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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm
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AI for Operations and Operations for AI: Charting the Future

The purpose of this conference is to identify promising ideas that support on-the-ground disruption and outstanding challenges for AI researchers seeking to advance the operational needs of businesses and organizations, to explain the state of the art, and to distinguish fantasy from reality. An important goal is to foster meaningful engagement between scholars and practitioners in AI for operations, such as customer service, marketing, sales, logistics, healthcare, workflows, and human resources, and operations for AI, such as risk assessment and governance for the ecosystem of software, hardware, and human-generated content.
Open to
Stanford Community


Stanford Graduate School of Business
Vidalakis Dining Hall
Stanford, CA
United States


November 29, 2023

All times in Pacific Time

9:00am – 9:45am Breakfast

9:45am – 10:00am


Vasilis Syrganis (Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University)

10:00am – 10:45am

Technical Frontiers: Talk

Melissa Valentine (Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University): Structuring Your Company for AI Innovation

Benjamin Van Roy (Professor, Electrical Engineering and Management Science and Engineering, Stanford): Active Learning for GenAI

10:45am – 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

Industry Frontiers: Latest Trends in AI

Tris Warkentin (PM Director, Google Deepmind): From Transformers to Bard: AI Research in Google-Scale Products

Yaron Singer (CEO, Robust Intelligence): Challenges and Opportunities in Securing LLM Applications

Hamid Nazerzadeh (Director, Engineering  and Applied Sciences, Uber)

11:30am – 12:15pm


Tris Warkentin, Yaron Singer, Hamid Nazerzadeh (Director, Engineering  and Applied Sciences, Uber)

12:15pm – 1:45pm

Lunch (provided)

1:45pm – 3:00pm

AI Risks and Safety Panel

Matt Kaufman (Chief Safety Officer, Roblox)

Tamara Kneese (Senior Researcher and Project Director, Data & Society Research Institute’s AIMLab)

Adele Gildeh (Data Science Leader, Airbnb)

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Technical Frontiers: Talks

Sara Asher (Head of Product, Faros AI): Navigating the future of Engineering Operations with AI

Ishai Menache (Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research): OptiGuide: A Large Language Model Framework for Supply Chain Optimization

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Coffee break

4:00pm – 4:45pm


Erik Brynjolfsson (Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI): The AI Awakening: Implications for Future of Work

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Social: drinks +  hors d’oeuvre

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