Academic Research Summit 2018: A Future with AI

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Microsoft Research (MSR) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India co-organised the third edition of the Academic Research Summit, in partnership with International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. The 2018 summit was held on the 24th and 25th of January at the IIIT campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

The agenda included keynotes and talks from distinguished researchers from India and across the world. The summit also had sessions focused on specific topics related to the theme of Artificial Intelligence: A Future with AI.

 

 

Agenda

24th January 2018

Inaugural Session

09:30 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 –  11:00 Welcome / Introductory Session – Madhavan Mukund, ACM India

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Talk: AI in the Service of HumanityRaj Reddy, CMU 

12:00 – 12:30 Q&A and Interactions

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

 

Perception in AI

13:30 – 15:00 Short Talks: State of the Art in

A.  Computer Vision  – C V Jawahar, IIIT Hyderabad

B.  NLP                         – Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay

C.  Speech                    – Preethi Jyothi, IIT Bombay

D.  Self-Driving           – Shanti Swarup, MathWorks

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee / Tea Break

15:30 – 16:45 Panel Discussion: Perception & Applications

Panel moderated by Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research

Panelists: Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research; Subhashis Chaudhuri, IIT Delhi; Mausam, IIT Delhi; Hema Murthy, IIT Madras

 

17:15 – 18:30 ACM India Research Board session

19:00 – 22:00 Summit Dinner – Hotel Radisson, Gachibowli

 

25th January 2018

AI & Society

9:30 – 09:45  Microsoft Research India Overview – Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research

09:45 – 10:45 Keynote Talk on AI   – Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee / Tea Break

11:15 – 12:30 Panel Discussion: AI & Society

Panel moderated by P J Narayanan, IIIT Hyderabad

Panelists: P Anandan, Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence; P P Chakrabarti, IIT Kharagpur; Raj Reddy, CMU; Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology

12:35 – 14:00 Lunch

Machine Learning

14:00 – 15:00 Short Talks : State of the Art in

A. Extreme Classification – Manik Varma , Microsoft Research

B. Unsupervised Learning – Chiranjib Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Science

C. Deep Learning – Vineeth Balasubramanian, IIT Hyderabad

15:00 – 16:00  Model Based Machine LearningChris Bishop, Microsoft Research 

16:00 – 16:30 Closing

Note: The above Agenda is subject to changes.

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