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Wednesday, October 17 • 5:55pm - 7:00pm
AI In Practice: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Panel Discussion)

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AI is definitely the future, but is it ready for your organization? Is your organization ready for AI?
Grant Ingersoll, CTO and founder Lucidworks, assembles some of the best minds and takes a real-world look at AI to go beyond the hype to answer honest and thoughtful questions.

Sure, they can enumerate successes -- but Grant wants to know about when things don’t go quite right. What can be learned from their less than stellar experiences?  When do you need AI – and when do other options suffice? And if you are going to embark, how do you assemble the right people to help transform your company? Can you retrain those you have? Or do you need to start from scratch?

Joining Grant to answer these and other questions are:
•    Daniel Tunkelang – Self, High-Class Consultant
•    Kavita Ganesan – GitHub Inc., Senior Data Scientist
•    Josh Wills – Slack, Search, Learning, and Intelligence Engineer
•    Anupama Joshi – Reddit, Senior Engineering Manager

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Kavita Ganesan

Senior Data Scientist, GitHub Inc.
Kavita Ganesan is a Machine Learning and NLP Data Scientist at Github. She was previously at 3M Health Information Systems where much of her work was on Clinical Text Mining. At Github, Kavita helped launch the first Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing pipeline with the... Read More →
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Grant Ingersoll

CTO, Lucidworks
Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks as well as an active member of the Apache Lucene community – a Lucene and Solr committer, and co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project. He is also the lead author of “Taming Text” from Manning Publications... Read More →
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Anupama Joshi

Senior Engineering Manager, Reddit
Anupama Manages search @ Reddit from ingestion to results and infra to ranking.
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Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant, Self
Daniel Tunkelang is a high-class consultant. In addition to working with leading retailers to improve their ecommerce search, Daniel has helped companies like Apple, Cisco, eBay, Elsevier, Etsy, Flipkart, Pinterest, Salesforce, and Yelp address some of their search challenges. He... Read More →
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Josh Wills

Software Engineer, Slack
Josh Wills is a software engineer at who has worked on Slack's configuration and experimentation system, search infrastructure, and data infrastructure. He is a recovering manager, having formerly led the data engineering team at Slack and the data science team at Cloudera, a member... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:55pm - 7:00pm EDT
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