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22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Artificial intelligence in the enterprise

Martin Goodson (Evolution AI), Andrew Crisp (Dun & Bradstreet)
11:1511:55 Thursday, 25 May 2017
Secondary topics:  AI
Level: Non-technical
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Product owners, data strategists, and CxOs

What you'll learn

  • Understand the organizational challenges of applying cutting-edge artificial intelligence systems in enterprise companies
  • Explore a reference implementation of an artificial intelligence system that represents current best practices


Deep learning has shown significant promise in common knowledge extraction tasks. However, the reputation of neural networks for being black-box learners can retard adoption in enterprise businesses.

An interactive system that feeds back results in real time is critical. A human-in-the-loop business process is superior to a completely black-box approach in several ways. Gains include greater trust in the results, higher overall accuracy, and a deeper understanding of the error modes of the learning algorithms employed.

Martin Goodson gives a tell-all account of an ultimately successful installation of a deep learning system in an enterprise environment. Andy Crisp then shares insights into the challenges of integrating artificial intelligence systems into real-world business processes.

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Martin Goodson

Evolution AI

Martin Goodson is the chief scientist and CEO of Evolution AI, where he specializes in large-scale natural language processing. Martin has designed data science products that are in use at companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Time Inc., John Lewis, and Condé Nast. Previously, Martin was a statistician at the University of Oxford, where he conducted research on statistical matching problems for DNA sequences. He runs the largest community of machine learning practitioners in Europe, Machine Learning London, and convenes the CBI/Royal Statistical Society roundtable, AI in Financial Services. Martin’s work has been covered by publications such as the Economist, Quartz, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and others.

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Andrew Crisp

Dun & Bradstreet

Andy Crisp is leader for the EU and Asia Data Engineering team at Dun & Bradstreet, where his remit ensures that he keeps more than an eye on innovation. Andy started his career at Dun & Bradstreet in sales, which offered a way into the world of big data. He has since tirelessly led innovative and creative thinking, particularly in terms of how to build and improve the D&B global data asset. Andy was recognized by DataIQ as one of the 100 most influential people in data and in 2015 was on Information Age’s shortlist for the UK’s top 50 data leaders.