Recap: Creativity, Innovation and Change

Wow, what an evening, definitely a fantastic launch of EventsSquared, even if I do say so myself.

Thank you to all of you who joined us, and to Platf9rm for hosting us.

If you didn’t make it to this event, you missed a treat, and you should absolutely sign up now for our next event, if it’s half as good as this one, it will be amazing. Sign up for Practical Uses of Augmented Reality via EventBrite here.

To recap on the night:

Rob Wilmot gave a fascinating talk about his journey from making and selling bow-and-arrows as a kid, to contravening multiple telecommunications laws in delivering football reports over ISDN to New Zealand and his success creating free internet for everyone at Freeserve – if you remember that? His current Idea Management platform, Crowdicity is incredible, you should check it out here: crowdicity.com

Mike Herd gave a really interesting talk about the evolution of AI in the Brighton region. It was great to hear how much progress has been made, how active the area is for Artificial Intelligence, but at the same time how much more room for growth there is. The story of how Prince Philip hoofed an AI robot across the room in 2001 was priceless.

Scott Stonham talked about some practical implementations of AI and Internet of Things (IOT) in the world today. Finishing on a summary of his experiments in building is very own ‘smart home’, with a slight digression about his experience with a Bengal Tiger. His take-away was: don’t be intimidated, don’t wait, start experimenting now and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Following the talks, the panel took some very interesting questions covering a broad range of topics from how to get started with innovation, are we too reliant on the Internet and the correlation with fly-by-wire in the aeronautical sector. Some of the big questions around future technology clusters, and is there a limit to what AI can do led to bigger conversations teetering on the edge of the future of humanity and trans-humanism. At this point pizza arrived and our conversations adjourned to the bar.

Thanks to everyone for making it such an interesting night, I really can’t wait until the next event.