Marc Raibert of the Boston Dynamics AI Institute discusses his team’s goals around integrating cognitive AI and active AI — robots that can navigate and do work in real-world environments.
MassChallenge CEO Cait Brumme welcomes participants.
Sarah Hoffman, VP of AI and Machine Language Research at Fidelity Investments, and Scott Kirsner of InnoLead take Q&A from attendees about AI today — and where it will be in five years.
Keith Hopper of Danger Fort Labs adds to a Post-It wall full of introductions from fellow attendees.
Deborah DiSanzo, President of Best Buy Health.
Wayfair Director of Technology Vaidy Raghavan discusses the company’s use of AI for customer service.
Amanda Manna of Singularity Group highlghts the importance of building expertise and running experiments with AI.
Sim Kahlon, Director of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, talks about using AI to automate the prior authorization process.
A view from the back of the room.
Tim Persons, Principal, Digital Assurance and Transparency of US Trust Solutions, PwC.
Event participants chose to join one of seven breakout groups on AI use cases, all proposed by attendees.
One breakout group explored how AI would change management practices in large organizations.
Another breakout group focused on combining large language models to create your own “special sauce.”
InnoLead CEO Scott Kirsner with Joe Harrington, Partner at PwC.
Ernesto Martinez-Villalpando, Head of Corporate Development and Innovation, MassChallenge.
One breakout group focused on AI for customer discovery and early-stage research.
Chris Robot, CTO of iRobot, presents his group’s work at the end of the day.
Michelle Micone of Boston Globe Media Group presents her team’s work.
The top scoring team. The three highest-rated teams (judged by all attendees) earned medals for their great projects.
Another medal-winning team on the stage.
The final medal-winning team. Congrats to all of the winners, and thanks to everyone who made “Leveraging AI” such a success!
On May 17th, we gathered nearly 100 leaders in innovation, strategy, technology, digital transformation, and R&D in Boston for a hands-on event focused around artificial intelligence. Attendees had the chance to gain insights from speakers from the Boston Dynamics AI Institute, Best Buy Health, Wayfair, Fidelity Investments, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
They also had an opportunity to explore AI use cases in small breakout teams, each focused around addressing a certain opportunity or problem. Some examples: the future of management, product design, and customer discovery. At the end of the day, attendees presented their work (prototypes, videos created by AI, slide decks, and more), and we awarded medals to the top three teams.
Thank you to our event partners: Singularity Group, PwC, MassChallenge, and MassMutual for their help with this event!
Our biggest event of the year, Impact, takes place in Boston this October.