Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Univ. New South Wales, Australia
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was recently named in the inaugural Knowledge Nation 100, the one hundred “rock stars” of Australia’s digital revolution. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research (NICTA). He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and of the Association for the Advancement of AI for his contributions to AI research. He won a Humboldt research award in 2013. He has previously held research positions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden. He will shortly be taking up a position as Guest Professor at TU Berlin. Toby Walsh regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics. In 2015, he gave a TEDxBerlin talk on how to stop killer robots.
Title: Will Artificial Intelligence end jobs, war or humanity?
AI is definitely in the zeitgeist. The Chief Economist of the Bank of England just predicted AI will destroy 50% of jobs in the UK. In 2015, thousands of AI researchers signed an Open Letter predicting that AI could transform warfare and lead to an arms race of “killer robots”. And Stephen Hawking and others have predicted that AI could end humanity itself. What should you make of all these predictions. What should we do to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all? Will there be a Technological Singularity in which AI greatly passes human intelligence?
PhD., Manager of Controls and Motion Planning (Automated Driving) at Faraday&Future Inc., USA
Avinash Balachandran, Ph.D. will be the Manager of Controls and Motion Planning (Automated Driving) at Faraday&Future Inc. starting September 2016. Prior to that, he was a Senior Engineer at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center (UATC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He investigates self-driving technologies with the goal of making transportation safer and more accessible for everyone. Prior to that, Avinash obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in New York and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University in California where he worked in the Dynamic Design Lab with Prof. Chris Gerdes. His research there focused on autonomous and highly automated vehicles specifically looking at steer-by-wire systems and their potential for autonomy and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). He also studied the interaction between the driver and highly automated vehicles and created technologies to improve communication and feedback in these connected systems.
Title: Connected Technologies and Their Impact on Vehicle Safety
New vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies enable vehicles to obtain rich information about the world around them. This connects them to other road users and to the infrastructure supporting road travel like traffic signals.
Information from these sources informs the vehicle of threats in the environment and, together with controllers, can be used to improve vehicle safety. Shared control regimes allow highly-automated vehicles to augment the driver and maintain a safe and collision-free trajectory. Communicating the intent of the controller to the driver is crucial in allowing the driver and vehicle to work together successfully. Connected technologies also lay the framework for fully autonomous vehicles that leverage information about the other road users to make safe decisions. This talk will discuss how connecting road users can improve vehicle safety and will specifically investigate the importance of communicating the intent of systems that use this information to the user to ensure a successful result.
Furthermore, the interaction of connectivity and fully autonomous vehicles will be used to show how vehicle safety can be improved and congestion reduced.
Professor, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
Toru Ishida has been a professor of Kyoto University since 1993. He is a fellow of IEEE, a vice president of IEICE, and a member of the Science Council of Japan. He is a co-founder of the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University and the Kyoto University Design School.
His research interest lies with Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems and modeling collaboration within human societies. His projects include Community Computing, Digital City Kyoto, Intercultural Collaboration Experiments, and the Language Grid.
Title: Service Design through Intercultural Collaboration
Service has been considered as value co-creation through the cooperation of service providers and customers. This talk, however, focuses on service design in problem fields where complex issues exist among various stakeholders. In other words, we focus on a very early stage of service design with huge ambiguities. A typical case is introducing new services in developing countries. The main issue here is to create new services compatible with existing services through action research that considers a wide variety of regional, national and global stakeholders.
It is often difficult to identify the influence of/to the services to be designed due to the differences in culture, language and business customs. As a result, unexpected interdependencies among services together with stakeholders are often revealed during the process of action research. This talk is based on our four year experiences in agricultural support projects in Southeast Asia.
Partner at Productize, Belgium
Simon is in charge of projects at Productize. With more than 10-years experience in the telecoms and media industry, he is specialized in product strategy, an Internet of Things (IoT) agency dedicated to product development via fast prototyping. Productize provides strategic advice, technical expertise and prototyping abilities to help its clients turn concepts into tangible products. its approach allows faster and cost-efficient delivery of innovation projects, from idea generation to physical product development and market testing, before mass-production.
As an international innovation manager with 6-years experience in strategy consulting followed by a successful experience in operational management, he has worked in over 5 countries including France, Belgium, UK, US, China, and Western Africa. He combines excellent analytical and inter-personal skills with pragmatic approach to solving problems and achieving results. He studied in ESCP and INSEAD.
