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Maana’s Chief Scientist Speaks Alongside Top AI Leaders at the 2019 Global AI Conference

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the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, today announced its Chief
Scientist, Dr. Steven Gustafson, will present a research paper about
automated machine learning (AutoML) for data science productivity at the Global
AI Conference
, April 23-25, in Seattle, Washington.

Speaking alongside AI leaders at Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, Dr.
Gustafson will present a paper that discusses why AutoML goes beyond
parameter optimization to become a source of critical knowledge capture.
Also included is how the more “assistive” approach to AutoML helps data
scientists discover different methods within the entire machine learning
pipeline, as well as create a knowledge graph of results that can be
mined and explored to gain knowledge and connect with other individuals
who are also searching for machine learning pipelines.

“At Maana, we developed the AutoML capability to help data scientists
and software developers build quality analytics quickly in such a way
that they learn about how their data and the analytics work together,”
said Dr. Gustafson. “It is an honor to stand beside leaders across the
AI industry to share Maana’s research and the AI-driven services we are
using to help companies accelerate digitization of operational decisions
across their entire enterprise.”

As Chief Scientist, Dr. Gustafson oversees research and data science at
Maana. Previously, he spent over ten years at General Electric’s Global
Research Center in New York, developing novel solutions for
massive-scale, click-stream log mining for media and industrial
equipment businesses, open source intelligence, and network analysis for
the intelligence communities.

As the largest vendor agnostic conference in the AI space with more than
3,000 registered attendees, the three-day event provides insights and
potential solutions to address AI issues from well-known experts and
thought leaders through panel sessions and open Q&A discussions. To
learn more about the Global AI Conference, visit

Maana is expanding its team of software engineers and data scientists in
the company’s Bellevue office. To learn more about Maana and potential
career opportunities, visit

About Maana:

Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into
digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions
affecting the global economy and human civilization. Using our Knowledge
Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune
Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions
that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a
privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue,
Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.