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What do AI—the powerful, transformative technology that is changing almost every aspect of how we live, work, learn, and play—and whiskey have to do with each other? Well, for starters, both must be used responsibly and safely, and both are beloved by this discussion events’ moderators: Austin Forum Executive Director, Jay Boisseau, and CognitiveScale CTO, Matt Sanchez. Join us in person at Trifecta on 3rd (corner of Nueces and 3rd St.) to talk about both AI and whiskey, with a few whiskeys provided for tasting (but not required—Topo Chico also provided!) as well as lots of discussion about the realities, perceptions, risks, and potential of AI over the next few years. No AI expertise needed (but welcomed!), but seating is limited so RSVP ASAP!
Registration and Attendance
All participants must register for this event via Eventbrite.
This is an in-person event at Trifecta on 3rd. As this event will be more of a discussion and meetup, it lends itself to an in-person experience. Please register on Eventbrite for an in-person ticket if you choose to join us at Trifecta.
Austin Forum on Technology & Society
Jay is the executive director and founder of The Austin Forum on Technology & Society, which he started in 2006 and is now the leading monthly technology outreach and engagement event in Austin--and starting to attract national and even international attendees online. The Austin Forum is one of the pillars of the Austin tech scene, providing connections to information, ideas, collaborations, and community overall. Through Vizias, Jay also founded the Austin Smart City Alliance (July 2015, formerly Austin CityUP Consortium) and currently serves as the Executive Director, with a vision of creating an integrated smart city fabric throughout Austin—leveraging mobile devices and IoT data collectors, as well as supercomputers and AI for predictive analytics and scenario simulation—in the years ahead to address city issues, empower city planning, and improve city life in general.
Matt Sanchez is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CognitiveScale where he leads products and technology including the award winning Cortex platform. As the technology visionary at CognitiveScale, Matt has led the development of the world's 4th largest AI patent portfolio and has helped clients realize the business value of Trusted AI across financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce industries. Before starting CognitiveScale, Matt was the leader of IBM Watson Labs and was the first to apply IBM Watson to the financial services and healthcare industries. Before joining IBM, Matt was Chief Architect and employee number three at Webify, which was acquired by IBM in 2006. Matt earned his BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000.