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Emotion AI Summit 2019

Human-Centric AI

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Event Date:

October 15th

Event Location:

The State Room - Boston, MA

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Human-Centric AI: Considering the Human Before the Artificial

AI is at an inflection point: it’s increasingly acting on our behalf and taking on roles traditionally held by people. As we come to terms with how this will change our interactions with technology and one another, we need to remember the motivation behind AI: people, and the potential to improve the way we work, live and interact with one another.

To fully deliver on its promise, AI needs a human-centric approach -- in how it’s designed, developed and deployed.

At Affectiva’s 2019 Emotion AI Summit, we will explore what it takes to build human-centric AI, and how these approaches will bring the focus back to the people who will benefit from it. 

 

How can AI make our lives safer, healthier and more productive? How can AI make us better connected and empowered?

Human-centric AI will know a lot about us, and will often need deeply personal information to operate effectively. As a society, we will not -- and should not -- be comfortable with this in all cases. The Summit will also explore how we can deliver ethical AI that mitigates algorithmic bias while being mindful of data privacy, opt-in and consent -- and, how we do this with transparency and clarity.

After all, it’s only right that we consider the human before the artificial.

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Agenda

The agenda is still under development: we will add more content as speakers and panelists are confirmed

Main Stage
Workshops
8:00-8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:00am

Opening Keynote

Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D.
Affectiva

Guest to be Announced

Fireside Chat

Eric Schurenberg Eric Schurenberg
Mansueto Ventures (Fast Co. & Inc.)

Panel

Improving Road Safety

Panelist and moderator to be announced soon. 

When it comes to road safety, the numbers paint a grim picture: every day around the world, 3,700 people die in traffic crashes, with 80-90% caused by distracted or drowsy driving. Regulators and manufacturers agree that driver state monitoring systems are critically important in preventing these incidents. So, how can AI augment what’s possible with driver safety systems that exist today? And, as we look to the future of mobility, what safety considerations will emerge when autonomous vehicles populate our roadways, and ridesharing becomes more prevalent? Join us for a discussion of how the industry can address road safety concerns of today and prepare for shifts in mobility.

Andreas Heim Andreas Heim
Aptiv

Sid Misra Sid Misra
Perceptive Automata

RICHARD SCHRAM RICHARD SCHRAM
Euro NCAP

Keynote

Improving Construction Safety with AI

Global Construction Industry is targeted to hit $10T in 2020, but it remains a high-hazard industry. In fact, fatalities and injuries have not improved in the last decade and a half. Learn how Smartvid.io is applying AI technology to reduce safety risk in the construction space.

Dmitry Grenader Dmitry Grenader
Smartvid.io

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Visit the interactive exhibit area and our bookstore!

Panel

Improve Emotional Well Being Where You Live, Work and Play with Human-Centric AI

Additional panelists and moderator to be announced soon. 

There are areas in our lives with a lot of stress and negative impact on wellbeing. By creating a healthier environment, AI can help to alleviate that by reducing stress levels and building health and resilience into our lives. See our panel of experts discuss how and where this can be implemented, from our place of work to our modes of transportation.

JAN BRUCE JAN BRUCE
meQuilibrium

DANA LOWELL DANA LOWELL
Faurecia

Alicia Roth Alicia Roth
Innovation Hub Mercy Health

Lightning Talk

FacePrint: AI Tool to Detect and Monitor Neurological Disorders

The future of healthcare will be greatly shaped by the introduction of Emotion AI. FacePrint is dedicated to improving the detection and treatment of different neurological disorders, leveraging Emotion AI to gain a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of disease state and progression. Ultimately, FacePrint is driven by the belief that the introduction of machine learning tools and technologies into healthcare will improve treatment outcomes, bridge the gap between in-clinic visits, and foster stronger patient-clinician relationships.

ERIN SMITH ERIN SMITH
FacePrint

12:10-1:00pm

Lunch

Panel

How the Human-Machine Partnership will Make us More Productive

Additional panelists and moderator to be announced soon. 

As AI takes on roles traditionally held by humansat home, in the workplace, on the roads and in healthcare settingswe’re forging a new partnership between people and technology. With AI automating many tasks, its human counterparts will be free to work faster, and take on more creative and complex roles. But like any successful partnership, this new human-machine relationship needs to be built on a foundation of mutual trust and understanding. This panel will explore how AI will augment our productivity, and in turn, what this new world of work will look like.

CORY KIDD, Ph.D. CORY KIDD, Ph.D.
Catalia Health

JENNIFER LUM JENNIFER LUM
forge.ai

Keynote

The Business Romantic: Making Business More Beautiful in the Age of Machines

In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism. This means designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In his keynote, the co-founder and CEO of The Business Romantic Society discusses how organizations and leaders can make their strategy, culture, and brand more human in an age of AI and automation.

TIM LEBERECHT TIM LEBERECHT
The Business Romantic Society

Keynote

Exploring the Future of Automobility and the Power of Augmented Intelligence

Augmented intelligence will shape the future of how we move people, things, spaces and together. Take a closer look at some of the possibilities envisioned by IDEO as the era of automobility approaches.

Danny Stillion Danny Stillion
IDEO

Panel

Reimagining the Future of Mobility

Additional panelists and moderator to be announced soon. 

