• AI LA Ethics, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday

    Kluge Interactive

    During the month of June, the AI LA Community is exploring the ethical landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) and what we can do as individuals. To kick it off, please join us at our casual Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday happy hour at the Kluge Interactive HQ in Marina Del Rey. TICKET REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-la-tech-tacos-tequila-tuesday-tickets-62848046198 You'll mingle with designers, developers, philosophers, AI practitioners, and researchers over food and drinks. See you soon! ❤️ AI LA Fam

  • Partner: UNDIAGNOSED-1: Collaborative, Patient Focused, Genomics Research Case

    We are helping our friends at SVAI get the word out about their upcoming research event: SVAI Summer 2019 Patient Genomics Research Case is Live! This gathering brings real patient data from an ongoing case to hundreds of researchers and engineers in a collaborative research setting. We're excited to have Long-Read Whole Genome Sequencing, Exome, Metabolomics, and Proteomics and 200 pages of medical records available for this case. LEARN MORE + APPLY HERE: https://sv.ai/undiagnosed-1

  • Partner: AIRES Conference: An Ex-Ante Approach on Ethics in A.I.

    We have partnered with the AI Robotic Ethics Society at UCLA. RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aires-conference-an-ex-ante-approach-on-ethics-in-ai-registration-61216483149 The AI Robotic Ethics Society, a UCLA organization on a mission to ensure artificial intelligence is designed ethically and responsibly, would like to invite you to their inaugural AIRES conference on "An Ex-Ante Approach on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence" on May 31st. In the face of the exponentially accelerating development of AI in the United States and around the world, this conference will allow current UCLA students, who will be tomorrow’s leaders in AI, and the public to better address the problems of ethical AI before they become potentially deadly issues. JPL/NASA, UCLA, and USC professors will speak on the various topics of AI ethics, followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunities! - Dr. Edward Parson, Director of UCLA Law AIPulse - Dr. Yutao He, UCLA & Senior Technologist of JPL/NASA and Caltech - Dr. Phebe Vayanos, Assoc. Director of USC Center of Artificial Intelligence in Society - Dr. Pamela Hieronymi, UCLA professor in Ethics and Moral Responsibility Food will be provided! Use this opportunity and come and network with these experts in the field!

  • Partner: AI in Healthcare Panel

    110 Westwood Plaza

    Don’t miss out the opportunity to learn more about how AI is used in Healthcare and network with fellow academics, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks on May 28th, 2019 at UCLA! TICKETS HERE: https://bclaaiinhealthcare2019.eventbrite.com Tentative Schedule 6:00-6:15pm Introductory remarks 6:15-6:45pm Introductory lecture on AI by Mania Samiotaki 6:45-7:30pm Panel discussion(Amit Rushi, Mania Samiotaki, Matt Lumpkin, Sumeet Bhatia, and Adam Simon) 7:30-9:00pm Networking mixer Stay tuned for more updates! Speaker Biography Mania Samiotaki Product manager for artificial intelligence at GE Healthcare At GE Healthcare, Mainia detemines product specifications for an AI cloud-based platform, to allow health-data curation and deep-learning models for healthcare applications, and cloud or on-prem implementation Moderator Biography Amit Rushi Vice President, Product, Marketing, and Business Development at Graftworx Amit is passionate about transforming healthcare and driving personalized health. He has nearly two decades of experience, focusing on strategy, product management, marketing, and product launches across a multitude of biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Currently, Amit is Vice President of Product, Marketing and Business Development at GraftWorx, having previously served as Vice President of Strategy, Informatics, and Business Operations at Science 37. Amit earned both his MBA and MSIS from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and BS in business administration at the University of Southern California. Panelist Biographies Adam Simon A.I. Research Scientist at Qulab Adam Simon received his Ph.D. from UCLA, where his research was on applying computational methods to solve mechanistic problems in organic chemistry. Adam’s research at Qulab is on artificial intelligence and novel algorithms for retrosynthetic analysis and chemical synthesis planning. Matt Lumpkin Product Designer at Tidepool.org Matt designs solutions for families living with disease. He designed and am building the Stanford and IDEO aware winning project bgAWARE, a new way of using sense of touch for ambient blood glucose awareness. He also made CharacterMe, a brain-training app for your character with the Thrive Center for Human Development with Curly Robot LLC. Sumeet Bhatia Founder and CEO of Aiva Sumeet Bhatia is the Founder and CEO of Aiva, the voice assistant built to improve both patient and caregiver satisfaction. Sumeet has over 10 years of experience delivering enterprise software-as-a-service to the nation's best healthcare institutions. Most recently, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at TigerText, the leading provider of clinical communication solutions for the healthcare industry. Sumeet received his BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA.

