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Amii's Virtual AI Meetup - January 21, 2021

Jan. 21, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2021
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.

Speakers this month include:

Crys Vanier – Executive Director of ISAIC

33% of organizations plan to implement artificial intelligence in some capacity over the next year; 20% already have (451 Alliance).

If you’re one of those interested organizations, are you aware of the options for computational resources and local, supported cloud computing? and that as a principal cost in ML adoption (TWIML), compute is often underrecognized? Or that risks of IT divorce, data egress costs, and data location are generally unknown at the onset of an AI/data/ML project yet can be disruptive and value eroding in later stages?

On January 21st, Crys Vanier, Executive Director, will introduce ISAIC, Industry Sandbox, and AI Computing at the University of Alberta. As a local, high performance computing and sandbox resource, ISAIC is enabling experimentation, scale, and powering the A.I.mbition of Western Canadian businesses pursuing AI/ML adoption.

Brittany F. Davis - MSc Student, WSU

The most successful reinforcement learning algorithms today are complex, and can be difficult to decipher. This means these models remain mostly novelties, leading to a pressing need for explainable models to realize RL’s full potential. Explainability is a quality which allows understanding of how a model works, and why certain decisions are made by the model. If we can make reinforcement learning more explainable, our RL algorithms can be appropriately trusted, debugged more efficiently, and interact more with everyday people.

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

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