Look at any hottest tech trends list these days and you’ll likely spot two of the big darlings in technology – Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. If tech journals were Hollywood tabloids you’d see these two gracing the covers at news stands and checkout lines at your local grocery store. And, like those tabloids, there’s a lot of buzz about these two as a couple. But, unlike those celebrity hook-ups, the intersection between the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality will likely have profound impacts on business and society.
Do you want to know what kinds of impacts the combination of these two technologies have? Well, you’re in luck. The Sacramento chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will be hosting a lecture by Michael Ludden, Director of Product at IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Lab entitled, “AI in VR – Artificial Intelligence in Virtual Reality.”
During this session, attendees will learn about the intersection between the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, including some of the work IBM Watson is doing with Interactive Speech Interfaces and Chatbots in VR. From applications in science, training, therapy, rehabilitation, productivity, education and, yes, gaming, attendees can expect to learn some concrete examples from Michael’s own experience and be presented industry trends and understand more about where AI and VR are going in both the near and long term future.
When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 -5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Impact Venture Capital, 801 K street, 28th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Cost: ACM Members: Free, Non-Members: $10 per person (till seats available)
About the speaker
Michael Ludden is Director of Product at IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs.
Previously, Michael was Developer Marketing Manager Lead at Google, Head of Developer Marketing at Samsung, a Developer Evangelist at HTC, Global Director of Developer Relations at startups Quixey & Nexmo, and was involved at various times in development, product management, marketing, co-founding startups, tech show hosting, and even cruise-ship singing (don’t ask).
Michael has a degree from UCLA and is happy to share more about exciting developments in the exploding field of “Artificial Intelligence in Virtual Reality.”