Title: How IoT unlocks new user experiences: Example of connected buttons
Technology innovation drives new potential (devices, connectivity, penetration rate, business models, and costs going down etc) . But sometimes by tying to bring more features, we make User Experience more complex . UX has never been more important, and now thanks to IoT we have means to make it right . The button is the simplest user interface we could imagine for a single repetitive programmable task, lowcost and easy to setup . The Amazon use case will be introduced as an example of unlocking new business models with button and key success factors will be suggested for designing a great phygital product. For going beyond IoT buttons, we need to discover new use cases and make the UX right thanks to an iterative innovation process, which will be explained by Simon Castex.
Pek van Andel
2000 Ig Nobel Prize winner, the Netherlands
Pek van Andel obtained a university degree in medical research in Groningen, where he developed an artificial cornea for the ten million cornea blind in the world. This low-cost prosthesis is still daily implanted in Amritsar, Penjab, India, and was honored with the Wubbo Ockels innovation prize in 1994. In that year he published the article on serendipity in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (ranked first among journals for the philosophy of science, now with an impact factor of 1.738). In 2000 he won the satiric Ig-Nobel Prize for medicine for his iconoclastic MRI-scans of the human love act, the serendipitous outcome of an explorative study, described by Science as ‘Love between the magnets’, published in 1999 as the most read article in the BMJ. The study resulted also in the most popular medical video. His pet sin, collecting and analysing examples of serendipity (mainly in science, technique and art) and articles and books on serendipity started as Spielerei nebenbei and ended as Ernst im Spiel. He investigated serendipity from all points of view and is now regarded as serendipitologist. He wrote several books about sérendipité, in French, with Danièle Bourcier, and about serendipiteit in Dutch, with Wim Brands. He is still giving lectures, courses and master classes on serendipity for university (PhD) students, investigators, professors, and managers and financers of research in respectable companies, like Nestlé and ASML, in English, French or Dutch. He showed his main insights in this TEDxLeuven talk, since March 18, 2015 online.
Title: Anatomy of the Unsought Finding. Serendipity: Origin, History, Domains, Traditions, Appearances, Patterns and Programmability
Mirabile dictu: serendipity is the art of making an unsought finding, or an unsought finding. The word was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754, imported in science by Walter Cannon, and in social sciences by Robert Merton. Serendipity starts as a surprising observation followed by a correct abduction. Aristotle mentions the different faces of the moon as an example of a surprising observation, and the reflection of sunlight by the moon as an example of a correct abduction, to explain those different faces. The unknown can’t be extrapolated from the known. To find something new, an unpredictable element is needed, such as a surprsing observation or idea. As the sofists knew already: you can’t look for the unknown, because then you do not know where to look for. Serendipity can start as an enigma (no theory to explain the startling observation: amber atracts dust, why?), as an anomaly (the observation conflicts with accepted theories: ‘nuclear fission’ when ‘atoms’ were still regarded as unsplittable !), or as a novelty (the unexpected observation doesn’t conflict with accepted theories: Drais’ surprising vélocipède). Case studies show that directed search and serendipity don’t exclude each other, but can complement and even reinforce each other. QED.
Master class Introduction
Title: Serendipity, the art of making an unsought finding. Can we learn it? (by Pek van Andel & Danièle Bourcier)
Serendipity is the art of ‘loose blinders’. It can be taught and learned. A serendiptist needs blinders and must be able to take them off, when he does a surprising observation, to find and test the right abduction. Time, space, freedom are needed for bootlegging and personal research. Like all intuitive operating, serendipity can’t be planned or programmed. If that would be possible, it wouldn’t be serendipity. All we can program is, that, if a searcher does a surprising observation, he gets and takes the freedom, the time and the facilities to study it. One should always keep one eye open for unsought findings. The freedom of opportunity to profit from the unexpected is crucial in visionary research, as Irving Langmuir said. The forty types of serendipity we found show how polymorphous the phenomenon is and help us to expect the unexpected and to find the unsought. Serendipity is, like stupidity, an intrinsic aspect of human behaviour and a comic post hoc phenomenon. L’imagination au pouvoir, fantasy at power, for individual searchers and groups, in its most democratic form. Planning is a must, but plans are not holy. Dare to follow your own track. As Hamlet said: “Readiness is all.”
Director of CNRS
Dr. Danièle Bourcier is Director of Research at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches de Science Administrative (CERSA-CNRS, Paris) in the Law, Technology, and Language area. She is associated professor on law and computers (Université de Paris I and Paris 10) and has been research fellow in Sweden, The Netherlands, and Austria. She has published many books and papers in the domains of artificial intelligence, complex systems and linguistics applied to law (lex electronica). She is involved in several European projects on governance, risk and democracy. She is director of research at the Center Marc Bloch (Berlin) to launch a project on comparative e-law in Europe (2005-2006). She is also the Scientific Director of Creative Commons France and of the collection “Droit et Technologies” of the Romillat Éditeur.
