Around 20,000 attendees are expected to visit DeepFest, the premier meeting place for the global Artificial Intelligence ecosystem. The event will be co-located with LEAP, the Saudi-based tech event, and will take place from March 4-7 at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The conference aims to take attendees through a themed programme journeying through the past, present, and future of Generative AI (GAI) and gain a comprehensive outlook on topics such as the evolution of AI and robots, the impact of AI on society and the future of work.

“The constant evolution of the tech landscape, particularly AI, is paving the way for breakthroughs unlike anything we have seen before,” said Michael Champion, Co-Founder of LEAP and CEO of Tahaluf, in a press statement. “As an event co-located with LEAP, DeepFest will take on increased significance this year, given the high-calibre talent we are hosting that is currently revolutionising the industry.”

DeepFest Agenda

DeepFest will be conducted across four days, with the opening day setting the stage for understanding AI’s potential, its foundational concepts, machine and deep learning, and key breakthroughs in robotics.

This session will feature presentations, demos, and fireside chats from speakers, including Dr Ramses Alcaide, President, and CEO of Neurable; Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, and Global VP of Corporate Development at Taiwan’s HTC; Gary Sorrentino, Global CIO at Zoom; Aku Srikanth, Director/Principal at Workday; and David Siegel, CEO at Meetup,among others.

The second day will cover the topic of generative AI and its many challenges and ethical boundaries for privacy, defence and the future of social AI systems. This list of speakers for this session includes Sanjeevan Bala, Group Chief Data and AI Officer at ITV; Scott Penberthy, Managing Director of Applied AI at Google’s CTO office; David Penberthy, President of the Association of Community Cancer Centres; and Thomas Oxley, CEO of Synchron, who will talk about the societal impact of GAI.

The third day will highlight the cutting-edge research that’s shaping AI, including AI-powered robotics, quantum computing, natural language understanding, and more. The final day will also look at the societal implications of AI and how it can be harnessed more responsibly to benefit humanity. The speakers for this session include Elizabeth Adams, Affiliate Fellow, Standford Institute for Human-Centred AI, and Ivana Bartoletti, Chief Privacy and AI Governance Officer at Wipro.

For more information about the conference and to register, you can visit the official DeepFest website.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.


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