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PAPIs is the 1st series of international conferences dedicated to real-world ML applications, techniques and tools. After 7 previous events on 4 different continents, PAPIs is returning to Europe on 4-6 April 2018. Join us at the Canary Wharf Tower in London!

  • Training Workshops — 4 April, UCL School of Management (Level 38)
  • Industry and Startups — 5 April, Level 39
  • Industry and Research — 6 April, Level 39

More information about the conference at papis.io/europe-2018
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Thursday, April 5 • 16:00 - 16:15
Microtrends in Artificial Intelligence: The Applied AI Playbook

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A ‘micro’ trend is more than a ‘fad’ but less influential than a ‘macro’ trend. Mark Penn, who coined the term, referred to microtrends as “the small forces behind tomorrow's big changes”.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain are all macro trends that will persist beyond 10 or 20 years. Microtrends typically last 3 to 5 years before being replaced, or becoming implicit as a result of widespread adoption. An example would be the application of a specific AI technology to a common use case, one which eventually disrupts an entire market horizontal or industry vertical.

Based on 490 interactions with ‘Applied AI’ startups (22% of all Forward Partners' leads in 2017) and examples from our own portfolio, we share our observations to predict the top AI microtrends over the next 5 years.

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Chris Corbishley

Investor, Forward Partners
Chris is an Investor at Forward Partners, a leading early-stage VC fund providing startups with a game changing combination of capital + operational support. Their unique approach is helping to build the UK's next generation of talented AI, e-commerce and marketplace businesses. He... Read More →

Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 16:15 BST
Level39 - The Sandbox Level39, One Canada Square, London