Surmounting Data Diversity: The Challenges for AI, Machine Learning and Those Who Depend on the Mission Critical Results

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Deep learning is a class of machine learning algorithms that  uses multiple layers to progressively extract higher-level features from the raw input. For example, in image processing, lower layers may identify edges, while higher layers may identify the concepts relevant to a human such as digits or letters, or faces.

Attendees will hear about:

  • How COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for telemedicine and a dominant power to overcome forces that inhibit change (Machiavellian forces).
  • How Y2K helped to globalize many industries and compel arrogant organizations who had resisted change.
  • How 9/11 acted as a major force to enact reform and automation in the global banking industry.
  • Current Advancements in Data Extraction/OCR, machine learning, and supply chain for electronics and semiconductor industry.


Amar Gupta Amar Gupta

Principal Investigator, AI and OCR-based Hybrid Approach to Reduce Human Involvement and Effort in Document Processing and Creation of Forecasting Models (sponsored by SiliconExpert); and Coordinator, Telemedicine/Telehealth and Geographically Distributed Teams of Professionals

Amar has spent the bulk of his career at MIT in an array of technical and management positions that involved analysis and leveraging of opportunities at the intersection of technology and business to foster the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and allied approaches in organizations and countries around the world. He has analyzed evolving innovations in products and services from multiple perspectives –including strategic, business, technical, economic, legal, and public policy and served as an adviser to leading US organizations, international companies, and specialized agencies of the United Nations.
vik.png Vik Parth
Director of Product and Innovation

Vik Parth is passionate about teams and technologies that shape how people interact with digital information and the physical world. He is the Director of Innovation and Product Strategy at Arrow Electronics | Digital SAAS and a Research Affiliate at MIT. His work has been featured at MIT, Wired Magazine, The University of Texas at Austin, TEDx and SXSW.

While a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Vik developed multimodal XR interfaces and photonics for holographic displays. He also served as the team captain of the award-winning MIT Hyperloop II team, where he drove development of the world's first autonomous electric hovercraft for Elon Musk’s SpaceX and The Boring Company.