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Fairness in AI: Discussion with NSF researchers and Amazon
Prem Natarajan, VP, Alexa AI - NU
Michael Kearns, Amazon scholar
In 2019, Amazon and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $20 million collaboration to fund academic research on fairness in AI over a three-year period. In this session, hear from a panel of select grant recipients of the NSF Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (FAI) program and Amazon researchers on their perspective on FATE topics applied to machine learning, automation, robotics, and space (MARS) themes.
Industrial IoT strategies that scale and transform your enterprise
Michael MacKenzie, GM of Industrial IoT & Edge at AWS
Billions of IoT devices will connect with the cloud over the next five years. With IoT continuing to converge with AI, robotics, and 5G, enterprises are tackling big problems in infrastructure, production, and the environment using cloud technologies. But how do you get started and separate dream from reality? Through demos and customer stories, Michael MacKenzie, GM of Industrial IoT & Edge at AWS, introduces audiences to the new IoT and robotics technologies that are transforming building management, operations, and manufacturing, and discusses how customers like Volkswagen, Carrier, and Yara are increasing plant efficiency, automating processes, and acting upon real-time insights at scale.
The robots are here
Allison Thackston, Technical Lead and Manager, Waymo
Robots are increasingly becoming a vital component in a number of industries. Robots are able to complete more complex tasks at an impressive rate. This session discusses the anticipated future direction of and future fields of application for robotics. Learn how to identify if robotics is the right solution for you, and hear about some upcoming opportunities and challenges in autonomous robotics.
Feeding the future with autonomous agriculture
Hunter Jay, Co-founder and CEO, Ripe Robotics
Leopold Lucas, Co-founder and CCO, Ripe Robotics
Agriculture is one of the least digitized industries. Every year, there are trillions of pieces of fruit picked by hand. Farmers continually struggle to find and manage people, which results in huge levels of waste and lost profit. Ripe Robotics was founded with the goal of revolutionizing an industry that has been left behind by technological innovation. Fruit has been picked largely the same way for much of human history. Join this session to learn how Ripe Robotics is using recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics to make automation possible in this field.
The art of the possible: Video collaboration in deep space
Jono Luk, VP of Product Management, Webex
The physics of traveling in space imposes challenges on real-time video communications, but with modern networking solutions and smart video collaboration technology, Webex has devised a way to keep space travelers connected. Before NASA's Artemis I mission was announced to fuel the new lunar economy, the aerospace industry couldn't fathom a future with on-demand video due to legacy thinking associated with connectivity limitations. In this session, Jono Luk, VP of Product Management at Webex, showcases the power AI and other emerging technologies can have on propelling next-generation video compression, adaptation, and resiliency technologies to revolutionize human connections in space.
Creating a safer, more connected world by advancing space sustainability
Melanie Stricklan, Co-founder & CEO, Slingshot Aerospace
The space economy is booming, with 115,000 new satellites projected to enter space by 2030. As space becomes more congested, the risk of crashes increases between satellites that are critical to our daily routines, like GPS, television, internet, and more. In this session, leading female executive and founder in the space industry Melanie Stricklan discusses how Slingshot Aerospace is accelerating space sustainability to create a safer, more connected world. Explore how Slingshot’s next-generation technologies are improving transparency, safety, and sustainability in orbit to ensure space sustains our global economy for generations to come.