Dr. Danièle Bourcier was awarded the CNRS et Ville d’Orléans Special Prizes for her PhD in public law. She also holds and Advanced Degree (DEA) in political sciences and a Degree in Linguistics (Maîtrise).
Based in San Francisco, Karolis is responsible for product strategy at Seek Fine Art. The platform is the first of its kind allowing art collectors and art enthusiast to discover art near them. Seek Fine Art is on a mission to change how you discover art online, experience it in the offline world and making the O2O connection seamless.
Title: Finding and Experiencing Art in a Connected World
While Google is bringing organizational rigor to all the world’s information, the world of fine art, for the most part, is still outside of that realm. Progress is being made and many new players are emerging in the space. In this presentation we will dive into the current state of the art market and what can be achieved by bridging the gap between fine art and technology. The expression “software is eating the world” thus far seems to have ignored the art world but that is soon to change. Software and IoT promises to distribute access to art and transform the connection between the online and offline.
As a contemporary figurative artist, art collector and the owner of a gallery – ROOM Art Gallery in downtown Mill Valley – Agne Christensen is fully immersed in the art world in the Bay Area and beyond. That vantage point put her in an ideal position to identify one of the art scene’s greatest needs: a virtual meeting point for art collectors and galleries near them, showcasing their greatest artists.
She’s done just that with SEEK FINE ART, a search engine app for all digital devices that leverages location-based technology to allow users to search fine art near them sorting by location, gallery, artist or art style.
“Art is for everyone!” Christensen says. “Seek Fine Art is my way to bring joy of discovering art to the masses and turn art lovers to collectors. I want to know every gallery, every artist and all art everywhere at anytime. I can do this with music, so why not with art? I’m thrilled to be able to help make the journey of ‘meeting’ art easier and more enjoyable.”
Christensen, who opened Room Art Gallery in 2008, came up with the concept for Seek Fine Art three years ago, and spent the next two years working with developers to create its design and architecture. A mom of two, Christensen says it was not easy to juggle the roles of mother, artist, gallery owner and now tech company founder.
In late 2015, she launched the first version of the Fine Art on the Apple Appstore.
Professor of Singapore University of Technology and Design
Yue Zhang is currently an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design. Before joining SUTD in July 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in University of Cambridge, UK. Yue Zhang received his DPhil and MSc degrees from University of Oxford, UK, and his BEng degree from Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include natural language processing, machine learning and artificial Intelligence. He has been working on statistical parsing, parsing, text synthesis, machine translation, sentiment analysis and stock market analysis intensively. Yue Zhang serves as the reviewer for top journals such as Computational Linguistics, Transaction of Association of Computational Linguistics and Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.
He is also PC member for conferences such as ACL, COLING, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, AAAI and IJCAI. Recently, he was the area chairs of COLING 2014, NAACL 2015 and EMNLP 2015.
Title: Text mining for stock market prediction and other tasks.
In this talk I will introduce my work on using text mining techniques in predicting stock price movements. In particular, our model extracts events from news articles, build vector space representations of the events using neural network models, and leverage such representations in prediction stock price movements. We show strong advantage of such models as compared with traditional discrete word representations and SVM models. Besides the topic, which is introduced in detail, I will also talk about some other applications of text mining that we work on, including sentiment analysis and information extraction. These will be discussed in breadth rather than in depth, in order to give the audience a basic understanding of the scope of tasks our work covers.
Professor of University of Kent, UK
Anna Jordanous is a lecturer in the School of Computing, at the Medway campus of the University of Kent. She is a member of the Computational Intelligence and Future Computing research groups. Her research areas include computational creativity and its evaluation, musical creativity, music informatics, digital humanities, knowledge modelling, Semantic Web, and natural language processing. Anna is also an amateur musician and performs regularly in jazz and other styles, using this experience to inform her research. Prior to coming to Kent, Anna worked in the Digital Humanities department and the Centre of e-Research at Kings’ College London. Her PhD at the School of Informatics, University of Sussex examined the question of how to evaluate the creativity of computational software.
Title: Can a computer be creative?
Can computers be creative? This seems like a contradiction. Computers are very good at mechanical tasks, churning through large data, processing, calculating… And recently we’ve become used to computers doing more intelligent things. Computers have become an essential part of our lives, for example the smartphone which is ubiquitous in modern-day life. We constantly use computers to help us find out information online, guide us from A to B when we’re lost, document things we are doing at work, and so on. But isn’t a computer just a machine whereas creativity is a uniquely human concept that needs something more than mechanical ‘mindless’ processing?
