A robotic head demonstrating the power of chatbots to act as generative AI panellists during conference discussions.

The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology aims to become a world-leading research centre and support the burgeoning fintech ecosystem in the West Midlands

Artificial intelligence chatbots will be used as panellists for the first time as part of a conference hosted by the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology this week.

The two chatbots – Chat GPT and Bing AI – will answer audience questions alongside human panellists in an attempt to harness the vast store of knowledge embedded in these generative AI models.

The ground-breaking panel event will be part of a series of workshops on Friday and Saturday (17-18th March).

Discussions will also include:

  • The challenges facing the fintech industry following the failure of SVB.
  • The future of digital currencies.
  • The impact of AI and automated technologies on fraud and fraud detection.
  • Fintech governance principles.

Sign up for the event here.

Professor Ram Gopal, Director of the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology, said: “Generative AI embodies and distils all the knowledge available online.

“It can also be quite creative in the way that it pulls together and integrates ideas.

“This experiment aims to give our audience access to research and insights embodied in these language models, as well as challenging our panellists and audience in a different way. It has the potential to re-shape the way we think about panel discussions and the way we debate and share research and expertise in a live forum.”

Organisers will record each of the workshops and feed the text transcripts through Generative AI programmes like ChatGPT and Bing AI to create a report of the two-day event.

WBS supports West Midlands fintech industry

The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology was established by Warwick Business School using a £3 million donation from Clive Gillmore, founder and Group CEO of Mondrian Investment Partners. It aims to become a global centre for excellence for fintech research.

Warwick Business School and the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology have established partnerships with the Bank of England, Barclays, and a host of fintech start-ups to empower consumers, develop financial literacy, and drive the growth of the fintech industry in the West Midlands.

Professor Gopal said: “We are creating a place for researchers, policymakers, industry leaders and tech entrepreneurs to come together and explore new opportunities and ideas.

“We have Silicon Spa on our doorstep in Leamington and more than 120 fintech start-ups across the West Midlands, adding around £420 million a year to the regional economy.

“The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology will be an important part of this burgeoning ecosystem, helping to build the West Midlands into one of the UK’s leading regions for fintech.”

Read the full agenda for the conference Digital Currencies, The Frontiers of AI and Fintech and register to attend the event in person or online here.

Learn more about the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology here.

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