[RSVP] Bing @ Microsoft: ONA18 Lunch-n-Learn

  • Saturday, Sep 15 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 206 (Brazos)
  • #ONA18AI

How might intelligence, be it artificial or crowd-sourced, evolve to elevate quality journalism, teach media literacy, and break through filter bubbles?

AI has already changed how the news industry distributes content, measures attention, and assesses engagement. Yet we've also seen how the system can be gamed by bad actors seeking to disrupt social systems and compromise free expression. How can AI transform the future business model of news to foster and monetize quality news?

Ting Cai, Director of Bing, Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York and co-author of "Radical Markets," and Sarah Fallon, deputy web editor for WIRED, for an exclusive sit-down lunch and a rousing discussion, moderated by Bing Director of Product Management Natalie Mao.

Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, where he works on political economy in the nineteenth century, interdisciplinary sense. His recent book with Eric A. Posner, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, develops a new ideology that he is promoting through activism, advocacy and entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he teaches at Princeton University. Weyl will be featured in WIRED's 25th anniversary edition as one of “25 rising icons of the tech industry."

Sarah Fallon is the deputy web editor at WIRED, where she works on cross-platform projects, digital packages, and other broad editorial initiatives. Previously she was articles editor for the magazine. Before that she was a senior editor focusing on data visualization stories, essays, features, and packages. Three packages she helmed or cohelmed, on travel, food, and work, were finalists for National Magazine Awards. She also served as the founding managing editor of Edutopia magazine and the managing editor of Red Herring. Fallon has a degree in English from Pomona College.

Natalie Mao is the director of product management for Bing news, where she leads a versatile team to build news search experience across different platforms globally. She has been in online advertising, big data, and search business for more than a decade. She is one of the founding members for Microsoft's online advertising business and previously also program managed the knowledge graph powered by machine learning technologies. Natalie holds multiple U.S. patents, and has a master degree in computer science and an MBA from Wharton. She is the co-founder for Chinese Women in Computing and actively supports diversity and inclusion at her workplace and the tech industry.

Ting Cai is a versatile leader in product, technology and business who has been in the search and online service business for more than 10 years. He has pioneered the subscription businesses for online services, created new products for Bing shopping, and shipped large-scale engineering products including Bing Snapshot or knowledge pane on Bing web search results. As the Director of Bing News in the Microsoft AI and Research group, Ting is responsible for delivering the most relevant news search results to millions of users every day.

This is an exclusive lunch event and an RSVP is required. The event is currently full but you can add your name to the wait list
here. This luncheon is generously supported by Bing.

Please Note: This event has limited seating and requires an RSVP for entry. This RSVP is only valid for registered full-conference pass attendees of ONA18.