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The Tortoise AI Network

A global community of business leaders, academic experts, and policy makers

Artificial intelligence will change how business, governments and societies operate for decades to come. Join us for cutting-edge conversations, timely insights, and valuable networking with other leaders in the field.

Benefits of membership

Invite-only ThinkIns
Monthly virtual roundtables tackling specific themes emerging from the AI Index, exclusively for AI Network and invited experts.


Biannual summits
Half or full day discussions with leading experts from around the world on the key themes coming out of the Global AI Index.


Network dinners
Biannual dinners exclusively for members and invited experts. Hosted in London to coincide with our summits in December and May.


The AI Sensemaker
Our monthly newsletter making sense of the latest developments in AI.


The Global AI Index
Access to our raw data. Over 100 metrics across 54 countries, updated biannually.


Early access
First look at index updates and methodology changes, with an invitation to review & feedback.


Network popups
Invite-only socials and special events at AI Summits around the world.

events

Do national strategies for artificial intelligence really work

29 September, 14:15–15:30 BST

In the past five years, the nations of the world have produced dozens of strategy documents concerned with developing, governing and benefitting from AI. What have these high-level strategies shown us about the relationship between AI and government? And do they appear to be working?

Featuring Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer under President Obama; Stuart Russell, Professor Computer Science at the University of of California; and Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights


China & AI: What Does China Want?

27 October, 14:30–16:00 BST

The race between the US and China on AI has been a talking-point for years, but its actual strength is rarely calculated with much accuracy. As nations are grappling with looming largest recession in many decades is China able to maintain its focus on AI leadership

  • Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
  • Azeem Azhar, award-winning product entrepreneur and the curator of Exponential View
  • Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of Tortoise Intelligence and Partners
  • Alexi Mostrous, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Preview of the Global AI Index 2020 edition

24 November, 14:15–15:30 GMT

To be released on 3rd December. This session will spotlight the UK and Israel.


AI Network Book Club

9 December, 14:30–16:00 GMT

Advisory panel
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Senior Advisor on Artificial Intelligence for Accenture; founder of The Exponential View. Investor across the AI sector

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Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Tech Ambassador of Denmark

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Co-Founder of CognitionX and Chair of the UK Government’s AI Council

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CTO of Ocado

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Head of UK Government’s Office for AI

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CEO of Genomics England

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Founder of Best Practice AI

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CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund and former Minister of Tourism, Tunisia

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Partner at McKinsey & Company

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Director of Data Science for Internet of Things at the University of Oxford

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Founder of Skype and Co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge

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Chairman of Siemens

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Co-founder, LocalGlobe

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CEO of Graphcore

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Partner at McKinsey & Company

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Co-Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First

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Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

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Dean of the School of Global and Public Affairs, IE University

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Chairman, Donkey Republic; CEO, Casalbi

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Senior Editor, The Economist

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Executive Director of IE University’s Center for the Governance of Change

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Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence at The Turing Institute

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Chief Data Scientist and Partner of Capita Consulting

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Founder & CEO, Human Capital Network

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