The weather on our fourth AI Monday in 2019 was, well, mixed, but the speeches were all fantastic. Valerio Velardo started the evening with an interesting insight into AI and music. He was followed by Baver Acu introducing us to “Chris” their AI car assistant and the challenges to build it. The 3rd speech we heard from Saskia Ostendorff was a plea for sharing Open Legal data to make it work for AI algos to improve transparency and legal decision making. Robert Förster finished the event about numerous existing use cases on text2speech or vice versa with a demo of synchronization of famous tv shows.
With an amazing sunset view from the 20th floor over Berlin, this AI Monday had a fantastic setting. Our Host Deutsche Telekoms T-Labs started off with Claudia Pohlink giving us insights on how they approach AI and also provided a Demo. Next up was Kalle Raita from Curious AI who gave an expert talk on automating manual processes and optimising industry processes with AI. Justina Petraityte from RASA provided us with her perspective on how to build conversational interfaces right by using RASA. And finally Raphael Holca-Lamarre talked about how Mimica observes and maps human interactions so you can take out the massive effort in RPA initiatives.
With more than 100 AI enthusiast and three inspiring speeches, the second AI Monday Berlin in 2019 was a real success! The event took place at the Volkswagen Digital Lab located in the heart of Berlin. The evening started with Christian Wasileiades, Software Engineer at Volkswagen, talking about End-to-end speech recognition. He was followed by the European Director of Orbica, Peter Rose, who introduced us to the approach of Geo AI. Isa Ette finally shared her presentation themed "You want AI? Do your homework first" with the audience.