"AI don't bite"
AI is gaining traction in both, science and industry. However, while many businesses and research groups are keen to adopt, fears of "AI traps" hold them back. Certainly, one needs to remember about problems and challenges. But in the same time, we should talk about opportunities and constructive solutions. Accordingly, this panel's goal is to convince the audience that AI is truly worth developing and applying, although it is indeed important to do it in a thoughtful way.
The panel will be moderated by Dominik Ślęzak - one of the chairs of the FedCSIS Conference Series - and it will take a form of the three rounds of questions:
- What are your favorite AI techniques and your favorite AI application areas?
- What are the biggest challenges in AI applications and have you encountered them in your own work?
- How to educate people (scientists, business, students, end-users) about AI opportunities and pitfalls?
The list of panelists includes the experts with a diverse international background in AI research and applications:
- Jarosław Arabas (Warsaw University of Technology)
- Ivan Luković (University of Belgrade)
- Gloria J. Miller (Maxmetrics)
- Alina Powała (QED Software)
Besides questions and answers, there will be also a room for open discussion and exchange of ideas. Everyone is welcome to share his or her AI experiences!
Bio: Gloria J. Miller is the founder and managing consultant of maxmetrics, an international consultancy company focused on project management in international projects and programs in big data analytics, business intelligence, and performance management. She has authored studies, articles, and books on intelligence systems and implementation methodologies. Recent articles have focused on artificial intelligence projects: success factors, stakeholders, and accountability; they consider the outsized impact that the actions of project participants can have on society and the environment.
Previously, Gloria held senior management and consulting positions for such organizations as SAS Institute, Oracle, CDSI, Ultra Tech, and MCI Telecommunications. During her time at SAS, she started the International professional services operations. Also, as the Executive Director for SAS Research and Development India, she led the development of the SAS Industry Intelligence Solutions, a family of solutions for various industries, including banking, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and insurance.
Gloria has a doctorate and a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor of science in computer science. She is a certified project manager (PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®) and an IEEE Senior Member and Computer Society Distinguished Contributor.
Bio: Alina is an entrepreneur with an academic background (Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence), combining the best of the two worlds to support business partners and enable analytic teams. She represents deep awareness and understanding of commercial, scientific and technological processes and solutions. She has helped companies across various industries leverage growing AI capabilities in order to bring competitive advantage. A scientist, highly trained in research, quantitative methods and computer science.
Alina authored and co-authored 10+ publications in top scientific journals such as Neurocomputing, Web Intelligence, Fundamenta Informaticae as well as leading conference papers such as IJCAI, PRIMA and WI-IAT. She received a special prize for outstanding theoretical dissertation on Artificial Intelligence in 2016.Privately, Alina enjoys life, but particularly windsurfing.
Bio: Jarosław Arabas is a professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. His research interest covers evolutionary computing and metaheuristics. He has developed applications of computation intelligence solutions in the electricity industry and in other application areas.
Bio: Ivan Luković received his diploma degree (5 years) in Informatics from the Faculty of Military and Technical Sciences in Zagreb in 1990. He completed his M.Sc. (former Mr, 2 years) degree at the University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences in 1996. Currently, he works as a Full Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade, where he lectures in several Computer Science and Informatics courses. His research interests are related to Database Systems, Business Intelligence Systems, and Software Engineering. He is the author or co-author of over 200 papers, 4 books, and 30 industry projects and software solutions in the area. He supervised 12 completed Ph.D. theses. He created a new set of B.Sc. and M.Sc. study programs in Information Engineering, i.e. Data Science, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences. The programs were accredited the first time in 2015. Currently, he is a chair of Managing Board of the Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS) journal, and a chair of M.Sc. study program in Information Engineering at Faculty of Organizational Sciences. He is also a member of Serbian AI Society.