Link

James and Enrique will demonstrate how probabilistic models can be used by a fleet of agents to make smart decisions. Logistics operations in a smart city will be used for illustration.

2:30 PM

Nagendra Nagaraja, AlphaICs YouTube Link

Nagendra will discuss new chip architectures and how AI is going from a net data user to a net generator in conversation with David Rowan.

2:55 PM


The last break in the day, feel free to talk to some of the speakers.

3:30 PM

Juha Seppa, YouTube Link

Juha will speak about world’s first AI decision platform and demonstrate its ability to learn decision-making across a wide range of applications.

3:50 PM

Kari Vatanen, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company YouTube Link

Kari will speak on implementing machine learning in the financial markets.

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks YouTube Link

Finishing speech by Nathan Beniach & Vishal Chatrath.