Cook Society Lunch

  • 26 September 2023
  • RAF Club, London

Andrew addressed the prestigious Cook Society and one of their four annual lunches on 26th September.

He spoke about new technology trends and their impact on business and society with a new talk titled:

“From Turing to Transformers”

AI has been around since the 1950s, but only in the past year has it piqued the interest of the general public, thanks to ChatGPT.

What is the current state of AI – how did we get here, and what’s next in the field of AI, for every industry and job function?

Andrew’s talk will look at how AI started back with Alan Turing and the latest revolutionary Transformer models used to develop large language models that power platforms such as ChatGPT, Google Bard and Bing Chat.

The Cook Society was founded in 1969 on the initiative of Prime Ministers Sir Alec Douglas Home and Sir Robert Menzies, with the aim of promoting British-Australian relations at a high-ranking level. The Society has counterparts in the Australian States.

​Membership of The Cook Society in Britain is limited and by invitation only. Members represent a wide range of national interests, including senior business and professional people, academia, arts and representatives of government.

​Throughout the year, the Society holds three or four private lunches and a dinner in London, which are attended by members and their invited guests. A distinguished person is invited to address the luncheon or dinner, and points of interest to both countries are freely discussed. In addition, occasional events are organised that are of interest to Cook Society members.

More on the Cook Society website.