Iowa Technology Summit 2024 — Innovation Track — Session 3
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Generative AI in the Workplace
About this session

Since the release of ChatGPT in November of 2022, generative AI has seen a meteoric rise. However, there are certain risks inherent to its use in the workplace. Covered is the use of generative AI in safe and effective manners that increase productivity while protecting proprietary data and intellectual property.

Joseph Engler
Chief AI Scientist / Pr. Technical Fellow
Collins Aerospace

Joseph Engler, Ph.D. is a Principal Technical Fellow and the Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist at Collins Aerospace. Dr. Engler is responsible for the direction of the AllisonTM AI Lab, which includes research and development, product generation, and AI services. Dr. Engler is the creator of Collins Aerospace Enterprise AI, named AllisonTM. He received his B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Franciscan University in 2004, his M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2011. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers, holds 13 patents, and 16 trade secrets. Joseph has performed research in association with several large research interests, such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Engler’s current research centers on Fractal Learning in AI, including artificial general intelligence and chaos science.

Chris Reuter
Senior Principal AI Engineer
Collins Aerospace

Chris is the Technical Lead for the Allison AI Lab at Collins Aerospace. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in industrial engineering, both acquired at the University of Iowa. Chris is dedicated to mentoring and sharing knowledge within his organization and the wider community. His goal is to advance technology and foster a culture of learning and innovation across the enterprise and the aviation industry. Chris’s work in aerospace research and artificial intelligence throughout his career has led to significant impacts across the industry. His work at Collins Aerospace is a commitment to combining theoretical study with practical applications, mainly through innovative approaches using complexity science and artificial intelligence.

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