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8:00 AMEvent Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45-9:00 AMOpening Remarks with Rich Lesser

9:00-10:15 AM — Algorithms, Data, and Machine Learning: Getting the AI Basics Right

Everyone is talking about the transformative powers of AI, but what are the fundamental building blocks necessary integrate it into your business? In this session, we will examine the all-important interplay in AI between algorithms, data, and machine learning. What are the main pitfalls and opportunities, for example, of training algorithms and making sure you get the best out of your data sets? We will hear from top academics and business leaders about the AI essentials to keep in mind as we embark on this transformation.

10:15-10:45 AM — Networking Break

10:45-12:30 PM — Unlocking the Value of AI

Once the basics are in place, how do we develop an interface between AI and humans that creates value and competitive advantage for our businesses? And how do we devise a strategy to handle the complexity of transitioning into an AI-forward organization? In this session, top industry practitioners will share their insights on how they are integrating AI at the heart of their businesses, and the challenges of getting the right “man-machine” balance. We will explore a number of real-world examples and examine how businesses can adapt to the value pool shifts their industries are undergoing as a result of AI.

12:30-1:30 PMNetworking Lunch

1:30-3:30 PM Looking Beyond Now

In the day’s final session, we will open up a wider view of how AI is set to transform business and society at large. How will AI change the business landscape and the relationship with clients and consumers? How should companies adapt to the fundamental organizational shifts that AI will bring? A series of experts and business leaders will explore how to evolve from a command-and-control business to one that integrates centralized learning and decentralized autonomy. We will also examine the ethical implications of integrating these powerful new systems in society at scale- AI Ethics as a tool for managing brand risk and improving public relations.

4:00-5:00 PM Optional: AI MasterClass at MIT Media Lab 

5:00-6:00 PM — Optional: Cocktail Reception

*Agenda subject to change

Forum on AI in Business