[8] Conference - AI EXPO TOKYO | Reed Exhibitions Japan

[8] Conference

  • A-K Apr. 4 [Wed] 10:00-11:30
    <AI Innovations Worldwide>


    AI Trend Worldwide and NVIDIA's Strategy

    Masataka Osaki

    Masataka Osaki

    Japan Country Manager
    Vice President
    Worldwide Field Operations

    • GPU-based Deep Learning is about to alter our daily lives, such as a self-driving vehicles with accurate recognition of traffic lanes and pedestrians, high precision diagnostic imaging of focal site, and many other examples. The session will summarize the latest developments of AI technologies generating a buzz all over the world.

    • Masataka Osaki

      Joined NVIDIA in 2014, as Japan Country Manager, he is responsible for establishing relationships with customers and supporting the eco-system, to expand business in Japan.
      Before joining NVIDIA, spent more than 20 years at Texas Instruments Japan, with management roles in many areas such as sales, marketing, technical support, and business development.
      Has an MBA from Tokyo Metropolitan University.

    The Power of AI for Everyone


    Richard Socher

    Chief Scientist,

    • Artificial intelligence has an amazing potential for high impact. But will this impact be positive? In this talk I highlight a couple of scenarios and AI applications that can benefit society greatly. I will focus on deep learning and its most powerful modalities of application. Speech recognition for seamless human-computer interaction, computer vision for medical and farming applications and natural language processing for better information access and connecting communities.

    • Richard Socher

      Richard Socher is Chief Scientist at Salesforce. He leads the company’s research efforts and works on bringing state of the art artificial intelligence solutions to Salesforce.
      Prior to Salesforce, Socher was the CEO and founder of MetaMind, a startup acquired by Salesforce in April 2016. MetaMind’s deep learning AI platform analyzes, labels and makes predictions on image and text data so businesses can make smarter, faster and more accurate decisions than ever before.
      Socher was awarded the Distinguished Application Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2011, the 2011 Yahoo!
      Key Scientific Challenges Award, a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship in2012 and a 2013 "Magic Grant" from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and the 2014 GigaOM Structure Award.
      Socher obtained his PhD from Stanford working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng and won the best Stanford CS PhD thesis award.

  • A-S6 Apr. 4 [Wed] 12:30~13:30


    The Democratization of AI

    Ravi Jain

    Ravi Jain

    Vice President,
    Alexa Machine Learning Platform /Alexa,
    Amazon.com, Inc.

    • There is tremendous optimism around the democratization of AI as the industry evolves rapidly to address the growing number of areas where AI can simplify and enhance people’s lives. However, democratizing AI for speech requires expertise, tools and resources not commonly available to developers today.

      Amazon has pushed forward the democratization of AI for speech. The Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service unleash the creativity of developers to build tens of thousands of diverse, engaging skills that in turn make Alexa smarter and ultimately benefit consumers as a whole.

      This session describes Amazon's vision to not only make Alexa smarter, but enable developers to offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day.

    • Ravi Jain

      Ravi Jain is Vice President of Alexa Machine Learning Platform at Amazon where he leads a team of software engineers and speech scientists focused on spoken language understanding (SLU) including automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language processing, deep learning platforms, personalized model building, big data and compute infrastructure, and developer tools.

      Prior to Amazon, Ravi was chief technology officer of Vulcan Inc., leading technology strategy, engineering for applied machine learning, and technology for social impact. Before that, he was at Google for 10 years, leading engineering for mobile advertising, machine learning, and mobile applications and infrastructure.

      Ravi earned a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an IEEE Fellow, holds more than 30 patents, and has authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers and three books.

  • A-S3 Apr. 5 [Thur] 15:00-16:30
    <Global AI Startups Getting the Momentum>


    How AI and Visual Search are Transforming E-commerce

    Oliver Tan

    Oliver Tan

    Co-Founder and CEO, ViSenze

    • AI-powered visual search gained significant traction in 2017 as major search engines like Google and Amazon, as well as social platforms like Pinterest, realized that AI technology is transforming the online shopping experience by allowing consumers to search using visuals, opposed to keywords. Because brands use a different set of search terms that are not inherently obvious to consumers, online shoppers have difficulty finding the products they want to buy as their searches likely differ from a retailer’s official product description, resulting in millions of lost ecommerce sales and overall poor experience. In this session, Oliver will discuss how visual search is impacting ecommerce by allowing consumers to purchase products at exact moments of inspiration, therefore benefiting retailers through increased sales and greater brand affinity.

    • Oliver Tan

      Oliver Tan is the CEO and Co-Founder of artificial intelligence company, ViSenze. As an ardent advocate of innovation, Oliver drives the vision and strategy for ViSenze. Prior to this role, Oliver spent five years at Quann, an award-winning cyber-security startup, where he led all aspects of its corporate, business development, and group ops management across three countries. Earlier in his career, Oliver held various key roles in digital media, OTT, advertising operations, venture capital, and corporate development.

    AI Driven Enterprise

    Jeremy Achin

    Jeremy Achin

    CEO, Data Scientist, DataRobot, Inc.

  • A-S2 Apr. 5 [Thur] 10:00-11:30
    <AI Changes Business Models>
    Fully booked


    Yahoo! JAPAN CSO Presents: How "AI x Data" Rebuilds the Current Business Platform (Tentative)

    Kazuto Ataka

    Kazuto Ataka

    Chief Strategy Officer,
    Yahoo Japan Corp.

    • Kazuto Ataka

      Kazuto ATAKA is Chief Strategy Officer of Yahoo Japan Corporation (Yahoo! JAPAN) where he covers wide range of strategic issues, including market insight, market intelligence, corporate-wide business development, cross-functional problem solving, and big data strategy.
      He also serves as a Project Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance (teaching data science and literacy), a Board member (Director) of Japanese Society of Applied Statistics as well as The Data Scientist Society of Japan, where he is the chair of Skill Committee. He is also on various government councils and committees to discuss the future of industry/business/research and people development in the coming AI & Data age.
      Before joining Yahoo! JAPAN, Kazuto spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company, Tokyo office, where he was a leadership member of Consumer Goods and Marketing Practice Group in Asia-Pacific region with a focus on marketing-based business/brand turnaround based on deep customer insight leveraging behavioral research together with various big data.
      Kazuto holds Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, and MS in Biophysics and Biochemistry from University of Tokyo. He was a postdoctoral associate at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and is an active contributor of numerous TEDx events and AI & Data-related conferences in Japan, often as a keynote speaker. He is an author of a book “Issue Driven”, which was sold more than 150K copies in Japan, and was translated in both Chinese and Korean.

    Technical Innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the Future Perspectives Presented by DWANGO (Tentative)

    Nobuo Kawakam

    Nobuo Kawakami

    Chief Technology Officer
    DWANGO Co.,Ltd.

    • AI is getting a lot of attention as a world-changing technology, but it is yet to be correctly comprehended by people. The session will explain about Deep Learning, the core technology of AI, what AI is capable of, and what changes we should expect to come. The keys to competitive AI applications will also be discussed.

    • Nobuo Kawakam

      Born in 1968, graduated from University of Kyoto with a degree in engineering. Joined Software Japan K.K. in April 1991.
      Founded DWANGO Co., Ltd. in 1997 and served as President/CEO.
      Currently serves as Director/CTO of DWANGO Co., Ltd., president of KADOKAWA DWANGO Corporation, and an apprentice producer at Studio Ghibli.
      Involved with the operation of new online service ""niconico"", and now focuses on the new business developments related to advanced information technologies in AI and educational business.

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