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      Artificial Intelligence: Why you need to learn about it and how to get started | The Riveter Capitol Hill in Seattle

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      September 18, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      1517 12th Avenue , #Suite 101
      Seattle, Washington

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      Artificial Intelligence: Why you need to learn about it and how to get started | The Riveter Capitol Hill

      Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives whether we’re aware of it or not. From smart filters keeping our email inboxes organized and voice-activated assistants like Siri and Alexa helping us manage our lives, to personalized movie recommendations curated by Netflix algorithms and bots providing customer service, AI is becoming seamlessly integrated into our lives. While AI promises massive benefits to nearly every type of organization, from startups to enterprises and organizations focused on driving social impact, whole industries are getting disrupted by AI whether they are ready for it or not - from retail and real estate to healthcare and manufacturing. Whether you're a business leader, a freelancer, a small business owner, or a nonprofit - learning about AI is no longer optional if you want to thrive in the future world of work.This session is designed for those of you who are interested in learning about:- What is AI?- How is AI being used today in business and social impact space?- What are some of the issues related to AI (e.g. job loss, scaling of bias)?  Speakers Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies at NetHope. Leila leads two programs at NetHope, a nonprofit technology consortium of 50+ global NGOs such as Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, Médecins Sans Frontières,The Nature Conservancy, working closely with 60+ technology partners. Emerging Technologies Working Group brings together humanitarian and tech experts to collaborate on using emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain to solve some of the toughest global problems in a sustainable and ethical way. No Lost Generation Tech Task Force brings together 70+ organizations from private and public sectors - including global NGOs, UN agencies, tech companies, academia - to collaborate on tech-enabled solutions to address the education and employment needs of refugee children and youth. Prior to NetHope, Leila spent 15 years in leadership roles in tech sector - at Microsoft and Adobe - and at social enterprise startups. Cyrill Glockner, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Cyrill leads all simulation related engagements for Microsoft’s Autonomous Systems group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cyrill was the Director Technical Product Management at bonsai, a startup focused on Industrial AI. In this role, Cyrill managed platform features that help enterprises and developers utilize AI within their applications. Before joining bonsai, Cyrill launched Verizon’s go90, a mobile video service that delivers free access to the best videos from the Web and TV networks. Prior to Verizon, Cyrill worked for almost two decades in various product and business development roles at Microsoft and Intel. While at Microsoft, Cyrill was responsible for bringing emerging new technologies like Microsoft Digital Media Technologies or Silverlight to market and leading large-scale partnerships with companies like Nokia, Intel, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter. Surbhi Rathore CEO and Co-Founder,  Surbhi is the CEO and co-founder of, an API platform that adds real time intelligence to business conversations.  Surbhi is a technical founder and has a background in the Conversational AI, she immensely contributed to the upbringing of a virtual assistant product from inception to customer deployments in Amdocs, previously. Knowing the limitations of an assistant driven experience in conversations, the co-founders were challenged to solve the problem of unproductive meetings with a seamless and integrated experience. Prior to, Surbhi spent 10 years working across startups and enterprises in India and outside, working in varied roles across software development, leadership, solution consulting and pre-sales. Surbhi is strong motivator of women in technology and is an Ambassador in India for Women in AI (a non-profit organization) promoting more women to join hands in shaping the future of technology. In between work and travels, Surbhi enjoys spending time in different cities meeting new people, joining communities and learning new cultures. David Loewenthal Principal Engineer for Emerging Technologies at Starbucks. As the Principal Engineer for Emerging Technologies at Starbucks, David is responsible for envisioning, prototyping, and developing AI-enabled experiences across the Starbucks portfolio. Prior to this role, David was the Lead Developer and Architect for the Starbucks Mobile App. In that role, David lead the development of early prototypes for AI-enabled Mobile Ordering at Starbucks and developed the Alexa Skill for ordering Starbucks products. Previously, David worked in Innovation at Nike where he focused on AI-enabled experiences in wearables, phones and shoes. David has 28+ years of experience in software engineering including mobile app development, and Machine Learning.  More names to come soon!

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