Fractal is excited to welcome Dr. Hannah Fry, Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL as this year’s keynote speaker at ai.lcy at The Langham, London on 26 February, 2020.

We are getting closer to ai.lcy 2020, where it is all about the unique approach to combine AI, Engineering, and Design, driving human behavior and solving problems at scale for organizations.

Here is the quick recap of ai.lcy 2019. Over 70 senior executives from FTSE 250 companies attended the event that focused on why AI is not enough to solve problems at scale. We had Kenneth Cukier, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Big Data: A revolution that transforms how we live, work and think,” for a keynote, and industry leaders from Google, Visa, Mars, Forrester, Lloyds Banking Group, M&G Prudential, and more. 

As business leaders reserve their spots to attend ai.lcy 2020, looking forward to meeting peers to learn and share an AI-led transformation journey and the value AI has created, we have one more must-see to add to the event.

Introducing our keynote speaker: Dr. Hannah Fry

Dr. Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, where she studies patterns in human behavior. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

Her critically acclaimed BBC documentaries include Horizon: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now, Britain’s Greatest Invention, City in the Sky (BBC Two), Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths, The Joy of Winning, The Joy of Data, Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic and Calculating Ada (BBC Four). She also co-presents The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry (BBC Radio 4) and The Maths of Life with Lauren Laverne (BBC Radio 6).

Hannah is the author of Hello World, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas and The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation. 

About the session – How to be human in the age of the machine

Hannah has spent the last decade working with data, hunting for mathematical patterns in human behaviour. In that time, she has come across some incredible stories – written solely in the numbers – that get right to the heart of who we are as people.

Hannah will share some extraordinary tales about what’s happening at the very cutting edge of data science – but will also explore the idea of human’s vs machines. The modern rhetoric is that machines are waiting in the wings to dominate the workforce, and that’s something that – and yet it’s an argument that, she hopes to persuade you, is missing something crucial.

In her talk, Hannah wants to highlight the salient differences between us and our machines. We’ll explore how the prevalent narrative of human replacement is missing the point and examine what happens when technology isn’t designed with humans in mind.

We look forward to having you at ai.lcy 2020.