Set to unfold in Moscow from November 22-24, the international conference AI Journey 2023 is attracting significant attention. EU Reporter, a Brussels-based news source, suggests that Elon Musk, the visionary behind Tesla and SpaceX, may be a prominent speaker at the event. This potential appearance is drawing intrigue, especially considering Musk’s recent venture into AI with the Grok neural network developed by xAi.
Grok, inspired by the imaginative technology in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” is poised to make waves in the AI community. Industry observers are keenly watching its development, especially with predictions of it rivalling ChatGPT from OpenAI. A standout feature of Grok is its planned integration with the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.
This move signals a new chapter in AI applications, blending neural network technology with social media platforms. As AI Journey 2023 approaches, the anticipation around Musk’s potential insights into this pioneering integration grows, offering a glimpse into the new AI era of ours.
Key themes of AI Journey 2023
The AI Journey 2023 conference, an important event in the AI and machine learning sector, promises to be a convergence of knowledge and innovation. Here are some key aspects of the event.
The conference will feature discussions on three primary tracks: Science, Business, and Society. Experts will share insights on the best AI implementation cases and practices across various economic sectors. Advanced technologies like computer vision, speech analytics, graphs, large language models, and generative AI will be highlighted. Additionally, discussions will cover regulations, ethics, AI’s role in public good solutions, sustainability, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance).
AI Journey 2023 will also feature the unveiling of AI Journey Science contest results, a platform for innovative research papers. Moreover, the event will host two international online challenges in AI – AI Challenge and AIJ Contest, highlighting the competitive and collaborative spirit in the field of artificial intelligence.
There is considerable buzz around Elon Musk’s potential involvement in AI Journey 2023. Reports from EU Reporter suggest that Musk may speak at the conference, possibly related to his new Grok neural network from xAi, which is expected to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, it’s unclear whether Musk will attend in person or participate online. There’s also an interest in his integration of Grok into the social network X (formerly Twitter).
The conference is expected to draw a diverse group of researchers, scientists, and developers from around the world, with notable participation from countries like India and China. This international presence underscores the global significance of AI technology and the collaborative efforts in its development and ethical application.
AI Journey 2023 schedule
Here is the program for the main stage on day 1 of AI Journey 2023.
Opening of the Day (10:00 – 10:20) The conference opens with remarks from Alexander Vedyakhin of Sber, followed by insights from Valery Falkov of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and Maxim Oreshkin of the Presidential Administration of Russia.
Keynote Talks (10:20 – 11:00) Swagatam Das from the Indian Statistical Institute will discuss the impact of generative AI: Large Language Models and their transformative role in scientific exploration.
Break (11:00 – 11:15)
Keynote Talks (11:15 – 13:30) The session resumes with Dedi Darwis from Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia exploring AI’s role in steganography. This is followed by Yannick Harrel from Cyberstrategie Est-Ouest addressing the challenges AI poses from an anthropological perspective.
Break (13:30 – 13:45)
Keynote Talks (13:45 – 16:00) A series of talks begin with Ivan Oseledets from AIRI, Skoltech discussing efficient computing for AI. Evgeny Burnaev from Skoltech, AIRI will delve into the connection between stochastic differential equations and AI. Olga Kardymon from AIRI will present on AI for protein molecule design and generation.
Break (16:00 – 16:15)
Keynote Talks (16:15 – 17:15) Maxim Eremenko from Sber will present on Gen.AI at Sber.
Demo (17:15 – 18:30) Andrey Kuznetsov from AIRI, Sber will showcase OmniFusion, followed by Denis Dimitrov from Sber, AIRI with Kandinsky, and Fedor Minkin from SberDevices presenting GigaChat: /dev/notes.
Awarding Ceremony (18:30 – 19:30) The winners of AI contests: AIJ Science (for the best scientific article) and AI Challenge will be awarded.
Closure of the Day (19:30 – 19:35) The day concludes with a brief closing segment.
