Humanizing AI & Machine Learning

Dec 13, 2017 · Santa Monica, United States of America

AI LA & Philosophie Group will be hosting their first collaborative event. Humanizing AI & Machine Learning: Design Thinking panel & workshop for AI/ML teams and the Human Element


6:30 PM-6:45 PM - Intros / Tacos, beer & le croix sponsored by Philosophie 

6:45 PM-7:30 PM - Empathy Mapping for the Machine

7:30 PM-8:30 PM - Panel discussion

8:30 PM-9:00 PM - Q&A 


What is lacking in most discussions around AI, machine learning and other intelligent algorithms is how they can help solve people's problems. Any team that is working on hard, meaningful, and purpose-driven problems could benefit from AI/ML, but without the right focus you may end up building toys.

During the workshop, you will go through Empathy Mapping for the Machine exercise. Immediately after the workshop, our panel discussion will explore and discuss how to focus on the most important aspect in building these systems: human purpose.

This is for product teams, big data teams, analytics teams, execs, or any other team that is being asked to ‘find something interesting to do with AI/ML.’

Your Speakers

Chris Butler is Director of Product Strategy at Philosophie in NYC. He has over 17 years of experience working in product, strategy, and business development at large (Microsoft, Waze, Horizon Ventures, KAYAK) and small companies (founding one of his own). Chris has always worked on projects with a bit of data science. At Philosophie he does Lean AI client work while creating new tools, processes, and mental models for creating human centric, non-deterministic systems.

Additional speakers to be announced.

Your Moderator

Todd Terrazas is an inventor, creative technologist, entrepreneur, community builder, and collaboration catalyst.  For the last four years, Todd has been running his own company, Brainitch, which created innovative solutions for public safety using Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to new user research tools using chatbots leveraging natural language processing. Todd has worked with world-famous artists, music festivals, and media companies to develop feedback loops that provided insight into consumer behavior and nurtured better brand ambassadors. Todd graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, focusing on entertainment business and short-form storytelling. Todd is regularly invited to conferences and universities, such as USC’s Applied Psychology Masters program to speak about AI, chatbots,  entrepreneurship, IoT, and data strategy.

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