Invited Talk

AI in Finance: Examples and Discussion

Time: 8:00 am - 8:45 am PST, Feb. 22

Speaker: Manuela Veloso (J.P. Morgan AI Research & Carnegie Mellon University)


Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss the science and engineering of AI based on my long academic research experience, and my recent research and practice experience in the finance domain at J.P. Morgan Chase. I will present my understanding of the opportunities that AI can bring to society, as well as concrete challenges and contributions in AI and robotics and AI in finance. I will address core challenges of data, knowledge representation, planning and decision making, and machine learning. The message of my work and presentation is on the fact that our goal is to work towards a seamless integration of the capabilities of humans and AI.

Bio: Manuela Veloso is Head of J.P. Morgan Chase AI Research and Herbert A. Simon University Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was previously Faculty in the Computer Science Department and Head of the Machine Learning Department. She is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the co-founder and a Past President of the RoboCup Federation. In her career she has received numerous awards and honors, including: National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research, Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard University), Einstein Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award for “contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, in particular in planning, learning, multi-agent systems, and robotics.” Veloso is a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE. She was elected in 2022 to the National Academy of Engineering. Veloso is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.