Community & Events

Event Round-Up | June 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.

June 19 – Edmonton
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12 – 1 p.m.
Amii HQ
#1101, 10065 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1

June 24 – Calgary
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12 – 1 p.m.
Location TBD

Machine Learning 101

Heralded by many as the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence has inspired countless news articles, novels, and films. With this deluge of information comes hopes and aspirations, fears and misconceptions – some justified and others not.

How can we make sense of it all?

Join Amii as we pull back the curtain on AI and lay a pragmatic foundation for what AI is, what it isn’t, and how you can begin to think about the place of AI in your business.

June 26 – Edmonton
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12 – 1 p.m.
Amii HQ
#1101, 10065 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1

In the Community

Members of the Amii team are proud to support Alberta’s innovation community. You can find us at the following events:


Amii will be present at Inventure$ and surrounding events during June 4-6! Learn more in our blog post: Catch Us at Inventure$.

Avenue Magazine: The Innovation Event

Discover Edmonton’s BIG, BOLD and BRIGHT future at Avenue‘s inaugural Innovation Event presented by Innovate Edmonton. Hear from an expert panel in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Sustainability and Health, as well as a keynote from Innovate Edmonton’s Cheryll Watson, as they discuss Edmonton’s future as an innovation hub.

June 18 – Edmonton
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3 – 6 p.m.
NAIT’s Productivity and Innovation Centre
10210 Princess Elizabeth Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5G 0Y2

Demystifying Machine Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are intersecting with business applications and processes on a daily basis. Having a foundational understanding of AI and Machine Learning is critical in every workplace. Whether you are a business owner, an engineer, technical manager or business manager, having an understanding of what machine learning does, how it impacts business and the fundamentals of implementing machine learning projects into business, requires the ability to understand data, inputs and outputs, planning, execution, and control, to deliver solutions your business is seeking. In this session, you will gain an introductory understanding of supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, the widely used methods of machine learning and how they can be applied in a business setting.

June 25 – Calgary
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8:30 – 11 a.m.
Platform Beta @ Hillier Block
429 8 Ave SE, Main Floor
Calgary, AB T2G 0L7

Educational Opportunities

Amii Educates aims to boost machine intelligence skills and literacy. Here are the programs currently being offered:

Amii & UAlberta Faculty of Extension: Machine Learning Foundations

This is a must-have course for professionals who are seeking foundational, conceptual, and technical knowledge in machine learning. Learn how to analyze the credibility of artificial intelligence/machine learning and its applications in business. Gain an understanding of unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning, the three widely accepted categorizations of machine learning.

Jun 19 – 21 – Edmonton
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8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10230 Jasper Ave
University of Alberta Extension
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Aug 21 – 23 – Calgary
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8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Room 423, Social Sciences Building
618 Campus Place
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

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. 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!

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

The Tea Time Talks

The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, but everyone is welcome to attend! Organized by and hosted at the University of Alberta, the talks are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm in the Computing Science Center, CSC 3-33 (floorplan), starting in late May and running until late August. Tea and cookies are served at 4:00 pm.

Keep up to date with The Tea Time Talks by subscribing to the The Tea Time Talks Google Calendar.

Amii Recommends…

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