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Sep 4-5, 2018: Training
Sep 5-7, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

Schedule: Interfaces and UX sessions

9:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Chris Butler (IPsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Purpose, a well-defined problem, and trust from people are important factors to any system, especially those that employ AI. Chris Butler leads you through exercises that borrow from the principles of design thinking to help you create more impactful solutions and better team alignment. Read more.
1:45pm-2:25pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Adam Cutler (IBM Design)
Here at the dawn of the cognitive era, we must focus our design talents upon a new type relationship with machines—machines that can hold a conversation, interpret nonverbal cues, and draw from vast stores of human knowledge. But what should these relationships look like? Adam Cutler explains why designing for AI requires new considerations and new rules. Read more.
2:35pm-3:15pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
AI Business Summit, Interacting with AI
Location: Continental 7-9
Danielle Krettek (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
We now live in the age of assistive and AI companions, where everything is coming alive. Danielle Krettek demonstrates how to design for the "invisible" emotional layer of experience that marks this new wave of technology. Read more.
4:00pm-4:40pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Rachael Rekart (Autodesk )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Rachael Rekart offers an overview of Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA), which has revolutionized the way Autodesk approaches customer service. Customers chat with AVA as they would a human, in natural language, and AVA processes transactions quickly, returns accurate answers, or gathers information to pass to a human counterpart to resolve the query. Read more.
4:00pm-4:40pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
AI Business Summit
Location: Continental 7-9
Irmak Sirer (IDEO)
The public dialogue around artificial intelligence takes place at extremes, with some focusing on how robots will take everyone’s job and others speaking of a utopia where AI will do everything from cure cancer to solve world hunger. Irmak Sirer offers an alternative to these extreme views of AI: instead of artificial intelligence, we instead must focus on augmenting people’s intelligence. Read more.
4:50pm-5:30pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
David Kearns (IBM), Ari Kaplan (Aginity), Erin Ledell (, Christopher Coad (Aginity)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Join Ari Kaplan, Erin LeDell, Chris Coad, and David Kearns to see where AI meets business intelligence, as they explore the latest ML technologies and concepts powering today's decisions, including Hortonworks, Aginity Amp,, IBM Data Science Experience, and more—using real-life baseball data to illustrate the concepts. Read more.
4:50pm-5:30pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Rudina Seseri (Glasswing Ventures), Brian Eberman (Independent), Rob May (Talla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Join in for a panel discussion on how AI and data are transforming the enterprise as we know it. Panelists will discuss data, talent, and technology challenges, enterprise adoption barriers, areas of disruption, and talent concerns (enterprises' willingness to pay) as AI turns the enterprise world as we know inside and out. Read more.
11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Susan Etlinger explores how AI fundamentally changes the relationship between people and businesses, lays out its risks and opportunities, and demonstrates emerging best practices for designing customer-centric and ethical products and services. Read more.
1:45pm-2:25pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Video games have used sophisticated AI techniques for decades to drive everything from area design to navigation to enemies to conversation and planning. Paris Buttfield-Addison, Mars Geldard, and Tim Nugent offer an overview of the history of AI in video games and explain how the needs that drove AI advancement in the game development world map to almost-identical problems in the real world. Read more.
4:00pm-4:40pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Goodman Gu (Cogito)
Over 400M people worldwide have some sort of speech or hearing disorder that prevents them from participating in the job market. Goodman Gu offers an overview of Stride4All, an initiative using AI to open work up for disabled people and empower them for teamwork, and showcases a prototype that uses deep learning and computer vision technologies for gesture recognition of American Sign Language. Read more.