Rules FestTM is the world's only technical conference devoted to the practical application of all reasoning technologies.
Thanks To All Our Attendees!
We hope you enjoyed attending Rules Fest 2011 as much as we enjoyed hosting it. The quality of the presentations was excellent, and the conversations that were generated lasted usually late into the evening.
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2011 Archives Are Online!
All the presentations (PDF format) from Rules Fest 2011 are now online and available to all registered attendees. To access the archives, just click on our archives page and login with your registration email and the password recently sent to you.
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eBay's Kenny Shi Talks About Speaking at Rules Fest
Having attendees come back to be speakers is the highest complement to all the folks who volunteer their time to produce Rules Fest. When such attendees are developers who are immersed in applying reasoning technologies to solving real-world problems -- well, then you have an example of the soul of Rules Fest.
In this column, we showcase attendees who keep the conference going by sharing their knowledge and experience.
Rules Fest asked Kenny Shi, Software Developement Manager at eBay, to answer a few questions about his participation last year and why he came back to be a speaker this year.
Here is what he had to say...
Machine Learning At Rules Fest
Stanford's Dr. Andrew Ng Wraps Up Rules Fest In Style!
Dr. Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford gave a stellar presentation on the fundamentals of Machine Learning for our developer audience along with a shocking glimps into the future.
Along with Peter Norvig's and Sebatian Thrun's astoundingly popular online AI course, Dr. Ng is participating in Stanford's great online experiment in distributed learning by offering an online course in machine learning.
Dr. Ng's talk was a real eye-opener to what will be possible in man-machine computing in a very short time!
2011 Keynote Topics
Controversial Keynotes on the Future of Knowledge and Rules!
Thanks to our two keynotes, Dr. Said Tabet and Paul Haley, both of whom delivered thought-provoking and often controversial presentations. We hope that they will join us again next year!
Roadmap for Rules, Semantics, and Business
Currently principal consultant at Automata, Inc. and an independent consultant for Vulcan, Inc., Paul has been involved in practical AI since the early 80's. His accomplishments span selling, developing and applying advanced technology in securities, banking, insurance, health care, telecommunications, and government applications. At Inference Corporation, he co-developed ART (Automated Reasoning Tool), the progenitor of CLIPS and later Jess.
Semantic Technologies and the Cloud: Rules for the Next Generation
Dr. Said Tabet
Said is the co-founder and co-Chair of the RuleML Initiative. He has been involved in Business Rules and Policies and their integration with enterprise IT systems for more nearly two decades. He participates in various standards initiatives on rules, semantic web services, and service oriented compliance. Said has been working with leading financial services companies to develop compliance solutions utilizing open standards for data and corporate/regulatory policies employing RuleML, OMG, and W3C standards.
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