Sign in  
With Dennis Mortensen (co-Founder/CEO,
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Rise NYC, 43 W23rd St

Sign up for our awesome New York
Tech Events weekly email newsletter.

**PleaseRSVPonboththeSplash Page & ourMeetup Page. You mustRSVPinBOTHplaces to attend**


Join us forwhat's sure to be an awesome night in AI! We're excited to be hosting Dennis Mortensen, founder & CEO, who will be talking about "Key Learnings of Building an AI Autonomous Agent Using Supervised Learning".

Wine + Beer + AI + Networking =The Best Tuesday ever!

COST TO ATTEND (TICKETS HERE): Limited availabilityper release*

First Release ($5) - SOLD OUT

Second Release ($8) - SOLD OUT

FinalRelease ($10)

*Please Note: All ticket sales are final.*


[6:30 - 7:00 PM] Networking(Wine & Beer)

[7:00 PM] Welcome Introduction -Maryam Farooq(Co-Organizer, NYAI)

[7:10PM]Keynote Presentation: "Key Learnings of Building an AI Autonomous Agent Using Supervised Learning" -Dennis Mortensen(Founder/CEO,

[8:00 PM] Rapid Q&A

[8:15 PM]Closing Remarks

[8:20 - 9:00 PM] Continued Networking


In this talk,x.aiCEO & Founder, Dennis Mortensen, will discuss some of the important factors & decisions that need to be made in building an AI autonomous agent. Asx.aideveloped its AI assistantsAmy & Andrewwho take over meeting scheduling entirely, they encountered quite a few unexpected challenges.

This talk will cover the key questions & challenges to consider if youre involved in designing artificially intelligent agents, based on those faced byx.aiin building their AI assistants:

-Building an intelligent agent requires that you fully understand the domain in which your agent operates & define that domain, & the human foibles within it, exhaustively. Once you define the universe in which your agent exists, you have to go about figuring out what data you need to collect & annotate.

-When designing an agent that exists only over dialogue, you have to decide whether or not to humanize your agent; there is no in-between. Companies like Amazon (Alexa), Apple (Siri), & Andrew) have chosen to do this, whereas Google (Google Assistant) has not. If & when you do decide to humanize your agent, you really have to try to make that work, by naming your agent, having them show empathy, & developing a personality (via text or voice) that is believably human.

-Due to the invisible nature of most AI products, a lot rests on the question of designing interactions. Theres a big upfront investment & effort into getting those right. Despite the lack of visual interface, we believe its worth over-investing in the write or NLG (natural language generation) dimension. This tends to be counterintuitive since much of the discussion to date around AI has been focused on the read or NLU (natural language understanding) dimension of agents.


1)Samsung NEXTwill be hosting anARTIK Workshopevent onThurs,3/30

2) IntroducingPaper Space- check out this cool company!

3) TheFuture Labs AI Summitis onWeds, 4/5with a stacked speaker list (Yann LeCun, Gary Marcus, & more!).Register here!

4)Amper Music is hiring for the role of Data Scientist, Full Stack Developer, & Software Composition Team Member!


Rise New York is a collaborative co-working community shaping the future of commerce & fintech by helping startups & entrepreneurs connect, co-create,and scale innovation. In partnership with Barclays, we listen, nurture & oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space & is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Oh, & we leave the front door open for the curious

Thanks, & we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Best regards,

Maryam, Rizwan, & Matt

© 2017 GarysGuide      About   Terms   Press   Feedback