Artificial Intelligence in Consumer Electronics panel seeks insight from industry experts


There’s recently been an increasing focus on artificial intelligence (AI) powered consumer electronics, as evidenced by Aerial’s $2.25 million round raised in June.

At the same time, Montreal is increasingly recognized as a world leader in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Which means it’s the perfect time to take stock of the intersection of both sectors in the AI in consumer electronics industry.

On Tuesday, September 12th, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Chapter at Montreal Section is presenting a free panel on the topic, with insight from Jeremy Barnes (Chief Architect at Element AI), Erdem Özcan (Co-founder and Head of Research at Automat.ai), Gilles Boulianne (Director, Speech and Text Team at CRIM), and moderator Jean-Francois Martin (Head of Products – IoT Analytics at mnubo).

“There is much discussion of AI on an abstract level, about whether it will be truly sentient, reach human intelligence etc, by self-proclaimed experts. This event is the antidote to these quasi-philosophical debates: instead it is an opportunity to hear from real technical experts who are currently developing and applying AI technologies into products that we will use within the next 0-3 years,” Tom Wilson, Chief Technology Officer at Concured, told MTLinTECH.

This industry sector is wide-ranging, and includes emerging technologies for enabling smart homes, autonomous vehicles, wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality.

“They will concretely describe the underlying technologies: e.g. speech recognition, speech synthesis image recognition, image synthesis, text understanding and generation, self-learning/improving systems such as autonomous vehicles and other data classification or intelligence tasks. They will also discuss specific use-cases where these will appear in consumer products and affect our lives in the relatively short term.”

The event is for anyone looking to gain insight into this fast evolving sector, from engineers and developers working on consumer-facing technology, to scientists and other researchers looking to understand the potential real-world relevance of their inventions, to journalists and non-technical professionals, looking for concrete information from reputed technologists about AI-powered products and services.

There is much discussion of AI on an abstract level, about whether it will be truly sentient, reach human intelligence etc, by self-proclaimed experts. This event is the antidote to these quasi-philosophical debates: instead it is an opportunity to hear from real technical experts who are currently developing and applying AI technologies into products that we will use within the next 0-3 years.

While the event is free, space is limited. You can register for the panel here. The event is co-sponsored by WeWork, where the event will take place (3 Place Ville Marie), and IEEE Montreal Section.

 

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