Zoltan Prekopcsak


Zoltan is a data scientist and entrepreneur who has spent the past 8 years working at data-driven startups. He is currently leading the data science and analytics efforts at RapidMiner.

Previously, he was leading the Engineering organization and been a product manager. Prior to RapidMiner, Zoltan was the CEO and Founder of Radoop, a big data analytics company that RapidMiner acquired in 2014. He has experience in data science projects in various industries including telecommunications, financial services, e-commerce, neuroscience, and many more. Previously, he was a data scientist at Secret Sauce Partners where he created a patented technology for predicting customer behavior. He has dozens of publications and he is a regular speaker at international conferences. 

Reality check: what AI can and cannot do?

Level: General

Just like any other technology breakthrough, Artificial Intelligence also triggers a lot of extreme opinions. Some see it as the end of humanity, while some call it the biggest revolution ever and something that will solve all our problems. With the quick progress in AI and all this noise around it, it is hard to keep track of where we are and where we may be in a few years.

This session will take a step back and review the higher level cognitive and intelligence skills of AI systems as of today. In some areas, AI can do better than humans, and there are areas that are unlikely to be tackled within a decade. This overview will help you get a broader sense of where AI is today and where it may be in the near future.