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Artificial intelligence is quickly changing the business landscape. Yet it remains an intimidating and mysterious topic for the majority of people. The barrier to understanding AI seems incredibly high. Is it really possible for a non-PhD to understand how to use and apply this technology? While the technology itself is extremely complex, it turns out there are some effective tools and approaches that bring AI into the realm of "mere mortals." In fact, many of the challenges in deploying AI and managing AI projects are not technical but business problems.


AmCham Shanghai is pleased to bring back its series of educational events and would like to invite you to the second installment of "AI Series for Non-Tech Professionals" on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:00AM. Some of the basic concepts in AI will be discussed during this talk and practical tips will be provided on how companies can leverage AI to increase their competitiveness.


You can read a detailed summary of the first event in our AI series here: https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/ai-series-non-tech-professionals.


AI is a field that is filled with hype and hyperbole, much of which is propagated by industry practitioners themselves. How do you separate fact from fiction? What are the limitations and deficiencies of AI? Is AI suitable for every problem? What are the true "costs" and pitfalls when deploying AI? Industry expert, Dan Wong, one of the earliest participants in the emerging field of AI for home and consumer use, former CEO of the startup Rokid will share lessons from deploying AI across multiple fields.


Speakers

  • Dan WONG

    Dan WONG

    Dan Wong is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and product innovation – with over 20 years of experience in Greater China and Silicon Valley. As CEO of artificial intelligence startup Rokid, Mr. Wong was one of the earliest industry pioneers to apply AI technology to home use. At Rokid, Mr. Wong brought to market a cutting-edge home AI product that captured numerous industry accolades, including CES Innovation Award 2016 and 2017. This was a “full-stack” product involving the development of Rokid’s own voice recognition technology as well as customized hardware, software, and materials. Mr. Wong is now a mentor and advisor to several startups in the artificial intelligence, converged retail, and smart home industries. Previous to Rokid, Mr. Wong was Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung, where he was responsible for the software and services on Samsung mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and wearables in China. Before that, he ran one of China’s largest mobile ad networks as Chief Operating Officer of Madhouse. At Nokia, Mr. Wong launched and built NSeries into a $1.9B USD business across Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). While at Nokia, he was also responsible for the company’s Ovi internet services – launching multiple consumer services (app store, games, music, and maps) and establishing the joint-venture company that served as the basis for these services. Under Mr. Wong’s leadership, Nokia became the first foreign entity to obtain an Online Maps license in China’s tightly regulated market. In Silicon Valley, Mr. Wong has held various management positions with industry pioneering companies such as Openwave (WAP and mobile internet) and Excite@Home (broadband internet services and portal). Mr. Wong is a frequent industry event speaker and has extensive experience working with media and government. Mr. Wong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as BS Electrical Engineering and MS Materials Science from Stanford University.

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Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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