Research Technologist, BBC
Rosie is co-founder of community group Manchester Futurists which aims to explore the impact of technological advancement on our future. She is a Research Technologist at BBC R&D and is currently working towards a doctorate focusing on applying machine learning techniques like neural networks to visual computing problems in broadcasting. Rosie’s background is in Computer Science, Physics and Philosophy and she is fascinated by the intersection of these subjects - in particular, how we can ensure transformative technology like Artificial Intelligence has a positive social impact.
Many experts believe we are on the brink of an intelligence explosion; that machines will outthink humans within a couple of decades. This would have profound effects on everything we do and our lives could be irrevocably changed. We are already starting to see the first attempts to transition AI from specific, commercial uses to more general domestic environments. It is vital that we honestly confront the immense risks and opportunities that lie ahead - our path will be shaped by the conversations we have today.
Taking place in Central Methodist Church, a grade 2 listed building just a stone’s throw from York’s most iconic street.
A UNESCO City of Media Arts, York is a beautiful place to spend the day (or longer) and is easily accessible by train from most of the UK.