Sentient Takes to the Stage at Leading Technology Events: Collision, ShopTalk and Rise

From adding an element of advanced personalization to e-Commerce sites for an in-store experience, to applying statistical learning techniques to improve customer interface, artificial intelligence is a foundation for innovation and business success. Sentient executives are speaking about the massive potential and contributions of AI at upcoming conferences including ShopTalk, Rise, and Collision.

Sentient co-founder and chief scientist, Babak Hodjat, will discuss AI at Collision 2016, America’s fastest growing technology conference, from April 26-28, 2016 in New Orleans. Speaking to over 5,000 attendees and business leaders from brands like WordPress, WeWork, HBO and Coca-Cola, Babak will share his perspective on the development of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives and how our work at Sentient embodies these innovative advancements.


Imagine receiving all the benefits of interacting with an in-store shopping assistant with the convenience of an ecommerce platform. Andy Narayanan, Sentient’s vice president of visual intelligence, will be at ShopTalk Las Vegas, May 15-18, 2016, to discuss how smart machines can become personal shopping tools.

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Andy’s discussion will include:

  • How AI can learn a shopper’s intent in real-time to display the most relevant products in a retailer’s catalog
  • How an AI experience works across different digital channels, especially mobile
  • How the AI is trained to learn a retailer’s catalog
  • The value of having an AI-powered store associate on a retailer’s ecommerce site


Sentient chief executive officer Antoine Blondeau will be at Rise (produced by the organizers of WebSummit) in Hong Kong, May 31-June 2, 2016. Joined by leaders from some of the top brands in the world, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Facebook, Antoine will participate in the conference-wide exploration of how technology is reshaping our world. More specifically, Antoine will speak to the role of artificial intelligence in future technology innovations for the enterprise.

We’re excited to share our experiences and thoughts on how artificial intelligence is changing the world. Follow us on Twitter for the latest on our conference involvement and let us know if you will be attending any of these events: @SentientDAI