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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Learning from customers, keeping humans in the loop

Elsie Kenyon (Nara Logics)
2:55pm3:35pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Secondary topics:  AI, Marketing
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Product and project managers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An understanding of large-scale systems deployments

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to define and deliver enterprise AI projects when all the data needed is not readily available


Enterprises today pursue AI applications to replace logic-based expert systems in order to learn from customer and operational signals. But letting AI learn from the wrong datasets can be disastrous for a company’s business and reputation. Because we are solving new problems, the right training data often does not yet exist, and because we don’t know the question we are asking, we can’t judge whether or not the answer we get back is right.

To overcome initial data limitations, teams can use existing knowledge of their business to jumpstart initial systems. Drawing on her experience working on enterprise recommendation and decisions support systems with Global 10 companies and the federal government, Elsie Kenyon explains how to harness institutional human knowledge to augment data in deployed AI solutions by keeping humans in the loop across all stages of AI projects, including experiment design, feature engineering, training data generation, and results evaluation.

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Elsie Kenyon

Nara Logics

Elsie Kenyon is a senior product manager at AI platform company Nara Logics, where she works with enterprise customers to define product needs and with engineers to build implementations that address them, with a focus on data processing and machine learning. Previously, Elsie was a researcher and casewriter at Harvard Business School. She holds a BA from Yale University.