Programme 2020

Hear from the biggest names in AI

Get ready for two-days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI and ethics and AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise and hands-on workshops.

As always, in conjunction with Ada-AI, we’ve placed a BIG focus on #AI4Good to make sure that wonderfully capable technological methods like deep learning and machine learning are developed in a way that makes the world a better place.

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Day 1 Day 2

REGISTRATION OPENS 7.30

REGISTRATION OPENS 7.30

08:30 08:4509:0009:1509:3009:4510:0010:1510:3010:4511:0011:1511:3011:4512:0012:1512:3012:4513:0013:1513:3013:4514:0014:1514:3014:4515:0015:1515:3015:4516:0016:1516:3016:4517:0017:1517:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Governing AI: putting principles into practice11:15
MINA J HANNA

IEEE

MINA J HANNA

IEEE

PANEL DISCUSSION: Governing AI: putting principles into practice

Where: Main Stage
When: 11:15 - 11:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: Is the call for regulation of big tech now an inevitability or will it merely serve to stifle innovation across the tech world? 11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Is the call for regulation of big tech now an inevitability or will it merely serve to stifle innovation across the tech world?

Where: Main Stage
When: 11:45 - 12:15
  • Does/should the government intervene? If so, what role should it play?
  • Will this lead to new data privacy legislation, antitrust actions to break up big tech companies, and the removal of special legal protections for tech?
LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage 12:15

LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage

When: 12:15 - 13:45
CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE 17:20

CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE

When: 17:20 - 17:30
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 15:25

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 15:25 - 15:55
Enterprise Story 2: How AI is used to create the hotel of the future 14:05

Enterprise Story 2: How AI is used to create the hotel of the future

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:05 - 14:25
Enterprise Story 3: 14:25

Enterprise Story 3:

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:25 - 14:45
Enterprise Story 4: How Comcast uses AI and ML for network insights and an improved customer experience14:45
DAN BAKER

Executive Director, Customer Experience Product Management
Comcast Cable

DAN BAKER

Executive Director, Customer Experience Product Management
Comcast Cable

Enterprise Story 4: How Comcast uses AI and ML for network insights and an improved customer experience

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:45 - 15:05
Keynote Enterprise Story 1: Leveraging machine learning to help customers become more financially empowered13:45
DAVE CASTILLO

Managing Vice-President of Machine Learning
Capital One

DAVE CASTILLO

Managing Vice-President of Machine Learning
Capital One

Keynote Enterprise Story 1: Leveraging machine learning to help customers become more financially empowered

Where: Main Stage
When: 13:45 - 14:05
HEADLINER: Ready. Set. Scale AI - Getting past the pilot paralysis15:55
JODIE WALLIS

Managing Director, Applied Intelligence Canada
Accenture

JODIE WALLIS

Managing Director, Applied Intelligence Canada
Accenture

HEADLINER: Ready. Set. Scale AI - Getting past the pilot paralysis

Where: Main Stage
When: 15:55 - 16:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: What does it take for humans to trust AI?16:20
BRIAN CANTWELL SMITH | TOBIAS REES | YVES BOUSSEMART

Reid Hoffman Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Human
University of Toronto

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Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities
The New School

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Head of QuantumBlack Canada
QuantumBlack

BRIAN CANTWELL SMITH

Reid Hoffman Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Human
University of Toronto

TOBIAS REES

Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities
The New School

YVES BOUSSEMART

Head of QuantumBlack Canada
QuantumBlack

PANEL DISCUSSION: What does it take for humans to trust AI?

Where: Main Stage
When: 16:20 - 16:50
  • Can machines have consciousness?
  • If you create AI, does it have rights? At which point does it become intelligent? Do/should robots have rights?
  • What’s sci-fi and hype and what’s reality? What will actually be a reality in the next year or two?
  • Out of control robots is a fear. Do/will they have a conscious identity? Will they turn on humans?
  • What happens when the AI goes wrong and there’s no human being to blame? Cases of self-driving cars or autonomous machines?
  • Certification and auditing issues. How do we gauge that systems are doing what they’re supposed to do doing? As systems adapt and update themselves how can we prove that a system designed some time ago is still doing what it’s meant to be doing?
PANEL DISCUSSION: What will the increasing use of AI for profiling and tracking mean for privacy and bias?16:50
FIONA MCEVOY

Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder
YouTheData.com

FIONA MCEVOY

Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder
YouTheData.com

PANEL DISCUSSION: What will the increasing use of AI for profiling and tracking mean for privacy and bias?

