Alternative AI for Alternative Data
In his keynote address, Pentland draws on his life’s work as a scientist using computers to understand human behavior. In addition to directing MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab and its Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, Pentland is the co-founder of Thasos Group, a location data startup with germane applications for quantitative finance. His pioneering AI-driven approach to analyzing alternative data yields broader, more powerful insights and predictions. He will introduce us to the imperative to understand the human behaviors that shape the data we covet, and show us AIs to map observations to underlying actions and motivations. These innovative methods continually outperform traditional approaches to data analysis.