Schedule

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08:00

REGISTRATION

09:00

Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan, Elgan Media

WELCOME

ADVANCEMENTS IN DEEP LEARNING AND SPEECH RECOGNITION

09:15

Rachael Tatman

Rachael Tatman, University of Washington

Leveraging Insights from Human Speech Perception for Speaker Dialect Adaptation

09:35

Anjuli Kannan

Anjuli Kannan, Google

Smart Reply: Learning a Model of Conversation from Data

09:55

(Elena) Corina Grigore

(Elena) Corina Grigore, Yale University, Social Robotics Lab

Can you lend me a hand? Helpers of the Future

10:15

Stephen Scarr

Stephen Scarr, Info.com & eContext

Importance of Accurately Labeled Data for Topical Machine Learning

10:35

COFFEE

BUILDING VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

11:10

Justin Woo

Justin Woo, Jibo

The Making of Jibo, the First Social Robot for the Home

11:30

Phillip Bückendorf

Phillip Bückendorf, Hiro

Predictive Commerce Technologies and Shopping Assistants

11:50

Arte Merritt

Arte Merritt, Dashbot.io

Got Data? Build a Better Bot with Analytics

12:10

LUNCH

13:30

Amir Shevat

Amir Shevat, Slack

Designing conversations

PERSONALISATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

13:50

Alonso Martinez

Alonso Martinez, Pixar Animation Studios

The Building Blocks of Creating Empathy in Digital Characters

14:15

Jordi Torras

Jordi Torras, Inbenta

Why is AI back in the spotlight?

14:35

Oren Jacob

Oren Jacob, PullString

Personalization of Virtual Characters and Assistants

14:55

Ulysses Bernardet

Ulysses Bernardet, Simon Fraser University

Social, Affective Virtual Characters: Augmenting Rapport and Customizability through Personality

15:15

COFFEE

FUTURE OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

15:55

Dennis Mortensen

Dennis Mortensen, x.ai

The Emergence of Bring Your Own Agent (BYOA)

16:20

Rick Collins

Rick Collins, Next IT

The Human Future of Machine Intelligence

16:40

Milie Taing

Milie Taing, Lili.ai

Artificial Intelligence Must Become Non-Magical to Respect Human Dignity

17:00

CONVERSATION & DRINKS

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