Where: Main Stage
When: 16:50 - 17:20
  • What does this mean in terms of surveillance, security and privacy?
  • To what extent do we take our DNA as fair game? And what constitutes fair game?
  • We are losing our anonymity. We aren’t just being observed but also identified on CCTV. As we shed our skin or lose some strands of hair, we are dropping our DNA and this can end up in a database
  • Bias and lack of diversity -do the algorithms used perpetuate bias?
STREAM 1: USE CASES 13:35

STREAM 1: USE CASES

When: 13:35 - 13:45
Examining practical cases of AI in action in enterprise and how it has transformed the business
Enterprise Story 5: 15:05

Enterprise Story 5:

Where: Main Stage
When: 15:05 - 15:25
AFTERNOON PLENARY: AI and Trust 15:45

AFTERNOON PLENARY: AI and Trust

When: 15:45 - 15:55
As AI evolves, how can we reassure ourselves that it’s acting in the best interests of humanity?
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 10:35

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 10:35 - 11:15
REGISTRATION 08:30

REGISTRATION

When: 08:30 - 09:00
HEADLINER10:10
STEVE ASTORINO
STEVE ASTORINO

HEADLINER

Where: Main Stage
When: 10:10 - 10:35
HEADLINER: Is interdisciplinary collaboration the key to understanding AI's impact and potential to provide a better future for humanity? 09:20

HEADLINER: Is interdisciplinary collaboration the key to understanding AI's impact and potential to provide a better future for humanity?

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:20 - 09:45
HEADLINER: Examining the latest algorithmic advances in complex, partially observable domains and their application in the fields of healthcare and robotics 09:45

HEADLINER: Examining the latest algorithmic advances in complex, partially observable domains and their application in the fields of healthcare and robotics

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:45 - 10:10
WELCOME & Chairperson's opening remarks09:00
SARAH PORTER | ISABELLA GRANDIC

Founder & CEO
InspiredMinds

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Program Success Manager and Activator
The Knowledge Society

SARAH PORTER

Founder & CEO
InspiredMinds

ISABELLA GRANDIC

Program Success Manager and Activator
The Knowledge Society

WELCOME & Chairperson's opening remarks

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:00 - 09:20
Tech Talk 1: Using Artificial Intelligence to predict Exoplanetary Atmospheres using data from Space Telescopes11:15
ARTASH NATH

Co-Founder
HotPopRobot.com

ARTASH NATH

Co-Founder
HotPopRobot.com

Tech Talk 1: Using Artificial Intelligence to predict Exoplanetary Atmospheres using data from Space Telescopes

When: 11:15 - 11:35
Tech Talk 2: AIgorithmic advances in curated content 11:35

Tech Talk 2: AIgorithmic advances in curated content

When: 11:35 - 11:55
Tech Talk 3: Creating self-sufficient AI 11:55

Tech Talk 3: Creating self-sufficient AI

When: 11:55 - 12:15
CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE 17:20

CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE

When: 17:20 - 17:30
LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage 12:15

LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage

When: 12:15 - 13:45
REGISTRATION 08:30

REGISTRATION

When: 08:30 - 09:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Hot pick of AI disruptors13:45
RAUL POPA | CHRISTOPH AUER-WELSBACH

Partner
IBM Ventures

RAUL POPA
CHRISTOPH AUER-WELSBACH

Partner
IBM Ventures

PANEL DISCUSSION: Hot pick of AI disruptors

When: 13:45 - 14:25
WORKSHOP 1: Building a Machine Learning Pipeline with Watson14:30
STEVEN GREEN | ALEXANDRE ALLE

Senior Information Management Technical Specialist
IBM

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Advanced Analytics Specialist
IBM

