Manoj Saxena & Doreen Lorenzo Serve On AI Panel For SXSW 2016
Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale, and Doreen Lorenzo, Director of the Center for Integrated Design at UT Austin, served on the AI panel for SXSW Interactive 2016. The event brought leaders together from academia, government, and the private sector.
As AI and machine learning become huge growth sectors in the coming decade many believe this technology is going to change the way we work, live, and play. The panel discussed why they believe that Austin will be a hub for accelerating AI, and its competitive advantage in the field.
As a successful leader of global creative firms who advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades, Lorenzo spoke about the importance of human centered design when creating products and services that integrate AI. Leading the Center for Integrated Design she is on a mission to embed the next generation of Austin leaders with design thinking skills to solve problems of the 21st century.
Saxena discussed the advancement of Austin’s AI community over the past several years and its impact on Texas and the nation at large. He believes Austin is fertile ground for AI with world-renowned education and a collaborative community of technologists and designers.