  • Partner: DesignLab x CalArts: AI. Culture. Creativity

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Our friends at CalArts' AI are hosting this amazing event! Join us May 23 at Supplyframe DesignLab Pasadena as we share current AI projects from the CalArts’ AI. Culture.Creativity. students. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designlab-x-calarts-ai-culture-creativity-tickets-62086303806 About this Event AI.Culture.Creativity. Artificial Intelligence as design material Learn how culturally focused AI design methods can enhance the design of art, music, research and design projects. Our AI explorations include custom instruments, social rules and material forms, via individual and group machine learning projects. This event will showcase current CalArts student AI projects that utilize machine learning software. These projects primarily utilize the Wekinator, a machine learning tool which can be used across disciplines from novel musical instrumentation to interactive systems. We will also feature work that promotes ethical conversations around bots, and critical hardware research. Featuring work from AI artists and designers Charlie Danner Odie Desmith Kamyi Lee Andrew Piepenbrink Jeong Woo Seo Sara Sithi-Amnuai Karan Vohra The event will also feature three AI assisted musical performances Sara Sithi-Amnuai Odie Desmith Charlie Danner Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? We will be checking IDs for those of you who are 21 and over who would like to enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map showing the Supplyframe DesignLab location and nearby parking structures: • Del Mar Station Parking Structure (2 min walk), 198 South Raymond Avenue • Schoolhouse Park & Walk Structure (7 min walk), 33 East Green Street • De Lacey Park & Walk Structure (10 min walk), 45 South De Lacey Avenue Public Transportation Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every ten mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am. There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net. There are Gender Neutral Restrooms and space is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Future of Work @ Google

    320 Hampton Dr

    We are proud to be partnering with Google again to discuss the Future of Work and how artificial intelligence and robotics will disrupt the workplace, but also create new opportunities. It's not a dystopian future as depicted in entertainment or the press. Please come out with an open mind and your questions. We are SOLD OUT! If you didn't receive a confirmation email on Wednesday then you aren't on the list. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. You can view livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/1223885657629054/posts/3105324386151829?s=3433499 SPEAKERS Kyle Jackson - Founder and CEO of Talespin, an enterprise software solutions company that leverages immersive technology (VR / AR / MR) to transform the way global workforces learn, work, and collaborate. A prolific entrepreneur and prominent public speaker, Kyle has founded and led five successful companies spanning enterprise software, media technology, and IT infrastructure, including two successful company exits. In addition to working on 350+ feature films and hundreds of hours of television programming, Kyle has held CEO, CIO, President, and Senior Product Manager roles throughout his career. Since its founding in 2015, Talespin has consistently been helping some of the countries largest companies deploy future of work solutions to address how AI, robotics, and automation will transform our role in society. Vivienne Ming - Chief Executive of Socos Labs. Frequently featured for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Quartz and the New York Times, Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent institute exploring the future of human potential. Dr. Ming launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout our communities. Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. Joe Rogers - Founder & CEO WorkDone.AI, a Digital Workforce/Corporate Memory Platform, which comprises the culmination of my experiences onsite at over 30 companies across more than 10 countries. By leveraging our patent-pending Expertise Capture technology, organizations can seamlessly train software agents to automate tasks and transactions between major SaaS platforms. I am also co-founder of RGB Projects Inc., an IBM business partner that provides innovative, robust enterprise content and business process management solutions around the globe. MODERATOR Lara Jeremko - is an early stage technology investor and venture capital strategist. She is an angel investor and producer of JOBSOLETE, a documentary exploring automation and the future of work. Most recently, Lara was Prize Lead for the XR Education Prize Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Lara has served as a Strategic Advisor to prominent venture capital funds including Foundry Group Next, Techstars, and Pivotal Ventures. Previously, Lara co-founded re:3D Inc., 3D printing hardware company in Austin, TX. Lara was also an institutional investment officer managing a $1.5 billion venture capital fund portfolio at UTIMCO, the investment firm overseeing $35 billion of University of Texas System endowment assets. Prior to UTIMCO, Lara was a private equity analyst at Credit Suisse in New York, NY. RULES This FREE event will be oversubscribed to guarantee a full house. Eventbrite RSVP does not guarantee you entry. 48 hours before event we will send out a confirmation email you will need to respond to in order to guarantee your attendance. Please make sure you fill out the Google Form in your Eventbrite confirmation email.

