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

Automation of AI: Accelerating the AI revolution (sponsored by IBM Watson)

Ruchir Puri (IBM)
9:50am10:00am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom West

The application of AI to a vast variety of practical applications is transforming the enterprises across every industry. However, only a small proportion of businesses have the skills and experience needed to build and manage latest machine learning and deep learning models from scratch, and the demand for such skills far exceeds the supply.

Ruchir Puri discusses the next revolution in automating AI, which strives to deploy AI to automate the task of building, deploying, and managing AI tasks, accelerating enterprises’ journey to AI.

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Ruchir Puri


Ruchir Puri is the chief scientist of IBM Research and an IBM Fellow. Previously, he led IBM Watson as its CTO and chief architect and has held various technical, research, and engineering leadership roles across IBM’s AI and Research businesses and served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a visiting scientist at Stanford University. Ruchir is a fellow of the IEEE, has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and was awarded 2014 Asian American Engineer of the Year. Ruchir was also honored with the John Von-Neumann Chair at the Institute of Discrete Mathematics at Bonn University, Germany. Ruchir is an inventor who holds over 50 United States patents; he has authored over 100 scientific publications on software, hardware automation methods, and optimization algorithms.

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