Cognitive Journey: Business Application of AI by Sanjay Chopra of Cognistx

Time :

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:00 PM


Chatham University, Mellon Board Room

1 Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA

This talk discusses how to efficiently combine, customize, and apply AI building blocks such as Deep Question-Answering (Deep QA), speech and image recognition and natural language processing (NLP) to real world problems.


  • 7:00pm: Food & Refreshments
  • 7:15pm: Announcements
  • 7:25pm – Tech Talk
  • 8:10pm – Q&A
  • 8:25pm – Conversations
  • 8:55pm – Departure


Sanjay Chopra is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognistx An Applied AI Company. The Cognistx team builds adaptive multi-strategy Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that help organizations simplify, humanize and monetize their data. Sanjay is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Intellions, a pricing software company. He has over twenty-two years of expertise in e-commerce strategy, business development and technology and in 2000 he was awarded the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. Sanjay actively participates in promoting entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh and was the Founding Chair of Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners as well as a founding charter member of the TiE Pittsburgh. Mr. Chopra is an Adjunct Professor of e-Commerce at Carnegie Mellon University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (GSIA – Tepper Business School), a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Bachelors in Computer Science from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT -REC), Bhopal, India.

Remember: All attendees can enter a drawing to win a free ACM Membership! Simply sign in when you arrive and at the end of the event we will draw one lucky winner who will receive a free ACM Membership!

Here are directions to the Mellon Board Room (MBR) in Mellon Center:

Come into the campus via Fifth Avenue. (GPS Coordinate: 5918 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.)

Turn onto Murray Hill Avenue. (If you are coming from Oakland, turn right off Fifth Avenue onto Murray Hill Avenue.) After following Murray Hill Ave about a half mile, turn left into the Chatham University Jennie King-Mellon Library parking lot. Turn to your left in the parking lot along the back of the library. Just past a large blue dumpster on your right is the Parking Attendant’s hut. If the lot is full, the attendant may need to valet park your car. Parking is unrestricted after 4:30 PM.

From the library lot, go up some steps to get to campus. Facing the Quad Lawn, with the library behind you, Mellon Center will be to your right, down the path. Following the downward sloping path, the Mellon Board Room will be on your left. MBR is a one-storey, brick structure with a balcony on top. You will see the Tudor-style mansion just beyond it. Enter MBR through wooden double doors from the outside.

This is what the MBR looks like from outside:

MBR outside

You can find the Library, the Library Lot, and Mellon Center on the campus map:

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