London’s reputation as the AI capital of Europe helped it to
win the bid to host the upcoming Chatbot Summit in October.
England’s capital city is home to 1,300 artificial
intelligence (AI) companies and is considered the world’s most AI-driven city,
ahead of New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
The Summit will take place at ExCeL London in mid-October
this year, marking its first in-person conference since the Covid-19 pandemic. The
summit is also relocating from Berlin on account of London being a hotbed for
"We're thrilled to be partnering with VisitBritian, London & Partners and ExCeL to bring Chatbot Summit to the UK
capital,” said Yoav Barel, CEO and founder of Chatbot Summit. “London’s unique
positioning as a home for some of the world’s leading brands, top academic institutions,
and a vibrant start-up ecosystem makes it an ideal location for the summit.
This move provides us with an exciting opportunity to further our mission to
accelerate conversational AI by bringing together the best and brightest in the
field and providing a platform for collaboration and growth.”
The global spotlight has been on AI since the advent of ChatGPT,
a conversational AI software that, in its own words, “generates human-like
language and perform various natural language processing tasks, such as
answering questions, summarising text, and generating responses to prompts.”
It’s already widly used in a variety of industries,
including technology, finance, healthcare, education, media, and customer
service, among others, where natural language processing and language
generation are important for tasks such as customer support, content creation,
and data analysis.
Jane Hague, head of business development for conference and
events at ExCeL, said: “As well as London being the world’s most AI-driven
city, it is also ranked the highest for AI-education, so we hope this event
will act as a legacy for the city’s next generation, in particular our neighbour
and start-up partner the University of East London. We can’t wait to host the
Chatbot Summit at ExCeL.”
The event is expected to attract 2,000 delegates and 50
exhibitors to ExCeL London between 11-12 October.
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.