The importance of Artificial Intelligence has taken acclivity since the last two decades. The reason is the rapidly changing world and its natural ecosystem and its impact on Humans, Animals and the Earth itself, along with technological advancements; Another Reason for such ascend in AI importance is the fierce competition between Big Technological Giants like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google etc. There are many conferences, sessions, Fairs held to promote the advancements of AI. Tech Companies are laying base as well as providing opportunities for people and tech experts to work on building AI which can be useful in future.
Which is why, Samsung has also stepped-in and has been working on building AI as well as Samsung has been vocal about promotion of AI. Samsung first held its AI Forum in 2017 and is now continuing this tradition for 4 years and will be working on it in Future consistently.
Samsung has been working on AI for quite some time now. Samsung introduced Bixby an AI powered voice assistant that helps in easy voice as well as touch navigation. This helped users to translate different languages into the language the user speaks or prefers to have translation in. The Bixby Vision also helps in identifying objects with just a picture. The AI powered voice assistant can order food just with a single voice command. It can place appointments, send payments buy or sell products with just a voice command but of course with permission from User.
This Year Samsung has decided to hold its AI Forum 2020 in the first week of November 2020. It will be held from November 2nd to November 3rd. The Forum will be held online and will be streaming live on YouTube from Samsung’s Official Channel. Marking the 4th Year Anniversary of the Forum. The two day Forum will be held by two different departments of Samsung one by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. It is Samsung’s Research and Development Hub for highly advanced future technology and the other by Samsung Research. It is the advanced hub of company that advances in development of future tech for Samsung Electronics. The forum will bring along world renowned industry experts for AI, fellow academics as well. All these groups of people will interchange ideas, research results and findings as well as this will allow exposure to new insights and will give rise to horizon of innovation in AI. This will give them an opportunity to contribute in the AI world and how the AI will change the world as we all know how 2020 has been pivotal in not only medical but also tech field. The needs of AI has increased multiple folds. The main two topics will be Human-Centered AI and AI Technologies for changes in the Real World.
The registrations have been opened from 6 October onwards for participants to register. First 500 Participants will be given small gifts from Samsung. Any person interested in AI can participate in the event.
The Day 1 will be emphasizing on AI TECHNOLOGIES FOR CHANGES IN THE REAL WORLD. This will start by addressing the experts and academics and welcoming them as well as welcoming the participants. These opening remarks will be delivered from 9:00 am to 9:05 am by Dr. Kinam Kim Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics. From 9:05 am to 9:30 am Professor Youshua Bengio, A professor from University of Montreal will talk on the topic of Towards Discovering Casual Representation. From 9:30 am to 9:55 am Professor Yan LeCun from New York University will talk about Self Supervised Learning. From 9:55am to 10:20am Professor Chelsea Finn of Stanford University will give presentation on Meta-Learning. After that Samsung AI researcher of the year Ceremony will be following these presentations. From 10:25 am to 10:50 am. Professor Donhee Ham Professor in Harvard and fellow worker of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. From 10:50 am to 11:15 am Tara Sainath from Google Research will talk about End-to-End Models for speech recognition. From 11:15 am to 11:40 am Jenn Wortman Vaughan from Microsoft Research will talk about Intelligibility throughout the Machine Learning Life Cycle. After that there will be a panel discussion including these researchers and professors who will talk about climate change and how it can be normalized by AI technology and how climate change can also halt the AI working.
The Day 2 will proceed with focusing on Human-Centered AI. There will be opening remarks from the Head of Samsung Research Dr. Sebastian Seung from 9:00 am to 9:15 am. Then from 9:15 am to 9:40 am; Professor Christopher Manning from Stanford University will talk about Natural AI language Processing. It will highlight the idea of conversational AI and the ability of AI to understand natural language. Second presentation will be given at 9:40 am to 10:05 am by Professor Devi Parikh from the Georgia institute of Technology on Vision. Than there will be a Question and Answer Session 1 and 2 after that there will be Break from sessions. From 10:25 am to 10:50 am Professor Subbarao Kambhampati from Arizona State University will talk about human and AI interaction between humans and AI like normal people interactions. Professor Daniel D. Lee is an executive Vice President for Samsung Research will talk about Robotics from 10:50 am to 11:15 am. After these presentations there will be for like 10 minutes; a Question and Answer Session for participants after that there will be a detailed Panel discussion between professionals and experts from Samsung and different universities.
There will be AI exhibit on both of the days where there will be prototypes of new devices that might come in near future.
Such forums should be more wide-spread and should occur more. This is one of the reasons Samsung is a market leader because Samsung works hard and cares about customer. Samsung has advanced in technology for quite some time. As well as it has a potential to accelerate in evolving better AI setup, building process, production in near future. This event will be paving the way for us to do things with AI the way we do it right now. It’s not far away, when Samsung will be bringing new innovative AI models for practical use too.