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Flipkart to host one of the biggest conclave on ‘AI for India’

MediaInfoline April 3, 2018
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Accelerating its efforts to strengthen its ‘AI for India’ program, Flipkart will host its 5th annual flagship event – ‘slash n’ on the 5th and 6th April 2018 in Bengaluru.  The two-day tech event will congregate an array of speakers including business leaders, data scientists, academics, researchers, engineers and technology enthusiasts for one of the biggest conferences on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The conference will feature 2 keynote sessions by Dr.Luo Si, Chief Scientist NLP, Alibaba DAMO institute Machine Intelligence, Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and Chairman, Flipkart, an opening note by Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO Flipkart and a number of other interesting sessions presented by key contributors from the AI and technology ecosystem, showcasing leading work and discussing new thoughts and ideas.

Aligning with its ‘AI for India’ program, the conference will showcase Flipkart’s strengths in technology and data to build scalable AI-powered solutions, that will be a key enabler in boosting the Indian economy. The conference will bring together the brightest of minds from Flipkart, Myntra, Microsoft, Ola, IISc and Alibaba, sharing learnings and showcase case studies on how organisations can adopt, optimise and innovate on new technologies including AI and ML specific to the Indian market and its multifaceted Indian consumers’ unique needs and problems. Flipkart will also exhibit use cases of artificial intelligence across various areas of the e-commerce platforms that empowers its customers to interact with ease.

Speaking on the event, Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart said, “At Flipkart, we have been investing in Artificial Intelligence services and applying it to solve unique Indian problems. From enabling new lines of businesses to disrupting operations that once exclusively relied on human workers, there is emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as class of revolutionary technology. Through our flagship event, slash n, we have created a platform that will enable the tech community to exchange and understand the potential of AI and ML across all industries in India.”

“Through our AI for India program, we are specifically focusing on solving uniquely Indian problems, as we believe that the end use of AI India will be different than it is elsewhere. In India, AI must empower society by easing its interactions with tech systems and processes” he further added.

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