The previous 12 months has seen exceptional change. As innovation within the subject of AI and real-world functions of its constituent applied sciences corresponding to machine studying, pure language processing, and laptop imaginative and prescient proceed to develop, so has an understanding of their social impacts.
At our AI-focused Transform 2020 occasion, happening July 15-17 fully on-line, VentureBeat will acknowledge and award emergent, compelling, and influential work in AI by means of our second annual VB AI Innovation Awards.
Drawn each from our every day editorial protection and the experience, information, and expertise of our nominating committee members, these awards give us an opportunity to shine a light-weight on the individuals and corporations making an influence in AI.
The nominating committee
Our nominating committee contains:
Claire Delaunay, Vice President of Engineering, Nvidia
Claire Delaunay is vp of engineering at Nvidia, the place she is accountable for the Isaac robotics initiative and leads a staff to carry Isaac to marketplace for use by roboticists and builders all over the world.
Prior to becoming a member of Nvidia, Delaunay was the director of engineering at Uber, after it acquired Otto, a startup she cofounded. She was additionally the robotics program lead at Google and based two different corporations, Botiful and Robotics Valley.
Delaunay has 15 years of expertise in robotics and autonomous automobiles main groups starting from startups and analysis labs to Fortune 500 corporations. She holds a Master of Science in laptop engineering from École Privée des Sciences Informatiques (EPSI).
Asli Celikyilmaz, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Asli Celikyilmaz is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR) in Redmond, Washington. She can be an affiliate professor on the University of Washington. She obtained her Ph.D. in data science from the University of Toronto, Canada, and continued her postdoc research within the Computer Science Department on the University of California, Berkeley.
Her analysis pursuits are primarily in deep studying and pure language (particularly language technology with long-term coherence), language understanding, language grounding with imaginative and prescient, and constructing clever brokers for human-computer interplay. She serves on the editorial boards of Transactions of the ACL (TACL) as space editor and Open Journal of Signal Processing (OJSP) as affiliate editor. She has obtained a number of “best of” awards, together with at NAFIPS 2007, Semantic Computing 2009, and CVPR 2019.
The award classes are:
Natural Language Processing/Understanding Innovation
Natural language processing and understanding have solely continued to develop in significance, and new developments, new fashions, and extra use circumstances proceed to emerge.
Business Application Innovation
The subject of AI is rife with new concepts and compelling analysis, developed at a blistering tempo, but it surely’s the sensible functions of AI that matter to individuals proper now, whether or not that’s RPA to cut back human toil, streamlined processes, extra clever software program and providers, or different options to real-world work and life issues.
Computer Vision Innovation
Computer imaginative and prescient is an thrilling subfield of AI that’s on the core of functions like facial recognition, object recognition, occasion detection, picture restoration, and scene reconstruction — and that’s quick turning into an inescapable a part of our on a regular basis lives.
AI for Good
This award is for AI expertise, the applying of AI, or advocacy or activism within the subject of AI that protects or improves human lives or operates to battle injustice, enhance equality, and higher serve humanity.
This award spotlights a startup that holds nice promise for making an influence with its AI innovation. Nominees are chosen primarily based on their contributions and standards befitting their class, together with technological relevance, funding dimension, and influence of their sub-field inside AI.
As we rely right down to the awards, we’ll supply editorial profiles of the nominees on VentureBeat’s AI channel The Machine and share them throughout our social channels. The award ceremony shall be held on the night of July 15 to conclude the primary day of Transform 2020.