Put AI to work
June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Kristian Hammond

Kristian Hammond
Professor, Northwestern Computer Science


Kristian Hammond is a chief scientist at Narrative and a professor of computer science and journalism at Northwestern University. His research has been primarily focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content, and context-driven information systems. He sits on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Kris was also named 2014 innovator of the year by the Best in Biz Awards. He holds a PhD from Yale.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Impact of AI on business and society, Interacting with AI
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Kristian Hammond shares a practical framework for understanding the role of AI technologies in problem solving and decision making, focusing on how they can be used, the requirements for doing so, and the expectations for their effectiveness. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Media, Natural Language
Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Kristian Hammond offers an overview of advanced natural language generation (NLG), a subfield of artificial intelligence, and the assorted technical systems involved with this emerging technology, along with the mechanisms that drive them. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Table 1
Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
Join Kristian in an open discussion of the AI ecosystem and how to determine which technologies are right for the problems that you face and the solutions you need. In particular, he'll talk about opportunities and how to recognize them. He’s also available to answer questions about advanced natural language generation. Read more.