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AI World 2017, the Industry's Largest Event Focused on Enterprise AI to be held September 18-20 in Boston

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AI World 2017, the Industry’s Largest Event Focused on Enterprise AI to be held September 18-20 in Boston

Event which has expanded from a very successful 2016 inaugural launch also announces call for speakers

Westboro, MA – February 12, 2017 – Trends Equity, Inc. has announced that AI World Conference & Expo 2017 – www.aiworld.com – will be held September 18-20, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley in Boston, MA. Now in its’ second year, AI World has become the industry’s largest event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning. AI World’s mission is to enable enterprise business and technology executives to learn how to successfully harness intelligent technologies to build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities and accelerate innovation efforts.

According to conference founder and chair, Eliot Weinman, “We are very excited to announce that we are bringing AI World 2017 to the east coast. Our inaugural AI World 2016 event – 2016.aiworld.com – held Nov 7-9 in San Francisco exceeded all expectations. The 2 1/2 day event brought together the entire AI business ecosystem, including enterprises, industry thought leaders, innovative users, 65+ sponsors and exhibitors, 110 speakers (including 95 CxO’s) and 2,200+ attendees. Our plan for 2017 is to continue to grow the event, by expanding our conference program into vertical industries, key technologies, special events and expo participation.”

AI World connects thousands of end users, developers, investors and solution providers ranging from visionary startups to Global 2000 companies. AI World is marketed to more than four million business and technology professionals through an extended media and marketing campaign across a multitude of industry channels.

AI World Call for Speakers

For visionaries interested in speaking at AI World, go to: aiworld.com/call-for-speakers/

AI World Upcoming Webinar: Strategic Directions for Enterprise Artificial Intelligence

AI World has also announced a new webinar scheduled for Feb 23 at 1:00pm est, featuring Mark Bünger, VP of Research at Lux Research who served as co-chair of the event with Mr. Weinman. The webinar is titled Strategic Directions for Enterprise Artificial Intelligence and reports largely on the discussions at AI World 2016 with a focus on how business executives can better understand this fast moving marketplace and hear about best practices.

To register for this webinar, go to: aitrends.com/webinars/

About Trends Equity

For more than 25 years, the principals of Trends Equity have built industry-leading publications and events in diverse high tech markets such as mobile commerce, telecommunications, enterprise IT, application development and robotics. The company principals have been strategic advisors and partners with many of the world’s leading computer software, hardware, services, research, associations and publishing firms. To learn more, please visit www.trendsequity.com.

About AI Trends

AI Trends, the AI World news magazine, is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com.

For more information on opportunities to participate with us at AI World, please contact:

Marketing Contact

Ashley Harvey
Marketing
ashley@aiworld.com

Sponsorship and Exhibit Contact

Howard Weinman
VP Business Development
hw@trendsequity.com

 

Inaugural AI World 2016 Draws Over 2,200 Attendees

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Inaugural AI World 2016 Draws Over 2,200 Attendees

Plans Underway to Expand Content and Industry Participation 

Boston, MA – November 11, 2016 – Trends Equity, Inc. today announced that their inaugural AI World Conference and Expo – www.aiworld.com – held Nov 7-9, 2016 in San Francisco was a great success, drawing over 2,200 conference and expo attendees and more than 65+ sponsors and exhibitors.

According to Eliot Weinman, conference founder and CEO, Trends Equity, “We are extremely pleased to announce that we more than doubled our attendance expectations for our inaugural AI World 2016 program.  The conference and expo was designed to focus on how global 2000 businesses are using AI, machine learning and intelligent technologies to build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities and accelerate innovation efforts.  More than 55% of our attendees came from global 2000 organizations and heard from innovation leaders from more than 100 companies including Google, General Electric, Nielsen, McKinsey, Schlumberger, Facebook, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, NTT, IBM, SRI and Baidu.”

Mr. Weinman continued, “I want to thank our corporate hosts Artificial Solutions, Kogentix and PwC, our Premier Research Partner Lux Research, and all of our speakers, sponsors and conference attendees for helping to make this event so successful.  We have already announced plans to expand the conference and expo programs into 2017 where we will be producing AI World next October in Silicon Valley.”

About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo will be held November, 7–9, 2016 at the Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco, CA.  The conference is focused on the business and technology of enterprise AI. The 3–day conference and exposition is designed to enable business and technology professionals learn about the state-of-the-market and state-of-the-practice in designing and deploying AI and intelligent systems in the enterprise.  To learn more, please visit: www.aiworld.com

About AI Trends

AI Trends, a publishing product of Trends Equity, is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com.

