Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


KEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence and Your Learning Roadmap

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Ideas on the HR Horizon

Michael Littman, Brown University

What’s it all about? A robot retrieving your morning coffee, a chicken dancing in a figure 8, and an automated crossword puzzle solver! Those are some of the stories that Michael Littman, a computer science professor at Brown University, will use to spark your imagination about patterns in artificial intelligence and how you approach learning and development at your workplace. This keynote presentation will give you a sense of what is possible in this new world of knowledge by describing the best ways to program our learning. You’ll leave this session with enhanced curiosity, a little bit of fun, and a starting point for some interesting conversations at this conference.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Witness the parallels between the world of AI and workplace learning, and reflect on how to align learning processes at work with desired business and human outcomes.
  • Gain an understanding of how intelligence systems and workplace knowledge require us to invent things together.
  • Think about learning as a strategic process where the implementation does not happen in one fell swoop, but rather in bite-size pieces where learning is broken down into portal patterns.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business credit.


Program Faculty: Michael Littman