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East Midlands based Champions (UK) launch new speakers division.

A dedicated new agency has been created for speakers specialising in AI and machine learning.

Jack Hayes, director of Champions (UK) Plc based in Loughborough, developed the AI Speakers Agency to meet the “accelerating demand” for tech experts in this area.

Mr Hayes, who has helped transform the speakers industry in recent years, said: “Since the pandemic we’ve witnessed a hugely accelerating demand at Champions (UK) Plc for expert speakers who can provide the very best insight into AI and machine learning.

“That’s why we created the AI Speakers Agency, which brings together the world’s best speakers that specialises in artificial intelligence.”

Outlining the services his agency provides, Mr Hayes continued: “From generative AI and ChatGPT to data privacy and machine learning, The AI Speakers Agency’s roster of internationally acclaimed artificial intelligence speakers teach audiences how to best prepare for a future where artificial intelligence is all-encompassing.

Explaining why he’s launching the new agency now he added: “With 15% of all businesses adopting at least one form of artificial intelligence, translating to 432,000 organisations, it is more important than ever to embrace AI and stay ahead of the curve. Such statistics emphasise the importance of artificial intelligence.”

The AI Speakers Agency supplies world-leading experts on artificial intelligence for both in-person and virtual events.

Some of the world’s most esteemed minds are now part of its roster of talent.

They include:

Katie King: CEO of AI in Business, voted top 10 AI influencer 2023, editorial board member of the UK government all-party parliamentary group task force for the adoption of AI & author of using artificial intelligence in marketing Editorial Board Member for the AI and Ethics Journal.

Kay Firth-Butterfield: Global Head of AI & Machine Learning for the World Economic Forum. The World’s first Chief AI Ethics officer. Expert Advisor of the All Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. Co-Founder of AI Global. Vice-Chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

Nina Schick: Author of the world’s first generative AI book Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse, advisor to President Joe Biden & former NATO Secretary-General.  Creator of ‘The Era of Generative AI’ – a 100K+ GenAI community. Board advisor to Synthesia, the world’s first AI-to-video

Henry Ajder: Presenter of BBC’s ‘the future will be synthesised’, & member of the META reality labs advisory council. Lead authors of The State Deepfakes

Ed Newton Rex: Product Director TikTok. Director of AI Labs at TikTok. VP of audio at stability AI (Main competitor OpenAI Chat GTP), Chief Product Officer at Snap Inc. Founder of jukedeck, & named one of business insider’s 30 most creative people in UK tech. Mentor at Abbey Road Studios – Co-organiser and judge of the first international AI Song Contest

Ilya Feige: Director of AI and machine learning at Faculty and Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and Senior researcher at UCL. Former associate at McKinsey & Co and Awarded the Purcell Fellowship from Harvard University and Winner of the Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Prize

Andrea Isoni: Founder and Director of AI Technologies, Founder of Arguita Intelligence and author of Machine Learning for the Web

Inma Martinez: Member of the expert group at the global partnership on artificial intelligence & advisory council member to the state secretary for artificial intelligence.

Jack Hayes continues:

“From data privacy experts to robotics enthusiasts and the World’s first AI ethics officer, our speakers help you understand why AI is so influential.

“The first step in the process of hiring an AI speaker is to assess the requirements of your event.

“This phase involves choosing whether the event will be in-person or virtual, the location of your event, the target audience of your event and the budget allocated to spend on your event.

“Once you have decided on those factors, the AI Speakers Agency can help make your AI event a reality.”