Armen Pischdotchian


Armen Pischdotchian, Academic Tech Mentor, IBM Watson
Armen currently mentors university faculty and students and conducts enablement sessions for both IBMers and partners pertaining to the IBM Watson Solution offerings. Armen has consulted and deployed various cognitive solutions at universities around the world.
Armen started at IBM 11 years ago as course developer and trainer for the IoT solutions. He holds a BS in Organizational and Behavioral Psychology, Master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Computer Information Systems. Armen writes in the online publication and has co-authored IBM Red Books. He also holds an IBM Certified Application Developer – Watson V3 Certification and is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).


Exploring the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence and Its Potential for Executive and Organizational Coaching!

During this session we will explore the cognitive era and the role that algorithms play in understanding language and understanding vision—for example Amazon recommends the popular; Netflix recommends movies from the long tail; robots that distinguish trash from dishes to be washed.

More pointedly, cognitive services that augment human experts in analyzing tone that unbeknownst to coaches, hinder rather than help their cause; cognitive services such as Personality Insights, founded on the big five that depict character traits suggesting career paths that may be overlooked by clients. Visual Recognition can reveal patterns based on the 52 facial muscles that can help coaches to uncover emotions in clients that are ever so fleeting.

We will also will map how cognition works in human to how it is powering artificial intelligence in machines, including the science and then the technology of machine learning and derive hypothesis where coaches can infer further insights as they interact with clients both in language and in vision. We’ll provide space for the audience to consider the implication of these developments on the future of coaching!

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