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The third iteration of the annual AI Asia Summit, held virtually this year will address numerous emerging themes that would strike a fine balance between cutting edge research and applications across a broad range of industries, businesses and economy.


The AI Asia Summit will be a unique opportunity for Sri Lanka as well as the global community to delve into the unprecedented potential of how AI can be used to transform the future by connecting the Tech Community and the General Population, the influence on policy and decision makers to evolve beyond basic operating mechanisms and ability to elevate society to excellence.

The summit will feature eminent speakers on AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science from across the globe. We are inviting participants across the Asia Pacific region and across the globe!

Agenda

Thursday, February 25, 2021


2

00PM

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2

30PM

Event Launch

Participant registration and logins

2

30PM

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3

00PM

Welcome Address

Channa Manoharan

3

00PM

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3

45PM

Applications for Machine Learning on Aerial Platforms

Dr. Romesh Ranawana

The development of Intelligent Robotics Platforms requires the fusion of a number of engineering disciplines. A fully-automated or partially automated system would require electronic engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, firmware engineers, machine learning engineers and domain experts to collaborate and coordinate to build even a minimal viable product. Development of such systems is expensive, time consuming and risky. It is therefore important to develop these systems alongside a viable business case to ensure that that large investment can be justified. In this talk, I will walk you through how we approached this to build a company to address the global wildfire problem.

4

00PM

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4

45PM

AI Ethics: What is it and what can we do about it?

Prof. Marija Slavkovik

Science fiction has long predicted a world in which morality is arbitrated by machines [while largely failing to predict the smartphone.] Today we are continuously running into issues of ethics and technology. What is fact and what is fiction? The talk introduces what is AI Ethics from the viewpoint of computer science. We first see an overview of the research topics and the discuss how research can inform practice in building better (for every one) AI solutions.

5

00PM

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5

45PM

The Flavour of Data

Jerome Perera

Out of our five sensors, the sense of taste and smell (Flavor) are widely used in the food and beverage industries and dictates our preferences in what we consume. Flavor is determined by factors such as origin, how it's grown, processed and transported. The ability to effectively measure flavor characteristics of our produce would help immensely in improving the quality of what we consume. However, digitization is challenging due to limitations in the existing technologies such as cost, time and accessibility. This talk introduces our approach to the digitization of taste and flavor characteristics of food and beverages to support the agriculture and food processing industries.

6

00PM

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6

45PM

AI and Cyber Security - Where are we Heading?

Prof. Olave Lysne

In this session we will discuss some present day challenges in Cyber Security, both from a societal and technical perspective. We will point at some of the open problems, and indicate where Artificial Intelligence might help us solve these problems in the future.

7

15PM

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8

15PM

Panel Discussion - AI and Opportunities for Sri Lanka

Madu RatnayakeDr. Sadeep JayasumanaDr. Inga StrümkeNuwan Perera

Friday, February 26, 2021


2

00PM

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2

15PM

Welcome Address

Mr. Dileesha Rajapakse - Technology Forum Lead, SLASSCOM

2

15PM

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3

00PM

AI Literacy - Benefits of Early Awareness and Broad Upskilling

Dr. Nisha Talagala

This session will cover existing gaps in awareness, capabilities and skills that will need to be addressed for broad adoption and benefit of AI. We will cover recent trends in AI (such as low code, democratization, APIs and cloud), that have enabled new options for awareness and skills building that were previously not possible. We will cover examples and experiences of awareness and capability building among K-12 students and examples of students progressively learning and practicing AI in a wide range of disciplines.

3

15PM

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4

00PM

Don't be fooled: AI is stupid but powerful. How AI is changing our economies!

Prof. Johan Loeckx

In this talk, Prof. Loeckx will explain how AI is changing businesses & economies, why it is happening, why it is important to understand how, and what you can do to prepare. It will highlight both the opportunity and the challenges that an AI transformation requires.

