The first AI Monday in the Stuttgart region was phenomenal. With 130 guests the Porsche Foundry in Ludwigsburg was at capacity limits – a perfect location! The Porsche team have done an amazing job preparing everything. After me (Juri Stobbe) giving a short intro, Anja Hendel and Simone Schulz from Porsche opened up giving an update on what Porsche does in the AI space including some selected first use cases. Sebastian Klenk from 5Analytics followed with giving an expert view on how to bring AI prototypes into production environments. Raoul Schönhof from Fraunhover IPA provided us with an intro on what AI actually is + some very cool use cases he is working on. The evening was closed by Friedrich Münke from the vialytics team showcasing their solution and some insights on the engine beneath.
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.