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Experts from a range of artificial intelligence fields will join Professor Michael Luck, Director of the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence, to consider key AI developments, issues and debates. This panel marks the opening of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence.

The panel is composed of:

  • Professor Michael Luck, Director of the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Professor Rachel Mills, Senior Vice President (Academic), King's College London
  • Matt Dunn, CTO, Europe, Darktrace
  • Dr Daniele Magazzeni, AI Research Director and Head of Explainable AI Center of Excellence, J.P. Morgan
  • Professor Joanna Zylinska, Professor of Media Philosophy and Critical Digital Practice, King's College London

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 May 2023, which brings together speakers, exhibits, performances, demos and screenings in an exciting programme of events. Take a look at the other events here.

Festival event times may be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to registrants via Eventbrite emails.

Please note, King's events are free, which means we routinely overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to admit those without tickets or latecomers.

About the speakers

Professor Michael Luck

Michael Luck is Professor of Computer Science, Director of the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence. He served as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences from 2013 to 2020, and was Head of the Department of Informatics from 2011 to 2013, where he also works in the Distributed Artificial Intelligence group, undertaking research into agent technologies and intelligent systems. He is Scientific Advisor to the Board for Aerogility and member of the AI Advisory Board for ContactEngine. His work has sought to take a principled approach to the development of practical agent systems, and spans: formal models for intelligent agents and multi-agent systems; formalisation of existing practical agent systems and theories; information-based agent applications in domains such as genome analysis; norms and institutions; trust and reputation; agent infrastructure; declarative programming of agent systems; agent-oriented software engineering; and industrial deployment and technology forecasting.

Professor Rachel Mills

Rachel Mills is Senior Vice President (Academic) at King's College London. Rachel joined King’s in August 2022 as Senior Vice President (Academic) a new leadership role in the Principal’s senior team. She leads the academic activities across the College, linking together education and research ambitions to maximise impact and effectiveness of these efforts. She is responsible for shaping the academic vision and future plans for the College, while supporting external impact and partnerships. In particular, she has oversight of Faculty business planning and campus master planning and she sponsors a range of projects that aim to improve the experiences of the King’s community.

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn is Chief Technology Officer for Europe at Darktrace. Matt has over 20 years’ experience in data science engineering in both the UK and US, and has worked extensively in cyber security and product innovation. In his role as Chief Technology Officer for Europe, Matt heads up Darktrace’s mathematical and engineering teams in Cambridge, which have been recognised in the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in both 2017 and 2019, and also oversees Darktrace’s R&D centre in the Hague. He has acted in an advisory capacity to early stage start-ups and with the application of statistical and machine learning methodologies for several non-profit organisations. Matt holds a degree in Physics from the University of Leeds.

Dr Daniele Magazzeni

Dr Daniele Magazzeni is Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he is AI Research Director and Head of the firmwide Explainable AI Center of Excellence. Daniele is also Visiting Professor at King’s College London. His main research interests are in AI Planning and Machine Learning for efficient resource allocation and processes optimization, and Explainability and Fairness in AI. Daniele is the former President of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), and General Chair of the ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF).

Professor Joanna Zylinska

Joanna Zylinska is Professor of Media Philosophy and Critical Digital Practice, King's College London. Joanna is the author of eight books on philosophy, technology and art. The primary concern of her work is the constitution of the human as both a species and a historical subject. Adopting the geological probe of ‘deep time’, she has looked at the emergence of the human in conjunction with technologies, such as tools and other artefacts as well as communication in its various forms: language, storytelling, ethics, art, and, last but not least, analogue and digital media. The planetary perspective of her work is anchored in the socio-political concerns of the here and now: primarily, the ecological and economic crises, but also the gendering and racialisation of the apocalyptic narratives brought in as responses to those crises.

At this event

Michael Luck

Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Joanna Zylinska

Professor of Media Philosophy + Critical Digital Practice

Rachel A. Mills

Senior Vice President (Academic)

Event details

Bush House Auditorium
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG