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Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang
CTO | Professor, Rulai | University of California, Santa Cruz


Yi Zhang is the CTO of Rulai and a tenured professor in the computer science and engineering department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, she was a consultant or technical adviser for enterprises (HP, Toyota, Alibaba, etc.) and startups. She has more than 20 years of experience in AI with various awards, including ACM SIGIR Best Paper Award, National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award, Google Research Award, and Microsoft Research Award. She’s served as program chair, area chair, and PC member for various top-tier international conferences. She received her PhD from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.


1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Yi Zhang (Rulai | University of California, Santa Cruz)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Consumers want everything now, at their fingertips, with very little effort. To meet these demands and compete, companies need to fundamentally rethink how they operate. Yi Zhang explores some predictions on how conversational technology will evolve from its current state in 2019. She outlines some common misunderstandings about the technologies and provides case studies from several industries. Read more.
  • Intel AI
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  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM Watson
  • Dataiku
  • Dell Technologies
  • Intuit
  • Gamalon
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • MapR Technologies
  • Sisu Data
  • Intuit

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