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AI in transport

Please note: all timings are listed as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Chair’s welcome and introduction

Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientist, DfT, UK


AI and digital twins in transport systems

  • AI has an important place within digital twins, which help to integrate related technologies and release value by ‘making better decisions faster’
  • There are many valuable use cases for digital twins throughout our transport systems across all the asset life-cycle processes
  • Connecting digital twins across sectors, including transport, has the potential to unlock even more value for people, society and nature

Mark Enzer, Head of the National Digital Twin Programme, Centre for Digital Built Britain and Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald, UK


Heathrow’s Journey into AI

  • Outline how learning algorithms resulted in many other additional benefits for other business units and individual career development
  • Convey how areas with no apparent application can benefit from the perspectives of AI
  • Consider the AI applications and future perspective development paths as applicable to Heathrow today.

Benjamin Hooper, Project Manager & Heathrow Mentor, Teledyne e2v, UK

James Cowan, Security Intel and Risk Business, Heathrow, UK


Break and Networking


AI for Aviation MRO: Are we there yet?

  • AI and Aviation MRO: A story of operational efficiency, safety and sustainability
  • What is the current level of maturity in AI for Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul?
  • What are the future key-enablers for a widespread deployment of AI in aeronautical systems?

Asteris Apostolidis, Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Engineering, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Holland


AI’s and Not-AI’s for Universal Autonomy.

  • The role of AIs in both performance and safety for AV’s
  • The need to explain the independent roles of AI in AV before and after they decide a thing
  • Their use both on and off vehicles as part of the AV ecosystem.

Paul Newman, Co-Founder & CTO


Panel discussion: Responsible AI

Paul Newman, Co-Founder & CTO, Oxbotica

Mark Enzer, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Prof. Gopal Ramchurn, University of Southampton

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Chairs' final remarks and close