As a part of our business trip to London, we had an extraordinary opportunity to attend the AI Europe 2016 conference, which was attended by more than 1000 people in two days. Many successful, top-notch professionals in the selected area of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and technology overall gathered to share their expertise and knowledge. Zesium was the only company from the European region to attend this event.
The biggest impression of the conference was the awareness of how far artificial intelligence has actually come, especially in the banking sector, which is quite advanced in London. For us, this was a great honor; meeting with not only the best European companies in this domain, but those in the world as well (most of these companies are based in the United States).
The conference chair, and best-selling author on Artificial Intelligence, Calum Chace, pointed out the importance of the information revolution.
In the next few decades, life for most people is going to change in extraordinary ways and at an extraordinary rate. The reason, as usual, is technology.
One of the lecturers at the conference was Robin Bordoli, the CEO of Clowdflower, a data enrichment, data mining and crowdsourcing company based in San Francisco. His newsletter on AI Europe 2016 studied one of the most important questions concerning AI: if the business potential of AI is real or not, and how AI applies to businesses.
He stated that in order to adopt Artificial Intelligence, business executives must understand it – especially the key concepts of AI: Training Data, Machine Learning and Human-in-the-Loop. Also, understanding the myths and reality about it; AI is not magic, it’s data, math, patterns, and iteration.
Besides Robin Bordoli, there were many other renowned speakers including Luming Wang (Uber), Annika Schröder (UBS AG), Andrew Fryer (Microsoft Limited), Serge Palaric (Nvidia), Carlos Jaime (Samsung Electronics France), and many others.