Data Science Speaker Series: How IBM Watson is Working to Transform Business with Susannah Shattuck

by Haas Data Science Club

Educational/Awareness Data Science

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

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Chou Hall N270

2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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Back in 2011, IBM researchers created an artificially intelligent supercomputer that could answer "Jeopardy"-style trivia questions. They called this system Watson, after IBM's founding president—and Watson went on to beat the two best human Jeopardy contestants on live television. Fast forward to 2018, and IBM Watson has evolved into much more than a trivia-whiz supercomputer. As one of the leading AI platforms for business, Watson is being put to work in many different industries, from healthcare to banking, manufacturing to retail.

We all know that AI is already changing the way we do business. Come learn how IBM and its top clients are using Watson and AI today, and get a glimpse into where AI is going in the future. You will see live technology demos of the Watson APIs and hear case studies from clients and partners, from Fortune 100 companies to Bay Area startups.

Please join us for Susannah’s presentation and come prepared with your questions for the Q&A session that will follow. Lunch will be provided.

Susannah Shattuck is a Client Engagement Lead at the Watson Experience Center, where she is responsible for educating IBM’s top clients and partners about Watson technology and helping them envision how artificial intelligence can transform their businesses. She leads multimedia, immersive sessions with C-level executives from every industry and facilitates discussion and design thinking activities in order to help them prioritize business problems and use cases for Watson.

She is a Certified Watson Application Developer, and when she is not working with clients, she loves playing around with Watson APIs to build her own cognitive apps. She used IBM Watson’s Personality Insights API to generate the graph to the right—this sunburst visualization shows how she scores across 52 commonly measured personality traits. She hopes this gives you a better sense of who she is as a person!

Prior to her role at IBM, Susannah worked at Prezi, a presentation software company, where she helped people reimagine visual communication. She loves technology, and she has spent her career connecting the dots between people and machines. She holds a BA in History from Yale University.

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Chou Hall N270

2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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