STEVEN GREEN

Senior Information Management Technical Specialist
IBM

ALEXANDRE ALLE

Advanced Analytics Specialist
IBM

WORKSHOP 1: Building a Machine Learning Pipeline with Watson

When: 14:30 - 15:30
In this hands-on workshop, we will walk through the machine learning lifecycle using Watson tools to accelerate both the development and management of models. This session will feature Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, and how to use AutoAI to automate model development. Participants should have a basic understanding of programming, but advanced knowledge is not necessary. This workshop is designed for Data engineers, data scientists and analysts.
WORKSHOP 2 15:55

WORKSHOP 2

When: 15:55 - 17:20
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 10:35

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 10:35 - 11:15
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 15:30

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 15:30 - 15:55
STREAM 2: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS 11:05

STREAM 2: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS

When: 11:05 - 11:15
Hear from the world's leading tech innovators across industry and academia on ground-breaking new innovations in AI
STREAM 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS 13:35

STREAM 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS

When: 13:35 - 13:45
Hear from the AI startups, scaleups and unicorns making waves in 2020

REGISTRATION OPENS 8.00

REGISTRATION OPENS 8.00

08:30 08:4509:0009:1509:3009:4510:0010:1510:3010:4511:0011:1511:3011:4512:0012:1512:3012:4513:0013:1513:3013:4514:0014:1514:3014:4515:0015:1515:3015:4516:0016:1516:3016:45
HEADLINER 09:50

HEADLINER

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:50 - 10:15
HEADLINER: How humans judge machines09:20
CESAR A. HILDAGO

ANITI Chair
University of Toulouse

CESAR A. HILDAGO

ANITI Chair
University of Toulouse

HEADLINER: How humans judge machines

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:20 - 09:50
Do we judge humans and machines equally? Or are our judgments biased depending on who or what is performing an action?
REGISTRATION 08:30

REGISTRATION

When: 08:30 - 09:00
LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage 12:05

LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage

When: 12:05 - 13:30
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 10:15

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 10:15 - 10:45
Enterprise Story 7 11:05

Enterprise Story 7

Where: Main Stage
When: 11:05 - 11:25
Enterprise Story 8 11:25

Enterprise Story 8

Where: Main Stage
When: 11:25 - 11:45
Enterprise Story 911:45
RAMY NASSAR

Director, Retail Innovation Lab
Mattel

RAMY NASSAR

Director, Retail Innovation Lab
Mattel

Enterprise Story 9

Where: Main Stage
When: 11:45 - 12:05
Headline Enterprise Story 6: Everything you need to know about machine-learning management, but were afraid to ask10:45
CRAIG MARTELL

Head of Machine Learning
Dropbox

CRAIG MARTELL

Head of Machine Learning
Dropbox

Headline Enterprise Story 6: Everything you need to know about machine-learning management, but were afraid to ask

Where: Main Stage
When: 10:45 - 11:05
STREAM 1: USE CASES 10:35

STREAM 1: USE CASES

When: 10:35 - 10:45
Examining practical cases of AI in action in enterprise and how it has transformed the business
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 15:15

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 15:15 - 15:45
AFTERNOON PLENARY: Future Gazing 15:35

AFTERNOON PLENARY: Future Gazing

When: 15:35 - 15:45
Keynote Tech Talk 4: After the Obstacle Tower Challenge: The next Phase of Data-Driven AI13:30
DANNY LANGE

VP of AI and Machine Learning
Unity Technologies

DANNY LANGE

VP of AI and Machine Learning
Unity Technologies

Keynote Tech Talk 4: After the Obstacle Tower Challenge: The next Phase of Data-Driven AI

When: 13:30 - 13:55
STREAM 1: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS 13:20

STREAM 1: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS

When: 13:20 - 13:30
Hear from the world's leading tech innovators across industry and academia on ground-breaking new innovations in AI
Tech Talk 5: How AI is Transforming IoT 13:55

Tech Talk 5: How AI is Transforming IoT

Where: Main Stage
When: 13:55 - 14:15
Tech Talk 6: Beyond Supervised Driving14:15
ADRIEN GAIDON

Machine Learning Lead
Toyota Research Institute

ADRIEN GAIDON

Machine Learning Lead
Toyota Research Institute

Tech Talk 6: Beyond Supervised Driving

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:15 - 14:35
Tech Talk 7: ET City Brain 14:35

Tech Talk 7: ET City Brain

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:35 - 14:55
Tech Talk 8: Transfer learning at scale 14:55

