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How AI Is Enhancing the User Experience

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Artificial intelligence has been around for ages, but with the launch of widely dispersed AI technologies like Siri, AI is now fully a part of mainstream technology and for the first time, being used to improve how we interact with our favorites apps, sites and devices.
If you knew there was a 75% chance a user was going to need a task reminder, you could improve the quality of their experience by predicting what they’ll need ahead of time. That’s where AI comes into play – showing how technology can work for you.
Innovators in this space are starting to add AI as a new layer to the user experience, leveraging its power in various industries from banking to travel to task management.
During this panel, a group of AI experts will discuss new advances in how artificial intelligence is being used within user experience design, allowing technologists everywhere to create more intuitive user experiences and begin to change the way technology conforms to us.


Dror Oren Exec Dir SRI International

Dror Oren is an executive director in the SRI Ventures team at SRI International. In this role, Oren focuses on commercialization of technologies in information and computer sciences. He helps lead venture efforts from raw business concepts, through value proposition and business plan development, to the creation of a stand-alone spin-off company.

Oren has more than a decade of experience in software development and management, sales, marketing, and product management. Prior to joining SRI, he worked at VMware's product marketing group helping bring cloud computing to market.

Previously, he was a product manager at NICE Systems Ltd., where he led a homeland security software product line. In that position, he oversaw marketing, business development and sales activities with customers and partners in more than 20 countries.

Earlier, Oren worked as the project manager and engineering team leader at Genesis System House Ltd., where he managed development teams and engineering projects for large-scale projects.

Oren holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a double-major B.S. degree in computer science and biology from Tel Aviv University.

Lauren Goode Sr Editor Wall Street Journal All ThingsD

Nadav Gur Co-founder & CEO

I am a serial entrepreneur and a mobile applications pioneer. I was the founder and CEO of WorldMate (acquired by Carlson Wagonlit), which I founded and led for over 10 years, growing it from an early mobile application leader to the world’s biggest mobile travel service.
I moved from Israel to Silicon Valley several years ago, where I started Desti – a disruptive travel search and planning start-up spun out of SRI International, the world-leading research institution that gave birth to several world-leading companied in artificial intelligence, speech recognition and robotics.

Raj Singh Found Tempo AI Inc

Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran having worked across the space over the past 12 years. Raj is the Founder and CEO of venture-backed Tempo AI focused on developing a smart calendar. Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where Raj served as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Previously, Raj was the founding Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire, a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to Skyfire, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.

Raj has also worked in product management, engineering, strategy and consulting roles for Kodak Mobile, Dell Mobile, Cellmania, MobiTV, PlayPhone, Tellme, Samsung, Turk Telekom, IGT, Hungama Mobile, Vlingo and Antenna Software. Raj’s personal projects include GameChalk, an SMS multi-player game service, Pubwalk, an LBS bar-hopping service and Wired Mashup of the Year winner in 2006 and YumYum Labs, an Android recipe voice search application and Sprint App 4G Challenge winner. Raj is also a mobile advisor to numerous companies including Movoxx, Nearverse, TinyTube, LocalResponse, Textopoly, Knocking Video and also an investor via ENIAC Ventures.

Raj is a regular mobile writer and speaker including formal and guest blogging for GotoMobile, Venturebeat, O’reilly Emerging Telephony and VisionMobile. Raj is a mentor at 500 Startups and Founder Labs and has also made contributions to a number of mobile user and expert groups including the JCP, MMA and the Bluetooth SIG. For more information, please see