AI World Special Events

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

AI Technology Solutions Theater 
Location:  Exhibit Hall

Hear from leading companies on machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision applications. Attend sessions specifically designed to optimize your existing business processes and address the need to scale automation and analytics across the enterprise organization.

Participants include Accenture, ClearPath Robotics, Dataiku, DataRobot, DDN Storage, Dell, Expert System, HPE, Nuance Communications, Splunk UiPath WorkFusion and others.

AI Startup Pavilion
Host: Steve Ardire, AI Startup Advisor & ‘Merchant of Light’
Location: Exhibit Hall

AI technology and automation solutions are not the exclusive domain of large vendors and suppliers. See live demonstrations and meet new entrants developing products, services, processes and platforms to address growing enterprise market needs.


WORKSHOP:  Building Intelligent Assistants & Chatbots
Host: William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates
Location:  Beacon Complex

Speech recognition and natural language processing technology allows interacting with digital systems using human language in text or speech. A company can use the technology to improve customer service, not only in the call center, but through chatbots on web sites, apps on mobile phones, messaging services, home speakers, through the major personal assistants, and more. The technology can also make employees more effective within organizations in tasks such as using enterprise software or on-the-job training. This workshop discusses tools available to help develop conversational solutions and practices that make those solutions effective. 

1:15 —2:00 pm Digital Assistants: The Power of Conversation

William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates

2:05 – 2:25 Interactions

2:30 – 2:50 Intrprtr

3:15 — 3:50 The Roadmap: What's Available and How to Use It

William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates

3:55 – 4:15 Intelligent Assistants & Bots

4:20 – 4:40 Intelligent Assistants & Bots

AI Startup Awards

Celebrate the innovation occurring across the AI ecosystem. Join the AI Startup Awards judges on Wednesday at Noon for the awards ceremony highlighting the best and brightest entrepreneurial AI ventures.

XPRIZE Innovation Program  

Attend AI World and hear from some of the best and brightest XPRIZE innovators. XPRIZE helps the global crowd, be they experts or laypeople, old or young, to create the breakthroughs that pull the future forward. XPRIZE creates incentive competitions to entice the crowd to take action and bring us closer to a world of Abundance. The solutions to the world’s problems won’t come from one person or one country or one industry. We will only reach these solutions if everyone can make their voices heard. 

AI in Canada 

The race for nations to become a global leader in AI has begun.  Canada was the first country to release a national AI strategy, and now Canada has become a hotbed of AI activity.  Modern day machine learning was developed at the University of Toronto. Canada has funded and forged strategic relationships in four major regions between their leading AI research universities, startup incubators and new AI institutes.  Hear from some of these leaders and startups, and learn first-hand how your can take advantage of all that Canada's AI initiatives have to offer.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


AI Startup Pavilion 
Host: Steve Ardire, AI Startup Advisor & ‘Merchant of Light’ 
Location: Exhibit Hall

AI technology and automation solutions are not the exclusive domain of large vendors and suppliers. See live demonstrations and meet new entrants developing products, services, processes and platforms to address growing enterprise market needs.


AI World Solutions Theater
Location:  Exhibit Hall

Gain insight into the latest AI and automation trends impacting corporations, including mitigating data bias, succeeding with AI system integrators, use cases for AI and high-performance computing, and adding intelligence through robotic process automation (RPA). Additional sessions on successful and emerging AI market verticals include Financial Services, Legal, and Government.

 

SEMINAR: Building AI-powered Natural Language Solutions
Host: William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates
Location:  Beacon Complex

Computers dealing with human language are one of the major breakthroughs in AI. With similar advances in speech recognition, natural language processing technology can accept either voice or text input. The result is understanding. That understanding can be used in conversational systems such as virtual agents, digital assistants, and chatbots, conversing with customers or employees through many channels. In addition, the technology can help analyze “big data,” summarizing its conclusions or finding answers to specific questions. Sessions in this track include:

•Interpreting Human Language: The Power and Limits of Natural Language Technology
• State of the Technology: AI Driven Speech Recognition and NLP
• Case Studies in Using Conversational Technology
• Automating Customer Service and Technical Support in Call Centers

1:20 – 2:00 pm Interpreting Human Language: The Power and Limits of Natural Language Technology 

William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates


2:00 – 2:45pm Panel: State of the Technology: AI-driven Speech Recognition and NLP 

Moderator: William Meisel, PhD, CEO, TMA Associates  

Panelist: Ernie Feiteira, Manager of Strategy & Innovation, Liberty Mutual

2:45 – 3:30pm Case Studies in Using Conversational Technology                                 

3:30 – 4:15pm Automating Customer Service and Technical Support in Call Centers 

 

SEMINAR:  State of the Technology: Making Robots Intelligent, Cognitive and Aware
Host: The Robot Report
Location: Cambridge Complex

At the intersection of robotics and cognitive science, cognitive robotics is about doing robotics that deals with cognitive phenomena such as perception, attention, anticipation, planning, memory, learning, and reasoning. Hear how AI is influencing this emerging category and driving innovation in the enterprise.    Sessions include:

  • The Opportunity Landscape for Cognitive Robotics Systems
  • Cognitive Robotics: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?
  • Increasing Robotics Capabilities Using On-Device Deep Learning
  • Improving Mobile Robotics’ Navigation Autonomy Using Machine Learning

1:30 – 2:00 pm The Opportunity Landscape for Cognitive Robotics Systems

Dan Kara, VP, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, WTWH Media, Executive Editor, Robot Report

2:00—2:40 Panel: Cognitive Robotics: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

Moderator: Tom Ryden, Executive Director, MassRobotics

Panelists: Aditya Kaul, Research Director, Tractica; Dan Kara, Executive Editor, Robot Report; Parna Sarkar-Basu, CEO, Brand and Buzz Marketing

3:00—3:40 Increasing Robotics Capabilities Using On-Device Deep Learning

Heather Ames Versace, PhD, COO and Co-Founder, Neurala

3:40—4:10 Improving Mobile Robotics’ Navigation Autonomy Using Machine Learning


Day 1 | Monday, December 3

Morning Program
Networking Lunch
Concurrent Afternoon Programs
Evening Program
Attendee Breakout Discussions

Day 2 | Tuesday, December 4

Morning Program
Networking Lunch
Concurrent Afternoon Programs
Evening Program
Networking Reception

Day 3 | Wednesday, December 5

Morning Program
Networking Lunch
Concurrent Afternoon Programs