Tech Talk 8: Transfer learning at scale

Where: Main Stage
When: 14:55 - 15:15
  • What are the recognised ingredients to make transfer learning happen at scale and how close are we to seeing this happen at individual domains?
  • What will work best in practice? What are the best models for this?
CLOSE OF WSAI AMERICAS 16:35

CLOSE OF WSAI AMERICAS

When: 16:35 - 16:45
CLOSING HEADLINER16:10
YOSSI MATIAS

Vice President, Engineering
Google

YOSSI MATIAS

Vice President, Engineering
Google

CLOSING HEADLINER

Where: Main Stage
When: 16:10 - 16:35
CLOSING HEADLINER: Connecting the global workforce with AI15:45
DEEPAK AGARWAL

VP of Engineering
LinkedIn

DEEPAK AGARWAL

VP of Engineering
LinkedIn

CLOSING HEADLINER: Connecting the global workforce with AI

Where: Main Stage
When: 15:45 - 16:10
WELCOME & Chairperson's opening remarks09:00
SARAH PORTER | ISABELLA GRANDIC

Founder & CEO
InspiredMinds

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Program Success Manager and Activator
The Knowledge Society

SARAH PORTER

Founder & CEO
InspiredMinds

ISABELLA GRANDIC

Program Success Manager and Activator
The Knowledge Society

WELCOME & Chairperson's opening remarks

Where: Main Stage
When: 09:00 - 09:20
CLOSE OF WSAI AMERICAS 16:35

CLOSE OF WSAI AMERICAS

When: 16:35 - 16:45
LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage 12:05

LUNCH & NETWORKING: Hear four fascinating Startup Stories on the main stage

When: 12:05 - 13:30
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 10:15

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 10:15 - 10:45
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING 15:15

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

When: 15:15 - 15:45
REGISTRATION 08:30

REGISTRATION

When: 08:30 - 09:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating AI for social good10:45
DR SUJOY KAR

Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President
Apollo Hospitals

DR SUJOY KAR

Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President
Apollo Hospitals

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating AI for social good

When: 10:45 - 11:20
Using AI to predict climate change Using AI to predict likelihood of asthma attacks
PANEL DISCUSSION: The implementation of an ethical framework11:25
CONSTANZA GOMEZ MONT | JOHN HAVENS | YOAV SCHLESINGER

Founder and CEO
C Minds

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Executive Director
IEEE

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Principal, Ethical AI Practice
Salesforce

CONSTANZA GOMEZ MONT

Founder and CEO
C Minds

JOHN HAVENS

Executive Director
IEEE

YOAV SCHLESINGER

Principal, Ethical AI Practice
Salesforce

PANEL DISCUSSION: The implementation of an ethical framework

When: 11:25 - 12:05
What does model governance look like? How should it best be set up? How can you put in control mechanisms that allow it to be dynamic and evolving over the next couple of years but still achieve its ongoing purpose? How can it be controlled to evaluate this process? ML explainability
PANEL DISCUSSION: Banking on AI – how AI is impacting the financial services sector14:05
JOSE MURILLO

Chief Analytics Officer
Grupo Financiero Banorte

JOSE MURILLO

Chief Analytics Officer
Grupo Financiero Banorte

PANEL DISCUSSION: Banking on AI – how AI is impacting the financial services sector

When: 14:05 - 14:35
PANEL SESSION: Scaling up for success - Founders of successful startups share their challenges and experiences13:30
EFRAT RAPOPORT | ADI ECKHOUSE BARZILAI

Co-Founder & CEO
Bonobo AI

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Co-Founder & CEO
Realface

EFRAT RAPOPORT

Co-Founder & CEO
Bonobo AI

ADI ECKHOUSE BARZILAI

Co-Founder & CEO
Realface

PANEL SESSION: Scaling up for success - Founders of successful startups share their challenges and experiences

When: 13:30 - 14:00
STREAM 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS & UNICORNS 13:20

STREAM 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS & UNICORNS

When: 13:20 - 13:30
Hear from the AI startups, scaleups and unicorns making waves in 2020
STREAM 2: AI AND HUMANITY 10:35

STREAM 2: AI AND HUMANITY

When: 10:35 - 10:45
Examining cases where AI can be used for social good and to mitigate bias

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