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Ian Beaver

Ian Beaver
Chief Scientist, Verint


Ian Beaver is a chief scientist at Verint, a provider of conversational AI systems for enterprise businesses. Ian has been publishing discoveries in the field of AI since 2005 on topics surrounding human–computer interactions such as gesture recognition, user preference learning, and communication with multimodal automated assistants. Ian has presented his work at various academic and industry conferences and authored over 30 patents within the field of human language technology. His extensive experience and access to large volumes of real-world, human–machine conversation data for his research has made him a leading voice in conversational analysis of dialog systems. Ian currently leads a team in finding ways to optimize human productivity by way of automation and augmentation, using symbiotic relationships with machines.


4:50pm–5:30pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Ian Beaver (Verint), Cynthia Freeman (Next IT)
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Conversation is emerging as the next great human-machine interface. Ian Beaver and Cynthia Freeman outline the challenges faced by the AI industry to relate to humans in the way they relate to each other and highlight findings from a recent study to demonstrate relational strategies used by humans in conversation and explain how virtual assistants must evolve to communicate effectively. Read more.