  • Partner: Gridspace Talks on Emotion

    Gridspace Events

    Our friends at Gridspace are hosting a talk on emotion. This is part of their regular talk series on technology, machine learning, and language. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partner-gridspace-talks-on-emotion-tickets-59560586317 This will be their first talks in their dedicated event space (200 feet from their office). Note the address. To enter the security gate, enter "GRIDSPACE" and we'll buzz you in. Building J is located south, in front of the pool. What is an emotion? Ralph Adolphs, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology, Caltech Speech emotion recognition in the wild Sam Kim, Emotion Recognition Lead, Gridspace Machines that care Maja Matarić, Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, USC Plus: Poolside Drinks Mediterranean Food Puzzle Games Motorcycle Races Send questions to [masked]

  • Partner Event: AI and Autonomous Systems

    Rice Room, Boelter Hall

    We have partnered with UCLA CAEV (Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicle) and Samueli School of Engineering, UCLA. TICKETS HERE: http://smartgrid.ucla.edu/CAEV/events/2019-05/ Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being called the 'fourth industrial revolution'. It is now poised to transform every industry, just as electricity did 100 years ago and the Internet did 50 years ago. Between now and 2030, AI is expected to generate $13 trillion in global economic activity. While AI has already created tremendous value for technology companies such as Google, Baidu and Facebook, additional waves of value creation will go beyond the high-tech sector. The rise of AI presents an opportunity for businesses to differentiate themselves and gain strategic advantage over their competition. While AI is not new, the increase in the scale and speed of the existing computing infrastructure and the availability of new computing infrastructures such as cloud, has made it cheaper and faster to tackle problems of significant scale using AI. In addition, new emerging technologies now allow handling of large distributed datasets for faster processing, making better AI solutions feasible. These factors, coupled with the availability of large volumes of data generated from social, mobile, smart-homes and automobiles using IoT (Internet of Things), are bringing greater reliability to predictions generated by machine learning and bringing AI to the forefront to solve real world problems quickly and efficiently. Sectors ranging from retail to entertainment and healthcare to finance are making investments in various applications with AI. The transportation sector is perhaps experiencing the largest investments with automobile manufacturers teaming up with high-tech companies to come up with autonomous car solutions such as Alphabet's Waymo and General Motors' Cruise. In the transportation sector, AI has also provided businesses the technology to come up with solutions for ride-sharing, car rental, electric cars and micro-mobility, bringing significant disruption to the sector. This workshop will bring together thought leaders from industry and academia to define and discuss AI, where AI can be used and, skills and opportunities being generated for data scientists and analysts interested in business and policy issues especially as they pertain to autonomous systems such as those in transportation. The future of AI including block-chain, privacy and cybersecurity will also be discussed. Successful business models, policies that need to be put into place and, biases and ethics with AI are also topics for discussion at this workshop. This workshop aims to build thought leadership in AI with focus on autonomous systems. Experts from various applications of AI and those in the transportation sector will present and discuss the recent developments, key problems to solve and what is the future. Who Should Attend: Whether you approach AI as a data scientist, data analyst, researcher, business executive or entrepreneur, this conference will provide the opportunity to learn and network with experts in AI and those working on innovations in the automotive and transportation sectors. This workshop is designed to deliver the latest breakthroughs and trends in AI as applied to Autonomous Systems to practitioners, academics, businesses, and startups, with a technical emphasis.

  • AI LA Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday


    May is AI LA's month to talk about the Future of Work. To kick it off, please join us at our casual Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday happy hour at Kay’n’dave’s in Culver City. We have the entire outdoor patio reserved by the fireplace. RSVP: https://techtacostequila.eventbrite.com See you soon! ❤️ AI LA Fam

  • Partner: AI & The Rise of the Machine Mind

    Cross Campus

    AI technologies are already helping humanity discover exoplanets, assisting doctors to detect disease with unparalleled speed and accuracy, and debating human opponents with unprecedented skill. While this is happening, AI is also making jobs irrelevant, creating ethical conundrums on the battlefield, and provoking questions about the very nature and value of work. Ready or not, the age of Artificial Intelligence is upon us. $5 off tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindsharela-ai-the-rise-of-the-machine-mind-tickets-60245691485?discount=AILA Join the MindshareLA community for an eclectic evening featuring talks by visionary pioneers exploring the world of AI and machine learning. In addition to the talks there will be the usual well-stocked bar, delicious food, delightful performances, and marvelous magic for which MindshareLA is known. There will be a full bar, light snacks as well as veggie and non-veggie plates available.