Media Contact

Ashley Harvey
AI World
ah@trendsequity.com
+1 (508) 645-6564

Trends Equity and Rethink Research Announce New Research Study
Media AlertTrends Equity and Rethink Research Announce New Research Study 
“Enterprise AI Adoption: An Executive Guide on the Commercial Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Vertical Industries”October 6, 2016 – Trends Equity, Inc., producer of AI World and publisher of AI Trends, today announced it is has teamed up with Rethink Research to publish “Enterprise AI Adoption: An Executive Guide on the Commercial Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Vertical Industries”.Enterprise AI Adoption: An Executive Guide is based on a global survey of enterprises and an expert analysis of the state of the enterprise AI market. The report provides business executives with a concise, digestible handbook of the essential issues they need to understand in order to consider the potential impact of AI on their business.According to Eliot Weinman, president of Trends Equity and chair of AI World, “We have found that hundreds of global 2000 organizations already have strategic and tactical efforts underway to investigate the opportunities available in the AI market. AI and digital procurement efforts are being led by newly assigned senior executives in these businesses, often who report directly to the CEO. In many cases the intent is to have a direct presentation to the board of the company. If your organization recognizes that your management team needs to be equipped now with the knowledge and tools to understand how AI can affect your business, this report is essential.”Report author, Caroline Gabriel, research director and co-founder of Rethink Research added, “The potential impact and benefits of using artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, predictive APIs and others are huge. McKinsey estimates the global economic impact of just one of the disruptive trends enabled by AI – automation of knowledge work – will be as great as $6.7 trillion by 2025. However, only some organizations are currently getting value from these technologies. Our research compares vertical market adoption in a multitude of industries, discusses the implementation phases that organizations are experiencing and discusses what impact it is having on their business.”More InformationA summary of the report can be downloaded at www.aitrends.com/research44. In addition, a recent webinar that was focused on reporting the findings of the research is available on www.aitrends.com/webinars11The cost of the report is $499. The report can be purchased atwww.aitrends.com/research. Buyers of the report will also receive a special discount to attend AI World, the nation’s largest conference and expo focused on the enterprise AI market. Ms. Caroline Gabriel will be presenting some of her findings at AI World.For more information on AI World, please go to www.aiworldexpo.com11 and download the conference brochure here.About Rethink ResearchRethink offers consulting, surveys, technology forecasts and strategy bulletins. We are experts in technology; Wireless, Video, the Internet of Things and AI. Unlike some analyst groups, we don’t sugar coat how tough the future will be. Our philosophy is simple. Assessing technology is not rocket science and requires experience, perspective, and understanding where technology is right now and what it will do in its next generation. Learn more at www.rethinkresearch.biz.
About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo will be held November, 7–9, 2016 at the Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco, CA. The conference is focused on the business and technology of enterprise AI. The 2 ½-day conference and exposition is the largest event in the industry and is designed to enable business and technology professionals learn about the state-of-the-practice in AI and intelligent systems in the enterprise. To learn more, please visit: www.aiworldexpo.com22

About AI Trends

AI Trends is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com

Media and Marketing Contact

Ashley Harvey
ah@trendsequity.com
+1 (508) 645-6564

Trends Equity Announces New Research Study “Specialized Digital Assistants and Bots: Vendor Guide and Market Study”

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Trends Equity Announces New Research Study

“Specialized Digital Assistants and Bots: Vendor Guide and Market Study”

256-page report covers over 170 Intelligent Assistants & Bots and projects the market globally through 2020

August 16, 2016 – Trends Equity, Inc., producer of AI World and publisher of AI Trends, today announced it is has teamed up with TMA Associates to publish “Specialized Digital Assistants and Bots: Vendor Guide and Market Study“, a definitive vendor guide and market study of the digital assistants and Bot marketplace. The 256-page report on digital assistants, in addition to estimating the market by global region through 2020, discusses the resources available to companies that wish to create a digital assistant. Over 170 companies providing these resources are discussed in detail and categorized as to the resource they provide. More information can be found on aitrends.com/research-bots/

“Specialized Digital Assistants and Bots: Vendor Guide and Market Study” was written by the leading independent expert Dr. William Meisel, President of TMA Associates, and editor of LUI News, an industry newsletter covering the use of human language to communicate with digital systems.

