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Wednesday, March 8
 

9:00am

The Future of (Artificial) Intelligence
The news media in recent months have been full of dire warnings about
the risk that AI poses to the human race, coming from well-known
figures such as Stephen Hawking, Frank Wilczek, and Elon Musk.  Should
we be concerned? If so, what can we do about it?  While some in the
mainstream AI community dismiss these concerns, I will argue instead
that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Stuart Russell works on fundamental problems in AI including theoretical | foundations of rationality, the interaction of knowledge and learning, | the unification of logic and probability, planning under uncertainty, | and decision making over long time scales. In collaboration with | UCSF, he applies AI to intensive care medicine. With the United | Nations, he has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for | the... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:40am
Pearl

9:50am

Advances in Deep Learning for Mathematical Theorem Proving
We'll explore how Deep Learning can be used for proving mathematical theorems, and its wide-reaching implications.

Speakers
avatar for Francois Chollet

Francois Chollet

Francois is the author of Keras, one of the most widely used libraries for deep learning in Python. He has been working with deep neural networks since 2012. Francois is currently doing deep learning research at Google. He blogs about deep learning at blog.keras.io.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:50am - 10:30am
Pearl

10:40am

Machine Learning Startups
Bradford reviews all 4 of the Machine Learning startups he started since 2008 and distills some themes for the future. It's technical but is pretty high level.

Speakers
avatar for Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross

Founding Partner, DCVC
Bradford starts and invests in machine learning and AI-driven companies as a Partner at DCVC. His current focus is fintech and insurance, applications of compute-driven healthcare and biotech, and machine vision in general. Bradford founded two machine learning startups since 2009. The first, Flightcaster, used machine learning for predicting the state of the real time global air traffic network using FAA, carrier, and weather data, and was... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Pearl

11:30am

AI VC Panel
The AI VC panel consists of experienced VCs investing in AI startups. They will distill, essentially, what works -- in the tech, in industry, in the marketplace.

Moderators
avatar for Alexy Khrabrov

Alexy Khrabrov

Chief Scientist, Cicero.AI
Dr. Alexy Khrabrov is a founder and organizer of Open-Source communities and conferences on Data Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science. He is the Chief Scientist of Cicero.AI, a community-based research institute for AI. Dr. Khrabrov runs seven meetups in San Francisco: bay.area.ai, sfscala.org, sfspark.org, sfhadoop.org, reactive.community, sfgraphql.org, and saltops.org. He founded a series of technical conferences By the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Beyer

David Beyer

Partner, Amplify Partners
David brings a wealth of experience to Amplify Partners as both a venture-backed entrepreneur and an active early-stage investor. He began his career in technology as the co-founder and CEO of Chartio.com, a pioneering provider of cloud-based data visualization and analytics. He was subsequently part of the founding team at Patients Know Best, one of the world's leading cloud-based Personal Health Record (PHR) companies. In addition, he... Read More →
avatar for Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross

Founding Partner, DCVC
Bradford starts and invests in machine learning and AI-driven companies as a Partner at DCVC. His current focus is fintech and insurance, applications of compute-driven healthcare and biotech, and machine vision in general. Bradford founded two machine learning startups since 2009. The first, Flightcaster, used machine learning for predicting the state of the real time global air traffic network using FAA, carrier, and weather data, and was... Read More →
avatar for Jake Flomenberg

Jake Flomenberg

Partner, Accel
Jake Flomenberg joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on next-generation infrastructure, enterprise software, and security investments. | | Jake is part of the team responsible for Accel's Big Data Fund and led investments in Demisto, Origami Logic, Sumo Logic, Trifacta and Zoomdata. Prior to Accel, Jake was director of product management at Splunk, where he was responsible for the product’s user interface and big data strategy... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kell

Adam Kell

Partner, Comet Labs
Adam is a product guy. He is an investment partner at Comet Labs, a cross between a venture fund and experimental research lab that focuses on AI and robotics. Adam previously co-founded a consumer electronics company, which designs, manufactures, and sells mobile phone accessories. He has spent time living in China and working in a production environment. He spent 2 years as the hardware lead at the StartX accelerator program. Adam's... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Levy

