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CANCELLED: Bringing AI into the enterprise

Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
9:00am-5:00pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018
AI Business Summit
Location: Continental 2
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Ethics, Privacy, and Security

Who is this presentation for?

  • Managers, vice presidents, and C-level decision makers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An understanding of the business problems that you are interested in solving

What you'll learn

  • Learn a practical framework for bringing AI into your company


Even as AI technologies move into common use, many enterprise decision makers remain baffled about what the different technologies actually do and how they can be integrated into their businesses. On the plus side, the technologies we thought were decades away seem to be showing up at our doorsteps with increasing frequency. However, little effort has been made to clearly explain their value and genuine business utility.

Kristian Hammond provides a practical framework for understanding your role in problem solving and decision making, focusing on how these technologies can be used, the requirements for doing so, and the expectations for their effectiveness. Rather than focusing on the technologies alone, this framework ensures that as you build, evaluate, and compare different systems, you’ll understand and be able to articulate how they work and the resulting impact.


  • An overview of the current AI ecosystem, focused on the reason why the intelligent technologies of today are different than what we have seen in the past
  • A deep dive into specific technologies from a functional perspective, which unpacks the requirements for each and how to evaluate opportunities
  • A look at how enterprises can develop a value-driven cognitive computing strategy, detailing how organizations can grow their skills and organization in parallel with the introduction of the technologies they are deploying and how to ramp into the solutions by defining a growth path that starts with definable tasks, well-understood technologies, and clear ROI and leads them through a process that results in the data awareness and skills needed to bring even the most sophisticated and complex technologies into play
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Kristian Hammond

Northwestern Computer Science

Kristian Hammond is a chief scientist at Narrative and a professor of computer science and journalism at Northwestern University. His research has been primarily focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content, and context-driven information systems. He sits on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Kris was also named 2014 innovator of the year by the Best in Biz Awards. He holds a PhD from Yale.