Community & Events

Event Round-Up | April 2019

Amii Events

Meet members of the Amii team, connect with like-minded people, and learn the latest about what’s happening in Machine Intelligence at Amii events! Here’s where we’ll be this month:

Hello Amii! Info Session

Hello Amii! is your introduction to the Amii Innovates program and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. Learn how our experts can guide your teams and processes to help build your machine intelligence capabilities and propel your business to the next level. We want to help you go beyond small-scale AI projects and jumpstart your in-house ability to develop your own plans around artificial intelligence and machine learning and drive the next stage of growth for your business.

Join us at Hello Amii! and discover how our team of expert Machine Learning Advisors and Applied Scientists can help your organization gain the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to create a transformational shift in the way your teams think about data and decision making.


April 25 – Edmonton
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12 – 1 p.m.
Amii HQ
#1101, 10065 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1

April 30 – Calgary
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5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Global Business Centre, Terrace View Room
5th Floor – 120 8 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Amii’s AI Meetup

Amii’s monthly meetup brings together the brightest minds in Edmonton’s AI community. Discuss the latest topics in AI and machine learning, learn about the latest tools and techniques in machine learning, discover how companies are using AI to drive value, and network with thought leaders from Amii, local AI companies, service providers, and corporate labs. Join us for Amii’s monthly AI Meetup and be a part of building Edmonton’s growing AI community!

April 29
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5:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Startup Edmonton
#301, 10359 104 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9

April AI Seminars

Keep up to date on research coming out of the University of Alberta and beyond! The Artificial Intelligence Seminar is a weekly meeting where researchers interested in AI can share their research. Presenters include both local speakers from the University of Alberta and visitors from other institutions. Topics related in any way to Artificial Intelligence can be presented, from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of AI techniques to new fields and problems.

Organized by and hosted at the University of Alberta, each AI Seminar happens (unless otherwise specified) at 12 – 1 pm in the Computing Science Center, CSC B-10 (floorplan). Plus, pizza is provided for all attendees!

April 26: Dr. Mo Chen

Speaker: Dr. Mo Chen

Title: Reachability-Based Robotic Safety and Reinforcement Learning

Abstract: Autonomous systems are becoming pervasive in everyday life, and many of these systems are safety-critical and complex. To provide safety guarantees, formal verification methods such as reachability analysis are needed. However, verification is computationally intractable for complex systems. During this seminar, Dr. Chen presents recent techniques that leverage system structure to make reachability analysis tractable, and discusses recent advances in effectively incorporating prior knowledge about robotic systems to greatly improve sample complexity.

Speaker Bio: Mo Chen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, BC, where he directs the Multi-Agent Robotic Systems Lab. He completed his PhD in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley with Claire Tomlin in 2017, and received his BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia in 2011. From 2017 to 2018, Mo was a postdoctoral researcher in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department in Stanford University with Marco Pavone. His research interests include multi-agent systems, safety-critical systems, reinforcement learning, and human-robot interactions.

Keep up to date with the AI Seminars by subscribing to the AI Seminar Speakers Google Calendar.