According to Eliot Weinman, CEO, Trends Equity, Inc. and Chair, AI World, “Earlier this year we announced we were teaming up with Dr. Meisel to produce a half-day workshop at AI World on intelligent assistants and Bots. The workshop was developed for business and technology executives who want an in-depth analysis of today’s market landscape, insights on determining which applications are best used for intelligent assistants/Bots and what are the best tools, technologies and services to use for their particular implementation. Meisel, a veteran independent industry expert on intelligent assistants, has spent the last four months researching and writing the most comprehensive report on the intelligent assistant/Bot market to date. The intelligent assistant market is expected to boom in the coming years. Meisel has also built a sound financial model to predict the size of this market expansion. Any business interested in doing their own research on this market or that wishes to deploy a bot or digital assistant will find this report extremely valuable, and it will save them tens of thousands of dollars in manpower and resources.”

A digital assistant is a cloud-based application that communicates with an individual through “natural language” (the language we use to communicate with other humans, by voice or text). The assistant, like a talented human assistant, responds by providing requested information or accomplishing a requested task. One rapidly growing form of digital assistant, typically called a “bot,” is addressed by a natural-language text message from within a messaging application such as Facebook Messenger or Microsoft Skype.

Some general digital assistants, including Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s upcoming Assistant, try to help you with anything you want. Specialized digital assistants have a narrower goal, letting you interact with a single company or specific service. The specialized assistants can operate independently through a website, as a mobile application, by text message, over a phone connection, within a car, or in a particular environment such as a warehouse. The general digital assistants are increasingly able to contact a specialized assistant for help at a user’s request. Also, messaging applications are making it possible to contact “bots,” texting them as if they were simply one of your contacts.

The report provides separate estimates for digital assistants targeted at consumers and those used internally at companies to make the use of enterprise software more efficient. The Enterprise segment is expected to be about 17% of the market in 2016, dropping to 13% of the market in 2020 as consumer assistants expand rapidly.

“Digital assistants are increasingly becoming the new way companies and applications will interact with users, as the market estimates show,” Meisel said. “Every company must understand the options available to participate in this trend. The bulk of the report discusses 170 companies that can help them do so, with a guide to make efficient use of this information.”

The cost of this report is $1,950. The report can be purchased at aitrends.com/research-bots/. Buyers of the report will also receive special pricing to attend Dr. Meisel’s Workshop at AI World on Nov 7 in San Francisco – aiworldexpo.com/sessions/digital-assistants-bots-seminar/

About William Meisel

William Meisel, Ph.D., president, TMA Associates (www.tmaa.com), is publisher and editor of LUI News (formerly Speech Strategy News, a paid-subscription monthly newsletter launched in 1993, and covering commercial applications of the Language User Interface), author of the 2013 book The Software Society, and a consultant on market and product opportunities created by the maturing of speech and natural language technology. His experience in speech technology includes founding and running a speech recognition company and authoring the first technical book on machine learning.

About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo will be held November, 7–9, 2016 at the Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco, CA. The conference is focused on the business and technology of enterprise AI. The 2 ½-day conference and exposition is the largest event in the industry and is designed to enable business and technology professionals learn about the state-of-the-practice in designing and deploying AI and intelligent systems in the enterprise. To learn more, please visit: www.aiworldexpo.com

About AI Trends

AI Trends is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com.

Media and Marketing Contact

Ashley Harvey
AI World
ah@trendsequity.com
+1 (508) 645-6564

TRENDS EQUITY OPENS AI WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO CALL FOR SPEAKERS

TRENDS EQUITY OPENS AI WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Event focuses on “The Business and Technology of Artificial intelligence”

Boston, MA – March 3, 2016 – Trends Equity, Inc. today announced the opening of its call for speakers for AI World Conference and Expo, to be held November, 7–9, 2016 at the Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco, CA. The conference is focused on the business and technology of artificial intelligence (AI). The 3–day conference and exposition is designed to enable business and technology executives learn about the state-of-the-market and state-of-the-practice in designing and deploying AI and intelligent systems in the enterprise.

The deadline for submission of speaker applications is May 15, 2016. The event call for speakers can be found at: http://dev.aiworldexpo.com/callforspeakers/

According to Eliot Weinman, conference founder and CEO of Trends Equity, “In addition to assisting business leaders to gain a firm grasp on what artificial intelligence can do to help their companies and become more competitive, the objective of the event is to act as a catalyst and facilitator for the many channels of the emerging AI ecosystem. Together with strategic research partner Lux Research, we are creating a comprehensive 3-day program that includes more than 40 sessions and workshops, mentor and networking opportunities and entrepreneurial pitches along with an exhibition showcasing leading AI innovators.”

