LIGHTNING RELEASES: San Jose, CA (7/16/2014)- DATAVERSITY™ is pleased to announce the complete faculty of speakers for the first annual Cognitive Computing Forum, taking place on August 20-21 in San Jose, California. Here is a preview of the group of technologists, researchers, and futurists representing diverse perspectives including Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Neural Networks, Machine Intelligence, and Animate Technologies.

The 2014 Speakers for Cognitive Computing Forum Include:

Tom Mitchell, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Dave Sullivan, Primary Architect, Ersatz Labs
Karl Schroeder, Senior Foresight Strategist, Idea Couture
Mark Sagar, Director, Laboratory for Animate Technologies
Vivienne Ming, Chief Scientist, Gild 
Paul Hofmann, CTO, Saffron Technology
Pentti Kanerva, Project Scientist, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
Patrick Lilley, CEO, Emerald Logic 
Robin Hanson, Chief Scientist, Consensus Point 
Kristian Hammond, Chief Scientist, Narrative Science
Roger Grosse, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Chris Welty, Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Lora Aroyo, Associate Professor, VU University of Amsterdam
Ramanathan V. Guha, Fellow, Google 
Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect, MapR 
Joshua Bloom, CTO, Chairman, and Founder,
Subutai Ahmad, VP Engineering, Numenta

View their bios and find links to connect with speakers online at

Tony Shaw, CEO of DATAVERSITY explains, “In recent years, numerous technological advancements have combined to give machines a greater ability to understand information and to learn, reason, and act upon it. These advancements have reached such sophistication that, in some cases, machines may even appear to think. As a result, the broad term used to describe this emerging capability is Cognitive Computing.”

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Register to get full access to the tutorial sessions presented by these experts as they discuss the implications and potential of Cognitive Computing for individuals, for business, and for the future of humanity. Attendance is limited. Registering before Friday, July 18th, will save you up to $200 with Early Bird pricing.

There are several other discount options offered through July 18th, including group and academic offers, hotel block pricing and more. To register your group online using the group discount, the first two attendees should register individually and pay online. The third free attendee may also register online and should use the coupon code 3RDFREE. To qualify for discounted rates as a current faculty or full-time student at an accredited academic institution, fax your current school-issued ID to us at 310-388-1115 or email it to Samantha Taylor at [email protected].

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Have more questions or want to acquire an official Press Pass? Please call
310-337-2616, ext. 7, or email Samantha Taylor at [email protected].


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