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)
In this 3 hour tutorial we will teach you how to create a quantitative graph model from qualitative written information. We will then go on to show you how to put a conversational front-end onto this using the Microsoft Bot Framework. A step-by-step lab will be provided for you to work through this tutorial. 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)
In this talk we will cover the use of OpenAi's, Gym and Universe which can interact with external computer programs like games etc and design bots that can learn to defeat the game or become extremely smart using Reinforcement Learning. This talk aims at introducing beginners to AI and Machine Learning in a fun and interesting way, by designing bots that can play their favourite retro games! 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)
An overview of the subfield of artificial intelligence, advanced natural language generation, 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)
In 2017 there is no doubt conversational AI has gained a quantum leap in performance due to Deep Learning. From Speech Recognition to Machine Translation and Language Understanding Deep Learning made it's mark. However one of the big challenges remains how to scale and productize these breakthroughs, In this session we will give a review the challenges for the present and future. 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.)
There has been a lot of hype around bots, but we’re just beginning to see the potential for language understanding. AI research in comprehension, communication and modelling human-like thinking skills are heralding the dawn of literate machines. In this session we outline key research areas and how these will power new products and services in language understanding powered by deep learning 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)
By building ‘Actions on Google’, developers can reach Google Assistant users and deliver custom experiences, services and information. In this talk, we'll describe the key components of Actions on Google, show you how to build your first action using tools such as API.AI, and explore VUI best practices in order to design compelling conversational experiences. Read more.
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11:55am12:35pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Amir Banifatemi (Xprize)
We will be inviting one of the notable board of advisors from the AI XPRIZE challenge to speak for a workshop on a strong direction in 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)
In this talk, we propose to apply AI in the form of deep vision and advanced cognitive analytics to the analysis of medical imaging scans. This work talks about application of deep learning models as AI Bots, thus improving the development, training and deployment time in a real-world scenario. 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 (WUNDERAI GmbH)
According to market research 70% of consumers do NOT feel that online offers resonate with their personal interests and needs. With cognitive AI there’s a way to 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.