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World Summit AI is the world’s leading and most important summit for the entire AI ecosystem from Enterprise to Big Tech, Startups, Investors and Science.

In 2017, the summit completely sold-out, drawing 2873 attendees from 72 countries, 140 of the most influential people in AI as speakers and all the big tech companies including Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, Intel, Uber and Apple.

In 2018, we’re coming back with a bang! We’re doubling the size of the summit, expecting over 6000 attendees and 140 of the brightest brains on stage to tell you everything you need to know about AI.

From applied solutions for enterprise, to mind-boggling innovation, to heated discussions on AI ethics and AI4good, World Summit AI will tackle head-on the most burning AI issues for 2018 and beyond.

140 OF THE WORLD'S TOP AI BRAINS WILL SPEAK

YOSHUA BENGIO

Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research

University of Montreal

YOSHUA BENGIO

Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research

University of Montreal

Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), CIFAR Program co-director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 80000 citations found by Google Scholar in September 2017, with an H-index of 101).

Yoshua Bengio is currently action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, associate editor for the Neural Computation journal, editor for Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, and has been associate editor for the Machine Learning Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

STEVE CHIEN

Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL

NASA

STEVE CHIEN

Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL

NASA

Dr. Steve Chien is Technical Group Supervisor of the Artificial Intelligence Group and Senior Research Scientist in the Mission Planning and Execution Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology where he leads efforts in automated planning and scheduling for space exploration. Dr. Chien is also Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Southern California and previously was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Computer Science of the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a B.S. with Highest Honors in Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Economics, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the University of Illinois.

 

Dr. Chien was a recipient of the 1995 Lew Allen Award for Excellence, JPLs highest award recognizing outstanding technical achievements by JPL personnel in the early years of their careers. In 1997, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his work in research and development of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Team Lead for the ASPEN Planning System , which received Honorable Mention in the 1999 Software of the Year Competition and was a contributor to the Remote Agent System which was a co-winner in the same 1999
competition. In 2000, he received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for service and leadership in research and deployment of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Principal Investigator for the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment which is a co-winner of the 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for outstanding technical accomplishments in the development of the Autonomous Sciencecraft deployed on the Earth Observing One Mission and the development of the Earth Observing Sensorweb. In 2011 He was awarded the innaugural AIAA Intelligent Systems Award, for his contributions to Spacecraft Autonomy. In 2011, he was the team co-lead for the Sensorweb Toolbox team, which was awarded Honorable mention in the 2011 NASA Software of the Year Competition. In 2015 He was awarded a JPL Magellan Award as well as the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his contributions to automated science scheduling for ESAs Rosetta mission.

CASSIE KOZYRKOV

Chief Decision Scientist

Google

CASSIE KOZYRKOV

Chief Decision Scientist

Google

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone – Google, its customers, the world! – can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role, she served in Googles Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

RUSLAN SALAKHUTDINOV

Director of AI Research and Professor in Machine Learning

Apple and Carnegie Mellon University

RUSLAN SALAKHUTDINOV

Director of AI Research and Professor in Machine Learning

Apple and Carnegie Mellon University

ZHOU BOWEN

Vice President, AI Platform and Research

JD.com

ZHOU BOWEN

Vice President, AI Platform and Research

JD.com

Dr. Bowen Zhou is Vice President of JD.com and Head of JD’s AI Platform & Research. Bowen has decades of experience as a scientist and business leader in the natural language technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence fields.

 

Before joining JD.com, Bowen was with IBM for almost 15 years. He most recently served as Chief Scientist of IBM Watson Group, where he was responsible for aligning the Watson Group’s science agenda with IBM’s technical strategy and IBM Research’s cognitive computing and AI agenda. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Bowen was also an integrated member of IBM Watson’s executive team. He is also responsible for launching AI Foundations, IBM Research’s first horizontal core learning and AI research lab.

 

Bowen holds a Ph.D in Electrical Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B. Eng. in Electrical Information Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China.

MANUELA VELOSO

Managing Director and Head of AI Research

JP Morgan Chase and Carnegie Mellon University

MANUELA VELOSO

Managing Director and Head of AI Research

JP Morgan Chase and Carnegie Mellon University

JOSEPH SIROSH

Corporate Vice President and CTO AI

Microsoft

JOSEPH SIROSH

Corporate Vice President and CTO AI

Microsoft

Dr. Joseph Sirosh is the CTO for Microsoft AI. Prior to this role, he has served as a Corporate Vice President of the AI and Data Platform at Microsoft responsible for Databases, Big Data, Machine Learning Cognitive Services, Bot Services and Information Management, and as the Vice President of the Global Inventory Platform at Amazon where he also spent nearly 9 years in various roles including building internal Machine Learning platforms. Prior to Amazon he was the VP of R&D at Fair Isaac Corporation. He holds a PhD in Neural Networks from the University of Texas at Austin and a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

FRANCESCA ROSSI

AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science

IBM Research & University of Padova

FRANCESCA ROSSI

AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science

IBM Research & University of Padova

Francesca Rossi is AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research AI and professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave.

 

Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, specifically they include constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is also interested in ethical issues in the development and behaviour of AI systems, in particular for decision support systems for group decision making. She has published over 170 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She has co-authored a book. She has edited 17 volumes, between conference proceedings, collections of contributions, special issues of journals, as well as the Handbook of Constraint Programming. She has more than 100 co-authors.

 

She is a AAAI and a EurAI fellow, and a Radcliffe fellow 2015. She has been president of IJCAI and an executive councillor of AAAI.
She is Editor in Chief of JAIR and a member of the editorial board of ConstraintsArtificial Intelligence, AMAI, and KAIS.

 

She co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute and of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She is in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics.

 

She is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI, where she represents IBM as one of the founding partners.

YOSSI MATIAS

Vice President Engineering

Google

YOSSI MATIAS

Vice President Engineering

Google

MIKHAIL PARAKHIN

CTO

Yandex

MIKHAIL PARAKHIN

CTO

Yandex

Mikhail Parakhin has been leading teams in AI innovation for some of the world’s top tech companies for over a decade. After several years at Microsoft leading the Bing Multimedia team, Mikhail brought his machine learning expertise to Yandex, one of Europe’s largest tech companies that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. As CTO of Yandex, Mikhail leads all technical teams globally for the company.

 

Under his leadership, Yandex introduced the Machine Intelligence and Research (MIR) Division, which functions as a centralized, cross-functional unit to accelerate innovation and unify Yandex’s core machine learning technologies: MatrixNet (proprietary ML platform) and its development, CatBoost (best in class GBDT implementation), DaNet (DNN framework), computer vision, speech, and translation. Yandex has also recently launched it’s intelligent assistant, Alice, and tested its driverless vehicle on the snowy roads of Moscow among other innovation milestones set to shape the future.

 

Mikhail brings his unique background in machine learning and coding plus specializations in Search, Image processing and Handwriting/Speech recognition algorithms to not only advance Yandex’s technologies and products but the global tech ecosystem. Mikhail holds a Master’s in Physics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

VERITY HARDING

Co-Lead, Ethics and Society Team

Google DeepMind

VERITY HARDING

Co-Lead, Ethics and Society Team

Google DeepMind

Verity Harding is Co-Lead of DeepMind Ethics Society, a research unit established to explore the real-world impacts of artificial intelligence. The unit has a dual aim: to help technologists put ethics into practice, and to help society anticipate and direct the impact of AI so that it works for the benefit of all. Prior to this Verity was Head of Security Policy for Google in Europe, and previously the Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Sir Nick Clegg MP, with responsibility for Home Affairs and Justice. She is a graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford University, and was a Michael Von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University. In her spare time, Verity sits on the Board of the Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts.

DANNY LANGE

VP of AI and Machine Learning

Unity Technologies

DANNY LANGE

VP of AI and Machine Learning

Unity Technologies

Dr. Danny Lange is Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies where he leads multiple initiatives around applied artificial intelligence. Previously, Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber, where he led the efforts to build a highly scalable machine learning platform to support all parts of Uber’s business.

 

Before joining Uber, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning providing internal teams with access to machine intelligence. He also launched an AWS product that offers machine learning as a cloud service to the public. Prior to Amazon, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale machine learning for big data. Danny spent eight years on speech recognition systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., and then as founder of his own company, Vocomo Software. During this time he was working on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research.

 

He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has numerous patents to his credit.

WHAT’S ON

AI IN ACTION: How AI is redefining business paradigms and transforming the enterprise day-to-day

MIND-BLOWING ADVANCES IN AI: Genuinely ground-breaking new innovations in AI soon to go into full-scale application

ETHICAL AI – BIAS AND INCLUSION:Making sure AI is developed taking privacy, transparency and accountability in mind

STARTUP, SCALEUPS & UNICORNS:Editorial picks of the agile creatives who are innovating at pace & creating entirely new models for AI application

DISRUPTORS:The tech giants making leaps and bounds to set the tone for AI game change

GETTING INTO THE HEADS OF INVESTORS:What investors are looking for and how to get a share of the AI investment pie

LEARN ABOUT AI

Learn from the brightest and most influential people smashing through the boundaries of possibility in AI, including all the big tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM and Apple

“DO” AI

Join our workshops and do everything from starting your own AI experiment to deploying machine learning models to gain insight from data

AI NETWORKING

Enterprise, Startups, Investors and Deep Tech will all gather in one inspiring space for two days and we have the perfect networking event app! Access the full attendee list, make contact before and at the event, and arrange meetings onsite

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Sleeper will fly in from Los Angeles to make sure we all keep it real, and of course there is the not-to-be-missed after-party, where you can bond with your next investor/partner/customer over a beer and a dance-off (or just a beer…)

WHO’S COMING

Enterprise  Big Tech companies AI Tech Startups & Scaleups  Academics Investors  Students

CEOs CTOs COOs Founders Chief Data Officers Chief Information Officers Chief Digital Officers

VP’s Directors Heads of AI Machine Learning Data Science Technology Innovation Applied AI

Scientists Engineers Developers

Investors – progressively minded VCs, Seeds and Angels

Healthcare Logistics Finance Insurance Transport Manufacturing Telecoms Marketing Media Retail E-commerce

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"The best event for feeling the global pulse of AI"

Head of Software Development, Supply chain and Logistics
Sainsbury’s Argos

"Biggest European AI Event with a great mixture of participants from students, startups to enterprises and provides insights from coders to Business Managers"

Chief Product Owner AI at Deutsche Telekom AG

"Great event where enterprise and academia meet to join forces and push the limits of AI even further"

Senior Scientist at
Philips

SPEAKERS 2017

YANN LECUN

Director of AI Research and Silver Professor

Facebook & New York University

YANN LECUN

Director of AI Research and Silver Professor

Facebook & New York University

STUART RUSSELL

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

STUART RUSSELL

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

ROB HIGH

VP, IBM & CTO

IBM Watson

ROB HIGH

VP, IBM & CTO

IBM Watson

RALF HERBRICH

Director of Machine Learning

Amazon

RALF HERBRICH

Director of Machine Learning

Amazon

XIAN-SHENG HUA

Distinguished Engineer/VP & Deputy MD of AI

Alibaba

XIAN-SHENG HUA

Distinguished Engineer/VP & Deputy MD of AI

Alibaba

MEREDITH WHITTAKER

Co-Founder

AI Now Institute, New York University

MEREDITH WHITTAKER

Co-Founder

AI Now Institute, New York University

ZHANG TONG

Executive Director of AI Lab

Tencent

ZHANG TONG

Executive Director of AI Lab

Tencent

WENDY HALL

Professor of Computer Science

University of Southampton

WENDY HALL

Professor of Computer Science

University of Southampton

GARY MARCUS

Professor of Psychology and Neural Science

New York University

GARY MARCUS

Professor of Psychology and Neural Science

New York University

RUSLAN SALAKHUTDIN-OV

Director of AI Research & Associate Professor in Machine Learning

Apple & Carnegie Mellon University

RUSLAN SALAKHUTDIN-OV

Director of AI Research & Associate Professor in Machine Learning

Apple & Carnegie Mellon University

ZOUBIN GHAHRAMANI

Chief Scientist & Professor

Uber & University of Cambridge

ZOUBIN GHAHRAMANI

Chief Scientist & Professor

Uber & University of Cambridge

STEVE CHIEN

Head of Artificial Intelligence Group

JPL, NASA

STEVE CHIEN

Head of Artificial Intelligence Group

JPL, NASA

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