There is a common conception that artificial intelligence will change business. But as researchers at the Alan Turing Institute (the national center for data science and AI) well know, a new algorithm alone does not change the world. Christine Foster explores how businesses and researchers can find common ground and how today’s academic papers turn into tomorrow’s data science.
Christine Foster is Managing Director for Innovation at the Alan Turing Institute, where she is responsible for driving forward the institute’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact by forging connections between the Turing’s science activities and industry, public sector, and third sector needs to broaden the institute’s engagement with partners and extend its reach into industry. Previously, Christine advised Virgin Media on implementing machine learning models to personalize customer interactions and Liberty Global on building a world-class data science team, held leadership positions at a fintech startup, American Express, and EMI Music, built digital analytics teams, implemented predictive models, and generally worked at the intersection of data science and business. Originally from Canada, Christine started her business career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in economics from the University of Toronto.
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