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May 17, 2018 - 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

How Multi-Modal AI-Powered Bots Create Trusted Relationships

Advances in AI and the introduction of smart devices mean humans are interacting with virtual agents for increasingly complex interactions, including recruitment. While 'bots' are getting smarter, trusted communication requires multiple modes of interaction, such as visual, voice and tone that match what the user is expecting. How can bots achieve this level of trust?

Join this session to learn how a multi-modal AI-powered bot is helping AAA Aerospace:

  • Reduce workload for hiring managers through an automatic ranking process
  • Reduce the large abandon rate of job applicants for specialized jobs
  • Increase ease and convenience for job applicants

Rene Brandel Microsoft Skype
Rene Brandel
Product Manager
Microsoft Skype
Devrin Carlson-Smith Wirkn
Devrin Carlson-Smith
Chief Digital Officer

About your Presenter

Rene Brandel is a Product Manager at Microsoft leading the development of Skype's web integrations. At Microsoft, his goal is to bring Skype’s video calling capabilities and intelligent services to elevate other businesses to success. Within the first year of Rene joining Microsoft, he has already launched four products in Skype and created two developer tools to enable 3rd parties to integrate Skype in their experiences. His entrepreneurial spirit started in university where he founded his first startup “enCourage”. After his graduation from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, he specialized in building web platforms and high-interactivity real-time experiences.

Meadows is an American author, inventor, and artist. With 18 years in AI, 22 in VR, and 7 years in blockchain he has designed and developed AI applications at some of the world’s top research labs (Xerox-PARC, SRI, Waag, and others). He has worked as a government-level consultant in both hemispheres, is the author of a half-dozen patents, and has written four books that examine technology and their social consequences. As founder and CEO of Botanic.io he leads the vision of the company by inventing new methods of computer-human interaction, designing the hearts and minds of highly social software robots.

Devrin Carlson-Smith is the Chief Digital Officer of Wirkn, the largest chat, video and artificial intelligence recruitment platform.

Formerly, Devrin was the Head of Strategic Development for Kik Interactive having lead the growth of the organization to a platform valuation of $1B+ and a user base of over 300M users. Kik is funded by VC firms, Tencent, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, RRE and Foundation Capital.

With 20 years experience in entrepreneurial, digital strategy and execution, Devrin continues to be one of the leading industry subject-matter experts on on Messaging, Chatbots and AI has delivered over 80 brand, agency and strategic partner mobile and chat executions with brands such as Viacom, VICE Media, NBC News, Paramount Pictures, Pepsi, Skullcandy, Mondelez, Weather Channel and Burger King.

Devrin has held senior senior positions at Kik, Microsoft, Publicis Groupe, Omnicom’s TBWA Chiat, Droga5 and Cable and Wireless and has been a driving force in his multiple entrepreneurial pursuits including Big Fuel (acquired: Publicis 2010). His dynamic spirit and passion for technology has lead him to become a regular participant in speaking engagements both domestically and internationally.

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