Art of the Possible: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are Solving the World’s Most Difficult Problems

In this session, Bill Richmond, Senior AWS AI/ML Evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), cuts through the hype by providing concrete examples of practical AI/ML-applications being used today, such as computer vision, automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, and other related capabilities. The webinar covers trends and use cases in:
– AI/ML-enabled solutions designed to solve environmental and humanitarian crises
– Convergence of IoT and AI at the edge
– Digital disruption
– AI philosophy and ethics
– And more.

To help organizations begin building AI/ML-enabled solutions, Bill offers practical guidance around getting started with these technologies to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems – quickly and at scale.

The webinar also includes a technical demo of an AI-powered speech analytics application that automates and accelerate speech-to-text transcription, language translation, keyword detection, data classification, sentiment analysis, and recommendation engines – with more accurate results. To conclude the webinar, Bill provides specific use cases that demonstrate how governments, nonprofits, and inter-governmental organizations are using AWS AI/ML services today to deliver solutions that further the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Technology changes at an exponential rate. The world will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 200 years. Are you ready?

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    AWS Evangelist for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    Amazon Web Services
    Bill Richmond is an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Evangelist for AWS and has been with the organization since 2015. Since joining AWS, he has supported public sector organizations, including FINRA, the US Department of the Treasury and universities (including both of his alma maters). His areas of expertise include AI, ML, and cloud security. Bill regularly delivers workshops and keynotes on AI/ML topics around the world and is a regular contributor to the global AWS Certification Examination process by serving as a security and cloud-engineering subject matter expert and content provider. Prior to joining AWS, Bill was at Rational/IBM, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and a number of other integrators and software companies where he was responsible for architecting, creating, and leading teams that were responsible for building complex IT systems. Bill currently resides in Tampa, Florida and has degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Central Florida and Florida State University.
    Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    Dr. Reinhard Scholl is Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) since September 2002. Previously he has been with Siemens in Munich, Germany and with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). He has also served on the ICANN Board. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois, USA.


05 Nov 2020


CET, Geneva
16:00 - 17:15


Environment & climate change,