Speaker Details

Chris Heilmann

Chris Heilmann dedicated the last 25 years of his life to make the web work and thrive. As a lead developer on some of the largest web products he learned that knowledge is not enough without teamwork and good handover. He worked at Yahoo, Mozilla and Microsoft, building the web platform, browsers and developer tools. He strives to make code and coders work efficiently. He is the author of several JavaScript books and the Developer Advocacy handbook (http://developer-advocacy.com). He is currently director of developer relations at WeAreDevelopers and spends a lot of time pondering how machine learning and AI can aid humans and replace jobs we arre too important to do.

MisplAIced - AI needs great UX to save us
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
The AI hype train is currently in full steam and everybody wants a slice of the pie. The problem is that people are fickle and will soon have enough of “smart solutions” that are just a front for pushing people into more consumption. Let’s talk about how to short-cut the hype and build solutions that solve real issues, and thus will be much more relevant in the long run. AI is here to stay, but maybe it is time for it to not take centre stage but aid processes that already proved themselves to be the most effective.