Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford Campus

Writing Stories from Data
Using Narrative to Transform Publishing and Business Analytics

Kristian Hammond
Narrative Science, Inc
About the talk:

As the publishing industry struggles to deal with a post Google world and more and more data comes online, there is a growing opportunity for the automatic creation of content based upon the analysis of data and the articulation of the stories hidden with it. In this talk, Dr. Hammond will discuss the technology developed by Narrative Science that enables this work and outline the possibilities that it opens up to both publishers and organizations that are generating data related to their internal business processes. Focused on content generation, the technology is driven by the idea that stories are the bridge between numbers and knowing.

Narrative Science


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About the speaker:

Dr. Kristian Hammond one of the founders and CTO of Narrative Science, a company focused on the automatic generation of stories and related content based upon data. On leave from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University he is a researcher in the areas of human-machine interaction, context-driven information systems and artificial intelligence. After completing his Ph.D. in computer science at Yale University in 1986, Dr. Hammond founded The University of Chicago's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Under his direction, the laboratory flourished as a center for innovative artificial intelligence research for over a decade. In 1998, Dr. Hammond moved to Northwestern University to form Northwestern's Intelligent Information Laboratory (InfoLab) and began focusing on the generation of content based on search and data analytics. In 2010 he helped found Narrative Science and went on leave in 2011 to help guide the movement of the technology into products that are transforming the way in which data is understood and content is generated.

Contact information:

Kristian Hammond
Narrative Science
111 East Wacker, Suite 1280
Chicago, IL 60601