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Webinar: Meeting the challenges of AI - An introduction for engineers

Webinar: Meeting the challenges of AI - An introduction for engineers
  • Date From 11th August 2022
  • Date To 11th August 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Familiarisation with current Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, dispelling of myths and exploring the way forward. What does AI technology mean for engineers: are there any pitfalls? how can we leverage AI? can we steer ourselves towards a healthier relationship with AI technologies?

Main Discussion points:

  • Introduction to the speaker and their (recent) involvement with AI systems
  • Examples of various AI systems in development and deployment/use around the world
  • Misconceptions of AI & basic intro into the science/engineering (neural networks, machine learning (ML), patterns of failures, validation and performance evaluation is often not black and white)
  • Pros & cons of using AI solutions and tools
  • AI in Engineering: how could AI affect our work and day to day experiences? what are some of the problems facing engineers and software developers when creating or validating AI systems? how can we work together to help ensure the future of AI in our society is fair, respectful and adds value to many peoples lives?


Stephen Measures, Systems Engineer, Synoptix Ltd.

Stephen has 8 years experience in industry as a Systems Engineer and is qulified with an MEng in Aerospace Engineering from Swansea University, ASEP accredited (INCOSE - Associate Systems Engineering Professional). He has worked with a range of platforms (ships, boats, planes, communications and land vehicles). Stephen specialises in simulation/modelling (has produced and supported production of mathematical models for industry) and virtual systems (software, cloud systems, supporting tools, V&V, collaborative development/qualification rigs). He is currently acting as project supervisor for the development, validation and trialling of an automated census (AI w. ML) system for use on level crossings in the UK, this project is run by Synoptix Ltd. with support from a KTP with the University of Leicester (UoL).

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Midlands Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00-13:00 BST


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