Bay Area | May 18, 2017

The Truth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence:
Perspectives from the Venture Capital Community


The AI revolution is changing our world, and the startup ecosystem continues to propel artificial intelligence innovation forward, disrupting a variety of sectors. Artificial intelligence generates strong investor interest, and it can be challenging to distinguish between the truth and the hype. 

Venture capital experts offered their insights about investing in artificial intelligence at Chicago Conversations: Bay Area. 


Merchants Exchange Club
75 Leidesdorff Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 

Opening Networking: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Networking: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m


Ryan Gembala

Ryan Gembala, ’10

Managing Partner at Pathbreaker Ventures

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Joanne Chen

Joanne Chen, ’14

Partner at Foundation Capital

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James Hardiman

James Hardiman, ’14

Partner at Data Collective

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Darwin Ling

Darwin Ling, ’15 (XP-84)

Former Co-Founder and CTO, SmarterMe

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Vijay Reddy

Vijay Reddy, ’13

Director at Intel Capital

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Chicago Conversations: Bay Area is part of UChicago Innovation Fest, a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago, with more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world.

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and UChicago Research, Innovation, and National Laboratories.