The second day of AI Journey 2023 on main stage will feature:
Opening of the Day (10:00 – 10:15) Alexander Vedyakhin from Sber, alongside Dmitry Chernyshenko of The Presidential Administration of Russia, will set the stage for the day’s discourse.
Keynote Talks (10:15 – 11:00) Dmitry Chernyshenko will delve into the new chapter of AI development in Russia, offering insights into the nation’s strategic advancements.
Break (11:00 – 11:15)
Keynote Talks (11:15 – 13:30) Jaspreet Bindra from Tech Whisperer Limited will explore ‘Generative AI and the Journey to Singularity/AGI’. Stephen Kruger from Careem will present ‘Unleashing the Power of AI: Lessons from the Frontlines of Tech Innovation’, followed by Janet Sawari from The AI Review discussing ‘AI4ESG’.
Keynote Talks (13:45 – 16:00) Koh Chen Tien from Vero AI Sdn. Bhd. will share insights on ‘From Data to Sustainable Planet, People, and Profit: The Power of AI for Business and Society’. Jeffrey Too Chuan TAN from MyEdu AI Robotics Research Centre will talk about ‘AI Education for Everyone’, and Denis Philippov from SberDevices will reveal ‘GigaChat: first results after public launch’.
Break (16:00 – 16:15)
Keynote Talks (16:15 – 18:30) Evgeny Charkin from Russian Railways will discuss the ‘Prospects for the application of AI on railway tracks’. Alice Melnikova from Sibur will address ‘AI trends in industry: where to look for potential, what to focus on in the future’, and Dmitry Konyaev from URALCHEM Holding P.L.C. will cover ‘AI along the entire food production chain’.
Awarding Ceremonies (18:30 – 19:30) The “AI Award” ceremony and contest “SberPro Tech 2023” will recognize the achievements in the field.
Closure of the Day (19:30 – 19:35) The day will conclude with a brief closing remark, wrapping up the first day’s events.
ESG – Podcast (09:05 – 13:30) Moderated by Elina Tikhonova and Kirill Tokarev from RBC, this session of AI Journey 2023 will cover various topics including:
- “AI impact on Sustainable Development Goals” by Semen Budeynny from Sber.
- “AI for Planet” by Vladimir Vanovskiy from Skoltech, MIPT.
- “AI for energy transition” by Irina Gaida and Oleg Khamisovich from Skoltech.
- “AI and biodiversity” featuring Oleg Artyugin from Sber and Aleksander Galanov from the All-Russian Research Institute of Forestry and Forestry Mechanization.
- “AI in Biodiversity Research: Biologists View” by Mariya Golovneva from the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the RAS.
- “New opportunities for AI-based Smart cities” with Anatoly Kurmanov from the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, Natalia Dankovtseva from Rusatom Smart Utilities, and Konstantin Romanov from VimpelCom.
- “AI for education and social sphere” by Denis Larionov from Samolet and Konstantin Galkin from the Digital Economy Development Fund.
- “AI in Art” presented by Vladimir Sinitsyn from BBE – School of Visual Culture and Contemporary Professions.
After a break, the day will continue with a foresight session titled “Brave New World!” featuring Aleksandr Chulok from ISSEK HSE University, Artem Platonov from Sber, and Olga Chuvorkina from Synchronize. The day will wrap up with a discussion on “The Generative AI revolution: new opportunities” moderated by German Gref from Sber, followed by the closure of the day.
The AI Journey 2023 conference has concluded its ambitious schedule, bringing together a diverse array of experts and thought leaders who shared their insights on the rapidly evolving field of AI. From discussions on AI’s impact on sustainable development and energy transition to its role in biodiversity, education, and the arts, the conference underscored the technology’s far-reaching implications.
As attendees reflect on the rich dialogue, the consensus is clear: AI is not just reshaping industries but also holds the promise of addressing some of the most pressing global challenges, marking a pivotal step in our collective technological journey.
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