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Groups meet weekly to discuss their topic.
Every five weeks there is a “mega meetup” where all discussion groups meet and exchange thoughts on their topics and discuss future plans.
All sessions are held virtually.
“Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” by Kate Crawford (published April 2021)
Why join this group?
Om holds a Computer Science PhD and 5 years of industry experience in applied AI/ML. In his current role as a Tech Lead at Amazon Web Services Canada, he delivers cloud data analytics & AI/ML infrastructure projects for Canadian AWS customers. He is passionate about emerging technologies, and how they are modernizing large-scale, traditional industries such as supply chain, which is ripe for innovation.
Candice is a Sr Product Owner who has been focused on eCommerce, but is now transitioning into the Supply Chain space. She has a background in design, and a keen interest in the social and environmental implications of AI/ML
Users in this group will obtain deep knowledge of advancements in AI/ML and emerging technologies as they relate to supply chain optimization. With the rise in amounts of data collected from traditional supply chains, the availability of modern data platforms, and new technologies such as blockchain to track-and-trace items throughout a chain, there are large opportunities for modernization, business innovation, and new digital experiences.
Why join this group?
Serena is a senior data scientist at Delphia. As part of the asset management team, she is responsible for developing machine learning models which are incorporated into the team’s systematic quantitative investment strategy.
Sina is a data scientist at Periculum.io, where he focuses on credit assessment using alternative and financial data.
Through this study group, users will develop their knowledge in using machine learning in financial markets. They can expect to study a range of papers from the quantitative finance field, applications to financial markets using machine learning, time series prediction, and portfolio construction methods.
Andre is a climate scientist working for a startup in the water and agriculture space. His background is in "traditional" climate modelling and climate change impact, but he is following the literature on AI/ML in climate science closely and has contributed amongst other initiatives to the Annual Climate Informatics workshop.
Meeting Time: Sundays at 12pm ET
The ai.science Blockchain discussion group will focus on current business applications for blockchain technology, fostering an information packed hour of diverse business owners and leaders, deep dives into use cases and connection building between participants.
This group is for technical engineers who want to know how blockchain can be applied to business problems and non-technical entrepreneurs building (or considering building) businesses using blockchain technology.
Stuart - I’ve been following blockchain technology since 2009 and developing AI enabled software for health, tech and fintech companies for over fifteen years.
Noah - I’ve been exploring blockchain and startups since 2015 at Techstars and StartupWeekend, co-founder of Art + Blockchain, content strategy and Consensys
Potential Guest Speakers: TBD
What do existing members say? n/a
Discussion groups are open to everyone. Be prepared to bring lots of enthusiasm, a thirst for learning, and contribute to the community.
While having basic knowledge of the topic can be helpful, it is not strictly required. At some point during the five weeks your group will agree on a topic to present. If you're starting from more of an entry level, you have to work a bit harder to prepare.
We don't encourage auditing. Discussion group participants are expected to add to the discussion. However the “mega meetups’ held every five weeks are open to observers.
If you are not ready to join a discussion group feel free to join our Slack community. Get any questions answered in #community-questions or DM Amir Fiezpour.
Set yourself apart as a leading expert and gain personal brand exposure
Organize and formalize your own knowledge of the topic
Build a community of like-minded people centered around your take on the topic
Our target audience is mostly technical leaders and developers, though we keep discussion groups open to people in any stage of their career. The experience level will depend on the DG topic.
Participants are looking for a structured way to stay up to date on a topic, along with connecting and networking with others in the ML community.
Feel free to join any of our current discussion groups and or reach out to the group leads on Slack for feedback.
Get exposure for your work (session can be recorded and published on our YouTube channel: 14,000+ subscribers)
Find potential collaborators, hires, friends, … whatever you’re looking for
Directly interact with our global community of ML researchers and practitioners, and get inspired for your future work
Anybody can request to speak in a discussion group. We review your request and ensure your presentation will add value to our community members and you. If it's not the right fit we try to introduce you to other communities.
If you want to present a topic we already have a discussion group for you will present in that group. If we don't have a discussion group for the topic, we will post it on Slack and if there is enough interest we will set it up. Share your topic with us and we will do our best to make it work.
This is a free community activity.
You will provide some high level information about your topic upon request, we will use it to gaige if we can provide value to you and if we can, you will be invited to present in a session. The format is twenty minutes for the presentation and thirty to forty minutes for a discussion.
Fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you for a sixty minute brainstorming session (10 minutes for arrivals and intros, 20 minutes for you to present your high level information, and 30 minutes for discussion).