Power Hour: Small Talks, Big Ideas

Cool ideas in 10 minutes or less, at the intersection of creativity and technology, featuring talks and performances by:

ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE: THE ULTIMATE FUSION OF CREATIVE, DATA & TECHNOLOGY IS HERE
by Rick Gardinier, Partner & Chief Digital Officer, BRUNNER, PITTSBURGH, PA

With movies like Her, and voice interfaces like Amazon’s Alexa, Artificial Intelligence has recently dominated the pop-culture scene.   In this session, we’ll look beyond WATSON and discuss how you can make AI accessible.  We will take a rapid-fire view of current trends, where the future is headed, and how you can take advantage of AI today.  For the past 18 years, Rick has led BRUNNER’s digital practice and has helped to position BRUNNER as a top independent technology, creative and analytics driven firm.  Five years ago, Rick spearheaded the launch of BRUNNER’s innovation lab, BHiveLab.  

THE ART OF SCIENCE / THE SCIENCE OF ART
by Ashley Cecil, Artist & Matt Webb, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, PITTSBURGH, PA

It’s estimated that up to 1 billion birds die annually in the US from colliding with windows, a enormous problem with direct consequences to our own health. In Pittsburgh, concerned artist Ashley Cecil and BirdSafe Pittsburgh coordinator Matt Webb have come together from seemingly disparate fields of art and science to collaboratively address the conservation problem through creative solutions.

THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Jon Moore, Chief Software Architect, Comcast Cable