brumPHP September: Kari Lawler, What is AI and how it's often misperceived

(Jim Seconde) #1

Welcome to brumPHP September! This month we’re delving into the world of AI with young prodigy Kari Lawler. We have all the usual goodies available, so we hope to see you there!

Kari Lawler was accepted onto the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) incubator at just 14 years old, where she became the youngest ever start-up, entrepreneur on the Innovation Birmingham campus.

Through being academically very able, Kari left mainstream education early to pursue her intense interest in Artificial Intelligence. Now, at 15 years old and with the guidance and mentorship from Barclays Eagle Labs she is utilising this knowledge to help start-ups and SMEs understand and deploy AI within their businesses, through education, development and training.

Kari’s rapid rise within the tech world has been acknowledged with multiple awards, including her winning the coveted UK Space Agency SatelLife challenge ‘18, for her AI proposal. Being named one of ten top teen female tech talents in the UK through the InspiringJuniors UK competition. Plus, most recently being the youngest ever nominee and winner of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Future Face 2018 award for Technology & Innovation.

Additionally, she has become an in-demand event speaker, championing young entrepreneurship and is in the process of setting up a AI Youth Programme, with the sole aim to encourage more 13 to 25-year-olds to explore and understand the world of AI.

(Andy Wootton) #2

Recommended. I had a preview at Maker Monday. I’d seen Kari present at Brum AI and she’s come a long way in 6 months. There were some thought-provoking points about the impression (other) young people have of our 3rd industrial revolution.