PAPIs Connect, Europe’s 1st conference on Artificial Intelligence for Business and Society, comes to Valencia on 14-15 March '16
From smartphones' predictive apps to driverless cars, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. It is also used by organizations to make sense of their data (big and small). For that, they apply Machine Learning techniques that find patterns in data, use them to make predictions, prescribe actions, and ultimately to automate decisions. PAPIs Connect is Europe's 1st AI conference for business and IT decision makers, managers and app developers. It brings together international experts who are exploiting AI’s opportunities in various domains and industries — even traditional ones. The conference also hosts the world's first AI Startup Battle where selection is made by an AI (powered by Telefonica Open Future).
PAPIs Connect aims at demystifying AI by featuring concrete use cases that show how it creates value, and how it can be implemented. It is the sister event to PAPIs, the International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps taking place annually, with previous editions in Barcelona and Sydney that gathered attendees from 25 different countries. PAPIs Connect focuses on how machine learning and artificial intelligence are used by all types of organizations —from startups to large corporations— to create predictive apps and autonomous systems that solve real problems in business and everyday life. Typical examples are: predictive maintenance, demand prediction for replenishment, priority detection, pricing optimisation, churn detection, task automation, etc.
The next edition of the conference will bring leading speakers in this space (coming from the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal and Spain) to Universitat Politècnica de València on 14-15 March 2016 (right before the famous Fallas). The most promising AI startups will be invited to pitch on stage in a never-seen-before Startup Battle, and the winner will be selected by an impartial algorithm that predicts startups' chances of success.
- Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Director of AI Research Institute at Spanish National Research Council — Keynote: "Past, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence: a Fascinating Journey"
- Jose Hernandez Orallo, Senior Lecturer at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia: "Machine learning performance evaluation: tips and pitfalls"
- Nuria Oliver, Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D — Keynote: "Big Data for Social Good"
- JoEllen Lukavec Koester, AI Safety Ambassador at GoodAI: "Engineering the Future of Our Choice with General Artificial Intelligence"
- Natalino Busa, Enterprise Data Architect at ING — Keynote: "Predictive APIs: What about Banking?"
- Greg Lamp, Founder of Yhat: "Microdecision making in financial services"
- Ulrich Kerzel, Senior Data Scientist at Blue Yonder: "How to predict the future of shopping"
- Alex Ingerman, Product Manager at Amazon Machine Learning: "Building a production-ready predictive app for customer service"
- Daniel Guhl, Data scientist at SO1 and postdoc at Humboldt University Berlin: "Revolutionizing Offline Retail Pricing & Promotions with Machine Learning"
- Daniel Hulme, CEO at Satalia and Director of Business Analytics MSc at University College London: "Real-world applications of AI"
- David Arnu, Data Scientist at RapidMiner: "Predictive Analytics Use Cases in the Manufacturing Industry"
- Inês Almeida, Data Scientist at Liquid: "Machine Learning Services Benchmark: choosing the right tools for your application"
- Florian Douetteau, CEO at Dataiku: "How to build a successful data team"
- Alex Housley, Founder and CEO of open-source Machine Learning platform Seldon: "Open Source Machine Learning and Predictive APIs"
- Jose A. Ortega Ruiz, Co-Founder at BigML: "Automating ML workflows: a report from the trenches"
- Greg Lamp, Co-Founder at Yhat, Inc.: "Using Machine Learning to build an autonomous drone"
- Ferran Galí Reniu, Software Engineer at Trovit: "Evolving a data-driven company from MapReduce to Spark"
- "Demystifying Deep Learning" (TBA)
- Vincent Van Steenbergen: "Speed-up distributed Deep Learning with Spark on AWS"
... and more to be announced! (sign up to get updates)
- Website and registration: http://www.papis.io/connect/
- Price: 150€ Early Bird (until 27 January) - 195€ Regular
- Date: 14-15 March 2016
- Venue: Paraninfo at Universitat Politècnica de València (how to get here)
- Twitter account: @papisdotio
- Hashtag: #papisconnect
- Contact us
PAPIs Connect is co-organized by Apicultur and Universitat Politècnica de València.