Benjamin Levy

Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
Ben is the Co­Founder of BootstrapLabs, a leading venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence. | | Some of BootstrapLabs’ portfolio companies include Prezi, AngelList, Zerply, Trusted Insight, AEye, Qurious.io, Roger.ai, Vidora, and Sibly. | | Born in France and living in Silicon Valley for the past 18 years, Ben is a repeat entrepreneur who launched, built, and exited two startups... Read More →
avatar for Jean Xin

Jean Xin

Partner, DCVC
At Data Collective, Jean focuses on applying artificial intelligence to novel and high-impact problems in the real world, as well as improving the workplace through better enterprise technology. Prior to joining DCVC, she worked at McKinsey & Company, where she advised executive teams on company-defining decisions, including data and technology strategy and M&A. Her favorite project gave her the opportunity to define McKinsey’s perspective on... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm
Pearl

1:00pm

Computer Vision for Coders
Nowadays computer vision is synonymous with deep learning - and deep learning is widely viewed as an exclusive world for a handful of genius PhD graduates. But need this really be the case? In this talk, Jeremy Howard will discuss his experiences in teaching cutting edge deep learning (with a focus on computer vision) to 100 coders with no specialist math background. He will provide concrete recommendations for those looking to enter the deep learning world, but aren't sure where to start.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Howard

Jeremy Howard

Founder, Fast.ai
Founder, Fast.ai


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pearl

1:50pm

Measuring AI Capabilities with OpenAI Gym & Universe
OpenAI recently launched Universe, a platform for evaluating and training intelligent agents across the world's supply of games, websites and other applications. In this talk, we explore Universe, and the types of questions that it allows us to answer.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brown

Tom Brown

Member of Technical Staff, OpenAI
Tom was the founder of Grouper Social Club, which used AI to match people up for drinks based off their Facebook data. Grouper was backed by YCombinator and served over 1MM Drinks. | | Before that, Tom was a founding engineer at MoPub, where he scaled their core adserving API to 1.5B monthly impressions. In 2013, MoPub sold to Twitter for $600M. | | Tom is currently working at OpenAI to make the future of AI beneficial for humanity.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Pearl

2:40pm

Tackling the Limits of Deep Learning
Deep learning has made great progress in a variety of language tasks. However, there are still many practical and theoretical problems and limitations. In this talk I will introduce solutions to some of these: How to predict previously unseen words at test time. How to have a single input and output encoding for words. How to grow a single model for many tasks. How to use a single end-to-end trainable architecture for question answering.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Socher

Richard Socher

Chief Scientist, Salesforce
Richard Socher is the Chief Scientist at Salesforce. Prior he was the CEO and founder of MetaMind, a startup which was recently acquired by Salesforce. MetaMind seeks to improve artificial intelligence and make it widely accessible. He obtained his PhD from Stanford working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng and won the best Stanford CS PhD thesis award. He is interested in developing new AI models that perform well across multiple... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Pearl

3:30pm

Measuring Psychological Traits using Social Media
The words and impages people post on social media such as Twitter and Facebook provide a rich, if imperfect view of who they are and what they care about. We show how to analyze social media to predict people's age, gender, personality, and mental health. Such methods are increasingly used for applications ranging from job candidate screening to targeted marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Ungar

Lyle Ungar

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Ungar's research group at UPenn develops scalable machine learning and text mining methods, including clustering, feature selection, and semi-supervised and multi-task learning for natural language, psychology, and medical research. Example projects include spectral learning of language models, multi-view learning for gene expression and MRI data, and mining social media to better understand personality and well-being.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Pearl

4:20pm

Bots Panel
The Bots panel will tackle all the AI issues stemming from the rise of the intelligent bots.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Skomoroch

Peter Skomoroch

Co-Founder & CEO, SkipFlag
Peter Skomoroch is cofounder and CEO of Skipflag. SkipFlag is using machine intelligence to build the workplace knowledge graph. Their product turns conversations into knowledge to proactively keep you up to date at work. Previously, he was Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn where he led teams focused Reputation, Inferred Identity and Data Products like LinkedIn Skills and LinkedIn Endorsements.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Burgert

