Reykjavik Artificial Intelligence Festival

The crossroads between AI and Language

  • 25.1.2019

The annual Reykjavik AI Festival will be held on Friday January 25th, 2019 at Reykjavik University in room V101.

The theme for this year's festival is Language Technology. The speakers are from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Almannarómur and Reykjavik University.

The event will be in English and is free and open to the public.

14:00  Jón Guðnason, Associate Professor at Reykjavik University - Opening address
14:10  Jóhanna Vigdís Guðmundsdóttir, Director of Almannarómur - Center for Icelandic Language Technology
14:20  Richard Sproat, Research Scientist, Google AI - A hard easy AI problem in natural language processing
14:40  Trausti Kristjánsson, Research Science Manager, Amazon Lab126 - Multichannel Audio Front-End for Far-Field Automatic Speech Recognition
15:00  Coffee break
15:20  Will Lewis, Principal PM Architect, Microsoft Translate - Approaching Human Parity: Achieving Human Performance in Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
15:40  Linne Ha, Director of Research Google AI - Language Technology for All
16:10  Panel discussion
17:00  Demo and poster session in the Sun
19:00  End of poster session