From dawn till dusk
25 February 2019 • The Fourth Congres Hotel Leuven
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been explored for many years, and is still one of the most anticipated concepts of 2019. However, organizations are still struggling to make optimal use of its full potential while early implementers are positioning themselves to reap the benefits of AI at scale. What are some of the ways in which you can already start exploring the potential of AI, beyond simple chatbots? What to look out for if you start adopting AI?
Four experts will provide different insights on AI and share how other companies have been exploring AI to solve their challenges. You will be guided through history and AI research to real AI initiatives in different industries or application areas. We will take a look at the conversational aspects of AI including demo’s and a look at Engie’s Virtual Energy Assistant : a conversational approach to Engie’s voicebot.
In 2007, Joost Vennekens obtained a PhD in Computer Science within the research group Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence of KU Leuven. In 2013, he was appointed to the KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology, where he is currently associate professor within the EAVISE research group. His main research interests are Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Logic-based AI and Probabilistic Causal Models. A large part of his research is conducted in collaboration with various industrial partners. He is currently a member of the board of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Arrival and finger food
State of the market: from intelligent automation, conversational AI, machine learning, to cognitive technology
Research domain of AI: what it was, what it is now, how deep learning (DL) is different to previous work in this space. Industry insights: real experiences in AI and DL this prominent research group has with industry partners across various application areas. Lessons learned: what to look out for if you start adopting intelligent machine-based solutions.
Real case : conversational approach to Engie's voicebot - "After thinking outside of the box, you can now talk to the box."
Live demo: Sofia – Virtual Service Agent integrated to ServiceNow (ITSM tool) – how this self-building bot takes the heat off human agents at the front-line of service-based industries.
If your personal agenda permits : networking, drinks, finger food
The Fourth Congres Hotel is a historic building in the heart of Leuven and begins its fourth life fusing high-tech technology with poetry.
Ideal setting in a creative environment to boost our Bright Ideas session!