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October 2–3, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MonDAY, October 1
7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner

TueSDAY, October 2
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Conference Welcome
8:40 AM
Conference Overview
Doug Lenat, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:15 AM

Never-Ending Language Learning
Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin Professor of AI and Learning and Chair, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

10:10 AM
10:40 AM

How Understanding Works (and Why It Matters to What You do Every Day)
Roger Schank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Socratic Arts

11:40 AM
Deep Learning and the Path to AI
Yann LeCun, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Neural Science, The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Neural Science, New York University
12:30 PM
Members' Working Lunch
1:30 PM

Maria Bezaitis, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

1:45 PM

Simplifying Complexity
Eric Berlow, Research Scientist, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE Lab)

2:25 PM

Epistemological Therapy for the Workplace
Esther Meek, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Geneva College

3:00 PM
3:45 PM

Beyond Current Machine Learning: How to Reinvigorate the Field
Jaime Carbonell, Director, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

4:15 PM

Understanding Pittsburgh: The Senator John Heinz History Center
Anne Madarasz, Museum Division Director and Director Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Senator John Heinz History Center

4:30 PM
Maria Bezaitis
and Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner

WedneSDAY, October 3
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 AM

IBM's Watson
David Barnes, Program Director, Strategy and Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM Software Strategy Group

9:30 AM

Making Sense of Real-Time Streams
Nova Spivack, Chief Executive Officer, Bottlenose

10:00 AM
Mainstreaming Conservation Science Mapping
James Strittholt, President and Executive Director, Conservation Biology Institute
10:30 AM
11:00 AM

Understanding Money
Bill Maurer, Director, Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion

11:40 AM
Digital Intuition
Catherine Havasi, Chief Executive Officer, Luminoso
12:20 PM
Using Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Complex, Real-World Domains
Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist, m6d
1:00 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:10 PM

Understanding Relevance
Hugh Dubberly, Principal, Dubberly Design Office

2:50 PM

Turtles All the Way Down
Rick Robinson, Partner, Vice President, Marketing Analytics, Sapient

3:30 PM
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 PM
Close of Conference
6:00 PM

ThursDAY, October 4
7:00 AM


7:30 AM
Field Trip to Carnegie Mellon University
8:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
8:30 AM
Robotics: How Robots Understand the World
Field Robotics Center and Biorobotics Lab
10:00 AM
10:10 AM
How Computers Understand Us And How We Understand Ourselves
Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
11:45 AM
Wrap up and Lunch
12:50 PM
Interaction and Entertainment
Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Disney Research, Pittsburgh
2:00 PM
Departure for airport and return to hotel

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