Oliver Cox , IBM
Mastering the Art of Conversation with IBM Watson
Oliver is a Solution Architect in IBM's Watson division. His experience as a developer and technical leader at a Business Intelligence company, enables him to support businesses to find innovative ways to integrate Watson's machine learning and text analysis capabilities into a wide variety of use cases across a number of industries. In his talk Oliver will share insights into how Watson can and is being used in conversation solutions. Highlighting key factors for success, lessons learnt and demystifying Watson Developer Cloud services.
Scott Van Looy , AIB
Scaling Social Solutions with Machine Learning
In his talk, Scott will take us through what is possible with a social network such as Twitter, IBM’s Bluemix natural language classification and sentiment analysis. And what awesomeness can happen when you put them all together.
Paul Slattery , AKQA
One of the most natural things for humans to do - engage in a simple conversation - has been one of the hardest things for machines to master. Yet a new era has started where we might chat with machines more often than we do with each other - as conversation becomes the most effective interface for getting things done. Conversational AI is alive and well in applications like Telegram, which passed 100M active monthly users this month. Facebook has relaunched Messenger as a platform with built in AI; x.ai has spent the last two years teaching “Amy” its calendar AI how to handle meeting schedules via email; and a 19-year-old has written a free chatbot AI lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets. AKQA Technical Director Paul Slattery will join speakers Oliver Cox and Scott van Looy for a joint panel after their talks to discuss with attendees how the power of conversation will break out of messaging apps, achieve scalability, and transforms how we interact with the world around us.
Thursday 30 June 2016, 18:30 - 21:00
Free Entry. Refreshments Provided.
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