To enable businesses to learn of the power and potential AI has to transform their operations, RTW Together BID ran its first conference dedicated to Artificial Intelligence at One Warwick Park Hotel last Tuesday November 28.
The four-hour conference welcomed three expert speakers from the field including; Richard Norton from Peeps creative agency, Nadio Granata founder of the AI Collective and Age of Human Think Tank and Katie King, recognised as one of the top 10 AI influencers in 2023.
Topics covered included; the current context and history of AI in the business environment, existing companies in the field and different uses and tools of AI, the impact seen through both the potential risks and opportunities of AI as well as real-world examples of AI in practice supporting business.
The session, which was introduced and chaired by Managing Editor of the AI Podcast Network and Host of The Creatives with AI Podcast, David Brown, culminated in a Q&A panel session, allowing all attendees to ask questions about the potential for their own businesses, which illustrated to them the potential to increase customer/client value, increase business efficiency, and even potentially support staff through reduced working hours.
Attendance was free of charge for all BID members, and in order to support the wider business community too, it was also opened to non-members for £24 a ticket. Following its success and the interest in other events, the BID is now exploring running future such events to continue to support the town of Tunbridge Wells.
Alex Green, CEO of RTW Together BID, who organised the event, said: “Late Victorian Tunbridge Wells was proud of its ‘progressive’ status, staging Britain’s first motor show, first municipal telephone system and at the forefront of mains electricity. AI has the opportunity to revolutionise businesses and the BID is committed to support bringing this pioneering spirit back to RTW.”
David Brown, Chair of the conference, Managing Editor of the AI Podcast Network and Host of The Creatives with AI podcast, added: “It was an honour to host the inaugural RTW Together BID conference, which proved to be a pivotal event showcasing the transformative power of AI in business in Tunbridge Wells. It not only highlighted innovative strategies and ethical applications of AI but also fostered a collaborative space for local businesses to share information and learn from one another. I am excited to support the growth of AI in Tunbridge Wells and confident in its positive impact