Artificial Intelligence & Future Jobs


Event Overview

Many businesses are looking to employ new technologies to maintain competitive advantage, but it can be difficult to navigate the Artificial Intelligence landscape and understand current capabilities and opportunities. AI and automation is having a fundamental impact on the future of work with little consideration to the scale and social impact. During this guest lecture, Dr. John Flackett (PhD in Artificial Intelligence) explores what AI is and what has driven its explosion into the mainstream technology sector in recent years.

Learn how AI tools & techniques are being used across a range of businesses and how future tech affects future jobs. Dr. Flackett also busts some of the AI myths and looks at how education, business, governments and society may want to reframe their thinking around the future of jobs.

Guest Lecture: Dr. John Flackett

This event was organised Professor Margaret Ross MBE, the British Computer Society (BCS) and Southampton Solent University. John presented his guest lecture on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and future jobs.

John was also interviewed by Jayne Paddington from the University following this event. Visit their website to read the interview.

Professor Margaret Ross MBE

Professor Margaret Ross MBE is an Emeritus professor of software quality, a research fellow at the Southampton Solent University and also serves on the BCS committee. Magaret received an MBE for her work in 2008. Find out more about Magaret on Wikipedia.

British Computer Society (BCS)

The British Computer Society (BCS) is a global professional body that is committed to making IT good for society. The BCS promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.

Southampton Solent University

The Southampton Solent University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve. Solent supports their graduates to be the passionate, creative professionals of the future, bringing expertise and energy into their communities and workplaces.

Thanks so much

Professor Margaret Ross MBE (for the invitation and organising), the BCS, the University, Jayne Paddington, and all the students, academics and visitors that attended.

John presents at events and facilitates workshops across the world. If you would like him to speak at your next workshop, event, convention or conference, please drop us a line.

For more details on event please visit: The British Computer Society (BCS) website