Artificial Intelligence

Employing Conversation Agents and Open Data for a Helpful Real-World Application Near Us

Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm PDTiCal
6th floor large conference room
This event is open to the public.
AI Seminar
Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research

State-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data management techniques have been demonstrated to process large volumes of noisy data to extract meaningful patterns and drive decisions in diverse applications ranging from space exploration (NASA's Curiosity), game shows (IBM's Watson in Jeopardy™ ) and  even consumer products (Apple's SIRI™ voice-recognition). However, what stops them from helping us in more mundane things like fighting diseases, commuting to work, or reducing financial frauds? Data and Natural Interfaces to deal with their insights.

In this talk, I will discuss how progress in conversation systems (chatbots) and large volumes of data (Big), made publicly available (Open), may be productively used using AI techniques to drive day-to-day applications.


Biplav Srivastava is a Research Staff Member & Master Inventor at IBM Research and an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker. With over two decades of research experience in Artificial Intelligence, Services Computing and Sustainability, Biplav’s current focus is on promoting goal-oriented, ethical, human-machine collaboration via natural interfaces using domain and user models, learning and planning. Biplav’s work has lead to many science firsts and high-impact commercial innovations ($B+), 100+ papers and 40+ US patents issued. He co-organized the workshop track at IJCAI 2016, has co-organized over 30 workshops and given 5 tutorials at leading AI conferences. More details are at:

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