AI Con USA 2024 - Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions offer attendees the flexibility to explore a variety of topics throughout the conference on Wednesday and Thursday in order to customize their learning experience. Learn both enterprise foundations and new methodologies to grow your skills, supercharge your knowledge, and re-energize your career growth.

Wednesday, June 5

Jason_Arbon
Checkie.AI

AI Risk and Safety: Proactive Monitoring for the Future of Humanity and Business

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:25am to 11:55am

In an era where AI's capabilities are rapidly advancing, the question of safety and risk management becomes paramount. While AI currently serves as a beneficial tool, its potential evolution poses significant risks. The possibility of AI surpassing human intelligence, outperforming human capabilities, or developing biases misaligned with human values raises concerns about existential risks comparable to, or potentially exceeding, those of nuclear warfare. High-level attention, including inquiries from Congress and presidential directives, underscores the gravity of these concerns. Some...

A Time Traveler's Playbook for Prompting GitHub Copilot

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:25am to 11:55am

Generative AI coding assistants are changing how we code, but it can feel frustrating when these tools produce irrelevant or absent suggestions. Like any emerging tech, the new tools have a learning curve. Join GitHub Copilot–enthusiast Rizel Scarlett as she shares proven strategies and expert tips to transform your random prompts into intentional ones, unlocking a world of game-changing suggestions. Get inspired, get creative, and get ready to embrace the future of coding!

EPAM Systems

The Rise of the Virtual QA Engineer: Harnessing GenAI for a Productivity Boost—A Production Case Study

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

In this talk, we will delve into the transformative journey of integrating GenAI into the core of our testing and development processes. This integration has not only enhanced our productivity by 15% but also yielded a 20% time savings and a significant cost reduction per test case. Want to know how? We'll explore the strategic implementation of GenAI, overcoming security challenges, leveraging diverse (LLMs), and the meticulous design of prompts that culminated in a prompt library. Our tailored extensions for the code editors and corporate chats exemplify the seamless fusion of AI with...

Amber Roberts
Arize AI

Troubleshooting and Resolving Common LLM Issues In Production

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

According to a recent survey, 61.7% of enterprise engineering teams now have or are planning to have a generative AI application within a year—and 14.1% are already in production. As enterprises race to deploy generative AI into their businesses, the need to ensure that LLMs are deployed reliably and responsibly is paramount. But how can enterprises and AI engineers evaluate and troubleshoot models in real time? In this session, Amber Roberts, a data scientist and machine learning engineer at Arize AI, will cover emerging best practices from direct work advising enterprises with real...

Ethan Ferguson
BOK Financial

Postman and AI: Transforming Manual QA to Quality Engineers

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 1:40pm to 2:10pm

Facing the dual challenge of enhancing deployment quality without extending regression testing time, Ethan Ferguson's team turned to automation. The team consisted mainly of manual QA professionals with a background in UI testing, not automation engineering. The question was how to leverage the existing team's skills to test services layers and develop stable release automation scripts. Utilizing prior experience in building Postman automation frameworks, they aimed to empower the team. Concurrent company changes included adopting Postman as the primary API testing tool and integrating...

Matt Payne
Width.ai

Production Level Prompting & Techniques for LLMs

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 1:40pm to 2:10pm

Let’s dive into what goes into creating expert-level prompts for ChatGPT and other LLMs. We will focus on the key ideas to take into account when prompting for any use case and how to better understand the results you get back. We’ll look at prompting 101, think about language, and explore advanced prompting frameworks. Some of the challenges we will address include: how to improve your results, how to process large text, why ChatGPT doesn't do what you want, what your prompt should look like, and many more!

Matt Eland
Leading EDJE

Mad Data Science: Using AI to Build Ridiculous Things

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:20pm to 2:50pm

Have you ever gotten into an argument on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie and thought "If only machine learning could help" or "What could I do to automate my dog's daily routine and make his life easier" or "Is it possible to spend 3 months time to determine if I can sleep in 5 minutes tomorrow morning"? If so, you might get along with Matt Eland. Come join this lighthearted talk as he tours you through some ridiculous uses of AI and Machine Learning with topics ranging from large language models to reinforcement learning to simple regression algorithms. You'll get a brief...

Tom-Stiehm
Coveros

Prompt Engineering for Mere Mortals

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:20pm to 2:50pm

Prompt Engineering is a skill that anyone can develop, even mere mortals. While Generative AI can produce amazing results, it isn’t magic. You don’t need to be an AI Wizard to learn to craft effective prompts that help you leverage Generative AI in a way that helps you complete your tasks and achieve your goals and objectives. Tom will break down the terms and use everyday examples to illustrate Prompt Engineering best practices so that you can more easily navigate the nuances of Generative AI. In this session, you will learn what Prompt Engineering is and how to use it to get the best...

Thursday, June 6

Rolf Mistelbacher
Fresh van Root

Prototype at the Speed of Thought: How AI is Changing the Game for Creators

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Most product ideas die on the backlog because we can't find the time, lack the skills, or fail to get others excited about them. But thanks to AI, that no longer has to be the case. Product Builders, Project Managers, DevOps Managers, and simply creators of all kinds can turn a napkin sketch into a clickable prototype within hours. Rolf Mistelbacher shares why AI is turbocharging prototyping and how the arrival of new AI-powered creator tools is driving that change. He shows how you can transform your idea into a clickable prototype without writing code—creating wireframes and a user...

Jason_Arbon
Checkie.AI

Fully Autonomous Software Testing with GenAI

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

For decades, the concept of software autonomously testing itself has been a tantalizing dream. The traditional approach to software development involves extensive human effort in clicking through applications, writing API and UI test scripts, and a multitude of manual tasks before releasing a new version. However, the rise of Generative AI (GenAI) is heralding a transformative era in software testing, enabling a future where machines can undertake the bulk of these testing tasks. GenAI's capabilities extend beyond creating music, images, and even product code—it now encompasses the...

Kevin Pyles
O.C. Tanner

Game Over—AI Steals Data, Is Biased, and Produces Deep Fakes

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

It has been two years, and ChatGPT and other Generative AI tools have taken the world by storm. We all still have jobs. Phew! However, AI is still wreaking havoc in our world. Join Kevin as he takes you on an adventure through bias, deep fakes, and privacy concerns. This rollercoaster of a presentation will be fun, scary, and hopefully…well…maybe you will have hope by the end—either way, you won’t want to miss this lively presentation full of controversy, intrigue, and mystery. Wait, is this Clue or a presentation? Guess you will have to join us to find out!