PRESENTING PARTNER

accenture

Partners

C3.ai
Intel

Augment, Automate, Accelerate

No technology is having a bigger impact on business than artificial intelligence. Every company understands it offers a competitive advantage, but many are still struggling to employ it at scale, let alone rebuild their business models around it.

As A.I. is beginning to make good on its long-promised potential, the excitement around machine learning makes it hard to separate hype from reality. Talent shortages, lack of data, the inability of companies to share data seamlessly, and a plethora of ethical, moral, and legal issues have all combined to hold the technology back.

Curated by FORTUNE editors, Brainstorm A.I. will cut through the noise and reveal the sector’s immediate opportunities and most pressing challenges. We’ll showcase how enterprises are making the leap from dabbling in A.I. to building a business-wide strategy around it by putting it into the hands of every worker. 

From bringing life-saving drugs to market and reimagining the shopping experience to mastering language and generating realistic, but synthetic data, together we will examine how the most powerful and far-reaching technology of our time is changing businesses, transforming society, and impacting our future. Join C-suite executives, leading academics, and prominent policymakers as we assess the industry and examine new business cases for A.I.

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Overview

This year’s program, presented in association with Accenture, will feature intimate one-on-one conversations, engaging panel discussions, and lively roundtable sessions–all designed to address how A.I. is changing the ways we do business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How your organization can use A.I. to scale, increase revenue and grow the bottom line.
  • What the mass adoption of A.I. means to your businesses and workers as it becomes a core business competency.
  • How companies are redefining how they create, capture, and share value as they put machine learning at the center of their capabilities.
  • How will a looming recession and inflation affect AI budgets?
  • As companies face numerous tactical and ethical issues, how should A.I. be governed? What could an artificial intelligence Bill of Rights look like?
  • How A.I. can improve your supply chain management and is making companies more nimble, cleverer, and leaner. They will also learn what has been the impact of the semiconductor shortage on the spendings and sales of various industries
  • Getting the right data is both the most important and the most challenging part of building powerful AI. But what about industries where giant data sets simply don’t exist? How much data is enough? And how is synthetic data transforming the field?

Speakers

Reid Hoffman

Partner

Greylock

Fei-Fei Li

Co-director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI; Professor of Computer Science

Stanford University

Kevin Scott

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology and Research

Microsoft

Dr. Andrew Ng

Founder and CEO

Landing AI

Agenda

All items are in US/Pacific time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
DAY ONE
Monday 5 Dec, 2022
11 AM - 9:00 PM
REGISTRATION OPENS
2 - 2:05 PM
WELCOME
2:05 - 2:20 PM
BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT: A.I.'S HUMAN FACTOR
Fei-Fei Li

Some argue we’re entering artificial intelligence’s industrial age. Could foundation models become as fundamental as electricity? What kind of predictions can we make today about where A.I. will take us 10 and 20 years from now?

2:20 - 2:35 PM
CAN A.I. HELP SOLVE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PROBLEMS?
James Manyika

How can we prevent the fear of what we don’t understand to stop the advance of responsible A.I.? Who is going to save us from bad A.I.?

2:35 - 3:00 PM
THE AGE OF INTENT: KNOWING WHAT CUSTOMERS NEED BEFORE THEY DO
Vinod Bidarkoppa,Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov,Rathi Murthy

How is A.I. helping enterprises cut costs and grow revenue while supercharging its understanding of what humans want?

3 - 3:15 PM
GETTING CRE-A.I.-TIVE: THE NEW HOLLYWOOD
Rob Bredow

How is artificial intelligence transforming the film industry? A conversation with an Oscar nominated technologist on how deep fakes, real-time algorithms, and cutting-edge software will expand our minds, fill our lives with new imagery, and increase storytelling opportunities all at once.

3:15 - 3:30 PM
HOW TO TURN GOOD PRODUCTS INTO GREAT ONES WITH A.I.
Yael Garten

Millions of people around the world rely on AI everyday to make their devices smarter and more useful. Hear how Yael Garten of Apple is helping navigate the complexities of adding A.I to products and her learnings along the way.

3:30 - 3:40 PM
SALVADOR DALI MEETS WALL-E

One of the world’s most ambitious artificial intelligence labs will present a bespoke demo of DALL-E, the A.I. that draws anything at your command.

3:40 - 4:05 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
4:05 - 4:25 PM
VIEW FROM THE TOP
Sasan Goodarzi,Ashok Srivastava

As global enterprises ramp up A.I., we will examine the role of C-suites in creating governance around it and managing machine learning as a core business competency. We will explore how one of the world’s largest financial software companies transformed into an A.I.-first financial technology platform, describe how it transformed customer experiences, talk about how they are measuring their evolution, and delve into how leadership thinks about its obligation to scale A.I. responsibly.

4:25 - 4:40 PM
WHY GREATNESS CANNOT BE PLANNED
Kenneth Stanley

In this talk, Kenneth Stanley will make the case that great achievement can't be bottled up into mechanical metrics. He will talk about a surprising scientific discovery in artificial intelligence and explain why, according to his research, the outcomes would be better if we embraced serendipitous discovery and playful creativity. 

 

4:40 - 4:55 PM
REINVENTING NATIONAL SECURITY: A.I. AND DEFENSE
Alexandr Wang,Brian Schimpf

Satellite and drone imagery, battle plan analysis, self-driving combat vehicles – data is crucial to defense. Governments understand the value and are working with A.I. innovators to unlock its full potential. What can be done to improve the way the data is processed so that critical information can be accessed and analyzed? How is A.I. helping Ukraine’s counter-offensive? And in the race to develop cutting edge military technology, where does the United States stand in the supercomputing competition with China?

4:55 - 5:15 PM
HOW A.I. IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Teddy Bekele,Fiona Tan

Businesses are creating predictive models to decide how much they should buy, where they should be placing inventory, and how they are optimizing their logistics capabilities while cutting costs. In this session, attendees will find out how A.I. is making companies more nimble, cleverer, and leaner.

5:10 - 5:40 PM
MAY A.I. HELP YOU? ROBOTS AROUND THE WATER COOLER
Amit Bendov,H. James Wilson,Pieter Abbeel

Retooling a workforce facing a mind-spinning rate of technological change is one of the most relevant questions of our times. Outside of heavy manufacturing work, firms remain keen to hire people. As A.I. advances, what are humans for? And will robots solve labor shortages?

5:40 - 6:00 PM
HOW MUCH DATA DO WE NEED?
Dr. Andrew Ng

In this session, we will delve into how to shift the focus from big data to good data and the potential to impact bottom lines.

6:30 - 9:00 PM
DINNER: CREATIVE CUISINE AND CONVERSATION

Join Fortune editors and fellow delegates for an intimate and curated dinner at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, either Mourad or Octavia.

Venue

St. Regis San Francisco
125 THIRD STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, USA, CALIFORNIA 94103

This hotel in the SoMa District offers personalized service and elegant accommodations, near area attractions, including Moscone Center, Oracle Park, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Brainstorm A.I. Co-chairs

Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

Co-chair, Brainstorm AI; Co-founder and CEO

Affectiva

Jeremy Kahn

Co-chair, Brainstorm AI; Senior Writer

FORTUNE

Verne Kopytoff

Co-chair, Brainstorm AI; Senior Editor

FORTUNE

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer; Editorial Director, Live Media

Fortune

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