Top 5 Panels for AI

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is taking the tech industry by storm. As with every blossoming industry, problems need to be addressed and solved for it to be truly successful. It is also important to understand how to adapt to new technologies as they are introduced, so skills can be integrated within the new technologies and companies can maintain relevance within the tech realm. Within these panels, various topics are covered to understand the world of AI and how it will affect our future. Below are the top five panels for those interested in AI.

AI x Radical Inclusion

This panel is all about inclusion in the AI workplace. The panelists include Christine Meinders from Artificial Knowing, Rebecca Fiebrink from Goldsmiths University of London, Stephanie Dinkins from Stony Brook University, and Claire Evans. They will be discussing challenges, cultural design implications, and ways to include different cultural perspectives in AI. These panelists are bringing a different perspective to AI from feminist viewpoints, as well as ideas to innovate and reimagine this sector as a whole.

Sunday, March 11

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

JW Marriott – Salon E/110 E 2nd St

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Letting Go: Designing for an AI You Can’t Control

In this panel, four panelists will be discussing solutions for designing user experiences in an AI system that cannot be controlled. The panelists will be speaking on their experiences with companies such as Facebook,, Bonsai, and Singularity University. Their goal with this panel is to discuss the challenges and limitless possibilities for personalizing design, and how that can affect how much control you have over it. This panel is for anyone interested in design frameworks and “burning questions” for AI & UX.

Friday, March 9

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

JW Marriott – Salon E/110 E 2nd St

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Limitless Creativity: How to Design in an AI World

Jenna Niven of R/GA will be speaking about designing in an AI focused world. As the Creative Director at R/GA, she will share her skills and solutions for staying creative while taking AI into account. She will be speaking about how to enhance your creativity with the use of AI, and how AI can specifically affect creativity. By using AI with her clients at R/GA, Jenna hopes to maintain innovative solutions to keep clients satisfied. This panel is for anyone looking to integrate AI onto their creative team, and beyond.

Monday, March 12

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

JW Marriott – Salon E/110 E 2nd St

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We Want It Now: The Future of AI is in Your Hands

In this panel, panelists will be discussing you – the consumer – and how demand is on the rise. Companies need to compensate for the rise in demand, and AI is often the solution to streamlining productivity. Along with AI, automation also plays a key role in making, transporting, and marketing products to consumers quickly. The panelists include Karissa Bell from Mashable, Dr. Michael Chui from Mckinsey & Company, Wilfried Eberhardt from Kuka, and Jan Hill from Adidas AG. Together they will discuss all of these topics, as well as what the future holds in relation to AI and other automated methods.

Saturday, March 10

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

JW Marriott – Salon E/110 E 2nd St

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When AI is Not Your Assistant: Meet Agentive Tech

Christopher Noessel of IBM is the solo panelist of this AI panel, and will be introducing a new concept called agentive tech. He will be discussing how designing a tool that you can use to do work is different from an AI product doing the work for you. He states that AI is essentially a thing of the past, and that agentive tech is the new future. He will be giving the inside scoop on what this means for users, and will also be sharing the models he uses to design them. Join Christopher in learning the ins and outs of agentive tech, and what it can mean for the future of users and even your own company.

Tuesday, March 13

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

JW Marriott – Salond D/110 E 2nd St

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