Amii’s Virtual AI Meetup – June 18

Amii’s monthly AI Meetup virtually brings together the brightest minds AI from Edmonton and beyond.

On June 18, 2020, participants gathered to watch the AI Meetup from the comfort of their homes. The event featured:

Abhishek Naik

Amii researcher with RLAI Lab, supervised by Dr. Richard S. Sutton

What is intelligence? This question is central to the study of AI. Typically, people think of intelligence through the lens of our own species — how it’s demonstrated through humans. However, there is a whole world of non-human organic intelligence out there. And understanding them may help us think about AI in a new light.

Quinn Boser

Research assistant at BLINC Lab

Upper limb prosthetic devices have advanced dramatically in recent years, but they are still a long way from replicating the function of a human arm. For about 1 in 5 individuals with an amputation, they are still not worth using at all. Many avenues for improving these devices, including applied machine learning, are being explored in Edmonton and around the world. But how can we know which avenues are most effective, or if our “improvements” are really better?
This talk will explore the work that the BLINC lab and other centres are doing to improve prosthetic device technologies, as well as new techniques they are developing to assess the efficacy of these improvements. Quinn will also demo software that her team has been developing for performing integrated analysis of motion and eye-tracking data.

Thanks to all who were able to join us! If you missed June's Meetup, watch it now:

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