Austin Startup Week 2021 Austin Startup Week 2021

AI & Data Science Track

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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AI & Data Science Track Opening Remarks
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Navira Abbasi (She/Her)
Navira Abbasi (She/Her)
TigerGraph, Manager of Community Strategic Growth

Join Navira Abbasi, Manager of Community Strategic Growth at TigerGraph, and Toloka as we kick off the AI and Design Track.

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Industry 5.0: Next Decade's Trends in AI
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Valeria Sadovykh (She/Her)
Valeria Sadovykh (She/Her)
PwC, Digital Transformation Lead

Valeria Sadovykh is a leading expert in the decision making and decision intelligence aspects of AI. She is a Digital Transformation Lead at PwC with a focus on leveraging emerging technology and strategic partnerships to solve organisational challenges. Valeria’s expertise, in the utilization of AI, ML and digital transformations, has shaped the business decisions of various multinational corporations across a range of industries.Valeria has led strategic IT developments involving emerging technology, Industry 4.0, digital transformation, intelligent automation, and mass customization. She has successfully delivered business-critical projects leading to enhanced workplace efficiencies, operational decision-making, sustainable practices, and optimizing the customer journey.In addition to her consulting career, Valeria is also actively involved in academia.

She has a series of academic and media publications in top tier journals/conference proceedings within Information Systems/Computer Science domains. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her primary research interests are online decision-making, decision intelligence, human biases, ethical AI, and disruption and adoption of AI and ML. She has lived and worked in Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe and now the US.

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How AI and Graphs Can Save Your Life In a Crisis
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Daniel Barkus (He/Him)
Daniel Barkus (He/Him)
Tigergraph, Developer Advocate

As hurricane Ida claims over 50 lives and climate change ignites fires across the country, delivering life-saving equipment and medicine becomes a massive challenge. This presentation will cover how artificial intelligence combined with graph database technology is saving lives when our healthcare supply chain is compromised by flooded roads, wildfires, or even civil unrest.

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Entrepreneurship in the Age of Data Ownership: How Crowdsourcing Empowers AI-Driven Startups
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Dave DeCaprio (He/Him)
Dave DeCaprio (He/Him)
ClosedLoop.ai, Chief Technology Officer
Robert Matney (He/Him)
Robert Matney (He/Him)
Yonder, VP, Strategic Partnerships
Beth White (She/Her)
Beth White (She/Her)
MeBeBot, Founder and Chief Bot

There's a challenge almost every AI startup faces, yet almost no one talks about: how do you get enough quality data to train your algorithms? In a chat with industry experts, we will talk about various ways of harvesting data in budding and growing businesses, and how crowdsourcing can empower entrepreneurs to become data owners, whether they are working on their MVPs or scaling their successes.

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The Crowdsourcing Revolution: How Future AI Solutions Will Be Built
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Jessica Noglows (She/Her)
Jessica Noglows (She/Her)
Studio X, Xeek Program Director
Paul Genberg (He/Him)
Paul Genberg (He/Him)
Studio X, Interim CEO & Head of Product

When there is a specific need and creativity and skills in the right places, it's amazing what ideas and solutions can come from crowdsourcing. Platforms like TopCoder in software engineering and Kickstarter in the entrepreneurship space are leading to crowd-developed solutions. Now Xeek by Studio X is doing the same for the energy industry. Join this fireside chat to hear how you can get rewarded in this model and how it can play a bigger role in developing AI solutions for the future.

- Learn how to get rewarded in a crowdsourcing model and how it can play a bigger role in developing AI solutions for the future.
- Hear some tips on how to be successful whether it’s your first or your 30th competition.
- Discuss why Xeek is different from other competitions platforms.

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Driving Business Success with Data
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Daria Baidakova (She/Her)
Daria Baidakova (She/Her)
Toloka, Head of Educational Programs
Andrew Braun (He/Him)
Andrew Braun (He/Him)
Toloka, Global Account Manager

High-quality data can help scale your business, accelerate growth and streamline processes. Data is the key to success in any field, whether you’re developing cutting-edge technology or running a chain of coffeeshops in your hometown. Crowdsourcing is a popular technique for obtaining high-quality data, its key differentiators being a fast turnaround, lower costs, and incredible scalability. 

In this tutorial, crowdsourcing experts from Toloka AI will show how data can be used to solve business challenges. They'll go over collecting content, getting data annotated, and making data-informed decisions using crowdsourcing, basing on real use cases pulled from Toloka's ten years of experience in data-driven technology and business.