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Blockchain & AI Summit

AI and blockchain technologies are on a collision course

9:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2018

If AI delivers us autonomous agents, they may very well live in the online-first world of blockchain-based data networks. This invite-only roster of speakers will describe how blockchain technologies will enable a new arc of development in AI and machine learning.

From open data marketplaces to privacy-preserving computation, decentralized networks will play a pivotal role in how people coordinate the creation and execution of cutting edge machine learning models.

Wednesday, 09/05/2018

9:00am

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9:00am–9:05am Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Tutorial
Location: Imperial B
Host Paco Nathan welcomes you to the Blockchain and AI Summit. Read more.

9:05am

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9:05am–9:45am Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Blockchain
Location: Imperial B
Alex Gladstein (Human Rights Foundation)
Alex Gladstein provides a tour of how technology is being used against us and shows how it just might be the one thing that can save our privacy and freedom. Read more.

9:45am

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9:45am–10:30am Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Blockchain
Location: Imperial B
Jerry Cuomo (IBM)
Would you believe that the blockchain is changing everyday life? Maybe it’s too soon to make such a bold statement, but as the second half of 2018 rolls on, there's compelling evidence that this is true. Jerry Cuomo explores three examples of live blockchain networks that are poised to change life for the positive for citizens like you and me. Read more.

10:30am

10:30am–11:00am Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Location: Continental Ballroom Foyer
Morning Break (30m)

11:00am

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Bharath Ramsundar (Computable)
Today's data economy critically depends on access to high-quality datasets. However, the owners of such datasets are incentivized to keep them private, since there is no fair and efficient market for purchasing high-value datasets. Bharath Ramsundar explains how to build a decentralized data marketplace by exploiting the capabilities of smart contract platforms such as Ethereum. Read more.

11:45am

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11:45am–12:30pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
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Location: Imperial B
Eli-Shaoul Khedouri (Intuition Machines)
Today's blockchain technology has both great promise and severe limitations. Eli-Shaoul Khedouri details an immediate practical application of blockchain tech in two-sided market growth for AI and explores the unique advantages it offers when compared to other models. Read more.

12:30pm

12:30pm–1:30pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Lunch - sponsored by IntelAI (1h)

1:30pm

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1:30pm–2:15pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Blockchain
Location: Imperial B
Valentin Bercovici (PencilDATA)
Valentin Bercovici explains why a simple distributed ledger (SDL) offers the right combination of blockchain value to serve diverse enterprise workflows while abstracting away the governance, economic, security, development, implementation, and other operational details of multiple underlying blockchain specifics. Read more.

2:15pm

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2:15pm–3:00pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
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Caroline Sofiatti (Computable Labs )
Caroline Sofiatti explains how a token economy and a privacy-centric approach can reduce analysis times, cut data preparation costs, solve insufficient data problems, improve data security and governance, and enable the next generation of AI algorithms. Read more.

3:00pm

3:00pm–3:30pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
Location: Continental Ballroom Foyer
Afternoon Break - sponsored by Quantarium (30m)

3:30pm

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3:30pm–4:15pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
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Robert Currie (UCSC Genomics Institute)
Robert Currie offers an overview of the Cancer Genome Trust, which was developed to enable providers to openly share consented patients’ deidentified health data using Ethereum and IPFS at a clinical-relevant time scale. Robert also discusses a pilot at UCSF that includes genetic, clinical, and imaging patient data. Read more.

4:15pm

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4:15pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 09/05/2018
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Paco Nathan (derwen.ai)
Paco Nathan examines decentralized data markets. With components based on blockchain technologies—smart contracts, token-curated registries, DApps, voting mechanisms, etc.—decentralized data markets allow multiple parties to curate ML training datasets in ways that are transparent, auditable, and secure and allow equitable payouts that take social values into account. Read more.