Speaking as our Special Guest Innovator: The AI anxiety vs. the AI opportunity

David Foster is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and educator specialising in AI applications within creative domains. He authored the acclaimed O’Reilly textbook Generative Deep Learning: Teaching Machines To Paint, Write, Compose, and Play, with the second edition set for release in May 2023. As co-founder of Applied Data Science Partners (ADSP), he inspires and empowers organisations to harness the transformative power of data and AI. He holds an MA in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, an MSc in Operational Research from the University of Warwick, and is a faculty member of the Machine Learning Institute, with a focus on the practical applications of AI and real-world problem-solving. His research interests include enhancing the transparency and interpretability of AI algorithms, and he has published literature on explainable machine learning.