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The AI Summit New York: What to watch

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Article ImageEditorial picks for December’s artificial intelligence event at the Javits Center

The final AI Summit of 2021 is set to make a triumphant return to the Big Apple.

December 8-9 will see experts from organizations including AWS, Google, Facebook, Deloitte Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat impart their knowledge and insights to attendees.

We’ve compiled a list of the content we’re most excited to see.

This is just a snapshot of what the event has in store – click here to check out the full agenda.

If any of these sessions excite you, there’s still plenty of time to book your tickets.

 

What: Searching for alpha – the excess return of a fund: AI, unstructured and alternative data

Where: Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:05 PM to 12:35 PM

When: Finance

It’s become increasingly difficult to consistently generate alpha, the excess return of a fund.

Many asset managers are reaching a critical point because of the huge volumes of investment data.

Can AI help investment professionals overcome information overload, make better investment decisions, and find the new alpha?

Peng Cheng, head of machine learning strategies at JP Morgan will be on hand to answer these questions, and more.

To learn more about this, head here: Searching for alpha – the excess return of a fund: AI, unstructured and alternative data

 

What: ML-powered real time anomaly detection system: From endpoint, to cloud and network

Where: Cybersecurity

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:10 AM to 11:40 AM

Cybersecurity is all about data and patterns.

ML-powered security systems can analyze vast amounts of quickly changing data in a complex environment and identify irregular and unusual data patterns in real-time.

What are the complexities and challenges? What are the currently available systems? Klaus Haller, senior security architect at AXA (and regular AI Business contributor), will be providing expert insight into multiple case studies.

To learn more about this, check out: ML-powered real time anomaly detection system: From endpoint, to cloud and network

 

What: Panel – AI maturity and why you need it – how increasing your AI maturity delivers repeatable business value

Where: Scaling Intelligence

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:25 AM to 12:05 PM

This panel will look at how advancing up the AI maturity curve is beneficial not just for the AI and analytics teams but also to the business – and the value delivered from AI and analytics.

The panel will also describe how organizations can identify their own maturity level and find the next best actions to take to improve maturity.

Speakers include Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder and principal analyst of Deep Analysis and author of the bestselling book ‘Practical Artificial Intelligence – An Enterprise Playbook.’

To learn more about this, head here: AI maturity and why you need it - how increasing your AI maturity delivers repeatable business value

 

What: Winning the war on cybersecurity – building an organizational cybersecurity culture

Where: Cybersecurity

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:10 AM to 10:40 AM

The mind-boggling rate of technological change has increased the level of cyber risk at a faster pace.

To combat cyber threats and protect critical assets, businesses should leverage advanced technologies, such as AI, to enhance security and create a well-rounded and sustainable organizational cybersecurity culture.

Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, will speaking live on how to develop best practices to use AI to fight bad actors.

To learn more about this, head here: Winning the war on cybersecurity - building an organizational cybersecurity culture

 

What: Applications of AI in the insurance industry – lessons learned along the journey

Where: Finance

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:35 AM to 11:05 AM

AI and ML are driving cashless payment ecosystems forward.

Banks can now leverage deep learning to analyze past transactions before generating decisions to approve or decline a new transaction.

Jeff Lee, head of actuarial data and analytics for North America at Swiss Re, will tell attendees how to create a smother, glitch-free fraud prevention experience without unexpected lags.

To learn more about this, head here: Applications of AI in the insurance industry – lessons learned along the Journey

 

What: Enabling human-centered AI

Where: Digital Transformation Acceleration

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:50 AM to 10:20 AM

Seth Dobrin, chief AI officer at IBM Watson, will be outlining how his team is fundamentally changing business operations and product development by adopting a human-centered approach to AI.

Dobrin’s team uses a new methodology that he created that ensures continuous and responsible delivery of AI-based business outcomes across the company.

He’ll be providing insights into developing a design-driven strategy that enables a transformation of the business's core operations.

To learn more about this, head here: Enabling Human-Centered AI

 

What: Unlocking data capital with AI

Where: Scaling Intelligence

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021 9:55 AM to 10:20 AM

As we look toward more demanding applications of artificial intelligence to unlock value from data, it’s increasingly essential to develop a sustainable big data strategy and to efficiently scale AI initiatives.

This session covers the fundamental principles that need to be considered in order to achieve this goal.

To learn more about this, head here: Unlocking data capital with AI

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