April 2, 2020  |  The Townsend Hotel  |  Birmingham, MI






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2020 Wards Intelligence FOCUS: AI Conference Agenda

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Introduction and Market Overview

9:00 am

The Outlook for AI in Automotive and its Connected Universe
Some predict the global market for AI applications will reach $120 billion by mid-decade, a twelvefold increase compared with 2018. Speakers will explain how these targets can be reached, where AI will be having the biggest impact and how consumer trust can be earned.

AI Approaches to Deploying Self-Driving Technology
The focus is narrowing to SAE Levels 2-plus to 4. What are realistic targets and goals?

10:30-10:45 am

Networking Break

‘Future Proofing’ New Vehicles
The connected, 5G future has many promises that come with big demands: capability to process terabytes of data per hour, over-the-air updates and near-zero latency among them. How the latest electronic vehicle architectures are answering the call.

Noon-1:00 pm

Lunch – Sponsored by ZF

Detecting Pedestrians and Interpreting their Intentions
These are among the biggest challenges for AVs, but they are riddles AI Can Solve. The latest sensing and AI enablers will be discussed.

The Crucial Role of Cabin Monitoring
Knowing what occupants are doing and exactly how they are positioned is crucial to every aspect of future driving.

2:15-2:30 pm

Networking Break

Strategies for Managing and Processing Data Faster
Updates on latest AI chip technology and domain controllers.

The latest AI enablers for UX and Infotainment
Voice commands, facial recognition technology and gesture control advancements may not totally replace buttons and knobs, but they are advancing rapidly and promising to make every mile traveled a great user experience. Can they really do it?

3:30 pm

Speed Networking/Engagement Hour