Gone are the days when artificial intelligence (AI) was just making its mark across the world. Although the concepts of AI have been around for quite some time now, technology has only shown signs of maturity in the past couple of decades.
The adoption of artificial intelligence across the world has grown significantly in the last few years. In fact, AI usage across various industries around the world was tipped to generate $2.9 trillion of business value . Besides, as business leaders continue to focus on digital transformation, AI continues to gain immense popularity.
As AI continues to make inroads, a number of AI events, summits, and conferences are organized in different parts of the world. Such events bring people together who have a shared interest in artificial intelligence. Besides, they come together to talk about different innovations, techniques and absorb information from thought leaders.
In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the unmissable AI events in 2022 every AI pundit should attend.
TOP AI EVENTS IN 2022
1. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (ICAE)
- Location: Chengdu, China
- Dates: January 6th-8th, 2022
The first major AI event in 2022 will take place in Chengdu, China. This is the second iteration of the event that primarily focuses on the development of AI in the education sector.
Just like many such events, even ICAE offers an opportunity to researchers from different industries, government institutions, and academia to share their ideas and discuss the latest developments in AI for the education sector.
2. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (ICAIA)
- Location: Singapore
- Dates: January 7th-8th, 2022
The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications is another big AI event in 2022 around the same timeframe as the ICAE. This event will be hosted by the International Research Conference – a dedicated organization that focuses on bringing together different scholarly events for presentation within the conference.
The ultimate goal of the conference is to promote knowledge sharing between researchers, academic scientists, and researchers. Besides, just like ICAE, the event acts as fertile ground for AI connoisseurs who wish to share their research results and experiences.
3. International Conference on Advances in Industrial Artificial Intelligence (ICAIAI)
- Location: Bali, Indonesia
- Dates: January 14th-15h, 2022
We can see that Asia is a melting pot of AI events in 2022, particularly in January.
The ICAIAI 2022 is being hosted to amalgamate scientists and researchers to talk about the progress of industrial AI. The conference offers an interdisciplinary platform for researchers to put forward their views on the current state of AI in the industrial sphere.
Besides, participants can also discuss the current trends, innovations, and challenges they are facing.
4. World Artificial Intelligence Cannes Festival
- Location: Cannes, France and online
- Dates: February 10th-12th, 2022
We move away from Asia and move to the beautiful city of Cannes in France. The World AI Cannes Festival is a one of a kind and global AI event. The event will witness the participation of different organizations and thought leaders who will take charge to create the future of our society and industries.
In addition, the event will host more than 100 speakers from different parts of the globe. These speakers will conduct workshops, present their ideas, and talk about the potential applications of AI in different fields.
The best part about this event is the exhibition floor, where over 100 AI companies will display their innovative products and technologies.
5. SXSW Conference
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Dates: March 11th-20th, 2022
All the AI events in 2022 predominantly bring together the global AI community. SXSW is expected to see a lot of digital creative creators who can directly communicate, bounce ideas, and find out about new innovations.
This event will see a mix of everything and feature a bunch of events around major breakthroughs in culture, film, music, and technology.
6. Big Data and Analytics Summit
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Dates: March 22nd-23rd, 2022
This event is huge for data executives. The event is specifically designed to offer data executives an opportunity to forge strategic alliances and align their ideas with the current industry trends.
Besides, the event will feature some of the most iconic companies in the AI industry that utilize analytics to extract actionable insights.
7. World Summit AI Americas
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Dates: May 4th-5th, 2022
We are staying in Canada for the next big AI event in 2022 in the beautiful city of Montreal. The World Summit AI will predominantly focus on tying the global AI ecosystem together.
The event will see the participation of budding start-ups, large enterprises, scientists, and investors.
8. Data+AI Summit
- Location: San Francisco, USA
- Dates: June 27th-30th, 2022
When we are talking about next-generation technologies and AI specifically, it is nearly impossible to overlook San Francisco.
The success of Apache Spark has fueled the evolution of data teams. Now, they are actively including science, AI, engineering, and data analytics. The conference will pull together data teams from around the world who are primarily interested in discussing the role of convergence of AI and data science.
9. Deep Learning World
- Location: Las Vegas, USA
- Dates: June 19th-23rd, 2022
This AI conference will predominantly focus on the deployment of new-age tech such as deep learning. The ultimate goal of the event is to find new opportunities in value-driven deep learning techniques.
While these 9 events are arguably some of the most awaited AI events in the first half of 2022, there are a few other events that will feature interesting ideas and concepts.
Some of these events include Intelligent Health Tech Conference 2022, The European Chatbot and Conversational AI Summit, AI Tech World 2022, DigiMarCon Florida 2022, and more.
There are several events that are themed in such a way that participants can design their own AI event. Time will tell whether the Omicron variant will dent the possibility of hosting these events physically. However, as things stand, we are very excited to see new ideas, concepts, and AI-tech evolve in these AI events in 2022.
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