Our 8th AI Monday Berlin on June 17 was part of the 2019 Berlin BuzzWords Conference in the Kulturbrauerei. The evening was opened up by Ahmed Kamal giving us a deep dive on how Careem, one of the leading mobility companies in the Middle East, develops ML models, their challenges and how their platform Yoda solves those. Calvin Seward from Zalando talked about Security and Risks in an AI-driven environment. Very emotional as well to see how AI is misused already today to abuse human rights. The third talk by Andreas Schindler, co-founder of Deep Neuron Labs, gave us insights into how to approach Machine Learning projects and what to consider before. The evening was closed by Felix Biessmann, from Amazon Research, who talked about handle data quality in ML production systems.
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.
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.
The first AI Monday in 2019 attracted lots of interest. With impressive 200 sign-ups we needed to close early. In the end, no seats were free! Andreas Klug, CMO ITyX opened up, followed by an impressive talk of Malte Pietsch from deepset on evolution of NLP. Mateusz Opala explained the issue of trusting decision made by AI and finally Johann von Herwarth presented the chances of AI in customer service.
The 3rd AI Monday Berlin took place at the SAP Data Space in Berlin Mitte. Talks focused on Data Science and AI projects and the respective learnings Dirk Hofmann from DAIN Studios and Lucia Henebartova from Contiamo took away in their projects. Leveraging data and AI with focus on News & Media was Fabian Schmidts (Neofonie) topic. Victor Thoma from Ergo Direct shared his experience of building up Chat Bots.
The 2nd AI Monday Berlin took place where it once all began: The Office Club Berlin was also the location of the GEO Monday back in the early 2000er years.
This time we had Christopher Kränzler talking about how Lengoo leveraged AI, Dr. Daniel Feser reporting about his study “Artificial Intelligence in Berlin/ Brandenburg”, Bastian C. Külzer from LEVERTON talking about “AI & the Struggle with unstructured Documents” and rounded up by Asaf Birnhack of Curious.AI showing his application around anonymising real time surveillance videos.
The first AI Monday at EIT Digital Germany featured four innovation leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In a relaxed atmosphere AI was presented and discussed as a possible co-worker, as a new way to search visual content online, for analysing big amounts of data and its trend for the future.
All presentations and slides can be found here.