AI FOR GOOD DEMOS

Immersion4 : Making the Cloud cool again, based on 4 pillars : No water consumption, no CO2 emission, no GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission and Ethical.

Communicating with an AI improvisor : As music AI systems become more interactive, a major challenge is for both human and machine to better understand each other. When human musicians improvise together, communication is a natural and intuitive process, as performers make use of non-musical cues and communication to keep things flowing. But when your improvisational partner isn’t human, this natural communication breaks down. How do you know what the AI is “thinking” or “feeling” if its just a black box?

Bark : Bark helps keep more than 5 million children across the U.S. safe from issues like cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more. Launched in 2015, Bark began with its flagship product, Bark for Families. This award-winning technology monitors text messages, emails, YouTube, and 30+ social media platforms, sending timely alerts to parents and guardians when it detects potential issues.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • JON MCCORMACK
    JON MCCORMACK
    Professor, Founder and Director
    SensiLab
    Professor Jon McCormack works at the nexus of art, technology and society. His experimental practice is driven by an enduring interest in computing and incorporates generative art, sound, evolutionary systems, computer creativity, physical computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning. His artworks have been widely exhibited at leading galleries, museums and symposia, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), Tate Gallery (Liverpool, UK), ACM SIGGRAPH (USA and Asia), Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Australia). He is the recipient of 18 awards for new media art and computer science research including prizes at Ars Electronica (Austria), Nagoya Biennial (Japan), the 2012 Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science and the 2016 Lumen Prize for digital art (still images). He is currently undertaking a Future Fellowship, funded by the Australian Research Council, that investigates new models for the generative design of digitally fabricated materials. Professor McCormack is also the founder and director of SensiLab, a trans-disciplinary research space dedicated to the future of creative technology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. SensiLab’s collective research explores the untapped potential of technology, its impacts on society and the new possibilities it enables. Its dedicated research space – which opened in late 2017 – encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, seamless collaboration and unrestricted experimentation.  
  • TITANIA JORDAN
    TITANIA JORDAN
    CMO and Chief Parent Officer
    Bark
    Titania Jordan is the CMO and Chief Parent Officer of Bark.us, an internet safety solution that helps parents and schools keep children safer across social media, text messaging, and email. As the former host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show Atlanta Tech Edge, Titania has the honor of covering the latest in tech news and talent across both the city and the globe. Past roles also include serving as the CMO of KidsLink, co-founder and CMO of PRIVET, and Executive Director of Band of Coders Girls Academy. Titania travels the country serving as a tech expert and was named a tech innovator and a mother of invention by The Atlantan in 2015. Titania is mom to a tween son.
  • SERGE CONESA
    SERGE CONESA
    Founder & CEO
    Immersion4
    Data centers are the foundation of the new economy and the infrastructure has to keep pace and match that growth. Immersion4 contributes to country leaders & city mayors who are constantly trying to balance the challenge of resource constraints and financial profitability against environmental sustainability concerns and community Quality of Life. At the highest levels of government, data & energy independence is recognized as crucial to maintaining a nation’s economic and political security. Data is expected to be THE Great Natural Resource while data centers are the most energy consuming buildings on the planet, which drives the drastic increase in demand for cloud services and thus data center energy consumption. Immersion4 contribute to solving the nation’s need for energy & data independence in a climate of greater demand and diminishing resources. For Immersion4™ the planet matters & drives the way we do business. Immersion4 DTM™ Technology has been built on 4 pillars : . No water consumption . No CO2 emission . No GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission . Ethical

Hourly Schedule

15:15 - 15:30
Immersion4
Speaker:
SERGE CONESA
15:30 - 15:45
Communicating with an AI improvisor
Speaker:
JON MCCORMACK
15:45 - 16:00
Bark
Speaker:
TITANIA JORDAN
SERGE CONESA
SERGE CONESA
Founder & CEO
Immersion4 : Making the Cloud cool again, based on 4 pillars : No water consumption, no CO2 emission, no GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission and Ethical. Communicating with an AI improvisor : As music AI systems become more interactive, a major challenge is for both human and machine to better understand each other. When human musicians improvise together, communication is a natural and intuitive process, as performers make use of non-musical cues and communication to keep things flowing. But when your improvisational partner isn’t human, this natural communication breaks down. How do you know what the AI is “thinking” or “feeling” if its just a black box? Bark : Bark helps keep more than 5 million children across the U.S. safe from issues like cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more. Launched in 2015, Bark began with its flagship product, Bark for Families. This award-winning technology monitors text messages, emails, YouTube, and 30+ social media platforms, sending timely alerts to parents and guardians when it detects potential issues.
JON MCCORMACK
JON MCCORMACK
Professor, Founder and Director
Immersion4 : Making the Cloud cool again, based on 4 pillars : No water consumption, no CO2 emission, no GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission and Ethical. Communicating with an AI improvisor : As music AI systems become more interactive, a major challenge is for both human and machine to better understand each other. When human musicians improvise together, communication is a natural and intuitive process, as performers make use of non-musical cues and communication to keep things flowing. But when your improvisational partner isn’t human, this natural communication breaks down. How do you know what the AI is “thinking” or “feeling” if its just a black box? Bark : Bark helps keep more than 5 million children across the U.S. safe from issues like cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more. Launched in 2015, Bark began with its flagship product, Bark for Families. This award-winning technology monitors text messages, emails, YouTube, and 30+ social media platforms, sending timely alerts to parents and guardians when it detects potential issues.
TITANIA JORDAN
TITANIA JORDAN
CMO and Chief Parent Officer
Immersion4 : Making the Cloud cool again, based on 4 pillars : No water consumption, no CO2 emission, no GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission and Ethical. Communicating with an AI improvisor : As music AI systems become more interactive, a major challenge is for both human and machine to better understand each other. When human musicians improvise together, communication is a natural and intuitive process, as performers make use of non-musical cues and communication to keep things flowing. But when your improvisational partner isn’t human, this natural communication breaks down. How do you know what the AI is “thinking” or “feeling” if its just a black box? Bark : Bark helps keep more than 5 million children across the U.S. safe from issues like cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more. Launched in 2015, Bark began with its flagship product, Bark for Families. This award-winning technology monitors text messages, emails, YouTube, and 30+ social media platforms, sending timely alerts to parents and guardians when it detects potential issues.

Date

22 Sep 2020

Time

15:15 - 16:00
2030 Demo Stage

Location

2030 Demo Stage
Exhibit area, level 0, Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Genève
Sessions

Topics

Creativity,
Environment & climate change