Artificial intelligence:
It's more than you think.
Discover what it means
for your company's future.

Meeting of Minds:
ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018

1 August 2018 (conference)
2 August 2018 (workshop)
The Forum, Bryanston

AI's tangible benefits include gaining efficiencies, improving customer experience, maintaining competitive advantage and increasing security when applied effectively.

You cannot afford to miss this event as it will help you identify where to start with your AI initiatives and what the real benefits will be to your organisation.

We have recruited speakers ready to share their stories with you who are actually employing AI, machine learning and IOT within their organisations and reaping the benefits.

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Key attractions of this event:

  • An international keynote address from the Netherlands: Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics and technology at TU Delft (Netherlands) and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics.
  • Nedbank will bring Pepper (SA's first humanoid robot) to the event for its presentation.
  • The programme includes two controversial panel discussions, so it isn't just a traditional show of heads. The topics are:
    • AI: Good, Bad, Fad? A session to talk about the implications of AI with respect to employment, social and workplace impact, and where it really stands today in terms of capability. Do we face the rise of the killer robots, or are the bots going to be our best friends?
    • On the road to AI – how do you get there? This panel discussion will provide insight into what considerations need to be made before embarking on a journey to AI.
  • Tim Collins, head of Consulting, Product Development and Analytics at TransUnion, will present a case study on TransUnion's CreditVision.
  • The event features a speed networking session – which has become very popular among our delegates at previous events.
  • The event is endorsed by The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, and Dr Jacques Ludik, president and founder of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa and CEO and founder of Cortex Logic, will present information on solving strategic and operationally relevant problems through operationalising AI, data science, IOT and big data and analytics.
  • The event is endorsed by the Foundation for Responsible Robotics
  • Celia Pienaar of Webber Wentzel will present on the use of AI in regulation will how AI is transforming the regulatory environment
  • We have also secured Vera Nagtegaal, Executive Head, speak on embracing digitalisation/AI to be able to compete with the biggest technology disrupters
  • Nigel Solomons, Head of ICT, Golden Arrow Bus Services (Pty) Ltd will present a case study: Transport Industry on the AI trends in the Public Transport Industry


Aimee van Wynsberghe

Founder of the Foundations for Responsible Robotics
(The Netherlands)


  • International keynote speaker;
  • A great balance of theoretical and practical information, from starting considerations to ethics and everything in between;
  • Two half-day practical workshops;
  • Interactive panel discussions on controversial topics;
  • Networking sessions; and
  • Build key partnerships with relevant solution providers and vendors.


WORKSHOP 1 - Responsible Robotics; what is it and who cares?

Presented by Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics and technology at TU Delft (Netherlands) and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the current global challenge of regulating robotics and AI;
  • Identify the various approaches for AI and robotics regulation and/or governance; and
  • Investigate the concept of responsible robotics and AI as a solution.
Aimee van Wynsberghe


WORKSHOP 2 - Will BI become AI; how and when?

Presented by Dr Barry Devlin, founder and principal, 9sight Consulting

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Decision-making in business—myths and realities.
  • Data, information, knowledge and meaning, which is the basis for machine learning?
  • How AI is being embedded today in all areas of BI processes.
  • Decision-making by people versus decision-making by algorithms.
  • Expanding the reach of AI in decision-making—augmentation vs automation.
  • Ethical and economic considerations of AI-based decision-making for your business and beyond.
Dr Barry Devlin


The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is a non-profit organisation that aims to help transform Africa by being an innovative community and accelerator to help address Africa's problems and unlocking its potential through machine intelligence, data science, and Internet of things technologies. MIIA's membership has been growing at a significant rate over the last few months (1 800+ as of February 2018).

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) is a non-profit established in the Netherlands in 2015. It is the largest organization bringing together International leading thinkers in robotics, AI, robot ethics, robo-philosophy, human-robot interaction and more. Our Executive Advisory board has esteemed thought leaders from around the globe. Working from its office in The Hague the FRR is dedicated to ensuring the ethical design, development, use, implementation, and regulation of robots in society. We strive to achieve this goal through public-private partnerships, authoring consultation documents for educating the public and policy-makers, and events to bring robotics stakeholders together to reflect on societal issues in robotics.


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