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AITP Chicago's AI SIG Meeting on the Conversational AI

  • Thu, March 18, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
  • 99


AITP Chicago's AI SIG Invites You to a Informative Zoom Meeting (See Registration Link Below)

Topic:  Conversational AI: How will your business adapt?

We’ve seen commercials for Alexa, and Google assistant. You may have used a chat-bot on your bank’s website. Fast forward a few years, and imagine how these capabilities evolve. You’re engaging with a very capable virtual assistant that can do more than any single person, and holds your entire conversation history for context. It knows what you
like, has access to your accounts, and can perform tasks that were once only possible with a person. It ‘understands’ you.

How would that affect you as a customer, a business, and fellow employee? This presentation will focus on the coming changes, and what you can do to take advantage of the largest platform shift since mobile.

Speaker:  Pete Haas

Over the past 15 years, Pete has developed voice experiences for companies like Nordstrom, Samsung, and Williams Sonoma. Initially, he developed on non-AI based platforms.  More recently, he’s has been deeply involved with Conversational AI using Google, Amazon, and others bringing advances to automated speech recognition (ASR), and natural language understanding (NLU).

Pete believes the way everyone interacts with technology will change this decade, and a paradigm shift is taking place right now to supplant desktop and mobile platforms as dominant user interfaces.  Pete imagines a future where businesses will provide conversational services for things like booking a night out with friends, or a sales team asking an assistant to compare the difference in sales from Q1 to Q2.

He leads a team developing voice automation services for Verascape Inc based in Schaumburg.  He also runs Conversation Curve, a design and development studio creating conversational experiences for popular Alexa skills including Guitar Teacher, Dance Workout, and Shell Game.

Pete’s the grand prize winner at the Amazon Alexa hackathon (2020), a finalist at the Samsung Developer Showcase where he presented in front of Adam Cheyer (creator of Siri), and a speaker at events around the US.




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