Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY

Schedule: Interfaces and UX sessions

9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AI Business Summit
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Chris Butler (IPsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Purpose, a well-defined problem, and trust from people are important factors to any system, especially those that employ AI. Chris Butler leads you through exercises that borrow from the principles of design thinking to help you create more impactful solutions and better team alignment. Read more.
11:05am11:45am Wednesday, April 17, 2019
AI Business Summit, Case Studies
Location: Sutton North/Center
Lucy Wang (BuzzFeed), Swara Kantaria (BuzzFeed)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
As BuzzFeed’s content production and social networks grow, curation becomes increasingly difficult. The company first built publishing tools that let people work more efficiently, then built artificial intelligence tools that let people work more intelligently. Join Lucy Wang and Swara Kantaria to learn more about this evolution. Read more.
11:05am11:45am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Interacting with AI
Location: Trianon Ballroom
Patrick Kaifosh (CTRL-labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Following the launch of CTRL-labs’s developer kit, CTRL-kit (neural interface device), Patrick Kaifosh paints a picture of a world with neural interfaces, explaining how this technology will change our lives. Patrick outlines a future where we'll be looking up at the world instead of down at our phones—and leads a live demo of CTRL-kit in action. Read more.
1:00pm1:40pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Interacting with AI
Location: Trianon Ballroom
Jeff Thompson (Stevens Institute of Technology)
What's it like to be a mobile phone or to attach a wind sensor to a neural network? Jeff Thompson outlines several recent creative projects that push the tools of AI in new directions. Part technical discussion and part case study for embedding artists in technical institutions, this talk explores the ways that artists and scientists can collaborate to expand the ways that AI can be used. Read more.
1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Interacting with AI
Location: Regent Parlor
Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh (Microsoft Research NYC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh argues that to understand interpretability, we need to bring humans in the loop and run human-subject experiments. She describes a set of controlled user experiments in which researchers manipulated various design factors in models that are commonly thought to make them more or less interpretable and measured their influence on users’ behavior. Read more.