Berkeley AI Summit.
Bridging the gap between AI research and business applications

Friday, October 1st, 2021
Berkeley Haas School of Business
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The Summit

Berkeley Haas School of Business
October 1, 2021
9AM - 4PM

At Berkeley, we bring together diverse perspectives on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) from experts in academia and industry to bridge the gap between technical study and global reality.


We seek to break past the clichés and technical details and help all people to start thinking about AI/ML in a more comprehensive, nuanced, and thoughtful way, preparing effective and responsible future leaders. We also intend for this to be a useful networking platform for interaction between students and professionals. This event will consist of multiple speakers with diverse backgrounds in AI/ML as well as opportunities for attendees to speak with representatives from AI-based companies from startups to major tech firms.

Theme: AI in a Post-Pandemic Future

The pandemic has transformed industries in countless ways. From healthcare to consumer privacy, we aim to explore how AI and academia and industry has evolved during this period of time.

9:00 AM - Check-in

9:30 AM - Keynote: Girish Venkataramani - A Driverless Future in a Post-Pandemic World

9:55 AM - Amulya Vishwanath - Building Ecosystems for Emerging Tech Startups

10:20 AM - Short break (15 mins)

10:30 AM - Conrad Voorsanger - Synthetic Biology and the Startup Ecosystem

11:00 AM - Ken Goldberg - How the Pandemic is Sparking a Global Surge in Robots and Automation

11:30 AM - Jaime Pereña - AI for Young Entrepreneurs

12:00 PM - Lunch (1 hour)

1:00 PM - Vinodh Kumar - Facebook News Feed Integrity

1:30 PM - Olaf Groth - The Future of Work: Human-Machine Symbiosis 

2:00 PM - Aible Real World AI Challenge Announcement 

2:15 PM - Short break (15 mins)

2:30 PM - Shivani Poddar - Building Businesses Beyond Biases - The Next Leap of AI/ML

3:00 PM - Rajarshi Gupta - Use of AI in Real World Security

3:45 PM onwards - Networking Hour (refreshments provided)



2021 Real-World AI Challenge

Sponsored by
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Join this hackathon to showcase your ability to solve business challenges and drive impact with AI. Participants will be able to leverage data science and AI tools of their choice to solve a real world business challenge on November 7th, 2021. Conference attendance NOT required to compete.

Open to high school through PhD students and even professionals, one winner in each of the following categories will receive $1000!


  • High School Students 2hrs: $1000 + plus special mention prizes

  • Student, Not a Data Scientist (MBAs, history, etc.) 2hrs: $1000

  • Student, Data Scientists (Data Science, Computer Science, etc.) 2hrs: $1000

  • Professionals (Data Scientists, etc.) 2hrs: $1000

  • Best results in 5 days (all welcome): $1000

When: Sunday, November 7th, 2021 @ 1.30-5.30 PM PST


1:30 - 1:45 PM: Introduction and overview

1:45 - 3:15 PM: Aible training

3:15 - 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 - 5:30 PM: Hackathon

Submission for most awards due at 5:30 PM PST on November 7th, 2021. Submission for Best results in 5 days due on 5:30 PM PST on November 12th, 2021.​

Where: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)
How: Use Aible or any other data science platform


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