Artificial Intelligence vs Emotional Intelligence Cult panel

Cortexica joined leading digital trends publication Wired, cognitive computing specialist IBM Watson, the Tate Gallery, and augmented retail specialists Holition to discuss how humans engage with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at a panel discussion held in May and hosted by leading creative digital agency Cult London.

At the event, entitled Artificial Intelligence vs Emotional Intelligence, the panel debated topics including the way in which AI is disrupting various industries and the impact it will have on businesses.

Panel members also offered their views on how AI could transform the overall customer experience in the future, whether AI will ever trump Emotional Intelligence, and whether robots will take over the world?

Alastair Harvey, Cortexica’s Chief Solutions Officer, spoke about the disruptive impact of Cortexica’s image recognition technology, with case studies of its application in the retail sector. He also discussed how image recognition solutions will make a meaningful contribution across a range of industries.


“I have seen first-hand the disruptive potential of AI. Cortexica’s image recognition and visual search technology is already transforming the customer experience at major retailers such as John Lewis and across Hammerson’s shopping centres in the UK and overseas – and this is only the beginning,” he said.


“Our AI-based image recognition technology is increasingly providing bespoke solutions across diverse verticals including health & safety and security – and its having a tangible impact on business efficiency and productivity.”


Alastair was joined on the panel by Matt Burgess, Writer at Wired, Amarie Powar, Cognitive Solutions Specialist at IBM Watson, Tony Guillan, a Creative Producer who manged the Tate’s digital IK prize and Jonathan Chippindale Chief Executive of Holition. The panel was chaired by Cult CEO & Co-Founder Cat Turner.