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Dr. Jon Krohn

Best-Selling Author, Host of the World’s Most Popular Data Science Podcast, Technology and AI Thought Leader

Jon Krohn is Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at the machine learning company Nebula. He authored the book Deep Learning Illustrated, an instant #1 bestseller that was translated into seven languages. He hosts SuperDataScience, the data science industry’s most listened-to podcast, and is renowned for his compelling lectures, which he offers at leading universities (Columbia, NYU) and conferences, as well as via his award-winning YouTube channel. He holds a PhD from Oxford and has been publishing on machine learning in prominent academic journals since 2010.

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What is artificial intelligence exactly? After this talk, you’ll know! This talk covers what AI is, how it differs from machine learning and deep learning, and its significance in today’s world. In it, Dr. Krohn provides an overview of all the key AI application areas, including generative AI, natural-language processing, machine vision, robotics and complex, sequential decision-making. Along the way, he explains how machines learn from data, debunks common AI myths and conveys a realistic perspective on what AI can and cannot do. This talk can be tailored to any given industry or application area that is of interest to the audience, such as how AI can impact you or your business today and in the future.

This talk begins with a quick overview of artificial intelligence in general before delving into the specifics of the exciting, fast-moving subfield of generative AI. The audience will learn how the generative AI systems behind the astounding conversational interfaces like ChatGPT work under the hood. In addition to models that handle natural human language, other generative AI modalities are covered, including those that input and output images, video, 3D assets, computer code, music and robot actions. This talk can be tailored to any given industry or application area that is of interest to the audience, such as how generative AI can impact you or your business today and in the future.

This talk highlights how businesses can extract commercial value from artificial intelligence. It begins by introducing what AI is and how it works at a high level, then goes on to detail the types of tasks that are replaceable with AI versus those that can be augmented and improved with AI. By the end of the talk, the audience will with be left with proven strategies for effectively implementing AI solutions in their organization, thereby ensuring that AI projects are successful and profitable. This talk can be tailored to any given industry or application area that is of interest to the audience.

In our lifetime, AI will bring about rapid transformations across medicine, education, energy and agriculture that will extend human life and dramatically improve quality of life around the world. This optimistic talk will detail how. It will also provide guidance on what we can all do as individuals to maximize the societal benefits of AI while limiting the risks associated with the fast-moving technology. This talk can be tailored to any given industry or application area that is of interest to the audience.

Biography

Dr. Jon Krohn is a best-selling author, host of the world’s most listened-to Data Science podcast and a thought leader on Technology and AI. He serves as Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Nebula, a machine learning company that is reimagining the future of work. Previously, he was the Chief Data Scientist at untapt, an AI startup that was acquired in 2020. His professional experiencing applying machine learning spans a range of verticals, including financial markets, digital advertising, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Krohn’s book, Deep Learning Illustrated: A Visual, Interactive Guide to Artificial Intelligence, was published in 2020. Thanks to Dr. Krohn’s clear, engaging communication style and his colorful use of visualizations to explain abstract concepts, the book was an instant #1-bestseller in several Amazon categories, including Data Mining and Neural Networks. The book has been translated into seven languages and is used as the textbook to accompany introductory AI courses at prominent universities around the globe. 

Dr. Krohn hosts SuperDataScience, a technical (but nevertheless jovial) twice-weekly program on real-world applications of machine learning and AI. With four million downloads per year, it is the most popular podcast in the Data Science industry and the #12 Technology podcast globally. He is formally recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice for his consistently high-quality original content.

Dr. Krohn has published dozens of hours of video tutorials on AI, including as part of his online course, The Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning, which has been purchased by over 120,000 students. His personal YouTube channel was recognized with the 2021 Data Community Content Creator Award for the “AI and Machine Learning” category. In 2023, he hosted The Network Effect, a series on Bloomberg TV that highlighted how technology is transforming industries. 

Despite more than 15 years of experience applying machine learning commercially, Dr. Krohn remains an academic at heart. He lectures at top universities (Columbia, Waterloo and NYU) as well as at leading conferences and corporations. He obtained his doctorate in neuroscience from Oxford University by developing and applying machine learning models to large-scale genetic, behavioral and brain-imaging data. His journal articles, which he’s been publishing in leading journals since 2008, have been cited nearly 2000 times. 

An avid CrossFitter and musician, Dr. Krohn is a Canadian who resides in Lower Manhattan.

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Massive thanks to Jon for such a compelling speech. We've never seen anything like that in the four years I've been around the AI space.

Mara Navarro, UNICEF

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