9 Jul 2024

Artificial Intelligence Summit at University of Oxford

Adrian recently had the chance to attend the AI Summit at University of Oxford, representing Aeterna Labs. The event, set in the beautiful city of Oxford, focused on the current state of AI, and where we're headed next.

Key Takeaways

The summit kicked off with a series of insightful sessions focusing on the rapid advancements in generative AI, particularly the democratisation brought about by large language models like GPT. These tools have lowered the barriers for AI development, even for non-coders.

A few key topics included:

Copilot Development: Using AI as an assistant in software development.

Autonomous Agents: Creating self-sufficient AI systems capable of performing tasks independently.

Conversation Agents: Designing intelligent conversational interfaces.

Multimodal Workflows: Applying AI in creative industries, including image and content generation.

Knowledge Graphs and RAG: Enhancing data organisation and retrieval.

Enterprise Generative AI Systems: Developing large-scale AI applications for enterprise use.

Prompt Engineering: Crafting effective prompts to optimise AI outputs.

Hands-On Learning
“A major highlight was the hackathon. We got to roll up our sleeves and solve problems using AI-assisted development to build AI-models. It was a great way to apply what we learned in a practical setting.”


It was a great chance to connect with other industry professionals. “Beyond the technical sessions, the summit provided fantastic networking where I connected with professionals from various fields, which led to many interesting discussions and new perspectives on the future of AI.”

Final Thoughts
“Attending the summit was a valuable experience. It provided insights and ideas that I’m looking forward to implementing in our product. The future of generative AI is bright, and I’m eager to see how we can use these advancements to drive innovation. Stay tuned for more updates as we dive deeper into making advertising more relevant with AI.” Our thanks to University of Oxford for providing the platform to discuss and bring knowledge further.