Many say that we are living in the age of big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Is this all hype or is this a real opportunity for us? We have seen many shocking yet exciting cases from AI applications. IBM’s Watson supercomputer won the longest unbeaten human in the Jeopardy show. Google’s AlphaGo beat the No.1 human professional in Go match. The fast development in computer science brings us unforeseeable possibilities in the future. New technologies bring new opportunities for some, but also threats for others. They have created new jobs, yet also destroyed old jobs. How should modern businesses be prepared in the age of Artificial Intelligence? This seminar introduces concepts, technologies and case applications of big data, machine learning and AI. We will explore revolutionary changes that big data and AI technologies have and will bring to a diverse spectrum of industries including finance, political science and law enforcement。
Yilu Zhou, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Information Systems in the School of Business at Fordham University. Her research interests include business intelligence, computational data analytics, text mining, multilingual knowledge discovery and human computer interaction. Most specifically, she investigates and explores computational, intelligent and automatic ways to discover interesting and useful patterns in news articles, websites, forum and other social media. Before joining Fordham, she was an assistant professor of Information Systems and Technology Management in the School of Business at George Washington University (GWU). Dr. Zhou received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona where she was also a research associate at the Artificial Intelligence Lab. She received her BS in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Yilu has published in academic journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, IEEE Intelligent Systems and Decision Support Systems. Dr. Zhou has served as program co-chair and program committee member for various conferences and workshops, such as INFORMS Data Mining and Health Informatics Workshop. She has served as guest editor for Information Systems Frontiers, Special Issue on Terrorism Informatics. She is a recipient of a NSF grant to study mobile app maturity rating for children. She has taught various courses related to business intelligence, data management and business programming.