Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Timothy Crittenden


Session time:

04 Nov 14:45 15:40

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

While the term "AI" was coined in the 1950s, recent years have witnessed an explosion of advancements that would have previously been considered ground-breaking. Generative AI tools, particularly those based on large language models, have surged in popularity, with ChatGPT boasting the fastest user uptake ever, reaching 100 million users in just two months.

Despite the excitement surrounding AI and its vast potential, there remains a crucial question: what does AI implementation look like in the real world, especially within a business context? This talk offers an insider's perspective, delving into the challenges and opportunities of adopting AI safely and effectively.

Drawing from first-hand experiences in researching, designing, and implementing five proofs of concepts both internally and while guiding clients across various sectors-the presentation offers practical insights. Real-world examples will be anonymised to maintain client confidentiality.

Participant takeaways:

  • A concise overview of AI's 50-year journey, encompassing different AI types and ethical considerations regarding their usage.
  • An introduction to generative AI, emphasising the importance of understanding its technical underpinnings to critically evaluate outcomes.
  • Practical guidance on utilising a lean agile approach to develop a proof of concept, identifying suitable business questions for AI implementation, and initiating the process within one's organisation.
  • Tips for building and testing proof of concepts effectively, along with strategies for evaluating their success.


Innovation, Personal productivity, AI, Chatbots

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