For those interested in artificial intelligence and related topics. AI seems back in the news. Neural network guru Geoffrey Hinton is bringing deep learning to Google to join futurist Ray Kurzweil. The Blue Brain Project aims to build a virtual human brain in a supercomputer. Grok/Numenta bring a fresh take to neural networks. Computer speech recognition and vision are rapidly improving. Robotics seems more popular than ever. In the spirit of the word 'artificial' as meaning created, I propose that the group concentrates on projects. I think you have the most fun and learn fastest that way. If you have a project idea, all the better! Co-organizers are also welcome.