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

Schedule: Interacting with AI sessions

AI products must deliver technology that carefully fit how users and customers work. Learn how AI leaders think about UI/UX for AI—including natural language interactions such as conversational commerce and chatbots.

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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Location: Beekman Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Natural Language, User interface and experience
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.
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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Location: Sutton Center Level: Beginner
Kristian Hammond (Narrative Science)
Kristian Hammond shares a practical framework for understanding the role of AI technologies in problem solving and decision making, focusing on how they can be used, the requirements for doing so, and the expectations for their effectiveness. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Machine Learning, User interface and experience
Anmol Jagetia (Media.net)
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.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Media, Natural Language
Kristian Hammond (Narrative Science)
Kristian Hammond offers an overview of advanced natural language generation (NLG), a subfield of artificial intelligence, and the assorted technical systems involved with this emerging technology along with the mechanisms that drive them. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning, Natural Language, Speech and Voice, User interface and experience
Yishay Carmiel (Spoken Communications)
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 trainings, and create an end-to-end product. Read more.
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4:00pm4:40pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning, Natural Language
Mohamed Musbah (Maluuba Inc.)
AI research in comprehension, communication, and modeling human-like thinking skills is heralding the dawn of literate machines. Although there has been a lot of recent hype around bots, we’re only just beginning to see the potential for language understanding. Mohamed Musbah explores key research areas and explains how they will power new products and services in language understanding. Read more.
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4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Speech and Voice, User interface and experience
Brad Abrams (Google)
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.
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9:25am9:40am Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom
Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley)
Keynote by Anca Dragan Read more.
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11:05am11:45am Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Amir Banifatemi (Xprize)
A member of the board of advisors from the AI XPRIZE challenge leads a workshop on applied AI and its impact on society. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Gramercy East/West Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning, Health care, Vision
Anusua Trivedi (Microsoft)
Anusua Trivedi outlines an AI bot that uses deep vision and advanced cognitive analytics to analyze medical imaging scans to help radiologists and emergency department physicians recognize hard-to-spot abnormalities and make better decisions. Read more.
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4:50pm5:30pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Machine Learning, Retail and e-commerce, User interface and experience
Rupert Steffner (WUNDER.ai)
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.