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

Schedule: Speech and Voice sessions

What if you could talk to machines and they understood you as if they were people? AI is bringing us closer to that, and these sessions highlight how this conversational interface can impact our everyday lives.

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.
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Cathy Pearl (Google)
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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.