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11 Artificial Intelligence Events to Make Time for in 2018 [UPDATED]
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August 2nd, 2018

11 Artificial Intelligence Events to Make Time for in 2018 [UPDATED]

Artificial intelligence has captured the business world’s imagination. That leaves marketers, entrepreneurs and executives wondering how AI technologies can make or break their businesses. Who better to answer their questions than the best minds in the field?

Below, we’ve organized 11 top artificial intelligence events featuring experts from companies like Google, IBM, and Amazon. Each event covers one or more AI topics, including machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, natural language processing and natural language generation. These gatherings provide golden opportunities to learn from and network with like-minded professionals and the field’s top practitioners.

For ease-of-use, we’ve listed events in chronological order and linked to registration pages where possible. We’ll update this list whenever additional details may become available for the events listed here. To get those updates, subscribe to our blog.

Note: This post is an updated version of one published earlier this year. Events that have already passed are listed at the end of this article, in case you want to start planning for 2019.

1. Transform: AI for Data-Driven Marketers

San Francisco, CA
August 21 - 22, 2018 

TRANSFORM (formerly known as MobileBeat) is an intimate gathering bringing together director-and-above execs from innovative brands including Stitch Fix, Lyft, Hopper, IBM Watson and more. To see inspiring yet practical stories about transformative AI tech solutions that will help elevate your own AI strategies and agenda, register here.

2. IntelliSys 2018

London, United Kingdom
September 6-7, 2018

Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2018 will focus on areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence (AI) and how it applies to the real world. The goal of the conference is to be a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share new ideas, research results and development experiences in various fields. To attend, register here.

3. The AI Congress

Olympia, London
September 11-12, 2018

The AI Congress will bring together thousands of leading enterprises, tech companies, investors and thought leaders from across the globe. The AI Congress will look at how Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning is changing society and the foundations of how we do business. The event will provide high level presentations, real life examples and hands on advice from business leaders of the industry's largest companies, discussing how they are benefiting from the advances of AI. Register here.

4. Strata Data Conference

New York, NY
Training and tutorials on September 11, 2018 and keynotes and sessions on September 12-13, 2018

Strata is a three-day deep dive into the business of data, presented by O'Reilly and Cloudera. Attendees will get a first look at the emerging trends that will rock the data industry and an insider's perspective on data's latest tools and technologies. Register here.

5. The AI Summit: San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
September 19-20, 2018

Now in its 3rd year, The AI Summit is the world's first and largest conference & exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organizations, the actual solutions that are transforming business productivity. Register here.


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6. RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit London

London, England
September 20-21, 2018

This summit is co-located with the Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit and the Deep Learning Summit Attendee Dinner. The event aims to bridge the gap between the latest technological research advancements and real world applications in business and society. Register here.

7. Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

Boston, MA
September 25-27, 2018

The Global Artificial Intelligence Conference provides insights and potential solutions to address AI issues from well known experts and thought leaders through panel sessions and open Q&A sessions. Over 35 leading experts in Artificial Intelligence will present at this conference, showcasing successful industry vertical use cases, administration tips and best practices to leverage AI. Register here. 

8. Dreamforce

San Francisco, CA
September 25-28, 2018

Dreamforce is Salesforce's yearly user conference—and even if you don't use the popular CRM software, a major AI event. That's because Salesforce is baking artificial intelligence into every part of its platform courtesy of its Einstein AI technology. Register here.

9. VB Summit: Accelerating your business with AI

Mill Valley, CA
October 22-23, 2018

VB Summit is Silicon Valley's most intimate invitation-only executive event, focusing this year on how execs are using AI and how it is disrupting the technology landscape across the globe. Senior product, brand innovation and marketing execs (VP+) from across industries openly learn, share and debate in frank conversations. Register here.

10. AI World Conference and Expo

Boston, MA
December 3-5, 2018

AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the state of the practice of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. The 3-day conference and expo are designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about innovative implementations of AI in the enterprise. AI World is organized around the goal of enabling business leaders to learn how to use AI to build a competitive advantage, drive new business models and opportunities, reduce operational costs and accelerate your innovation efforts. Register here before September 14th for the early bird rate

11. The AI Summit: New York

New York, NY
December 5-6, 2018

If you can’t make The AI Summit held in San Francisco (see above), the event in New York provides another opportunity to meet and learn from top AI minds at leading companies. Register here.

Events to Bookmark for Next Year

These events have already passed, but are worthwhile additions to your 2019 calendar. 

1. dotAI

2. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

3. IBM's think 2019

4. Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference

5. Intelligent Content Conference

6. Adweek Elevate: AI

7. Adobe Summit

8. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

9. Digiday AI Marketing Summit

10. Media Post's Marketing AI

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Mike Kaput is a senior consultant at PR 20/20 who is passionate about AI's potential to transform marketing. At PR 20/20, he creates measurable marketing results for companies using data-driven strategies, market-leading content, and scalable marketing technologies. Full bio.

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