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Amii's Virtual AI Meetup - May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021 - May 20, 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.

This month's speakers include:

Sarah Davis – Co-President, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Student Society (AIMSS)

The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Student Society (AIMSS) aims to inform and educate students on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the medical field. Ranging from AI-controlled robotic surgery and intelligent prosthetics to health outcome prediction and precision medicine, this interdisciplinary effort seeks to foster a collaborative community between computing science, medicine, and more. Sarah Davis is an AIMSS Co-President and a University of Alberta Computing Science graduate student with a research background in patient-specific survival and hospital readmission prediction, bioinformatics, and natural language processing.

Varun Ranganathan – University of Alberta MSc Student, supervised by Denilson Barbosa

Varun will be presenting a novel algorithm called HOPLoP, which uses Machine Learning (ML) to derive new facts in a Knowledge Graph (KG). HOPLoP is end-to-end differentiable and learns to traverse an embedded representation of the KG while learning to distinguish positive and negative facts. This approach can inspire a new research direction: can we (explicitly) model language and knowledge together?

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

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