Smile Expo

Cute robots, self-learning AI systems, and smart chatbots. Moscow hosts AI Conference

Publication date: 10 may 2017

Cute robots, self-learning AI systems, and smart chatbots. Moscow hosts AI Conference

On April 25, Smile-Expo held the international business event – AI Conference. It was even more than successful: the exhibition was attended by over 350 participants, with 150 of them having attended actually the B2B conference.    

Conference: presentations, case studies, products showcase 

At the conference, experts from world’s leading companies presented their best practice, talked about the latest AI industry achievements, and revealed their current activities. Well, Google has been long applying various AI algorithms, including RankBrain, to seek and analyze the results. IBM offers a range of products based on IoT and AI technologies: electronic document flow, smart analytics etc. Microsoft has developed unique cognitive services for successful business operations. Amazon has presented a set of solutions, allowing to make Alexa a functional business assistant. And E.D.D.I. has shown how to develop smart bots for consulting customers, retailing and so on.     

Russian developers also keep pace with foreign colleagues. SAP demonstrated two progressive solutions: for smart business and bookkeeping. Nvidia developed software based on neural networks able to change a video image during broadcasting. Mail.Ru Group showed the AI algorithm helping to classify users for personal content newsletters. HeadHunter experts presented AI solutions for recruiting. VisionLabs unveiled the smart face identifier for increasing safety of financial operations.                

Speakers’ presentations were followed by the round table: AI technologies in robotics. Evgeniy Molchanov, Skolkovo expert, was its moderator. Participants discussed implementation of AI solutions in various business sectors.      

Expo zone: AI products presentation, investment panel, and activities

At the entry, guests were welcomed by cute KIKI promotion robot. It told them about the exhibition, its functions, and just kept up interesting conversations. Besides, the demo zone allowed participants to get acquainted with innovative AI products.     

The AI investment trends panel took place at noon. Participants discussed new industry trends, key issues preventing startups from creating successful products, as well as suggested their solutions. Representatives of venture foundations confidently said that the Russian AI market segment would grow, as today a lot of investors were ready to invest in Russian startups.     

Besides, AI Conference included the following activities:

  • Speed Dealing – meeting between developers and successful investors; 
  • chatbot workshop from E.D.D.I. representative; 
  • workshops on chatbot development from Wobot specialists.  

 
Startup Battle: worthy projects and generous award for winner

Startup battle participants included 10 most prospective and worthy projects, thus it was too difficult for judges to determine a winner. The best startup was ChatFirst, presenting solutions for staff communication in various messengers. The award was an opportunity to obtain an expert analysis and investments from VentureClub.     

The uKit Group startup, developing the website renovation technology using neural networks, became the winner in the audience favorite category. 

Smile-Expo expresses deep gratitude to the general partner of the event – AI Community, sponsor of the startup battle – BAZAAR, and main media partner – Vysokie technologii.     

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