Cognitive Computing Consortium Holds “Directions in Cognitive” Program at AI World 2017 Conference in Boston

Cognitive Computing Consortium, a Boston-based think tank that supports a community of innovation on issues involving machine intelligence, will produce a full-day program called Directions in Cognitive to be held on Wednesday, December 13th at the AI World 2017 conference in Boston, Mass. Open to all AI World attendees and Consortium members with a conference VIP pass, Directions in Cognitive will deliver a wide-ranging set of keynotes and sessions devoted to practical challenges for experienced AI practitioners as well as on tools and frameworks to help guide practitioners engaged in cognitive application development.

“Directions in Cognitive will focus on the issues facing Cognitive Computing Consortium members, and other AI and cognitive computing applications professionals today, as they scope, design, build, and revise production applications for the enterprise,” said Hadley Reynolds, Managing Director, Cognitive Computing Consortium and Directions in Cognitive Chairperson. “The program presents the experience of practitioners working with applications in the field, as well as research-based frameworks for characterizing cognitive applications and understanding cognitive work profiles, skills, attributes, and knowledge. We present emerging technologies, the state of the market, and bring focus to important challenges in the area of ethical guidelines for these new applications.”

Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics, will provide the opening Keynote at Directions in Cognitive. Additional speakers to participate in the program include:

  • Dr. Ronald Weissman, Chair of the Software Industry Group of the Band of Angels
  • David Weinberger, Sr. Researcher, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
  • Leslie Owens, Executive Director, MIT-Sloan School Center for Information Systems Research
  • Clare Gillan, Lecturer, Babson College
  • Ganesan Shankar, Assoc. Prof. Babson College – Technology, Operations, and Information Management
  • Finale Doshi-Velez, Asst. Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
  • Larry Todd Wilson, Founder & Director, Knowledge Harvesting, Inc.
  • Gabi Zijderveld, CMO, Affectiva
  • Daniel Donohue, Partner, Keystone Strategies
  • Jeff Fried, CTO, BA-Insight
  • Tyler Schultz, VP, Veritone
  • Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science
  • Gauthier Robe, VP, Coveo
  • Daniel Mayer, CEO, NA Expert Systems

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For further information and to view the Directions in Cognitive Conference Agenda, please visit https://aiworld.com/ccc-event/ To register, visit: https://aiworld.com/live-registration/. For Directions in Cognitive, use code AIW200CCC.

ABOUT AI WORLD

AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the business and technology of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI World 2017 will be held in Boston, MA on December 11-13. The three-day conference and expo is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about the state-of-the-practice of AI in the enterprise. AI World has become is the “must attend” event for enterprise executives and decision makers from Global 2000 organizations and business leaders from across the entire artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem. AI World 2016 was the largest independent enterprise AI, hosting more than 2,200 business executives, 110+ speakers and 65+ sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more, please visit http://www.aiworld.com.

ABOUT THE COGNITIVE COMPUTING CONSORTIUM

The Cognitive Computing Consortium is a membership consortium of private and public organizations and individuals whose mission is to facilitate the spread of knowledge and innovation in cognitive computing. The Consortium conducts research on the technical, managerial, and organizational aspects of cognitive computing. It acts as an advocate and central resource for cognitive computing thought leadership and education. It provides an impartial discussion forum for topics and issues related to cognitive computing. To learn more, please visit http://www.cognitivecomputingconsortium.com.

AI World and the Cognitive Computing Consortium Announce Program for AI / Cognitive Computing Professionals

Cognitive Computing Consortium Named Premier Association Sponsorof AI World 2017

WESTBORO, MASS. – July 24, 2017 – AI World and the Cognitive Computing Consortium today announced that AI World has named the Cognitive Computing Consortium the Premier Association Sponsor for AI World 2017 to be held December 11-13, 2017 in Boston, Mass. The Consortium will produce a full-day program on Wednesday, December 13th focused on information for the AI / cognitive computing professional. Geared for Consortium members, the separate, day-long program is open to attendees of AI World. The Consortium Program will deliver a wide-ranging set of keynotes and sessions devoted to practical challenges for experienced AI practitioners as well as covering tools and frameworks to help guide professionals engaged in cognitive application development.

Artificial intelligence-based applications are now being designed and deployed by a number of innovative enterprises. A groundswell of interest from large and small firms was seen at AI World 2016, where attendance exceeded expectations with well over 2,000 attendees. AI World 2017 will build on this success.

“The Cognitive Computing Consortium program gives us the opportunity to address deep issues of interest to experienced AI professionals,” said Eliot Weinman, CEO, Trends Equity and AI World Conference Chair. “In addition to offering a range of thought leadership keynotes, the Consortium Program will address tools and frameworks geared specifically to enabling cognitive application teams to successfully design and deploy systems with far-reaching value advantages for the enterprise. The program will also feature original research resulting from the joint research program sponsored by Babson College’s Technology, Operations, and Information Management department and the Cognitive Computing Consortium.”

“We are experiencing a critical skills gap in the area of AI/cognitive computing, in which the availability of data scientists, UX professionals, software developers, and business innovators with AI experience falls dramatically short of the demand for their services,” added Hadley Reynolds, Managing Director, Cognitive Computing Consortium. “The context of the AI World 2017 event is an excellent fit with the Consortium’s mission to build dialog among all those professionals and with the business leaders whose vision will drive this market forward. We expect our program to expose Consortium members and AI World conference attendees to the most accomplished people and the best practical insights into the day-to-day work of delivering AI value.”

About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the business and technology of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI World 2017 will be held in Boston, MA on December 11-13. The three-day conference and expo is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about the state-of-the-practice of AI in the enterprise. AI World has become the “must attend” event for enterprise executives and decision makers from Global 2000 organizations and business leaders from across the entire artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem. AI World 2016 was the largest independent enterprise AI event ever produced, hosting more than 2,200 business executives, 110+ speakers and 65+ sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more, please visit www.aiworld.com. 

About the Cognitive Computing Consortium

The Cognitive Computing Consortium is a membership consortium of private and public organizations and individuals whose mission is to facilitate the spread of knowledge and innovation in cognitive computing. The Consortium conducts research on the technical, managerial, and organizational aspects of cognitive computing. It acts as an advocate and central resource for cognitive computing thought leadership and education. It provides an impartial discussion forum for topics and issues related to cognitive computing. To learn more, please visit www.cognitivecomputingconsortium.com.

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