Connect2Teach- Digital Catapult with Financial Times, Conference on AI & ML

Connect2Teach partners with Digital Catapult to host an event in London on technological disruption in the media industry.
LONDON - April 1, 2019 - PRLog -- Connect2Teach is working continuously to achieve better integration between industry and academia to achieve higher learning outcomes through its Here2Teach initiative where it partners with leading UK corporates to nominate their senior leadership to teach. To support the efforts, Connect2Teach has partnered with Digital Catapult, the UK's leading centre for the adoption of advanced digital technologies, to host an event in London on 5th April, 2019. The theme of the event is to showcase the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence technology in the media industry. Senior professionals from Connect2Teach's partner company, Financial Times will be speaking on various topics (including the use of AI and Machine Learning in editorial content) followed by a panel discussion on Now And What Next for Data, Insights and ML in Media. This session will be moderated by Martin Hamilton, Futurist and Future and Emerging Technologies team lead for Jisc. This event is free and open to 100 students of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics who are interested in understanding its applications and employment opportunities in the media industry.

"We have been discussing integration of industry-academia for ages. We wanted to create something that helps break down those barriers and enables easy interaction over real opportunities. We are excited to see that happening at such a scale enabling students to not only understand the applications of what they are learning but also network more freely with industry. The partnership with Digital Catapult helps us further drive impact through mutual motivations of driving greater industry-academia interactions in the UK"

-          Priyanka Agarwal, Founder and CEO –

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have the potential to transform the way people work. This positive disruption of the traditional software and technology industry, as well as the creative industries, has opened up new career avenues for people looking to build a career in these technologies. However, students are not fully aware of the applications and emerging use cases. Connect2Teach's Here2Teach initiative helps bridge the gap to help students understand industry applications, career options and network with industry leaders. It also helps companies recruit through direct interaction with students.

Financial Times is one of the leading companies in the media industry and has successfully integrated technology in its operations to deliver customized content, increase readership and enhance user experience. Students and faculty of undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral courses can learn new applications in the media industry, find out about skills required to pursue a career and network with industry professionals.

Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult, commented: "Digital Catapult works with academia and businesses to help harness the power of AI to bring transformative changes across the manufacturing and creative industries. The potential for machine learning and AI in the media sector is huge, not just in increasing efficiency in production but also in increasing the quality of engagement with consumers."

If you want to attend the event, Transforming Media: Use of AI and Machine Learning in the Media industry, register your interest. Please note that we have limited seating capacity for the event and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

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