Dr Vikash Kumar

Dr Vikash Kumar

Job Title: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Team Leader

Company: Wine Searcher

Dr. Vikash Kumar is leading an Artificial Intelligence & Analytics team at www.wine-searcher.com. He has more than 9 years of experience in applying cutting-edge AI techniques in large projects both in industrial and R&D setups. In the process, he has delivered projects in a number of domains like telecommunications, Internet Of Things, tourism, wine trade as well as in the largest technology transformation programme in New Zealand. He has published more than 10 research papers in international peer reviewed conferences and journals. He has achieved this while working for some of world’s leading research centres in Germany, Austria and Italy as well as in public & private sectors of New Zealand. He is currently passionate about bringing machines to life and a Sommelier chatbot is his latest ‘baby’ you may want to keep an eye on.

Speaking at the following:

11:30 - 12:05
Presentation – AI: Transforming the Hype into Reality!

In this session, Vikash will showcase how Wine-Searcher created a production line of cutting-edge AI applications – text mining, machine learning and image processing to maintain their pole position in the price and location of all wine in the world.. Wine-Searchers \’s increasing suite of AI applications includes a chat bot, Casey – your wine… Read more.

15:50 - 16:30
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Machine Learning and AI Revolution

Machine learning algorithms aren’t new, but the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data – over and over, faster and faster – is a recent development. With steady advances in digitisation and cheap computing power, what tangible opportunities does this present for optimising your business and processes? Human vs. Machine – Discussing… Read more.