Thurs | April 5
Check-in | Breakfast
Welcome | Introduction
John Sousanis, Managing Director, Wards Intelligence
AI IN VEHICLES: OEM and Supplier Strategies
WardsAuto Senior Editor James Amend will deliver highlights from a new Wards Intelligence report examining how suppliers and OEMs are planning to bring AI to bear on every facet of our vehicles.
AI IN ENGINEERING: Product Development
A “fireside chat” with Dushyant Wadivkar, Manager – Engineering, Bosch.
WardsAuto Senior Editor James Amend will interview Wadivkar about a new partnership regarding machine-learning and how it will aid engineering and product development in the future; and how Bosch is approaching the future challenges of on-board computing for autonomous vehicles.
AI IN MANUFACTURING: Future Factories
Three speakers will discuss applications and case histories of how AI can and will be used in current and future factories.
Randall Urban, vice president, Digital Office, Adient
Chris Menge, Head Off Highway Systems Business Unit, ZF North America
Boris Shulkin, vice president, Research and Development, Magna
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AI INSIGHT: Transforming Data Analytics
In the 1990s, Cray was famous for helping the auto industry store and analyze huge amounts of data to make vehicles safer and more efficient. Today, Cray still is storing and analyzing huge amounts of data, only it is using AI to do it differently. In this chat, WardsAuto’s Drew Winter and Chris Hegarty, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Sector Lead for Cray, will discuss what Cray has been up to, where it is headed now.
Buffet-style lunch for all attendees
HOME-GROWN AI SOLUTIONS: Exploring the MEDC Network
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Planet M initiative has developed relationships with local start-ups making waves in AI and other tech fields. Hear about some of their partner companies and find out how your current and upcoming programs can benefit.
AI AND AUTONOMY: Challenges to Implementation
Twitter’s 270 million users produce about 100 GB of data per day. A single autonomous test vehicle produces about 30 TB per day, 3,000 times the scope of Twitter’s daily data. Will AI systems have the computing horsepower to manage such data, will vehicles have enough juice on board to power such systems?
Dan Galves, senior vice president, Mobileye
David Zoia, Director of Research, Wards Intelligence
Chris Hegarty, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Sector Lead, Cray
AI IN THE COCKPIT: Creating the Ultimate User Experience
Imagine vehicles that will allow you to go shopping just by looking at a store from the driver’s seat, do online banking or having your car develop a less-stressful commute by reading your emotions. Experts from Nuance and Harman will explain how combining AI with eye-tracking technology, facial recognition, voice print recognition, iris recognition, voice commands and mapping data can create new consumer experiences and happier, more productive commutes.
Adam Emfield, Principal User Experience Manager, Nuance
Dr. Sven Kratz, Senior Principal Engineer/Senior Manager, Future Experience Team, HARMAN
Meet up with your colleagues, make new connections and recharge with coffee and snacks before heading out.