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Artificial Intelligence – Are You Ready?

April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence – Are You Ready?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of business and radically transforming the way we live, work and communicate today. Join us in this AI conference organized by Singapore Management University in partnership with AI Singapore, and hear from leading industry experts from Accenture, Facebook & Grab as they discuss real life case studies of AI in action and how they have implemented AI technologies and solutions in their businesses. Mr. Laurence LIEW, Director, AI Industry Innovation of AI Singapore, will also speak about the AI Singapore national programme and its activities to date, in particular the 100E programme which helps accelerate the adoption of AI by companies in Singapore.

RSVP at: https://smu.sg/g-4


DATE 6 April 2018, Friday
TIME 9:00AM – 12:00PM
(Registration & Refreshments start at 8:15AM)
VENUE Singapore Management University*
As venue capacity is limited, please note that submission of this registration form does not guarantee a seat in this conference. Once your seat is confirmed, a confirmation slip with full event details will be sent to your registered e-mail.


8:15 AM Registration and light refreshments
9:00 AM Welcome Address by SMU Provost, Professor Lily KONG
9:10 AM Opening Address by Guest of Honor Mr. TAN Kok Yam, Deputy Secretary, Smart Nation & Digital Government, Prime Minister’s Office
9:30 AM Keynote Speech: Mr. Laurence LIEW, Director, AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore

Enabling Singapore for the AI Wave
Laurence will speak about the AI Singapore national programme and its activities to date, in particular the 100E programme which helps accelerate the adoption of AI by companies in Singapore.
9:50 AM Dr. DAI Bing Tian, Director, Master of IT in Business (AI), Assistant Professor, School of Information Systems, SMU

Human + AI: The Winning Blend
Bing Tian will talk about the impact that AI brings to job markets, and what one can and should do in order to achieve a great success with AI.
10:10AM Mr. Joon-Seong LEE, Managing Director, Accenture Applied Intelligence – ASEAN Lead

AI : Opportunities & Impact on Businesses
Joon-Seong will discuss how AI can help propel Singapore’s economic growth, areas where AI can make a difference and deliver impact, and real life case studies of AI in action.
10:25AM Mr. Srikiran RAGHAVAN, Head of APAC, Marketing Partners Program, Facebook

The Impact of AI on Modern Marketing
Marketing in a digital world is driving marketers towards innovation that delivers intelligent and swifter decision making. The Holy Grail of delivering the right advertising to the right audience in the right time and context is becoming less about intuition and more about predictive analytics and real-time insights and decision making. This talk will cover some of the investments Facebook’s Marketing Partners are making in AI that will allow marketers to derive the benefits of AI.
10:40AM Dr. Jagannadan VARADARAJAN, Data Science (Lead), Machine Learning, Grab

Leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Better Ride-hailing Experience Across Southeast Asia
Grab being the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, Grab’s fleet of over 2.3 million drivers are criss-crossing roads, big and small, across 168 cities covering 8 countries in Southeast Asia everyday, producing massive amount of GPS trails. The data is so rich that when the GPS points are put together, they almost resemble the map of the city. Now imagine this massive amount data is used to power our data science models, we will then be able to better understand and predict our passengers (demand), drivers (supply) and our city infrastructure (maps). More specifically, this talk will cover how we leverage the recent trends in big-data, machine learning and AI to better i) predict bidding to match passenger and driver better, ii) understand driver preferences using ML, iii) estimate demand upfront in time, and iv) understand passenger preferences and improve customer experience.
10:55AM Panel Discussion:
Moderator: SMU Vice Provost (Research), Professor Steven MILLER
Panel Speakers: Accenture, AI Singapore, Facebook, Grab
12:00PM Lunch & Networking Session
1:30 PM End of Session


April 6, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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