Computational Linguistics Expert Dr. Sid Reddy Takes the Stage to Discuss When Deep Reinforcement Learning Is — and Isn’t — the Perfect Tool

LONDON — October 10, 2018 — Conversica, the leader in conversational AI for business, is inviting attendees at this year’s O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in London to hear Chief Scientist Dr. Sid J. Reddy speak on October 11 at 16:00 about deep reinforcement learning.

Dr. Reddy is a recognized expert in natural language processing (NLP) and computational linguistics who has designed, developed and contributed to dozens of NLP systems used in production in a wide array of use cases and industry verticals, from healthcare, business intelligence, and life sciences to legal and ecommerce. Prior to joining Conversica, he was a principal applied scientist at Microsoft. He is also a patented inventor and published author, with research featured in over 50 peer-reviewed publications and technical conferences.

At the AI Conference, Dr. Reddy will lead a session entitled “Deep reinforcement learning: How to avoid the hype and make it work for you.” The discussion will focus on deep reinforcement learning and which use cases are best suited to the technology. Attendees will explore the Markov decision process with conversational AI and learn how to set up the environment, states, agent actions, transition probabilities, reward functions, and end states.

“Deep reinforcement learning is a hot topic in the AI community right now,” said Dr. Reddy. “Some developers want to use it because they find it fascinating or think it’s good for marketing, while others are afraid of the unknown. Drawing on my extensive experience in AI and NLP, I hope to demystify the subject and help people understand how and when to use this exciting new technology.”

Dr. Reddy’s speaking session at the O’Reilly AI conference in London follows keynote and conference presentations at the O’Reilly AI conference in New York, VentureBeat Transform, the Global Big Data Conference, the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, and the AVIOS Conversational Interaction conference.

About the AI Conference

Presented by O’Reilly and Intel Nervana, the AI Conference is a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies, where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation. Attendees dissect case studies, delve into the latest research, learn how to implement AI in their own projects, share emerging best practices in intelligence engineering and applications, uncover AI’s limitations and untapped opportunities, and anticipate how AI will change the business landscape.

About Conversica

Conversica is the leader in conversational AI for business and the only provider of AI-driven lead engagement software for marketing and sales organizations. The flagship Conversica® AI Sales Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by automatically contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Used by more than 1,000 companies worldwide, Conversica’s sales assistants are built on a proven and patented AI platform integrating natural language processing (NLP), natural language generation (NLG), and machine learning (ML) capabilities and engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, Calif.

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Contact for Conversica:

Sara Black
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