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ai seminar (special lecture): jon french

  • University of Alberta 3-33 Computing Science Centre Edmonton, AB Canada (map)

"commercializing your research - NextAI startup accelerator"

Abstract: Learn about NextAI, a startup accelerator located in Toronto, Canada. NextAI is for entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists looking to launch AI-enabled ventures. The program provides up to $200K of seed funding and founder development in the form of in-depth business and technical education taught by award-winning global faculty and entrepreneurs. All NextAI teams are given access to resources, including technology platforms, scientists, corporate mentorship and data sets. In the inaugural 2017 cohort, 20 AI-enabled ventures from a broad array of industries were launched. Presenting will be on Jon French, Director of Marketing & Communications at NextAI and at least one alumni of the 2017 cohort of NextAI (TBD)

Bio: Jon French, NEXT Canada Jon joined NEXT Canada in April 2011 and is responsible for marketing, communications and recruitment with an emphasis on attracting high potential entrepreneurs to the organization's three programs, including NextAI. Jon manages relationships with prospective applicants, student organizations, national partners, university representatives and members of the start-up community. Prior to joining NEXT Canada, Jon was Associate Director, Career Information with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO).


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Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

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