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12/11 Data Science Webinar: Evolutionary AI is the new Deep Learning
Upcoming ODSC Webinar on December 11, 9am-10am PST
Today’s AI systems are heavily engineered, data-hungry, and costly to build, as they require immense amounts of processing capacity. Once deployed these ML-based systems, while robust, do not quite keep up with a changing environment, priorities, and needs. Furthermore, while the state-of-the-art in AI in discovering insights from raw data is promising, the decision-making based on these insights is often left to human judgment or rigid predetermined rules. In this talk, we will introduce a complementary technology called Evolutionary AI, which, by virtue of being creative, addresses many of the problems noted above. We will show how Evolutionary AI can automatically design Deep Learning systems, and help generate adaptive decision strategies by constructing prescriptive models.
The webinar will be delivered by Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, and former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Babak was also the founder of the world’s first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. Babak is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as the main inventor and technologist.
Prior to co-founding Sentient, Babak was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Prior to Sybase, Babak was co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc. Babak is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing — the technology behind Apple’s Siri. Babak is a published scholar in the fields of Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence, and has 31 granted or pending patents to his name. He is an expert in numerous fields of AI, including natural language processing, machine learning, genetic algorithms, distributed AI, and has founded multiple companies in these areas.