Sep 9–12, 2019

Schedule: Interacting with AI sessions

9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Location: Almaden Ballroom (Hilton)
Jason Dai (Intel), Yuhao Yang (Intel), Jiao(Jennie) Wang (Intel), Guoqiong Song (Intel)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Jason Dai, Yuhao Yang, Jennie Wang, and Guoqiong Song explain how to build and productionize deep learning applications for big data with Analytics Zoo—a unified analytics and AI platform that seamlessly unites Spark, TensorFlow, Keras, and BigDL programs into an integrated pipeline—using real-world use cases from, MLS Listings, the World Bank, Baosight, and Midea/KUKA. Read more.
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Location: 231
Skyler Thomas (MapR)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
The popular open source Kubeflow project is one of the best ways to start doing machine learning and AI on top of Kubernetes. However, Kubeflow is a huge project with dozens of large complex components. Skyler Thomas dives into the Kubeflow components and how they interact with Kubernetes. He explores the machine learning lifecycle from model training to model serving. Read more.
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 230 B
Dylan Glas (Futurewei Technologies), Phoebe Liu (Figure Eight)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Robot technologies are becoming more capable and affordable. Yet even though technologies like natural language processing, mapping, and navigation are becoming more mature and standardized, it's often difficult to quantify human social behavior with algorithms. Dylan Glas and Phoebe Liu highlight some of the ongoing research to enable human-robot interaction. Read more.
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: Santa Clara Room (Hilton)
Secondary topics:  Text, Language, and Speech
Yishay Carmiel (IntelligentWire)
One of the most important tasks of AI has been to understand humans. People want machines to understand not only what they say but also what they mean and to take particular actions based on that information. This goal is the essence of conversational AI. Yishay Carmiel explores the latest breakthroughs and revolutions in this field and the challenges still to come. Read more.
11:55am12:35pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 A
Maithra Raghu (Cornell University | Google Brain)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
With the fundamental breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and the significant increase of digital health data, there's been enormous interest in AI for healthcare applications. Maithra Raghu examines how to more effectively develop AI algorithms for these settings and the novel prediction challenges and successes arising from the interaction of AI algorithms and human experts. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: LL21 C/D
Alessandro Palladini (Music Tribe)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Alessandro Palladini explores the role of experts and creatives in a world dominated by intelligent machines by bridging the gap between the research on complex systems and tools for creativity, examining what he believes to be the key design principles and perspectives on making intelligent tools for creativity and for experts in the loop. Read more.
4:50pm5:30pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: LL21 C/D
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Whether you're a scientist wanting to test a problem without building costly real-world rigs, a self-driving car engineer wanting to test AI logic in a constrained virtual world, or a data scientist needing to solve a thorny real-world problem without a production environment, Paris Buttfield-Addison, Mars Geldard, and Tim Nugent teach you how to use AI problem-solving using game engines. Read more.

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