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Shyamala Prayaga

A Distinguished Speaker and Technology Visionary

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$20,001 - $30,000
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California

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  • Shyamala Prayaga is a distinguished Senior Software Product Manager at NVIDIA, where she serves as a driving force behind innovation and creativity in the fields of Conversational AI, Generative AI, Deep Learning, and User Experience (UX). With a career spanning over two decades, Shyamala has solidified her reputation as a visionary leader, speaker, and author in the realm of artificial intelligence and inclusive design.

Biography

Shyamala Prayaga is a distinguished Senior Software Product Manager at NVIDIA, where she serves as a driving force behind innovation and creativity in the fields of Conversational AI, Generative AI, Deep Learning, and User Experience (UX). With a career spanning over two decades, Shyamala has solidified her reputation as a visionary leader, speaker, and author in the realm of artificial intelligence and inclusive design. She has not only played key roles at prominent companies but has also ventured into the realm of education as the founder of the Digital Assistant Academy.

Shyamala’s career is marked by her dedication to user experience (UX) and voice technology. With over 23 years of experience, she specializes in designing intuitive and user-centric interfaces, contributing to the usability and customer satisfaction of various platforms. Her journey encompasses over ten years of expertise in crafting voice interfaces for Connected Home Experiences, Automotive, and Wearables, showcasing her deep knowledge in the field.

Shyamala played a pivotal role in the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Gen 1, a groundbreaking voice- activated smart speaker that captured the world’s imagination and marked a significant milestone in the industry. As the Senior Software Product Manager of Conversational AI: Deep Learning at NVIDIA, Shyamala leads the company Speech AI GUI product suite, ensuring user experience remains a core element of every product.

Shyamala’s vision for the future revolves around unified standards and widespread adoption of voice-assistive software across sectors. Her active involvement, continuous learning, and the establishment of meaningful connections propel her towards shaping the future of UX and voice technology.

In addition to her practical contributions, Shyamala authored the book “Emotionally Engaged Digital Assistant: Humanizing Design and Technology”; The book provides frameworks and principles for implementing trustworthy and emotionally engaging voice interfaces, making it an invaluable resource for those in the field.

Shyamala Prayaga’s expertise is highly sought after, making her a distinguished speaker at prestigious conferences such as TU Automotive, Wards Auto UX, Voice Summit, AI Summit, and World Usability Day. Her contributions to these events showcase her thought leadership and the respect she commands in the technology community.

In addition to her conference engagements, Shyamala has been a guest speaker at renowned companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Carnegie Mellon. Her insights and knowledge have left a lasting impact on these organizations, further solidifying her status as a respected industry leader.

Shyamala Prayaga is also the visionary founder of the Digital Assistant Academy, an institution dedicated to providing training, certifications, and consultation in niche technologies such as voice interaction design, conversation design, and generative AI. Her commitment to education and professional development is evident through her leadership at the academy.

Member of the Women in Voice Advisory Board, supporting the advancement of women in voice technology. IEEE Senior Member, a distinguished figure in the global technical community. ACM Local Mentoring Group Vice Chair, fostering mentorship and community-building in computer science and technology.

Shyamala Prayaga’s multifaceted contributions to the technology industry, combined with her role as an influential speaker, underline her unwavering dedication to the advancement of voice technology and related disciplines. Her impact extends beyond her professional endeavors and education initiatives, leaving an indelible mark on the technology landscape. Shyamala is not merely a professional but a visionary shaping the future of AI technology and technology education.

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Programs

The future of conversational AI

Conversational AI is a rapidly evolving field with the potential to revolutionize many industries and aspects of our lives. Conversational AI systems can be used to provide customer support, automate tasks, and even create personalized experiences for users.

In this talk, I will discuss the future of conversational AI. I will explore the latest trends and developments in the field, and I will share my vision for how conversational AI will be used in the future.

How to design engaging and user-centric AI experiences

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the world around us. AI-powered systems are being used in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to finance to transportation. As AI becomes more pervasive, it is important to design AI systems that are both user-friendly and emotionally engaging.

In this talk, I will share my insights on how to design engaging and user-centric AI experiences. I will discuss the importance of user research in AI design, as well as how to design AI systems that are accessible to everyone. I will also share tips on how to create AI systems that are responsive, informative, and trustworthy.

The ethical implications of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the world around us. AI-powered systems are being used in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to finance to transportation. As AI becomes more pervasive, it is important to consider the ethical implications of its development and use.

In this talk, I will discuss the ethical implications of AI. I will explore the potential risks of AI, such as bias and discrimination, as well as the steps that can be taken to mitigate these risks. I will also discuss the importance of responsible AI development and the need to ensure that AI systems are used for good.

The impact of AI on the workforce

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the world around us, and the workplace is no exception. AI-powered systems are being used to automate tasks, make decisions, and even create new jobs.

The impact of AI on the workforce is already being felt in a variety of industries. For example, in the retail industry, AI-powered systems are being used to automate tasks such as customer service, inventory management, and product recommendations.

In the healthcare industry, AI-powered systems are being used to diagnose diseases, develop personalized treatment plans, and provide remote care to patients. In the manufacturing industry, AI-powered systems are being used to automate production lines, improve quality control, and predict maintenance needs.

The impact of AI on the workforce is complex and multifaceted. On the one hand, AI is automating tasks and displacing workers. On the other hand, AI is creating new jobs and requiring workers to learn new skills. It is important to note that the impact of AI on the workforce is likely to be uneven. Some jobs will be more automated than others, and some workers will be more impacted than others.

In this talk, I will discuss the impact of AI on the workforce in more detail and how to prepare the workforce for this change.

The role of AI in solving global challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to play a significant role in solving some of the world’s most pressing global challenges, such as climate change, poverty, and disease.

AI-powered systems can be used to analyze large amounts of data, identify patterns and trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

In this talk, I will discuss the role of AI in solving global challenges. I will explore some of the ways in which AI is being used to address climate change, poverty, and disease. I will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for AI in solving global challenges.

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