Dr. Michael Housman

Singularity Expert: Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Michael Housman has over 15 years of experience leading technology teams at early-stage technology companies and architecting artificial intelligence platforms that have transformed the way we hire, communicate with customers, and detect fraud, and transact real estate. His research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, presented at dozens of academic and practitioner-oriented conferences, and profiled by such media outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic. Dr. Housman received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his A.B. from Harvard University. Learn more about Dr. Michael Housman on his website: www.michaelhousman.com.

Speaking Topics

Unpacking the Black Box: How to Leverage Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence within your Organization

Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have the potential to completely transform virtually every industry. Given the exponential pace of these advances, there are a number of questions that naturally emerge: how can leverage these advances to improve business outcomes? Where do I even begin? With 15 years of experience helping organizations to transform through the application of intelligent design of artificial inteligence applications, Dr. Housman lays out a simple framework for identifying problems can be fixed with data science, offers up several examples from his own career of organizations that successfully made the leap, and then leads a working session to help participants "think about the black box" to identify immediate opportunities for data science to make an impact and walk them through the process of doing so.

Understanding the Explosion of Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future

We are living in the midst of an explosion of artificial intelligence that is disrupting entire industries and completely transforming the way we live: new cars now have autopilot for highway driving, email and text messaging applications anticipate our next sentence, our phones recognize our faces and voices, and robots are learning to move and manipulate objects on their own.But if the algorithms behind many of these advances were developed decades ago, why are we only now starting to appreciate the full impact of this disruptive technology? The truth is that the convergence and exponential growth in several foundational building blocks is what’s enabled data scientists to unlock its massive potential. Understanding these unlocks is key to predicting where we should expect to see the biggest transformations in the future.Drawing real-world examples from a variety of different companies and industries, Dr. Michael Housman offers up some insight into why the explosion in artificial intelligence is occurring now, how you can best position your organization to harness the power of these advances, and what the future looks like for the fields of computer vision, natural language understanding and generation, reinforcement learning, and cognitive computing.

UC Berkeley - Teaching Bots Emotional Intelligence

Data Science Salon - Browser Choice and Employee Performance

Data Science Salon - The History of Data Science

UC Berkeley - Human and Machine Learning

External Links

Official Website

Toxic Workers

Workplace Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Productive

The Value of Hiring through Employee Referrals