Community & Events

Event Round-Up | October 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!

Our Amii Innovates program has one goal: to build your internal capacity for machine learning. Business adoption of machine intelligence has grown by 270% in the past four years with an estimated 37% of companies implementing machine intelligence in some form. Join us at Hello Amii to discover whether you’re ready to join their ranks and take the next steps of building your business’ internal capacity.

October 15 – Calgary
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12 – 1 p.m. 
University of Alberta – Calgary Centre 
333 5 Ave SW 
Calgary, AB T2P 3B6  

October 17 – Edmonton
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12 – 1 p.m. 
Amii HQ 
#1101, 10065 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1

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.

October 24 – Edmonton
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12 – 1 p.m. 
Startup Edmonton 
#301, 10359 104 St 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:

Eric Geddes Lecture – Artificial Intelligence: Using AI in Your Business

The Geddes Lecture Series features leaders from both the private and public sectors, in addition to bringing some of Alberta’s world-class researchers and their findings to the community, with the goal of promoting awareness and discussion on timely, impactful, and relevant business topics. This talk will feature Amii’s Director of Amii Explores, Anna Koop, Amii Fellow Patrick Pilarski, as well as AltaML Co-founder/CEO Cory Janssen and ATB President and CEO Curtis Stange.

October 3 – Edmonton
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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Royal Alberta Museum 
9810 103 A Ave NW, Edmonton 

Edmonton Startup Week

Amii will be involved in several events during Edmonton Startup Week, happening October 21 – 25, 2019. Now in its tenth year, Edmonton Startup Week features workshops, socials and events which build momentum and opportunity around our city’s unique entrepreneurial identity, startup community and culture of innovation. We will be doing a special post on Startup Week as it draws closer, so stay tuned!

Educational Opportunities

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

Amii & UAlberta Faculty of Extension – Preparing Your Business for Machine Learning

What areas of your business can benefit from Machine Learning? What factors should you take into account when exploring a ML project for your organization? Gain conceptual and practical knowledge of ML management as you learn how to define an ML problem, understand risk and data needs, and get ready to plan for ML business applications. By the end of this course you will have a working knowledge of the Machine Learning Canvas process.

October 23 – 25 – Edmonton
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8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10230 Jasper Ave
University of Alberta Extension
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Coursera – Machine Learning: Algorithms in the Real World Specialization

Taught by Director of Amii Explores, Anna Koop, this specialization is for professionals who have heard the buzz around machine learning and want to apply machine learning to data analysis and automation. Whether finance, medicine, engineering, business or other domains, this specialization will set you up to define, train, and maintain a successful machine learning application.

Register today!

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.