Day 2

30 November 2017

Bot & VA Development

With biased bots hitting the headlines and the best bots being those where customers don’t even realise that they are not dealing with a human, it is more important than ever that developers stay ahead of the game when it comes to software to create their chatbots. This session will look at the realities of building the ultimate chatbot and look at the next generation of bot communication.

09:30AM

Bot & Virtual Assistant Development: Chair’s Welcome

Jeff Cotrupe

Industry Director, Big Data and Analytics

Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan

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09:30AM - Day 2

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. Jeff Cotrupe, Industry Director, Big Data and Analytics , Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan

09:45AM

Keynote Panel: Realities of Bot & VA Development and Implementation

Ben Parr

Co-editor

Chatbots Magazine

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Hussein Fazal

CEO

SnapTravel

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09:45AM - Day 2

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Alex Bunardzic

Senior Software Developer, Research and Development

Staples

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12:00PM - Day 1

View Chatbots – From Chat To Full-Serve Experience

09:45AM - Day 2

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  • Deep Learning, natural language processing and voice recognition implementation
  • The key elements to building a multi platform bot
  • The challenge of discovery and on-boarding
  • Implementing successful engagement strategies
Moderator: . Ben Parr, Co-editor, Chatbots Magazine
. Hussein Fazal, CEO, SnapTravel
. Alex Bunardzic, Senior Software Developer, Research and Development, Staples

10:30AM

Build a conversational agent in minutes with API.AI

Daniel Imrie-Situnayake

Developer Advocate

Google

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10:30AM - Day 2

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Conversational interfaces are quickly becoming an essential component of every service and product. Using API.AI, Google’s flagship conversation building tool, developers can craft a single agent to engage users across any channel – from instant messaging to the Google Assistant. You’ll leave this talk ready to start building multi-platform conversational agents, powered by cutting edge machine learning, all in a matter of minutes.

. Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, Developer Advocate, Google

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Build a better bot with Analytics & Big Data

  • Explore the importance of analytics in chat bots and conversational interfaces; how they differ from traditional web and mobile analytics
  • How to use analytics to increase engagement, acquisition and monetization
  • Insights and learnings from the data

12:00PM

Chatbots – From Chat To Full-Serve Experience

Alex Bunardzic

Senior Software Developer, Research and Development

Staples

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12:00PM - Day 1

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09:45AM - Day 2

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  • Chatbots are introducing the next step in the evolution of the human-machine interaction by offering Conversational User Interface
  • Conversational Interface replaces Graphical User Interface (GUI) while retaining the self-serve aspect of the user experience
  • The next generation of chatbots proposes to enrich this self-serve experience with more reliable full-serve experience
  • Chatbots are poised to be transformed into full fledged Digital Experts who communicate with humans using Conversational User Interface
. Alex Bunardzic, Senior Software Developer, Research and Development, Staples

12:30PM

Inter Bot Communication – get ahead of the game

  • Prepare yourself for the next phase of the bot revolution – bot to bot communications
  • Developing bots that can negotiate, transact, compose, cooperate, and compete with each other.
  • Opportunities for bots that enable trust, verification, reputation and payments
  • Explore the directly and indirect effect on the bot ecosystem

01:15PM

Networking Lunch

02:15PM

Afternoon Keynote: AI and the future of drones

  • How drones and other connected technology can use AI and DL to perfect their technique.
  • What will the implications of techniques such as ‘vision’ and ‘genetic’ algorithms have on drone development?
  • Discussing future applications such as policing, mapping and military.

02:45PM

Killer Robots, Smart Cyberweapons, and Supercharged Fake News: When artificial intelligence meets national security

Greg Allen

Adjunct Fellow

Center for a New American Security

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02:45PM - Day 2

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  • How will militaries and intelligence agencies around the world incorporate AI and machine learning technologies?
  • How will hackers, criminals and other nefarious actors use AI?
  • How can your organization develop AI products that ensure safety and security?
. Greg Allen, Adjunct Fellow, Center for a New American Security

03:05PM

Start up Showcase – Bots & VA

Sapna Mittal

Founder & CEO

GetOnDemand

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03:05PM - Day 1

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Kayla Matheus

Founder

MOTI

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03:05PM - Day 1

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Sergei Burkov

Founder & CEO

Alterra.ai

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03:05PM - Day 1

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Stas Tushinskiy

CEO

Instreamatic.ai

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03:05PM - Day 1

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Showcasing technology from some of the world’s hottest AI startups in the Chatbot and Virtual Assistant arena.

. Sapna Mittal, Founder & CEO, GetOnDemand
. Kayla Matheus, Founder, MOTI
. Sergei Burkov, Founder & CEO, Alterra.ai
. Stas Tushinskiy, CEO, Instreamatic.ai

03:55PM

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