Abstract: Many businesses today are using traditional AI as an advanced modeling tool to create insights for critical business decision making. But insights alone are not enough. Evolutionary AI provides prescriptive guidance for your decision making to get you to optimized outcomes. Today, we can produce optimal solutions for the most complex multi-objective search-spaces by applying the creative and efficient capabilities of evolutionary computation. This session will show how such decision augmentation can be achieved via step by step hands-on examples, demos and interactive white-boarding to scope out several use cases of interest for the audience
Bio: Babak Hodjat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babak_Hodjat) is 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 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. Babak holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.
Babak Hodjat, PhD
Siri Co-Inventor, VP Evolutionary AI, Founder | Cognizant, Sentient Technologies
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