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At Microsoft, researchers in artificial intelligence are harnessing the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms to enable collaborative and natural interactions between people and machines that extend the human ability to sense, learn and understand. The research infuses computers, materials and systems with the ability to reason, communicate and perform with humanlike skill and agility.
Microsoft’s deep investments in the field are advancing the state of the art in machine intelligence and perception, enabling computers that understand what they see, communicate in natural language, answer complex questions and interact with their environment. In addition, the company’s researchers are thought leaders on the ethics and societal impacts of intelligent technologies. The research, tools and services that result from this investment are woven into existing and new products and, at the same time, made open and accessible to the broader community in a bid to accelerate innovation, democratize AI and solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
DataRobot is a machine learning platform that unleashes the power of AI through automation. We empower users of all skill levels to build AI solutions and make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open-source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale.
DataRobot provides the fastest path to AI competence for organizations of all sizes.
For more information, visit www.datarobot.com
BIOS ITSilver sponsorBIOS IT
BIOS IT is a global IT consultancy and solution provider, focussed on delivering the latest high-performance, power efficient IT solutions.
From liquid-cooled servers to fully bespoke solutions tailored to meet your exact requirements, BIOS IT provides the right solution for you.
Working with some of the ecosystem’s leading hardware and software partners, BIOS IT is positioned to design and create the most innovative solutions optimized for speed and efficiency which provide you with that imperative edge over the competition.
See more at www.bios-it.co.uk/
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Preventing disease. Building smart cities. Revolutionizing analytics. These are just a few things happening today with AI and, specifically, deep learning. Deep learning was only a theory until recently when teams around the world started using NVIDIA GPUs. Already, organizations are using deep learning to transform moonshots into real results.
See more at www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/
At inGenious.AI, we create engaging, informative and useful conversational interfaces (CIs), enabling customers to communicate with companies in the same way as they would with their friends. We specialise in providing an enjoyable, effective one-to-one customer experience via chatbots, which are scalable and comparatively low cost.
We believe that current challenges being experienced by organisations and their customers can be solved in new ways using next generation technologies such as conversational interfaces, machine learning, and A.I. combined with a genuine focus on the customer experience. One of the major advantages of chatbots is that there is no need for users to learn an interface; the majority of users are already familiar with text messaging and speech-based interaction through natural language.
We design and build chatbots for messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Workplace by Facebook, SMS and Wechat, and voice-based platforms such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.
N1 AnalyticsStart-upN1 Analytics
We now know that data has the power to transform society and businesses. And the more quality data we have, the better the results. But, what if you can’t access valuable data due to confidentiality or privacy concerns?
Now you can safely unlock and use confidential data without disclosing or sharing the data.
Based on four years of cutting edge research, N1 allows linking of individual records, statistical queries and machine learning on sensitive data while ensuring confidentiality and privacy for all parties.
Privacy Preserving Linkage
Privacy Preserving Linkage enables matching and linking records across datasets without revealing or releasing the identifying data. It works even if there are errors in the data.
Confidential Statistics enables statistical queries across multiple data sets to compute counts, sums and averages of selections.
N1 Analytics enables machine learning on datasets which have been enhanced using multiple private datasets.
Swamy & AssociatesResearch partnerSwamy & Associates
Swamy and Associates is a 15-year-old Australian-owned and Sydney-headquartered advisory organization that specializes in advising Australian organizations primarily financial institutions on their Advanced-analytics and BPM journeys. In the immediate 5-year-period to 2016, the firm has directly advised 6 out of the top 15 financial institutions in Australia on their Advanced-analytics journeys across both banking and insurance sectors including 2 institutions at their Group CEO levels
Further details are at https://au.linkedin.com/in/sriannaswamy1
AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONSupporting partnerAUSTRALIAN INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. We are a not-for-profit organisation to benefit members, and AIIA membership fees are tax deductible.
Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for our members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity.
See more at www.aiia.com.au
Fifth QuadrantSupporting partnerFifth Quadrant
Fifth Quadrant is Australia’s Leader in CX Consulting, Research & Design
We have one of the largest bodies of customer experience related research in Australia that allows us to provide rich, evidence-based recommendations and an unrivalled level of knowledge and subject matter expertise.
Our services provide our clients with:
- Significantly improved customer experience, engagement and loyalty
- Increased revenue from both inbound and outbound customer interaction channels
- Improved employee engagement
- A reduced cost to serve
- Increased profitability
We are also a publisher of timely and relevant customer experience news, trends and research insights. We regularly engage with nearly 10,000 Australian professionals through our CX Spotlight newsletter.
See more at www.fifthquadrant.com.au
IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. IJCAI were held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969. Starting with 2016, IJCAI will be held annually. IJCAI is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s). The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017.
See more at www.ijcai-17.org
Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)Co-located eventUncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)
The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) is one of the premier international conferences on research related to knowledge representation, learning, and reasoning in the presence of uncertainty. UAI is supported by the Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (AUAI).
The UAI 2017 award-winning papers will enter the special track for award-winning papers of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).
Visit http://auai.org/uai2017/training.php for more information.