The influence of technology in making better decisions, improving services and delivering better outcomes for the public sector is undeniable. One technology driving this transformation is AI.
By understanding how to effectively use artificial intelligence (AI), you will be able to make greater sense of your data, improve how you analyse large volumes of information, and enhance your decision making.
Attend this course to learn how AI currently operates in the public sector and determine what skills and resources are needed to successfully apply it; gain an overview on a range of AI tools, from machine learning to algorithms, and work through scenarios to explore how you can develop and implement a range of AI systems.
This Applying Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector training course has been specifically designed to introduce public sector organisations to the theory and practical application of AI.
Through a mixture of trainer led discussions and use of laptops you will leave the day with a greater understanding of AI and how this can be practically used within your organisation.
|About the Chair: Robert Grant
|Robert is a trainer, coach and writer on statistics and working in data science, especially data visualisation and Bayesian models.
He taught statistics and research methods to postgraduate clinical research students at St George’s Medical School and Kingston University (2010-2017), and contributed to many health services and biomedical research projects in this time. His freelance clients include Harvard Medical School, The Economist, and the Cabinet Office.
He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and served on their statistical computing committee from 2012-16. He worked on clinical audits, analysing hospital quality and safety indicators, at the Royal College of Physicians (1998-2010), then joined and later chaired the NHS England committee overseeing such audit projects. During this time he also contributed project management and statistical advice and analysis to six guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
Trainer’s Welcome, Learning Objectives, and Clarification of Terminology
10:00 - 10:45
Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector
- What is AI, compared to machine learning, predictive analytics, business intelligence, data science and statistics?
- How is AI being used in the public sector?
- What can we learn from good and bad examples?
- What life cycle is involved in developing and maintaining an AI system?
- What skills and resources would an organisation need to do this?
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Understanding AI Tools
An overview of the following AI tools:
- Machine learning and statistical models
- Chatbots, Internet of Things, and other user interfaces
- Software and hardware requirements
12:00 - 13:00
Group Activity Session: Scenarios
An opportunity to work in groups and explore how to develop and implement different hypothetical AI systems:
- Identifying data sources, with their strengths and weaknesses
- Thinking about what analytical approach to take
- Considering what could go wrong, either technically or in users’ responses
- Identifying what skills and resources are required
14:00 - 16:00
Laptop Workshop: Applying AI in the Public Sector
Through the use of laptops, delegates will get a flavour of what is involved in taking source data, training some relevant algorithms on it, testing and critiquing the result, and using that to provide real-time decisions on the basis of new data.
16:00 - 16:15
Closing questions and summary
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