Andrew Burgert

CEO, Azumo
Andrew Burgert is CEO of Azumo, a San Francisco-based data and AI development firm helping companies build intelligent applications by focusing on natural language and conversational interfaces. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in technology, private and public investing, investment banking, consulting and management roles at operating companies. Andrew holds an MBA and M.S. in Information Systems from Boston University and a B.S. in... Read More →
avatar for Yishay Carmiel

Yishay Carmiel

Head, Spoken Labs
Yishay Carmiel is the head of Spoken Labs, a big data analytics unit that implements bleeding-edge deep learning and machine-learning technologies for speech recognition, computer vision, NLP, and data analysis. Yishay and his team are working on state-of-the-art technologies in artificial intelligence, deep learning, and large-scale data analysis. He has 15 years’ experience as an algorithm scientist and technology leader working on building... Read More →
avatar for Sonal Gupta

Sonal Gupta

Researcher, Viv Labs
Sonal Gupta is a natural language researcher at Viv Labs working on improving language understanding by virtual assistants. She has a PhD from Stanford where she worked on information extraction using weakly supervised learning techniques.
avatar for David Hall

David Hall

Research Scientist, Semantic Machines
Research Scientist, Semantic Machines
avatar for Dennis Yang

Dennis Yang

Co-founder & CPO, Dashbot
Dennis Yang is co-founder and CPO of Dashbot, an analytics platform for bots. Prior to Dashbot, he co-founded Bureau of Trade, a vintage marketplace (acquired by eBay), co-founded Techdirt, the popular technology blog, and was the ninth employee of both Infochimps (acquired by CSC) and mySimon (acquired by CNET). He earned his engineering degree from Cornell University and lives in San Francisco with his wife Tricia and dog Bear, who introduced... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Pearl

5:10pm

The Real Future of AI Panel
Our conference is built by the full-stack AI people -- those who can both build it and define its future. Hear what it will be like, when built.

Moderators
avatar for Alexy Khrabrov

Alexy Khrabrov

Chief Scientist, Cicero.AI
Dr. Alexy Khrabrov is a founder and organizer of Open-Source communities and conferences on Data Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science. He is the Chief Scientist of Cicero.AI, a community-based research institute for AI. Dr. Khrabrov runs seven meetups in San Francisco: bay.area.ai, sfscala.org, sfspark.org, sfhadoop.org, reactive.community, sfgraphql.org, and saltops.org. He founded a series of technical conferences By the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lukas Biewald

Lukas Biewald

Founder & Chief Data Scientist, CrowdFlower
Lukas Biewald: CEO/Co-founder of CrowdFlower. He has worked as a Senior Scientist and Manager within the Ranking and Management Team at Powerset, Inc., a natural language search technology company later acquired by Microsoft, and also led the Search Relevance Team for Yahoo! Japan. He graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Computer Science.
avatar for Shubha Nabar

Shubha Nabar

Senior Director, Data Science, Salesforce Einstein
Shubha Nabar is a senior director of data science at Salesforce Einstein, where she and her team enable the hundreds of thousands of Salesforce-driven businesses to make smarter decisions by providing advanced AI capabilities through the Salesforce platform. She has 8 years of experience building data products and data science teams at Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Salesforce. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
avatar for Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig

Director of Research, Google
Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google Inc. Previously he was head of Google's core search algorithms group, and of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He has taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkeley, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Stuart Russell works on fundamental problems in AI including theoretical | foundations of rationality, the interaction of knowledge and learning, | the unification of logic and probability, planning under uncertainty, | and decision making over long time scales. In collaboration with | UCSF, he applies AI to intensive care medicine. With the United | Nations, he has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for | the... Read More →
avatar for Lyle Ungar

Lyle Ungar

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Ungar's research group at UPenn develops scalable machine learning and text mining methods, including clustering, feature selection, and semi-supervised and multi-task learning for natural language, psychology, and medical research. Example projects include spectral learning of language models, multi-view learning for gene expression and MRI data, and mining social media to better understand personality and well-being.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Pearl

6:00pm