Data Revolution: How AI and Machine Learning Are Remaking Our World

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More than 60 years since the obscure field of artificial intelligence was first defined as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines,” AI appears headed for mainstream. The advent of deep learning, the power and possibilities of big data, and the plummeting cost of computing power and storage, have made machine-learning technologies as ubiquitous as they are transformative.

On August 25, Bloomberg Government, in partnership with Western Digital, will convene a half-day event to explore the vast promises of this technology revolution and weigh them against concerns over privacy, safety and control. We’ll examine how massive troves of data and deep learning technologies are teaching computers to see, understand natural language and think as humans do – and what this means for the potential of artificial intelligence to solve problems and do social good. We’ll explore the social, economic and security implications of these types of emerging technologies, and discuss policy prescriptions needed to balance rewards against disruption and ensure the democratization of gains.

August 25, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA Map
Speakers
Agenda
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:50 AM

Welcome Remarks

 

Eric Wagner, Vice President, Content Marketing, Cross-Platform Businesses, Bloomberg BNA

 

Stephen D. Milligan, Chief Executive Officer, Western Digital Corporation

9:00 AM

Machine Intelligence in National and Cyber Security

 

Speaker:

Dr. John Launchbury, Director, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Department of Defense

 

Moderated by: 

Eric Newcomer, Reporter, Global Technology, Bloomberg News

9:25 AM

AI: Impact on Economy and Society

 

Speakers:

Michael Littman, Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Richard Mallah, Director of AI Projects, Future of Life Institute; AI Technologist, Cambridge Semantics

 

Moderated by:

Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta

9:50 AM

Data for Social Good

 

Speakers:
Robert Kirkpatrick
, Director, Global Pulse, United Nations

Zach Romanow, Philanthropy Engineer, Palantir Technologies

Milind Tambe, Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering, University of Southern California; Director, Teamcore Research Group on Agents and Multiagent Systems, Armorway

 

Moderated by:

Lizette Chapman, Reporter, Bloomberg News

10:25 AM Break
10:35 AM

Keynote Address

 

Speaker:

The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

10:55 AM

Artificial Intelligence in the Real World

 

10:55 AM                      The AI Lawyer

Presented by:

Andrew Arruda, CEO & Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence

 

11:00 AM                      The Socially-Aware Robot Assistant

Presented by:

Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology, Strategy & Impact and Director Emerita, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

 

11:05 AM                      The Reader of Emotions

Presented by:

Ken Denman, CEO, Emotient

 

11:10 AM                      The Personal Shopper

Presented by:

Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Sentient Technologies

 

11:15 AM                      Panel Discussion

 

Speakers:

Andrew Arruda, CEO & Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence

Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology, Strategy & Impact and Director Emerita, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Ken Denman, CEO, Emotient

Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Sentient Technologies

Moderated by:
Shivon Zilis, Partner, Bloomberg Beta

11:50 AM

VC Talk: Investing in Smart Data and Machine Intelligence

 

Speakers:

Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Shivon Zilis, Partner, Bloomberg Beta

12:05 PM

Robots in our Midst

 

Speakers:

Anca Dragan, Assistant Professor, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley; Head, InterACT Lab (Interactive Autonomy and Collaborative Technologies)

Sergey Levine, Assistant Professor, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley

 

Moderated by:
Ellen Huet, Reporter, Bloomberg News

12:30 PM

Autonomous Cars and the Future of Road Safety

 

Speakers:

Mark Davis, Senior Director, Design Research, Autodesk

Felix Holst, Founding Partner, Hack Rod

Hon. Christopher A. Hart, Chairman, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

 

Moderated by:
Alex Webb, Technology Reporter, Bloomberg News

1:00 PM Closing Remarks
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We have reached capacity for this event. Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest!