Adel el-Hallak

Journey to the Cognitive Era with IBM - How to leverage Deep Learning to win the AI Arms Race

While Deep Learning has widely been accepted as one of the most exciting developments in computer science of the past fifty years, many organizations find themselves struggling with just how to get started. IBM's historical leadership in artificial intelligence dates back to the 1950s with AI pioneer Arthur Samuel's very first checkers playing machine learning system and extends to present day cutting edge AI research and ground breaking technology such as Watson, that have disrupted wide spread industries and many facets of society. This session will highlight some of IBM's recent accomplishments and will also illustrate that regardless of where you are in your journey to the cognitive era, IBM has the breadth of revolutionary technology offerings, and depth of data science expertise to help your organization leverage deep learning and win the AI arms race.

Adel El-Hallak is the Director of Product Management for Deep Learning within IBM’s Cognitive Systems unit. Adel’s mission is to democratize and operationalize deep learning so it can be more easily consumed in order to augment human intelligence. Adel’s previous roles include leadership positions across sales and marketing for high performance computing and advanced analytics. Adel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from McGill University in Canada and an M.B.A. from Warwick Business School in the U.K.

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