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Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology – 25 and 26 January 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology – 25 and 26 January 2023

This two-day hybrid training event will introduce you to the basics of AI and enable you to explore connections to your research, including the importance of ethical issues in machine learning.  You will explore career development opportunities and fellowships as well as network with experts in the field and other researchers working toward a net zero future.  This training event is aimed at postdoctoral researchers and late-stage PhDs.

Day 1 will take place face-to-face at Loughborough University, with the workshops being available online for those unable to attend in person.

Day 2 will take place online.  You will be able to attend one or both days and the event will be fully subsidised for C-DICE affiliated researchers.

Day 1: Wednesday 25 January – 09:45-15:45 – Hybrid

Morning Workshop – Basic Skills in AI

Led by Dr Firat Batmaz, Dr Mohamad Saada and Dr Sara Saravi, this workshop introduces key concepts in machine learning and explains how to write a simple Python programme to build AI models.  You will identify key aspects of AI including model evaluations, cross validation, classification, regression and clustering.  You will identify how machine learning can be applied in a range of scenarios.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to apply your learning in this practical session.

Afternoon Workshop – AI & Ethical awareness

Dr Georgina Cosma will introduce you to the ethics of AI.  The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of fundamental concepts in designing, developing and deploying responsible AI systems.  You will consider the main components of ethical frameworks and principles for building responsible AI systems and explore fairness in Machine Learning and best practices for implementing fairness in the AI lifecycle.

Day 2: Thursday 26 January 09:45-13:00 – Online

Day 2 will enable you to identify opportunities for Fellowships and funding in the AI and Cognitive Technology arena.  The series of short talks will facilitate evaluation of challenges and career opportunities associated with development and delivery of prestigious fellowship awards.

  • Professor Ivan Tyukin will speak about his experience as a Turing Fellow
  • Dr Helen Tighe/Dr Katy Wing will give an overview of Fellowship opportunities
  • Dr Lennie Foster will outline the C-DICE Fellowship and funding opportunities, open to our 18 affiliated C-DICE HEIs
  • Professor Eiman Kanjo will speak about local and regional career opportunities in AI.


Wednesday 25 January 2023 – HYBRID event, with the in-person workshops taking place at Loughborough University.

Thursday 26 January 2023 – ONLINE half-day event.

When you register via Inkpath, please also complete the form to let us know whether you will attend in-person or online.


This event is organised by AI and Cognitive Technology Global Challenge and C-DICE.

Global Challenges AI Cognitive Technology


Loughborough University

West Park


LE11 3TT

United Kingdom


25th to 26th January 2023


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