Modern AI and the Future of Work
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  Steve Ardire   Steve Ardire
'Merchant of Light' & Software Startup Advisor
  Adrian Bowles   Adrian Bowles
Industry Analyst
STORM Insights, Inc.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Modern AI - from deep learning to advanced natural language processing and generation to gesture and emotion management - is poised to change the way people work and interact with businesses. In 2016, we saw the growing acceptance of AI-powered applications for analytics, marketing and sales, customer service, human resources, market/risk intelligence, and more applications where the user experience is also shaped by AI.

As enterprises become “AI literate,” the #FutureofWork will be reshaped to include Augmented Intelligence where machines will emerge as top collaborators. Software to replace or augment specific job functions will drive the human capital shift to higher-order, non-routine cognitive creative work.

Steve Ardire advises #AI and #machineintelligence startups (40+ startups in over 20 years) in business strategy/market innovation, close funding, go-to-market, and customer/partner engagement. Steve speaks at AI conferences and authors occasional blog posts. For more see Inside the Mind of an AI Startup Advisor at

Adrian Bowles is an industry analyst and recovering academic, providing research and advisory services for buyers, sellers, and investors in emerging technology markets. His coverage areas include cognitive computing, big data/analytics, the Internet of things, and cloud computing. Adrian co-authored "Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics" (Wiley, 2015) and is currently writing a book on the business and societal impact of these emerging technologies. He has held executive positions at several consulting and analyst firms. Adrian also held academic appointments in computer science at Drexel University and SUNY-Binghamton, and adjunct faculty positions in the business schools at NYU and Boston College. He began his career with research and application development roles at IBM and GTE Laboratories. Adrian earned his BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science from SUNY-Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

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