Actually, one area of artificial intelligence research looks at exactly the question of how a computer can be creative. In computational creativity, we study how and if computers can be creative. The goal is to model, simulate or replicate creativity computationally. In this talk, Dr Anna Jordanous from the University of Kent looks at what this all means, why we would want to study computers being creative, and what we can learn from this work.
Jae Kyu Lee
Professor of KAIST & President of Association for Information Systems (2015-2016)
Jae Kyu Lee, Ph.D., is the HHI Chair Professor in the College of Business at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He served for the President (2015-5) and Fellow of Association for Information Systems, the global organization of 4,000 Information System researchers. He is the Director of Bright Internet Research Center at KAIST, as the founder of Principles for the Bright Internet. He will become a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Carnegie Mellon University from September 2016.
He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems and Electronic Commerce at KAIST since 1985, and is affiliated as a professor of Graduate School of Information and Media and Graduate School of Green Growth. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (Elsevier, SSCI and SCIE Accredited), and was the founding chair of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce. He was the president of academic societies such as Korea Society of Management Information Systems and Korea Society of Intelligent Information Systems, and received the best paper awards 13 times.
Title: Business Models with the Bright Internet
Electronic commerce has grown so rapidly and surpassed the scale of physical stores. Nevertheless, the platform Internet of Electronic Commerce has become full of crime, fakes, and terror perpetuated by anonymous users on a global scale. The security burden of protecting organizations is becoming increasingly difficult and costly, and it cannot be perfect under the current Internet protocol. In order to solve such side effects fundamentally, the Council of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) has adopted a Grand Vision of Bright Internet and promote its research and implementation.
To drastically eliminate the sources of cyber-attacks in contrast to passive protection, the Bright Internet aims to detect the origin of malicious behavior in global cyber space. To implement the aim, six practical principles are adopted such as Origin Responsibility and Deliverer Responsibility. Based on these principles, the identifiable anonymity can be realized against the committed criminal origins should be detected and responsibility can be imposed. We regard this should be a key concept of next generation Internet. The Bright Internet Global Summit will be held in December 2017 in Seoul as a forum of exchanging idea among policy makers, international organizations, researchers, and industry. Based on the Bright Internet platform, the Bright Cloud Computing, Bright IoT, Bright eCommerce, Bright Auctions, and Bright Fintech can be developed assuring more trustful society.
Kyung Yang PARK
Founder, President & Chief Vision Officer (CVO), Harex InfoTech Inc.
Kyung Yang Park is the founder, president, and Chief Vision Officer (CVO) of Harex InfoTech Inc., and the visionary of UBpay, the world’s first revolutionary User Centric Smart Integrated Payment Platform. He has established Harex Inc. in 1993 and devoted most of his life to reinvent the payment for the happiness of human spirit since 1994 and founded the mobile card service company Harex InfoTech Inc. in 2000. Harex InfoTech Inc., UBpay ( MoCa Payment 3.0 Platform), has received the 2013 Gold Medal for Best Technology in the Innovation Project 2013 held in Harvard University. He has been invited to 2014 World Economic Forum workshop of the Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services and awarded 2016 Grand Award of Global Open Innovation at San Jose State University. After graduating from the Korea Military Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1983, Mr. Park continued his graduate education in the United States at the University of Alabama where he earned an MBA (1989) with an emphasis on artificial intelligence expert system and marketing research. Mr. Park served as Professor of Economics & Management in the department of Economics & Management at the Korea Military Academy and is the author of Principles of Management (Pakyoung Sa, Seoul, Korea 1993). He has authored articles on the effects on the basic need performance of economic growth and public expenditures (Journal of Korea Military Academy, Vol. 40, Seoul, Korea, 1991) and Opening the Age of Payment 3.0 for the Happiness of Human Spirit: Innovation In Payments by Breaking Rules, (Services Marketing Journal, Vol.06, Seoul, Korea, June, 2013)
Title: FinTech Revolution: User Centric Payment Platform
Since the introduction of credit cards in the 1950s, most payment innovations do not disrupt the existing payment processes, but rather modify front-end processes to improve customer and merchant experience. User Centric Payment Platform was originated from the simple question why I should give my credit card information to the merchant, which does not make sense in a security wise. Thanks to the new technology like cloud, mobile, connected device, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the payment process could have been able to be developed in a disruptive way with which user’s smart phone works as the router of the payment authorization instead of merchant’s computer (POS). This User Centric Payment innovation guarantees perfect security with no credentials stored in the phone or SP’s server, no credentials passed to the merchants and no intermediary intervened, brings the benefits to all of the parties in the ecosystem with universally open-type shared platform, creates tens of billions of app users connected new global user network with this revolutionary platform by sharing the technology, know-how, system, platform, and the patents with alliance and finally will make the world better place by fulfilling humanitarian needs with ‘Better Capitalism Initiative; making money by doing good!’
