Justine Cassell Keynote Topics
AI: Future Opportunities and Challenges
We are at the beginning of a decades-long trend toward increasingly data-intensive, evidence-based decision making across all walks of life, fueled by big data and machine learning algorithms. In this talk, Justine will introduce the opportunities and surprises that AI will bring us, and give us her answers to the questions that entrepreneurs would care about the most, such as: what are the probable future products? What are the probable future business models? What are the possible game changers? etc., and most importantly, her advice to entrepreneurs and startup founders on how to find the market with the most value.
The Future of Bots
In today's era of intelligent assistants of all kinds, a conversational front end is a necessity. Particularly in the mobile and home domains where users may be engaged in multiple tasks at the same time, and have their eyes on something other than a screen, the ability to use conversation to access services is particularly important. On the other hand, most existent conversational user interfaces are really thinly veiled search engines. The interaction between user and system couldn't be called a "conversation" by a long shot. In this talk I'll discuss what natural language and AI challenges face us as we try to design the conversational personal assistants of the future, and how to meet those challenges.
Social Artificial Intelligence
In this talk Dr. Cassell will describe some unexpected results about the ways in which social interaction supports and improves task performance in people, and how social interactiohen can profitably be integrated into AI, with implications for the future of AI, the future of work, and the future of social interaction.
AI & The Future of Work
Will progress in AI and Robotics mean the end of work as we know it today? Is it true that robots fueled by AI will replace millions of humans at their jobs? These are the questions that every industry and company is asking themselves, and Dr. Cassell, one of the leading AI and robotics experts and professor at CMU will answer them in this fascinating talk.