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Record attendance at CWTEC as conference explores AI themes





A record 160 engineers, academics, researchers, and tech businesspeople attended The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024 at Cambridge Computer Labs last week.

The organisers say that the event’s growing popularity “reflects the growing importance of harnessing AI within critical systems such as telecommunications, cybersecurity, healthcare, and banking”.

The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke
The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke

Among the special guest speakers was Professor Amanda Prorok from the University of Cambridge, who talked about their pioneering work in the deployment of AI within multi-robot systems. Other guest speakers delved into how AI can enhance diagnostics, resilience, security, and efficiency across critical industries.

Special guest speaker Cheryl Allebrand, senior consultant, AI and Automation at CGI, said: “CWTEC 2024 was truly inspiring. It is rare to see such a high level of engagement and sharing by both presenters and attendees.”

The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke
The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke

Michaela Eschbach, CEO of Cambridge Wireless, said: “We were delighted to welcome record levels of attendees for this year’s CWTEC. The popularity of the conference reflects the growing interest in how we deploy AI for the greater good.

The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke
The Cambridge Wireless Technical Engineering Conference (CWTEC) 2024, held on 27 June at Cambridge Computer Labs. Picture: Phoebe Clarke

“We learnt how AI is revolutionising everything from robotics to wind turbines to telecommunications and banking. We delved into advanced real-time generative AI techniques and explored the future of AI, focusing on personalisation, sustainability, and interpretability.”

Michaela added: “Huge thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors who included: CGI, Viavi, Ranplan Wireless, IOTAS, AWTG, EnSilica and UKTIN for helping to make this event possible. And many thanks to Cambridge Computer Labs at the University of Cambridge who kindly hosted the event.”

For those interested in taking a further deep dive into AI, climate tech, quantum, semiconductors and the hottest tech topics, CW is hosting Cambridge Tech Week, from 9-13 September.



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