Secrets of Successful AI Projects


AI is red hot, but in practice many projects still fail. This talk will cover some of the key things you need to know to succeed, including:
- What current AI is and is not good for
- The difference between a demo and a product
- Pitfalls to avoid
- Organizing AI teams
- Maximizing the intelligence of human + machine
- Harnessing the whole organization
- Understanding the AI ecosystem
- Staying ahead of the AI innovation curve


Pedro Domingos is a professor emeritus of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington and the author of The Master Algorithm. He is a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award and the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, two of the highest honors in data science and AI. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and AAAI, and has received an NSF CAREER Award, a Sloan Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, an IBM Faculty Award, several best paper awards, and other distinctions. Pedro received an undergraduate degree (1988) and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1992) from IST, in Lisbon, and an M.S. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author or co-author of over 200 technical publications in machine learning, data mining, and other areas. He is a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning journal, co-founder of the International Machine Learning Society, and past associate editor of JAIR. He was program co-chair of KDD-2003 and SRL-2009, and has served on the program committees of AAAI, ICML, IJCAI, KDD, NIPS, SIGMOD, UAI, WWW, and others. I've written for the Wall Street Journal, Spectator, Scientific American, Wired, and others. He helped start the fields of statistical relational AI, data stream mining, adversarial learning, machine learning for information integration, and influence maximization in social networks.

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