Professor of School of Electrical Engineering, Kookmin University
Gu-Min Jeong is a Professor of School of Electrical Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. He is also a technical writer who introduces new technologies and global trends.
Currently, he is a chair of mirror committee for ISO TC22 SC31/32 in Korea. He is also a head of Infineon center at Kookmin univ. funded by Infineon, Germany and a head of Odin Center at Kookmin univ. supported by Hyundai Autron.
Previously, he was a Senior Engineer and a co-founder of NeoMtel and a manager at SK Telcom. He received Ph.D. degree from School of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science, Seoul National University
His research interest includes future mobility and intelligent car, automotive embedded systems, sensor signal processing and control applications, Internet of things.
Title: Future mobility, autonomous driving and IoT leading to the paradigm shift of automotive industries
What will be the impact of future mobility, autonomous driving and IoT(Internet of Things) on transportation, human life and industries ? The paradigm shift of automotive industry can lead to the convergence of related industries as well as the changes of automotive industry itself.
Future mobility reflects the changes of recent societies and cities. The advent of autonomous driving will leads to the reorganization of related industries. Also, the new IoT services regarding automobile arise drastically, making new terms such as automotive O2O, Taas(Transportation as a Service) and MaaS(Mobility as a Service). In this talk, we present the changes of technologies and industries regarding next generation automobile, and summarize the paradigm shift of related industries, human life, and new services.
Professor of Korea National University of Arts
Title: Creating Arts for Smart Connected World
CEO of Allwin Inc.
Title: Group Auction for Fandom Commerce
Kyoung Jun Lee
Professor of Kyung Hee University
Title: Button Internet: The Tangible and Easy Internet of Things
CCO of Benple Inc.
Title: Making a New Culture Channel
Professor of Seoul National University
Title: A Smarter More Connected World
Dong Gun Kam
Professor of Ajou University
Dong Gun Kam received the B.S. degree in physics with a double major in electrical engineering, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, all from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea in 2000, 2002, and 2006, respectively. From 2007 to 2011, he worked at the IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, concentrating on the subsystem design and analysis of high-speed wireline, wireless, and optical links. In 2011, he joined Ajou University, Suwon, Korea. His research interests include electrical packaging of high-performance computers. He was a recipient of the 2008 DesignCon Paper Award; a recipient of the 2011 Pat Goldberg Memorial Award for the best paper in CS, EE, and Math within IBM Research; and a recipient of the 2013 IEEE CPMT Outstanding Young Engineer Award.
Title: AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol: The Match of the Century
Founder and Head, Institute of Social Computing
Title: Social Impact of AI
Professor of Kangnung-Wonju Nat’l University
Professor of Seoul National University
Sangkyu Rho is Professor of Information Systems in the Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University. He received his BBA from Seoul National University, and his MBA and PhD from the University of Minnesota.
His research interests include networked business, organic media, social filtering & ranking algorithms, and big data. He is the author of several books including Organic Business. He has published papers in such journals as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, and Data & Knowledge Engineering. He also has 2 patents in the area of social filtering & ranking algorithms.
He won the best paper award from Korea Information Technology Service Industry Association and the best paper runnerup from International Conference on Information Systems.
He served as Associate Dean for MBA programs and Director of The Danam Business Library at Seoul National University.
Title: Facets of Organic Media (With Jiyoung Yun)
CEO of Organic Media Lab
Jiyoung Yun is the founder and CEO of Organic Media Lab, a research, education, and consulting organisation specializing in media evolution and networked business.
In her book, Organic Media: Redefining Media in a Connected World, Dr. Yun argues that media is ultimately a living, growing, evolving organism, and the force driving the disruptive changes overtaking today’s market and society. Her reconceptualization of media as “network” extends our field of inquiry beyond media studies, allowing us to understand how changing modes of connection impact the very rules governing our social existence.
After earning her Ph.D in sociology of communication from Paris Descartes University – Sorbonne, she served as director of the SK Communications Research Institute. She later founded the social networking startup Mediare. Dr. Yun is also speaker, writer, and an avid blogger. Connect with her at email@example.com or leaving your comment below.
Professor of Sungkyunkwan University
Title: New Human in Hyper-Connected Society
A Rum Park
Research Professor of Humanitas Big Data Research Center
Title: Integrating IoT & O2O for Healthcare
Professor of SKK Graduate School of China
Title: How to Connect China Smartly