One of the highest profile cybernetics academics will headline Retail Week’s AI-themed Intelligent Futures masterclass in June.

Professor Kevin Warwick, whose research focuses on AI, robotics and biomedical engineering, will open your mind to the endless possibilities of AI and the future of innovation at the Intelligent Futures masterclass in London on June 28.

He is one of only seven scientists – including Galileo, Einstein, Curie and Nobel – to be selected by the Institute of Physics to illustrate the ethical impact of their scientific work.

He joins Accenture principal director for AI Dr Andrew Pardoe, listed as one of the Top 30 AI influencers globally by IBM Watson in 2017.

Pardoe is an international speaker, author and thought leader in AI, and focuses on innovation, strategy and delivery across all sectors. He is also an expert advisor to the British government’s all-party Parliamentary group on AI.

The Intelligent Futures masterclass will deliver an insightful agenda explaining AI, how it can be applied and its potential – along with AI-powered technologies such as voice – to disrupt the future of retail.

The free-to-attend masterclass for senior retailers across the sector is part of Retail Week’s Tech series events in the run-up to the two-day Tech festival in September. To confirm your place email

Dates for your diary: Retail Week’s Tech series events

Keeping Pace in the Payments Race masterclass – May 24

Robotics Digital Breakfast – July, date TBC

CX Masterclass – October, date TBC

To register to attend email