Artificial Intelligence is Not Skynet: How AI Will Impact Our Lives and Careers

While movies like Terminator and Ex Machina have painted artificial intelligence (AI) as a threat to humanity, in reality AI promises to improve our lives and streamline our organizations. Yet concerns abound about the impact that AI and machine learning will have on our companies, careers, and ultimately our lives.

Given the importance of this key topic, the San Diego Haas Alumni Association in partnership with the Rady School of Management and Sheppard Mullin are hosting a panel discussion on the latest trends and implications of AI and machine learning. The event will showcase local AI advancements in industries as diverse as technology, manufacturing, life sciences, and financial services. The intention is to demystify the field of AI while informing attendees about future opportunities and implications of AI. In addition to leading edge content, the event provides an opportunity to connect with leaders and innovators in the San Diego business community.

Panelists Include:

The panel will be moderated by Haas alum and Group Sixty Managing Director Darren Reinke.

Event Details:

April 25, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
UCSD Rady School of Management
Rady Sky Pavilion, 5th Floor, in Wells Fargo Hall
North Campus, UCSD
La Jolla, CA 92093

Cost: $15 to cover food and drinks. 

We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by April 18th using the link below. Heavy appetizers, beer, wine, and other beverages will be provided.

Artificial Intelligence Panelist Bios and company overviews

Kevin Harris, CEO, CureMetrix

CureMetrix is a medical image analysis company, that while initially specializing in mammograms, is developing a platform that is extensible to all medical image modalities, parts of the anatomy, and disease states. The patent-pending software platform can dramatically improve the accuracy, detection and classification of anomalies. Our mission is to develop products for healthcare that save lives and money and materially, positively impact clinical and financial outcomes for patients, hospitals, doctors and insurance companies.

Dr. Som Shahapurkar, Director of Machine Learning / AI Products, FICO

Dr. Som Shahapurkar discovers new applications for cutting-edge AI/ML technologies in Financial Service Industry at FICO.  He has led and deployed AI and machine-learning in manufacturing, IoT, retail, smart-homes, telematics and self-driven cars during his 14year tenure at Intel and subsequently at Verizon. He is an entrepreneur and his patent on Machine-Learning deployment methods has been referenced by 11 google-patents. He likes solving problems with compassion and data, loves teaching and takes pride in success of people he has helped.

FICO™ (NYSE:FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries.

Navid Alipour, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Analytics Ventures

Navid Alipour is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Analytics Ventures, a Venture Formation Fund focused on starting new ventures with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at their core.

Prior to co-founding Analytics Ventures, Mr. Alipour founded La Costa Investment Group, making targeted investments in multiple AI based companies, bringing them from inception to success, including CureMetrix and Curematch. He looks to identify top tier scientists, academics or corporate partners - and then to work with them to turn their research into viable businesses.

Mr. Alipour serves on the Board of Tech San Diego where he is recognized for his role helping develop San Diego’s now thriving eco-system. He is also on the boards of CureMetrix, AV Lab, Kazuhm, & AdTheos. He has been a panelist, judge, speaker and moderator at forums such as UCSD, USD, SDSU, CyberHive, HeraHub, MIT Forum, RSNA, U.S. News STEM Conference, and CONNECT.

Mr. Alipour holds a BA from UC San Diego, and a JD/MBA from the University of San Diego.

Analytics Ventures, a San Diego based venture capital and formation firm, provides venture formation, incubation, and seed capital for companies focused in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Internet-of-Things.  Founded by experienced operators, Analytics Ventures works with established enterprises and talented entrepreneurs to create the next generation of great companies.

Sandy Agnos, Director Product Management (Robotics and AI), Brain Corp

Brain Corporation (Brain Corp) is a San Diego-based A.I. company that partners with manufacturers of commercial equipment to convert manual machines into autonomous robots, developing advanced machine learning and computer vision systems for the next generation of self-driving vehicles. Brain Corporation is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Qualcomm Incorporated.