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AI Strategist to deliver keynote at Connected Plant Conference 2020

| By Dorothy Lozowski

Chris Benson

Chris Benson, principal artificial intelligence strategist for global aerospace, defense, and security giant Lockheed Martin, will give the opening keynote presentation at the Connected Plant Conference 2020, which will take place February 25 to 27, 2020, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia,

Kicking off the event, Benson will shed light on the vast role and potential that artificial intelligence (AI) offers as the world embarks on a definitive fourth industrial revolution. While AI is a technology that is still emerging within the power and chemical processing sectors, it has made notable headway in other industries, including defense, security, and manufacturing, and it is commonly hailed as an integral technology evolution that will take IIoT to the next level. Some even describe AI as the “software engine” that will drive the fourth revolution.

Benson’s address will glean from his deep knowledge of AI as a long-time solutions architect for AI and machine learning (ML), and the emerging technologies they intersect—including robotics, IoT, augmented reality, blockchain, mobile, edge, and cloud. As a renowned thought-leader on AI and related fields, Benson frequently gives captivating speeches on numerous topics about the subject. He also discusses AI with an array of experts as co-host of the Practical AI podcast, which reaches thousands of AI enthusiasts each week. Benson is also the founder and organizer of the Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup—one of the largest AI communities in the world.

Before he joined Lockheed Martin, where he oversees strategies related to AI and AI ethics, Benson was chief scientist for AI and ML at technology conglomerate Honeywell SPS, and before that, he was on the AI team at multinational professional services company Accenture.

This year’s Connected Plant Conference, scheduled for February 25 to 27 in Atlanta, is the only event covering digital transformation/digitalization for the power and chemical process industries. Presenters will explore the fast-paced advances in automation, data analytics, computing networks, “smart” sensors, augmented reality, and other technologies that companies are using to improve their processes and overall businesses in today’s competitive environment.

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