Why having an AI startup isn't just about building the best models

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The Precinct, Startup Stadium

Level 2, 315 Brunswick St · Fortitude Valley

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Exit the elevators at Level 2 and head to the right.

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So you've got a great model and you're pretty sure it will solve a need in the market – you should build a product, right? This month at Queensland AI, Chris Raethke, founder of Notiv, and Mike Keating, co-founder of Attract.ai, will be sharing lessons learnt from building AI-centric products and taking them to market.

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Chris and Mike will discuss the journey from idea – that AI can solve all of the challenges – to the reality of attracting and retaining customers. They will discuss balancing product development with building better AI and doing 'science', the difficulty of obtaining training data before launch, and what to do when customers don't immediately love your product.

6:00pm: Mingling, networking and nibbles
6:30pm: Why having an AI startup isn't just about building the best models
7:30pm: Question and Answer Session
8:00pm: Mingling continued

Chris Raethke's bio:

Chris has been working on data products for the better part of 20 years. He is the founder of Notiv, an AI-based product thinking company that enables smart collaboration around meetings. Notiv streamlines business communication by highlighting the actions and important details in a conversation, using layered digital signal processing (DSP), speech-to-text (STT) and natural language processing (NLP).

He was previously co-founder/CTO of Bugcrowd, using machine learning to classify hackers' skills and prioritize security bug reports for customers such as Spotify, Twilio, Quora, Fitbit, Indeed, Pinterest, Salesforce, Heroku, Tesla, Western Union and many more.

Mike Keating's (self-written and slightly less serious) bio:

Mike has been working on data products for the better part of 1.5 years. He is the Co-flounder of Attract.ai, an automated talent sourcing platform for tech enabled businesses. Attract.ai helps global companies like Accenture transition from reactive hiring to proactive sourcing.

He is non-technical, but capable of tricking 14% of the population into believing he knows what he's talking about. Mike frothed so hard on artificial intelligence that he purchased the .ai domain within minutes of deciding to co-flound Attract.ai.