Senior VP of Data Science and Chief Scientist
Dr. James G. Shanahan has spent the past 30 years developing and researching cutting-edge artificial intelligent systems splitting his time between industry and academia. He teaches at University of California at Berkeley, and has (co) founded several companies that leverage AI/machine learning/deep learning/computer vision in verticals such as digital advertising, web search, and smart cameras. Previously he has held appointments at AT&T (Executive Director of Research), NativeX (SVP of data science), Xerox Research (staff research scientist), and Mitsubishi. He also advises several high-tech startups (including Aylien, ChartBoost, DigitalBank, LucidWorks, and others).
Dr. Shanahan received his PhD in engineering mathematics from the University of Bristol, U. K., and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is a EU Marie Curie fellow. In 2011 he was selected as a member of the Silicon Valley 50 (Top 50 Irish Americans in Technology).
James Shanahan is speaking at the following session/s
AI in Practice: Separating Fact from Fiction
Grant Ingersoll, CTO and founder Lucidworks, assembles some of the best minds in AI and puts them on the spot. This real-world look at AI goes beyond the hype to answer honest and thoughtful questions about data science, machine learning and NLP in practice. We’ll hear about both the successes and the failures. What can you learn from these less than stellar experiences? When do you need AI – and when can other options suffice? And how do you assemble the right people to help transform your company? Can you retrain those you have?
Joining Grant to answer these and other questions are Kamelia Aryafar, Nick Caldwell, Dr. James Shanahan, and Alice Albrecht.