Time to Vote! SXSW 2017

It’s voting season! More information below, but we need your help by voting for our SXSW panels, which you can find through the following links:

Smart Machines, Smart Strategies: AI in Business

Digital Trust: Human Values, Intelligent Machines

Slaying Ticket Scalpers for the Beyhive and Beyond

We’re excited to speak at SXSW 2017 on the topic of AI. Here’s why:

Over the past year, increasing attention has been given to AI, bots and conversational interfaces.

Next IT already has 15 years of experience successfully deploying virtual assistants. The recent attention around the technologies that Next IT has long been devoted to advancing has produced a surge of valuable and interesting discussions, and we’ve enjoyed bringing our experience, expertise and unique perspective to those conversations.

Now, we are excited to continue to advance the conversation through our SXSW panels.

Community votes count for a third of the overall selections, and we need your help to make sure we have another successful year at SXSW.

A bit more about our panels…

Digital Trust: Human Values, Intelligent Machines

Next IT VP Jen Snell and a panel of AI experts from across the industry will explore the human-machine relationship, the role of digital trust for users, and how we are training our intelligent systems with both intentional values and unconscious biases.

As developers continue to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence, we’ll grow increasingly dependent on conversational tools, such as bots, for personal tasks and sophisticated business interactions. So how are we developing AI that reflects our very human values, and how we can design better machine interactions to build digital trust?

Vote to find out!

Smart Machines, Smart Strategies: AI in Business

President of Enterprise Rick Collins, along with several leading industry experts, will explain how AI is currently being adopted and deployed in the enterprise, and how to outline an effective AI strategy for businesses.

Companies today understand that they must have an AI strategy in place, yet amid the hype of bots and threats of falling behind, the actual problems that intelligent systems should address and how to deploy those solutions are being lost.

Rick will dive into the technical, temporal and cultural questions that an enterprise must consider in order to successfully deploy an AI strategy.

Slaying Ticket Scalpers for the Beyhive and Beyond

On this panel, Next IT will bring our AI expertise to issues important to the music community. Along with Ticketmaster President Jared Smith and artist managers and producers, we’ll dive into how the entertainment industry is adjusting to technical advancements.

We’re excited to provide technical experience and voice to this industry panel, and anticipate a very interesting and important conversation.

Don’t forget to vote here and here and here.  Thank you for your support!