What modes of transportation will we use to get from home to work, and everywhere in between, and what will consumers’ unique needs and wants be in each? This panel will offer a preview of what the transportation experience of the future will look like, and how AI is helping to deliver this new reality.

PETER R. BERGER II PETER R. BERGER II
EmbraerX

JOHN SUH, Ph.D. JOHN SUH, Ph.D.
Hyundai CRADLE

2:15-3pm

Coffee Break

Keynote

The Emotional Power of Purpose in Advertising: the Pitfalls and Potential

Consumers may value purpose, but they’re also rightly suspicious of it. Achieving success is not as straightforward as simply advertising your aspirations. To truly benefit from the emotional power of a purposeful positioning, brands need to think carefully about authenticity and fit with their brand values. Based on analysis of Kantar’s unrivalled database of 200,000 ads, and Affectiva’s world leading understanding of emotion through AI facial coding, Graham Page, Managing Director for Offer at Kantar's Insights Division, will share evidence of what we know works well, and how to navigate your brand towards successful purpose driven advertising.

Graham Page Graham Page
Kantar Millward Brown's Insights Division

Panel

The Ethical Implications of Human-Centric AI

Additional panelists and moderator to be announced soon. 

While AI has the potential to significantly improve our lives, there are ethical and privacy concerns that cannot be ignored. This is especially true for AI that’s designed to closely interact with humans, as these systems require a lot of data and will “know” a lot about the people they engage with. It’s crucial that AI is developed and deployed in a way that is ethical, protects privacy, and does not replicate societal biases. During this panel, we’ll have an open dialogue on actionable steps that organizations and individuals must take to ensure that AI is transparent, ethical and equitable, and does not aggravate inequality.

Terah Lyons Terah Lyons
The Partnership on AI

PETER ROBINSON PETER ROBINSON
University of Cambridge

Panel

The Next-Generation’s Take on AI

Many of us have witnessed the rise of AI in recent decades; but how does the budding generation feel about it, having grown up with AI at home, in their classrooms, and as part of their everyday lives? In this unique panel, we’ll interview the kids who have matured as the technology has, to not only understand their perceptions of AI, but how they visualize their future with it—plus their insights on what they’d like to see as future consumers!

Panelists include: 

  • Tessel, age 13
  • Adam, age 10
  • Kavya, age 17

Moderated by: 

Rana el Kaliouby Rana el Kaliouby
Affectiva

4:45-5:00pm

Closing Comments

Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D.
Affectiva

5:00-6:00pm

Happy Hour Networking Reception

Affectiva Labs!

As part of Affectiva’s Emotion Machine Pathway Program (or the EMPath Program), launched in the summer of 2018, twelve student interns worked on a variety of exciting and innovative technical projects. The projects related to affective computing, machine learning, deep learning, large-scale web mining, and applications of computer vision and speech processing towards automatic emotion estimation. In this session, we will showcase four of these projects: non-invasive non-contact heart-rate detection; multimodal emotion detection; in-vehicle object detection; and multiple instance learning for mitigating the annotation bottleneck. For each of these projects, the student presenters will discuss the problem, their approach for addressing the problem, and possible real-world applications.
Affectiva Presents:

Toward a Truly End-To-End Machine Learning Pipeline

Most "end-to-end" machine learning pipelines only cover workflows where data are passively collected. For Affectiva, active data collection, experiment design, and data labeling are also integral parts of our workflow and must be accounted for in any end-to-end pipeline, leading us to construct our own infrastructure. This workshop will cover the challenges that led us to reimagine our research infrastructure, our design decisions, and current progress.

Kyle Stratis Kyle Stratis
Affectiva

Workshop

The Future of In-Cabin Monitoring

VORATIMA ORAWANNUKUL VORATIMA ORAWANNUKUL
Mitsubishi Electric

iMotions

More Data, Better Data: Defining Human Behavior with Biometrics

To address something as complex and nuanced as human behavior, do we need more data or better algorithms? Join Dr. Jessica Wilson, Senior Product Specialist at iMotions as she explores how 'more data' should be changed to 'better data', and how commercially available tools in neuroscience can help you define human behavior for yourself.

Jessica Wilson, Ph.D. Jessica Wilson, Ph.D.
iMotions

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The Venue

The State Room (60 State Street, 33rd Floor, Boston MA) is an urban event space offering unmatched views of Boston harbor and the city below. Perched atop Sixty State Street skyscraper, this modern venue offers a spectacular view of Boston's skyline through a panoramic glass wall 20 ft high and 120 ft across.

Affectiva is excited to host its 3rd Emotion AI Summit at this unique venue in the heart of Boston, MA. We are confident that the environment and architecturally stunning space in this intellectually stimulating city will inspire us all, as we come together to shape the future of AI.

 

The Venue

The State Room (60 State Street, 33rd Floor, Boston MA) is an urban event space offering unmatched views of Boston harbor and the city below. Perched atop Sixty State Street skyscraper, this modern venue offers a spectacular view of Boston's skyline through a panoramic glass wall 20 ft high and 120 ft across.

Affectiva is excited to host its 3rd Emotion AI Summit at this unique venue in the heart of Boston, MA. We are confident that the environment and architecturally stunning space in this intellectually stimulating city will inspire us all, as we come together to shape the future of AI.

 

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