Wearables & Machine Learning Applications

  • April 2, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Schedule:

6:00 - 6:50 Networking and Light Dinner

6:50 - 7:00 Announcements

7:00 - 8:30 Presentation by Dr. Vivienne Ming

8:30 - 9:00 Closing comments/Q&A



Dr. Vivienne Ming, named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She is chief scientist at Gild, an innovative startup that applies machine learning to predict optimal candidates for technology jobs, and to bring meritocracy to job markets.  Dr. Ming also co-founded her own cutting-edge startup, Socos, which applies cognitive modeling to create adaptive, personalized educational technology. 

She will be talking to us about the multiple projects she's working on using wearables (Glass, android, eeg, etc.) and machine learning to address some of the most profound challenges of suffers of Alzheimer's, autism and bipolar disorders.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for the very kinds world and a wonderful post talk discussion. For those of you who have asked for the slides, please give me time to scrub any copywrited material before I post it publicly.

    9 · April 3, 2014

    • Markus K.

      reveal.js is awesome :-)

      1 · April 3, 2014

    • Jeffrey L.

      Hi Ming, just came across this vibrant community. I'm very interested in the application of ML to wearables. So is there any update of the status of your slides?

      July 23, 2014

  • Bill W.

    Is this event recorded and are the slides available?

    April 3, 2014

    • Van R.

      We tried to record, but, ran into technical difficulties. The speaker has promised to make slides available after first removing any material that can't be shared publicly.

      1 · April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awaiting the Slides.

      April 26, 2014

  • Stoney V.

    Vivien may be interested in this indiegogo iQuickit Saliva Analyzer that would have provided a non invasive method of checking glucose levels. Maybe this could become a project Ara 2x1 or 2x2 module. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iquickit-saliva-analyzer

    April 15, 2014

  • Lise

    Developers who are building an app for Google Glass, if you're interested in highlighting your work, a blogger from http://blog.smartbear.com/author/carol-p/ (not Dr Dobb's but good practice) is looking for interview on experience:

    - How different is it from developing apps for iOS or Android?
    - Do you have to limit yourself to voice commands only?

    She would like sources to contact her today. Let me know if you'd like her contact dets.

    April 4, 2014

  • Marwan J.

    Even though I was expecting different content (event title ?), it was very interesting and informative presentation, and Vivienne did a great job at captivating the audience. Few suggestions/comments: Only people at the front got to ask questions!! Also, RE commercial implants, there are more than 1 type of commercial implant out there and has been there for many many years. Obviously Cochlear implants have been around for long time (Australian Cochlear Pty Ltd is a pioneer, but there are also Pacemakers and Intra-Cardiac Defibrillators which have been around even longer. Telectronics Pacing System (TPS) was a sister company of Cochlear which pioneered those. The challenge with implants and (medical devices in general) are FDA (and other) approvals. Gave up that area because of that. TPS went out of business because of class law suit (so-called J lead). So if you are thinking of starting a company in that field, be prepared ...

    April 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was referring to neuroprosthetics, not implants generically. You are still correct, however, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation are both approved neuroprosthetics, though their"prosthetic"­ qualities are so low-level that they may not count.

      1 · April 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree that the event title certainly suggested a range of possible content. It wasn't inaccurate, just a bit too vague.

      April 4, 2014

  • Marwan J.

    excited and interested in how i can move my app to the next level for wearables and learn!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neuromorphic.retinet.smile

    April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I know a friend of mine who can turn this app into wearables. If you want, I can get you in touch with him. To contact me, just send me a message.

      April 2, 2014

    • Marwan J.

      Thanks Anmol.

      April 4, 2014

  • Ashok K.

    I am still awed by the video clip of a robot bringing coffee to the handicap patient with its movements
    managed by the patient's thinking ! wow !! Thanks to Dr Vivienne for sharing this and many other
    exciting, visionary, far thinking ideas in such a brief time. Also thanks to everyone who arranged this
    exciting meet up.

    April 3, 2014

  • Akshaya Aradhya V

    Awesome event and a great topic. I wish I had the presentation deck though. I would love to investigate more on the research happening in some of the practical applications of machine learning discussed in the meetup yesterday.

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • john s.

    Inspiring. There are too few Vivienne's in the world. So we now have proof you can get useful insights by listening to a student's every word. Any ideas when the majority of kids will wear mic's at school?!

    April 3, 2014

  • Andre

    Amazing richness of thought. The amount of signal was way above expectation. Thanks a lot Vivienne for sharing your expertise and views on so many different topics, including education for kids who lack resources that we take for granted. Many thanks for late-night Q/A session too.

    April 3, 2014

  • Dianna M

    This talk was very inspiring and eye-opening. Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are that the Valley provides us with wonderful people who are willing to give us their time and even food (when we show up on time) for free. We truly have no reason for complaint regarding this event. Thanks to Vivienne, the organizers and Google.

    April 3, 2014

  • David M.

    Speaker was typical techno-newbie. Arrogant disregard of the distance between dream and reality.

    April 3, 2014

  • Sinu

    They ran out of food :(

    April 2, 2014

    • Van R.

      This was a free event. We ordered 57 pizzas. The food did run out shortly after 6:30. However, 200+ people were *well* fed starting from 6pm. The general recommendation is to arrive at 6pm in order to be certain you will get the *free* dinner at these free events.

