Breakthrough Days: Food Revolution + Evolution of AI for Good
Through innovation and efficiencies, the agri-food sector has met an ever increasing global demand over the last century. However, agriculture and associated land use represent nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and use about 70% of freshwater resources across our increasingly water-stressed globe. And, as over 820 million people go hungry, around 2 billion more lack sufficient micronutrients and another 2.5 billion consume excess calories for their needs, the question remains, have current food systems been effective? Sustainable? Inclusive? Healthy?
Join us in our efforts to harness the power of AI and ML to transition towards more regenerative, inclusive, nutritious and resilient food systems.
Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
EMMANUEL FABERChairman & CEODanoneEmmanuel FABER began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company before working as an investment banker at Baring Brothers. He moved to Legris Industries, where he was named Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Emmanuel joined Danone in 1997 as Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Strategy, and became member of the company’s Executive Committee in 2000. In 2005 he took up the position of Vice-President for the Asia- Pacific region. In 2008, Emmanuel was appointed Deputy General Manager and, in 2011, he became Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors. In October 2014, he became Danone’s Chief Executive Officer. Since December 1, 2017, he is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2019, Emmanuel FABER is Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum.
FRANCESCA ROSSI IBM fellow, AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member, Board MemberPartnership on AIFRANCESCA ROSSIIBM fellow, AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member, Board MemberPartnership on AIFrancesca Rossi is a distinguished research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre and a professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, with focus on artificial intelligence, specifically in constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is a AAAI, EurAI and Radcliffe 2015 fellow and has held posts as president of IJCAI and executive councilor of AAAI. She co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute. Francesca is also in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics. Watch the 'AI for Good' summit interview with Francesca Rossi here.
AMIR BANIFATEMIChief Innovation Officer; Chair of the AI for Good Programme CommitteeXPRIZEMy general focus is on identifying and developing emerging and transformative technologies that can impact society in significant and exponential ways. I do this by helping create interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding and planning new developments and the funding required to bring new innovations to market. I help start, grow, and run innovative ventures, and focus on working with startups and growth-oriented companies on products and initiatives that could trigger significant breakthrough with substantial economic and societal impact. Particular emphasis on machine learning and predictive systems, IoT, knowledge sharing and crowdsourcing, Education, and digital health. I usually help teams on initial market opportunity validation, product roadmap strategy, pricing and business model, go-to-market operations, fundraising and mentorship, Mergers and high-growth partnerships. I also have managed a few private and public technology investment and venture capital funds and know how to establish fund operations and their overall strategies and requirements. I enjoy teaching and have been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, HEC Paris, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, and UC Irvine.
- 18:45 - 19:00
- 15min break / transition to workshop
- 19:00 - 20:30
- Gender Equity Breakout
- 19:15 - 20:45
- Future of Food Breakout
- 19:30 - 21:00
- Collective Pandemic Intelligence Breakout