Trends Equity welcomes submissions from all parts of the artificial intelligence ecosystem. The conference program will focus primarily on the solutions available in today’s market that can enable enterprises to design and deploy systems that can achieve ROI through developing new revenue channels, reducing costs and advancing competitive advantage. Some of the areas of coverage include:

Building the Ecosystem
Machine Learning
Deploying AI Systems in the Enterprise
The Technologies of AI
User Interfaces and Experience
AI Systems and Technology Integration
Innovation and Investment Strategies
The Future of AI

About Trends Equity
For more than 25 years, the principals of Trends Equity have built industry-leading publications and events in diverse high tech markets such as mobile commerce, telecommunications, enterprise IT, application development and robotics. The company principals have been strategic advisors and partners with many of the world’s leading computer software, hardware, services, research, associations and publishing firms. To learn more, please visit www.trendsequity.com.

About AI Trends
AI Trends, a publishing product of Trends Equity, is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com.

About Lux Research
Lux Research provides strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients. To learn more, please visit www.luxresearchinc.com.

Media and Marketing Contact
Ashley Harvey
ah@trendsequity.com
+1 (508) 645-6564

TRENDS EQUITY AND LUX RESEARCH ANNOUNCE AI WORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO

TRENDS EQUITY AND LUX RESEARCH ANNOUNCE AI WORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Event focuses on “The Business and Technology of Artificial intelligence”

Trends Equity, Inc. and strategic research partner Lux Research, Inc. today announced AI World Conference and Expo, to be held November, 7–9, 2016 at the Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco. The conference and exposition is designed to enable global 2000 business executives learn from, and network with, the leaders of the applied AI industry.

According to Eliot Weinman, conference founder and CEO of Trends Equity, “The AI market promises to be one of the fastest growing business and technology markets over the next decade. Over the past few years we’ve seen dozens of AI companies quickly acquired by the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and others, and according to Venture Scanner, there are 930 global companies, across 13 categories in artificial intelligence that have raised $4.4 billion.”

Even though the definition of AI remains open, forecasters are trying to quantify AI in dollar terms:
• Market intelligence firm Tractica forecasts cumulative revenue of $43.5 billion during the ten-year period from 2015 through 2024,
• Market Research Store predicts AI revenues will be $40 billion in the single year of 2022. This report states that the U.S. currently represents the largest market, and the fastest growing segment is Expert Systems which are increasingly being used in aviation, defense and financial institutions.
• Reports and Reports believes the advertising and media, finance, and retail sectors will be the main drivers and that total market size will be just $5.05 billion in 2020.

“The wild range of these forecasts reflect AI’s broad applicability and potential, but also confusion, risk, and opportunity to form the future,” offers Mark Bünger, conference co-chair and VP of Research with Lux Research. “At AI World Conference and Expo we seek to separate the nonsense from the insights, the goldmines from the landmines, and the reality from the hype.”

“We’ve created a comprehensive 3-day program that includes more than 40 sessions and workshops, mentor opportunities and entrepreneurial pitches along with an exhibition showcasing leading AI innovators,” explains Mr. Weinman. In addition to assisting business leaders to gain a firm grasp on what AI can do to help their companies become more competitive, the objective of the event is also to act as a catalyst and facilitator for the many channels of the emerging AI ecosystem. “There’s still time to get involved with the conference and we invite all innovative users, solution providers, entrepreneurs, investors, and media and association partners to join us in advancing the AI industry.”

About Trends Equity
For more than 25 years, the principals of Trends Equity have built industry-leading publications and events in diverse high tech markets such as mobile commerce, telecommunications, enterprise IT, application development and robotics. The company principals have been strategic advisors and partners with many of the world’s leading computer software, hardware, services, research, associations and publishing firms. To learn more, please visit www.trendsequity.com.

About AI Trends
AI Trends, a publishing product of Trends Equity, is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit www.aitrends.com.

About Lux Research
Lux Research provides strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients. To learn more, please visit www.luxresearchinc.com.

Media and Marketing Contact
Ashley Harvey
ah@trendsequity.com
+1 (508) 645-6564