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Aston Centre for Growth SME Practical Insights: AI & Big Data

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Event Details

Organiser

Aston Centre for Growth

Date

18th July 2019

Start Time

16:00pm

End Time

19:30pm

Cost

Free

Venue

Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Refresh your leadership approach and adopt new practices for successful growth by joining other small business leaders at the SME Practical Insights workshop series. Each workshop is designed to address one specific challenge that most SME leaders will encounter at some point.

Ideal for growing businesses that have participated in programmes at the Centre for Growth, our events will introduce you to other ambitious entrepreneurs from our networks as well as new topics and experts from Aston Business School.

Please find description of our sixth workshop below:

How can Artificial Intelligence help SMEs?

Thursday 18 July 2019

The ongoing “Data Revolution” creates new opportunities for businesses, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies provide the tools to harness the growing amounts of data in order to innovate and make better-informed business decisions. In this talk we will give a general introduction to AI, reviewing key concepts and areas of applications, such as Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision. Participants will learn about the basics of statistical and rule-based methods in AI, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the business applications that exist today. At the end of the session, participants will be given an opportunity to generate and assess their own ideas on how to apply AI to Big Data problems in the business context, and to see what will and won’t work.

Led by Dr Victoria Uren and Dr Viktor Pekar