      1 · April 3, 2014

  • Marina B.

    Vivienne, thank you for the amazing, eye-opening presentation about REAL life applications of the wearable technology. Special thanks for sharing your insights during the Q&A afterwards.

    April 3, 2014

  • Ted T.

    Lacked technical explanations and her statistics were completely off.

    April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      $70 is an inflaiton adjusted global number. Most of the cost is indirect (e.g., lost productivity). You can find the break down on the numbers here as well as a link to the original research: http://www.nami.org/T...­

      April 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I appreciate that you asked, Saurabh.

      2 · April 3, 2014

  • Sima P.

    Thanks for hosting an excellent event!!

    April 3, 2014

  • Saurabh P.

    Hi, Here's the link to the upcoming Wearable Devices Workshop. We have one coming up in San Francisco on 19th-20th April & one in Santa Clara on 26th-27th April

    http://Workshop.iRoboticist.com

    April 2, 2014

    • Trip S.

      Why is your event not free

      April 3, 2014

    • Saurabh P.

      Because we provide 16+ hours of hands-on training and a $150 kit to all participants. Also we host the event at a rented location. Thus not free!

      3 · April 3, 2014

  • dipock d.

    Thank you - inspiring ideas and a great presentation. Good to see the application and target focus on a different demographic.

    April 3, 2014

  • glenn a.

    was great high level snapshot of whats possible. would like a bit of a tech deep dive in a portion though.

    April 2, 2014

  • Lise

    Great talk from Vivienne Ming, translated cutting edge work into accessible examples and language.

    April 2, 2014

  • Lei Z.

    Very inspiring learning experience. This area could potentially impact many people's lives, particularly those who need special care. Also very touching by the speaker's own life story.

    April 2, 2014

  • Jayden

    Mind blowing content

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • Arthur C.

      Spectacular peak at the possibilities for wearables. I appreciated that she kept the discussion at the human level without dwelling on technical explanations.

      April 2, 2014

    • Viroopax M.

      Loved the level of detail and examples given. Excellent.

      April 2, 2014

  • umesh

    Will there be recording available for this event

    April 2, 2014

    • Rita

      Sorry, no.

      April 2, 2014

  • Jayashree R.

    Saw my confirmation only now. Sorry, but I will be unable to come. Any chance I can see the presentation?

    April 2, 2014

  • Saurabh P.

    How do we get in the building?

    April 2, 2014

  • Roni M.

    I have a confirmed RSVP slot. I can't get there by 6. Can I still get in to the event if I cannot arrive at until around 7pm?

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I promise to keep my mouth shut (or possibly stuffed with food) until you arrive :)

      2 · April 2, 2014

  • Lise

    Thanks Peter, for uploading the schedule. Look forward to meeting everyone and learning about some interesting projects.

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Laura K.

    Work schedule changed so freeing up a seat for the waiting list.

    April 2, 2014

  • Xavier

    It sounds that the sun is back for the event! Looking forward to the event :) See you

    April 2, 2014

  • charlotte

    Does the talk start right at 6?

    April 2, 2014

    • Peter

      Hello, we just added the schedule to the meetup description

      April 2, 2014

  • Don W.

    Just a friendly reminder, this meetup is full, so if you are signed up but your plans have changed, please cancel your reservation.

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Ryan M.

    My dog is having surgery today so I'm going to have to drop out for tonight.

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this event and learning about possibilities.

    April 2, 2014

  • Gourav J.

    I can't make it :(.
    Appreciate if presentation material could be shared later.

    April 1, 2014

  • Carlos M.

    I'm ready for tomorrow (:

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    "You're on the waitlist" | What is this contingent upon and when does this get updated?

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • Promila

    I can't make it :( so would be looking forward to any presentation material that is available later. I just changed my RSVP to No, so there should be someone who would be happy :) to attend.

    March 31, 2014

  • Lei Z.

    Glad that I'm in now. My first participation of GDG events. Looking forward to seeing all the bright minds there:)

    March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Timely meetup.

    March 30, 2014

  • Xiao L.

    Looking forward to see all of you!

    March 30, 2014

  • Saurabh P.

    Looking forward to this event. Also would like to invite all to the project demo & after-party of the Wearable Devices Workshop this weekend. FREE to attend but please RSVP so we have enough food & drinks for everyone http://bit.ly/wdwapsv1

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • Viroopax M.

      Thanks Saurabh... registered so my daughters can also become future participants of your workshop

      March 29, 2014

    • Saurabh P.

      Hi Viroopax, look forward to seeing you all tomorrow :)

      March 29, 2014

  • Sunil A.

    Eager to learn anything in this space.

    March 27, 2014

  • David S.

    I'm wondering if I can attend as well...

    March 27, 2014

  • John J

    Unfortunately my work schedule changed which means I can't make it :(

    March 27, 2014

  • Manan

    Still on the wait list :( Is there any chance I can come??

    March 27, 2014

  • Nick M.

    Sadly going to miss this one because I'm out of town, sounds like a great one.

    March 27, 2014

  • Heather D.

    Praveen... we need to connect at this one. I have not seen you in a while! Looking forward to meeting new folks and learning more about Dr. Vivienne Ming.

    March 20, 2014

  • Salman S.

    Looking forward to see you all at the event! :)

    March 19, 2014

  • Priti G.

    Looking forward to the event.

    March 19, 2014

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