Kay Firth-Butterfield

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Public Speaking

As a former Barrister, Judge and Professor of Communication, Kay is an accomplished public speaker. As comfortable with an audience of 10 as with 10,000.

Her delivery style adjusts to the context and the content of the speech she is making and she welcomes the opportunity to engage in Q&A style discussion at the end of her presentation.

TIME 100 Impact Award Winner, Kay Firth-Butterfield for her work in technology governance
TIME 100 Impact Awarded 2024: Kay Firth-Butterfield for work on harnessing responsible AI
Kay invited to discuss ’diamonds, swords and hearts’ at the Nordea Swedish conference. Diamonds - transforming with A.I.; swords, guarding with A.I. and responsible use; hearts - AI as a tool for humans.
Kay Firth-Butterfield spoke at an after dinner fireside chat at the Cognizant Chalet, Davos in 2024. Video courtesy of FORTUNE.
Davos 2024 AI House: CEOs of Automation Anywhere, IBM and Accenture discuss how AI can drive growth.
Kay joined Antonio Neri in his keynote address to discuss how important the responsible use of AI technology was becoming to society and to businesses in terms of opportunity and mitigating the new risks that it introduces.
Kay spoke to GEP at their 2023 Innovate Conference in San Antonio about the legislative and governance issues surrounding the responsible use of AI.
Clinical data is one of the most regulated areas of data management. While there is little direct regulation of the use of AI, Kay explained how the wealth of guidance and existing regulation could guide businesses in their deployment of AI.
Kay Firth-Butterfield, spoke to the VHHA about implementing AI in the healthcare system responsibly. She emphasized the importance of including staff at all levels to build trust as well as to benefit from their niche expertise.
The way humans interact with AI is at a tipping point now, and it is vital that we make smart choices. If we choose right we can set up the future for our children and generations to come. If we choose wrong, we will likely erode trust, invite more regulation and slow innovation.
Kay introduces and moderates a panel discussion on the use of AI in fighting wildfires at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos 2023.