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

Schedule: User interface and experience sessions

Implementing AI technology is not enough when building an AI-powered product. These sessions demonstrate how to design AI products with users and their workflows in mind.

9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Beekman Level: Intermediate
Galiya Warrier (Microsoft), Gary Short (Microsoft)
Galiya Warrier and Gary Short walk you through creating a quantitative graph model from qualitative written information and demonstrate how to add a conversational frontend using the Microsoft Bot Framework. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Beginner
Anmol Jagetia (Media.net)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Anmol Jagetia explains how to use OpenAI's Gym and Universe to design bots that can become extremely smart using reinforcement learning. You'll create a bot that uses reinforcement learning to beat games and learn how to reuse code to beat a set of games that includes Atari classics (Pac-Man or Pong), a Candy Crush clone, and a racing game. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Yishay Carmiel (IntelligentWire)
There has been a quantum leap in the performance of conversational AI. From speech recognition to machine translation and language understanding, deep learning made its mark. However, scaling and productizing these breakthroughs remains a big challenge. Yishay Carmiel shares techniques and tips on how to take advantage of large datasets, accelerate training, and create an end-to-end product. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Impact of AI on business and society
Location: Beekman Level: Beginner
Ben Medlock (Microsoft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Ben Medlock explores the future of AI, explaining why the potential it holds is not at all frightening. Ben argues that the key to achieving elusive human-like AI lies in a central piece of the puzzle: embodiment. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Verticals and applications
Location: Grand Ballroom West Level: Non-technical
Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Emotion AI is a branch of artificial intelligence that brings emotional intelligence to AI systems. Rana el Kaliouby reviews the state of emotion AI, its commercial applications, its underlying deep learning methods, and the research roadmap, which includes multimodal emotion recognition and the idea of an emotion chip. Read more.
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Cathy Pearl (Google)
Average rating: *....
(1.25, 4 ratings)
Brad Abrams explores the latest design and development techniques for building natural language interfaces and draws on the Google Assistant, Actions on Google, and API.AI as examples to explore conversational UI best practices. Read more.
4:00pm4:40pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Gramercy East/West Level: Intermediate
Jan Neumann (Comcast), Ferhan Ture (Comcast), Shahin Sefati (Comcast)
AI plays an essential role in creating the Comcast X1 entertainment experience and is how millions of its customers access their content on the TV. Jan Neumann, Ferhan Ture, and Shahin Sefati explain how AI enables Comcast to understand what you are looking for when you talk to the X1 voice remote and how Comcast scaled the voice interface to answer millions of voice queries every single night. Read more.
4:50pm5:30pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Rupert Steffner (WUNDER)
70% of consumers do NOT feel that online offers resonate with their personal interests and needs. Rupert Steffner explains how cognitive AI can help create deep shopping bots based on true personal relevance. This shift in the shopping paradigm is built upon deep symbolic reinforcement learning, the psychometry of shopping, a new breed of playful UI, and cognified product metadata. Read more.