Reflecting on the AI in Work and Skills Forum 2023: A Step into the Future
LONDON, ENGLAND. 10th November 2023.
The AI in Work and Skills Forum concluded this week on what was a landmark event, bringing together some of the most forward-thinking minds in the field of artificial intelligence and the future of work.
Our panel discussions dove into critical topics. In “AI for Recruitment and Skills Development,” we unravelled the narrative of AI as an empowering tool, rather than a displacing force. Kassim Hussein from Cleveland Clinic London emphasised the need for marrying AI with human judgement in recruitment, while Sue Attewell from Jisc and Patrick Craven from City & Guilds gave us a roadmap for skill development in an AI-driven economy.
The conversation on ethical AI was just as compelling. Chanell Daniels from Digital Catapult and Simon Staffell from Microsoft provided an in-depth look at responsible AI practices, addressing the need for transparency and ethical frameworks that can keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancement.
We were also grateful to have Jack Watson from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to share some thoughts on the impact of AI on the future of work and skills. His appearance follows the UK hosting the world’s first AI Safety Summit.
Networking breaks buzzed with excitement, as attendees from different sectors connected, bridging gaps and forming alliances. The diversity of participants, from young tech enthusiasts to seasoned industry stalwarts, allowed for a rich exchange of perspectives, fostering a collaborative environment.
Commenting on the Forum, Isa Mutlib, Founder of the AI in Work and Skills Forum said:
“We are at the precipice of a new era where AI will redefine the landscapes of work and education. The success of this Forum is a testament to the collaborative effort towards building a future where technology uplifts every member of society,”
The forum also laid the groundwork for future initiatives, including the launch of the AI in Work and Skills Academy in 2024. This future-oriented vision was met with enthusiasm, signalling a community ready to invest in upskilling and embracing the AI revolution.
Reflecting on the event, it’s clear that the AI in Work and Skills Forum was more than just a conference; it was a catalyst for change, a spark that ignited the flame of innovation and progress. We look forward to seeing the ideas and partnerships formed here unfold, shaping the future of work and skills development.
The forum was a promise, a declaration that we, as a society, are ready to steer AI toward a horizon of inclusivity and prosperity. And as we stand at the forefront of this new era, we invite everyone to join us in harnessing the transformative power of AI for a better, smarter, and more equitable world.
About The AI in Work and Skills Forum
The AI in Work and Skills Forum brings together the best leaders, practitioners, thinkers and policy makers in and around AI to discuss its impact on aspects of work and the skills we need. The forum is run by Careers Camp, a training and employability company in the field of data.