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Amii's Virtual AI Meetup - December 17, 2020

Dec. 17, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (MST)


Learn about the latest tools and techniques in machine learning, and explore topics that researchers and industry professionals are thinking about or working on. Each meetup features two presenters; at the end of each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

This month's speakers include:

Rajiur Rahman - Methods Analyst, Craig McKeown - Director @ LRT Operations and Maintenance with the City of Edmonton

There is much more to the LRT than you think! Did you know the distance travelled by every train on the LRT has to be recorded to ensure the trains are as safe as possible for passengers? Just like your car, every train is equipped with an odometer. Traditionally, the distance travelled is collected by a person walking underneath the train to manually obtain the odometer reading. This is a labour intensive, inefficient process that is prone to accidents. Craig and Rajiur from the City of Edmonton will demonstrate how advanced technology automated bots have replaced this and many more labour-intensive tasks within the organization. They will provide insight on how the system was designed and the difficulties and challenges that were overcome during the roll-out process.

Payam Mousavi - Staff Research Scientist @

Title: AI in Space - New Opportunities and Challenges

There are many challenges unique to space applications. With an ever increasing number of satellites in orbit, as well as more and more debris flying around, there is an urgent need to develop technologies for more distributed and autonomous control and scheduling of satellites in addition to the required perception tools that will enable these control algorithms. In this talk, Payam will highlight some of these challenges and opportunities and share results of their recent work on detection and classification of "Resident Space Objects" (RSO) and real-time synthesis of imagery.

Join us virtually for Amii’s monthly AI Meetup and be a part of building Alberta’s growing AI community!

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