AI Hype: Navigating the Bubble - Presented by Intel

Riva-Melissa Tez, Intel and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, MIT Technology Review

Artificial Intelligence is at peak hype in the business vernacular. In fact, the technology that promises to enable intelligent machines is one of the most hyped across industries, leaving corporations and investors alike desperately trying to understand the value proposition of AI and establish themselves in the space. Since its inception 60 years ago, AI has promised, delivered, and often failed to make good on its promise. This discussion will focus on navigating the current AI bubble- how we got here, how to distinguish the signal from the noise- and address why doing so is crucial to help advance human and technological possibilities.

Riva-Melissa Tez, Senior Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives, Intel

Riva-Melissa Tez is a Senior Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives at Intel. Before joining Intel, she cofounded an early-stage artificial intelligence focused venture fund based in San Francisco. Her written works includes essays on artificial intelligence and financial tools, including a 2016 Microsoft campaign for The Economist. She was a 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient for Finance.

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau is the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s media company. MIT Technology Review’s analysis, features, interviews, and events explain the impact of new technologies on business and society.

Elizabeth is leading the growth, expansion, and modernization of MIT Technology Review’s media platforms and products, including U.S. and international websites, newsletters, events, and an award-winning print magazine. Elizabeth also serves as chair of the global entrepreneurial network MIT Enterprise Forum.

Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.

Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth was the global managing director of the Economist Corporate Network (whose parent company publishes The Economist magazine), where she led editorial content creation, sales, marketing, and event operations. She also spent a decade working as a consultant.

Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.

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