Breakthrough Days: What is AI for Good anyway?

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • SASHA LUCCIONI
    SASHA LUCCIONI
    Director of Scientific Projects & Postdoctoral Researcher
    Mila - Quebec AI Institute
    Alexandra (Sasha) Luccioni is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on AI for Humanity initiatives at Mila - Quebec AI Institute, under the supervision of Yoshua Bengio. She obtained her PhD in Cognitive Computing from UQÀM in 2018 and spent two years working in applied ML, specifically in applying deep learning and NLP to different industrial applications. She is highly involved in community initiatives, serving on the Research and Policy Committee of Women in Machine Learning (WiML) and on the Advisory board of Kids Code Jeunesse.
  • AMIR BANIFATEMI
    AMIR BANIFATEMI
    General Manager, Innovation and Growth
    XPRIZE
    My 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.

Hourly Schedule

17:00 - 17:45
What is AI for Good anyway?
Keynote address
Moderator:
AMIR BANIFATEMI
Speaker:
SASHA LUCCIONI
17:45 - 19:15
Project Presentations
AMIR BANIFATEMI
AMIR BANIFATEMI
General Manager, Innovation and Growth
SASHA LUCCIONI
SASHA LUCCIONI
Director of Scientific Projects & Postdoctoral Researcher

Date

28 Sep 2020

Time

CEST, Geneva
17:00 - 19:15
Sessions

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