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
Monthly virtual roundtables tackling specific themes emerging from the AI Index, exclusively for AI Network and invited experts.
Half or full day discussions with leading experts from around the world on the key themes coming out of the Global AI Index.
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.
First look at index updates and methodology changes, with an invitation to review & feedback.
Invite-only socials and special events at AI Summits around the world.
Do national strategies for artificial intelligence really work
29th 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?
27th 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
- Chaired by
- Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of Tortoise Intelligence and Partners
- Alexi Mostrous, Editor and Partner, Tortoise
How will the AI talent pool perform in a world changed by the pandemic?
24th November, 14:30–16:00 BST
Much collaboration on technological development has relied on the flow across borders of students and experts. With travel and visa restrictions in place in most countries how will this change the way in which talent develops in the future?
AI Network dinner
London (Covid-19 permitting)
Senior Advisor on Artificial Intelligence for Accenture; founder of The Exponential View. Investor across the AI sector
Zeid Raad Al Hussein
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Tech Ambassador of Denmark
Co-Founder of CognitionX and Chair of the UK Government’s AI Council
CTO of Ocado
Head of UK Government’s Office for AI
CEO of Genomics England
Founder of Best Practice AI
CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund and former Minister of Tourism, Tunisia
Jen Riis Andersen
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Director of Data Science for Internet of Things at the University of Oxford
Founder of Skype and Co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge
Chairman of Siemens
CEO of Graphcore
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Co-Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First
Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
Dean of the School of Global and Public Affairs, IE University
Caroline Søeborg Ahlefeldt
Chairman, Donkey Republic; CEO, Casalbi
Senior Editor, The Economist
Dr Diego Rubio
Executive Director of IE University’s Center for the Governance of Change
Dr Adrian Weller
Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence at The Turing Institute
Chief Data Scientist and Partner of Capita Consulting
Founder & CEO, Human Capital Network