Technology continues to fundamentally change our work environment. We hear a lot about things such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and increasingly on how artificial intelligence will change the workplace. In this workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence. You will also learn about the AI Center of Excellence and the resources available to the Capital Region, including AI literacy. This workshop will include an exercise to explore the impact AI might have on your organization.
Bob Bedard’s career has centered on building market-changing products, services, and businesses based on opportunities to gain competitive advantages through the application of emerging information technologies. Bedard moved his company, deFacto Global, to Troy, NY in 2016 to tap into the technical and analytics resources of RPI and surrounding universities. Soon after that he began work on creating The AI Center of Excellence, a point of aggregation of all AI-related resources and initiatives in the Capital District. Bedard graduated from RPI with a BSEE and Columbia University with a MS Business Administration. He shares patents in the areas of payment systems and data analytics.