4

15PM

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5

00PM

AI in Medical and Medical Big Data Analysis

Prof. Emi Yuda

In this session, Prof. Emi will talk about the latest research on medical AI and medical big data analysis. We designed an early detection algorithm for atrial fibrillation (AF) from electrocardiogram (ECG) and identifying human biological rhythms using big data. Early detection of disease is important for human health. Medical AI is one of technology that supports human healthy life.

5

15PM

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6

00PM

The Secret to Building AI Collaboration

Prof. Morten Goodwin

Dr. Goodwin will share his experience building up AI both in academia and small and medium-sized enterprises in collaboration with academia.

6

15PM

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7

00PM

Case Study/Keynote Speech

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7

15PM

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8

15PM

Panel Discussion - Building Up AI Capabilities

Prof. Emi YudaDr. Rukshan BatuwitaDr. Ruvan WeerasingheJeevan Gnanam

Saturday, February 27, 2021


2

00PM

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2

15PM

Welcome Address - Workshops

Mr. Tharindu Buddhika Adhikari - Technology Forum, SLASSCOM

2

15PM

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4

15PM

4

30PM

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5

15PM

Case Study

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Speakers

  • Channa Manoharan (Chairman at SLASSCOM)

    Channa Manoharan

    Chairman at SLASSCOM

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  • Dr. Romesh Ranawana (CTO/Founder of Tengri UAV)

    Dr. Romesh Ranawana

    CTO/Founder of Tengri UAV

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  • Prof. Marija Slavkovik (Associate Professor at University of Bergen)

    Prof. Marija Slavkovik

    Associate Professor at University of Bergen

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  • Jerome Perera (CEO of Veracity AI)

    Jerome Perera

    CEO of Veracity AI

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  • Prof. Olave Lysne (Director of Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering)

    Prof. Olave Lysne

    Director of Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering

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  • Dr. Nisha Talagala (CEO & Founder of Pyxeda)

    Dr. Nisha Talagala

    CEO & Founder of Pyxeda

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  • Prof. Johan Loeckx (Professor / Applied R&D and lifelong learning lead at Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Belgium)

    Prof. Johan Loeckx

    Professor / Applied R&D and lifelong learning lead at Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Belgium

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  • Prof. Emi Yuda (Assistant Professor at Center for Data-driven Science and Artificial Intelligence Tohoku University)

    Prof. Emi Yuda

    Assistant Professor at Center for Data-driven Science and Artificial Intelligence Tohoku University

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  • Prof.  Morten Goodwin (Professor at Department of ICT University of Agder, Norway)

    Prof. Morten Goodwin

    Professor at Department of ICT University of Agder, Norway

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  • Nuwan Perera (Board of Directors, SLASSCOM, Vice President - Commerce at IFS R&D International (Pvt.) Ltd)

    Nuwan Perera

    Board of Directors, SLASSCOM, Vice President - Commerce at IFS R&D International (Pvt.) Ltd

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  • Madu Ratnayake (Executive Vice President, CIO & General Manager at Virtusa)

    Madu Ratnayake

    Executive Vice President, CIO & General Manager at Virtusa

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  • Dr. Rukshan Batuwita (Senior Data Scientist at Google)

    Dr. Rukshan Batuwita

    Senior Data Scientist at Google

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  • Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe (Academic and Researcher at University of Colombo School of Computing)

    Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe

    Academic and Researcher at University of Colombo School of Computing

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  • Jeevan Gnanam (Founder and Managing Director of Veracity AI)

    Jeevan Gnanam

    Founder and Managing Director of Veracity AI

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  • Dr. Sadeep Jayasumana (Senior Research Scientist at Google Research)

    Dr. Sadeep Jayasumana

    Senior Research Scientist at Google Research

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  • Dr. Inga Strümke (Postdoctoral Researcher at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering)

    Dr. Inga Strümke

    Postdoctoral Researcher at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering

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  • Dr. Sagara Sumathipala (Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa)

    Dr. Sagara Sumathipala

    Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa

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