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Huma Abidi

Huma Abidi
Engineering Director, AI Product Group , Intel

Huma Abidi is the engineering director of the Artificial Intelligence Product Group at Intel, where she is responsible for deep learning framework software optimization for Intel Xeon processors. Huma joined Intel as software engineer and has since worked in a... Read More.

9:10am Friday, September 7, 2018
Huma Abidi discusses the importance of optimization to deep learning frameworks and shares Xeon performance results and work that Intel is doing with its framework partners, such TensorFlow. Full Details
Levent Besik

Levent Besik
Head of Product, Cloud AI Building Blocks and Solutions, Google

Levent Besik leads the product management teams for Google Cloud’s core AI and AutoML product portfolio. Previously, he led the app install ads measurement products and the display ads in apps business for Google Ads. In that capacity, he was... Read More.

9:05am Friday, September 7, 2018
Levent Besik explains how can enterprises stay ahead of the game with customized ML in our ever-changing world of AI capabilities and limited data science resources. Full Details
Greg Brockman

Greg Brockman
Cofounder and CTO, OpenAI

Greg Brockman is cofounder and CTO at OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company working to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. Previously, he was the CTO at Stripe, a payments startup now valued at... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, September 6, 2018
OpenAI has recently demonstrated systems capable of advanced robotic manipulation, holding their own against professionals in the massively complex game Dota 2, as well as unprecedented language understanding. Greg Brockman discusses the increasing generality of these systems and their implication for how we should think about and plan for creating safe AGI. Full Details
Roger Chen

Roger Chen
CEO, Computable

Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in... Read More.

10:35am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen offer closing remarks. Full Details
8:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:10am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ben Lorica and Roger Chen describe the state of adoption of AI technologies and provide a glimpse into tools and trends that are poised to accelerate innovation and the introduction of new applications. Full Details
Kishore Durg

Kishore Durg
Senior Managing Director, Growth and Strategy Lead and Testing Lead, Accenture Technology, Accenture

Kishore Durg is the growth and strategy lead for Accenture Technology Services, where he helps in ventures and acquisitions, technology strategy, and strategic growth initiatives. Kishore also leads the global Accenture Testing Services Group, focusing on testing business strategy, sales,... Read More.

10:00am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Much more than just a technological tool, AI has grown to the point where it often has as much influence as the people putting it to use, both within and outside the company. Kishore Durg explains why deploying AI is no longer just about training it to perform a given task. It’s about “raising” it to act as a responsible representative of the business and a contributing member of society. Full Details
MANISH GOYAL

MANISH GOYAL
Director and Global Leader for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice, IBM

Manish Goyal is the director and global leader for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice in IBM’s Global Business Services Group, where he and his team are responsible for bringing the best AI solutions to help enterprises transform their businesses and... Read More.

9:35am Friday, September 7, 2018
AI is real and has immense value potential for enterprises. However, there is a lot of hype and confusion around AI, creating a critical need for every business to be thoughtful about developing the right strategy and vision for AI within the organization. Join Manish Goyal to explore four success factors for an AI journey and learn how you can best unlock the value of enterprise AI. Full Details
Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee
Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Kai-Fu Lee is the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and president of the company’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures is a leading venture capital firm, managing US$1.7 billion dual currency investment funds, that is focusing on developing the... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, September 6, 2018
With the US leading the AI revolution for decades, it would almost seem inconceivable that China could catch up. But China is rapidly catching up with the US in AI applications. Kai-Fu Lee discusses the five key factors that enabled this rapid ascension: tenacious entrepreneurs, speed and execution, tremendous capital, a big market and bigger data, and techno-utilitarian government policies. Full Details
10:20am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Fireside chat with Tim O'Reilly and Kai-Fu Lee Full Details
Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial... Read More.

10:35am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen offer closing remarks. Full Details
8:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:10am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ben Lorica and Roger Chen describe the state of adoption of AI technologies and provide a glimpse into tools and trends that are poised to accelerate innovation and the introduction of new applications. Full Details
Hagay Lupesko

Hagay Lupesko
Software Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Hagay Lupesko is part of the deep learning leadership team at Amazon Web Services and works to democratize artificial intelligence and deep learning through cloud services and open source projects such as MXNet and ONNX. He’s been busy building... Read More.

8:50am Friday, September 7, 2018
AWS puts machine learning in reach of every developer and data scientist. Matt Wood explores key trends in machine learning, the importance of designing models for scale, and the impact that machine learning innovation has had on startups and enterprises alike. Full Details
Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig
Director, Research, Google

Peter Norvig is a director of research at Google. In his prior role, as director of search quality, he directed Google’s core Search Algorithms Group, which means he was the manager of record responsible for answering more queries than anyone... Read More.

9:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
In 2011, we saw a sudden increase in the abilities of computer vision systems brought about by academic researchers in deep learning. Today, Peter Norvig explains, we see continued progress in those fields, but the most exciting aspect is the diversity of applications in fields far astray from the original breakthrough areas, as well as the diversity of the people making these applications. Full Details
Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies... Read More.

10:20am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Fireside chat with Tim O'Reilly and Kai-Fu Lee Full Details
David Patterson

David Patterson
Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

David Patterson is a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, a distinguished engineer at Google Brain, and vice chair of the board of the RISC-V Foundation. His most successful research projects are reduced instruction set computers (RISC), redundant arrays... Read More.

10:10am Friday, September 7, 2018
High-level, domain-specific languages and architectures and freeing architects from the chains of proprietary instruction sets will usher in a new golden age. David Patterson explains why, despite the end of Moore’s law, he expects an outpouring of codesigned ML-specific chips and supercomputers that will improve even faster than Moore’s original 1965 prediction. Full Details
Ariel Pisetzky

Ariel Pisetzky
Vice President of IT, Taboola

Ariel joined Taboola as Vice President of Information Technology in February 2014. With over 20 years of experience in Information Security and IT systems, Ariel leads a team of IT professionals that work to implement state-of-the-art solutions, from Open Source... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, September 6, 2018
In this keynote, Julie Choi explores three real-world use cases featuring a diverse set of data centric problems and Intel solutions. Julie also welcomes Ariel Pisetzky, the Vice President of IT at Taboola to discuss how AI is transforming their business as they create personalized content through their predictive recommendation engine. Full Details
Soups Ranjan

Soups Ranjan
Director of Data Science, Coinbase

Soups Ranjan is the director of data science at Coinbase, one the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world. He manages the risk and data science team that is chartered with preventing avoidable losses to the company due to payment fraud... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and others are a transformative force that could one day create an open financial network for the world. Soups manages the data science and risk team at Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Full Details
Julie Shin Choi

Julie Shin Choi
Head of Marketing, Intel AI

Julie Shin Choi is VP and GM of Artificial Intelligence Products and Research Marketing at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for marketing the Intel portfolio of hardware and software products for building enterprise scale AI solutions. She is driving the... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, September 6, 2018
In this keynote, Julie Choi explores three real-world use cases featuring a diverse set of data centric problems and Intel solutions. Julie also welcomes Ariel Pisetzky, the Vice President of IT at Taboola to discuss how AI is transforming their business as they create personalized content through their predictive recommendation engine. Full Details
Joseph Sirosh

Joseph Sirosh
CVP, Information Management and Machine Learning group, Microsoft

Joseph Sirosh is the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he leads the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Search, and Bot Framework. Previously, he was... Read More.

10:00am Friday, September 7, 2018
Will artificial intelligence revolutionize prosthetic care and assistance? Join Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh for an intriguing story on AI-infused prosthetics that are able to see, grip, and feel and discover how this is enabling affordable and functional prosthetic care. Full Details
Dawn Song

Dawn Song
Professor, UC Berkeley

Dawn Song is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Her research interest lies in deep learning, security, and the blockchain. She has studied diverse security and privacy issues in computer systems and... Read More.

9:20am Friday, September 7, 2018
Dawn Song details challenges and exciting new opportunities at the intersection of AI and security and explains how AI and deep learning can enable better security and how security can enable better AI. You'll learn about secure deep learning and approaches to ensure the integrity of decisions made by deep learning. Full Details
Akhilesh Tripathi

Akhilesh Tripathi
Chief Commercial Officer, Digitate

Akhilesh Tripathi is the chief commercial officer at Digitate. Previously, Akhilesh was head of Canada for TCS, where he was responsible for setting up the Canadian entity and growing it to become the top 10 IT services company in... Read More.

9:05am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Our world is one of constantly changing business environments across various business units, limited end-to-end visibility, and high alerts. Join Maitreya Natu to learn how to use machine learning to identify root causes of problems in minutes instead of hours or days by automating routine tasks without scripting or preprogramming. Full Details
Meredith Whittaker

Meredith Whittaker
Distinguished Research Scientist, AI Now Institute, NYU

Meredith Whittaker is a distinguished research scientist at New York University and the founder of Google’s Open Research Group. Meredith is also the cofounder and codirector of the AI Now Institute at NYU, dedicated to researching the social implications... Read More.

9:20am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Keynote by Meredith Whittaker Full Details