• AI Days Organizer Meeting / New members welcome

    Microsoft Technology Center

    This meeting is for existing and new team members who want to help make Chicago a leading AI City. > volunteers > advisers > co-organizers > moderators > track co-producers. AGENDA 3:00PM Briefing for new prospective team members 3:30PM Planning for upcoming calendar year > Summer 2019 preview events > Fall 2019 conference (Working title "AI unleashed" > Spring 2020 conference (Midwest Applied AI Conference) SPRING 2019 CONFERENCE NOTE Thank you for all of your support in the production on our AI Days Spring Conference series. In part because of your efforts we had a very successful spring Conference Series. Between the March and May talks, workshop and career fair we produced the equivalent of 4 days of AI Programming, involving over 50 speakers, moderators and presenters. Between all spring events there were 464 registrants resulting in thousands of new connections, collaborations, job offers and undoubtedly at least a few new ventures, resulting in an overall strengthening our local AI ecosystem. If you are a prospective new team member please fill this out prior to meeting. It will help us understand how we can best work together. http://www.chicagoaidays.com/teammemberintake If you feel you could lend a hand please for upcoming event or help drive the AI community please attend this meeting. It is a great opportunity to get more involved with an industry that may revolutionize many parts of our everyday world. Look forward to working together with you to bring more AI success to Chicago and the Midwest!

  • Business Leader AI Workshop

    Microsoft Technology Center

    PAID Event : register here https://www.chicagoaidays.com/event/AI-executive-workshop WORKSHOP will simplify applied AI for us humans Co-produced with ChicagoML **************************************************** AI Workshop for Business Leaders We bring together a host of experts to present a framework for AI adoption. We cover cases where AI provides a high return on investment and cases where it is less successful. You learn how to approach the problem of AI adoption. Where do you start? What capabilities does your organization need to apply AI? What data do you need? You will learn: • How to identify your organization's unique advantages for leveraging AI • Which AI applications are most likely to succeed • Common pitfalls in AI adoption • How to move AI forward in your organization The workshop has three parts: • Adoption framework. We present factors that influence successful AI adoption. We cover the purpose of AI, people critical to its, required systems, and data. • AI applications. Each expert presents different AI applications to consider for your organization. These include computer vision, natural language processing, columnar business data, and advanced AI. Experts describe where each application works well and where it doesn't. • AI road map. We present a series of steps to take within your organization to move AI adoption forward. We present project assessment, staffing and vendor selection, project management, and executive communication. Finally, we provide opportunities to network and ask our experts questions. • If you're interested in AI, this workshop is the perfect chance to jump start your initiative!

  • Midwest Applied AI Conference | 30 AI Leaders | 2 Tracks | Case studies

    TICKETS HERE : https://www.chicagoaidays.com/registration BIGGEST Enterprise applied AI event of the year! 30 speakers and | 16 sessions | 2 tracks | 16 sessions Enterprise applied AI case studies | AI executive education Top AI leaders | Great networking | High quality programming Determine your company's future with AI. Attend the Midwest Applied AI Conference May 20th, 8:00AM - 5:00PM ************************************************************************* TICKETS HERE : https://www.chicagoaidays.com/registration As an existing member of this group you are entitled to the Community Rate. >>> First 10 to register can get additional 60% off the community rate Use CHIAI60; Next 20 will get additional 40% off, use CHIAI40. This means a DOUBLE DISCOUNT!, but you may want act fast. >>> Please note this additional discount only available to those who joined group before (masked) ATTENDING the event requires a PAID ti.to ticket, which you will receive upon registering at www.chicagoAIdays.com ************************************************************************* OVERVIEW Determine your AI Strategy at Chicago's Premiere AI event From IP and research to ► Commercial Success From proof of concept to ► Operational Scale From talent plan to ► Top AI Team Advance your firm's AI Results Hear from top AI leaders who will explain how they apply and operationalize AI. Learn how enterprises productize AI offerings and bring them to market. Get the inside story by listening in on applied AI case studies in Healthcare, Finance, Consumer Products, Industrial IOT and other applications. Better understand how AI is upending many business plans and where the opportunities are. Also featuring a co-located AI Career Fair. Separate registration opening soon. SPEAKERS (25+ Midwest AI Leaders) Enterprise Speakers : Walters Kluwers, Ennova, HCSC, Bayer, Zebra, Allstate, BMO, Abbvie, Microsoft AI Innovators : PhysIQ, SimMachines, Livongo, Ascent Technologies, Data Science for Social Good. PROGRAM (Insightful Case Studies and Panels) Look at latest program listings https://www.chicagoaidays.com/AI-conference-schedule

  • AI Days Organizer / Volunteer meeting - help build 5-20 event / AI Community

    This meeting is for existing and new team members who want to help make Chicago a leading AI City. > volunteers > advisers > co-organizers > moderators > track co-producers. We are about to launch the biggest AI event ever to be produced in the Midwest and can use a few more team members. The event will showcase Chicago and greater Midwest AI developments and the local Chicago tech scene to a national audience. Moreover it will make a big statement that Chicago is a serious AI destination. It will also will feature an AI career fair and AI executive education program. We seek to make these perpetual activities so looking for individuals to lead these initiatives. If you are a prospective new team member please fill this out prior to meeting. It will help us understand how we can best work together. http://www.chicagoaidays.com/teammemberintake AGENDA : May Show Briefing Community overview and Other events Ways to get Involved Open discussion on how Chicago/Midwest can lead in AI If you feel you could lend a hand please for upcoming event or help drive the AI community please attend this meeting. It is a great opportunity to get more involved with an industry that may revolutionize many parts of our everyday world. Look forward to working together with you on Chicago’s big AI stage! FYI if you want to attend https://www.chicagoaidays.com/AI-conference-schedule

  • AI Ideas, Careers and Impact | Your AI Future

    200 E Randolph St

    Your future with AI : Ideas, Careers and Impact An AI Days event | March 12th @ the AON Center Brand new AI days program tracks | AI Leaders | Great networking Event features sessions about getting started in AI ; whether your a career seeker moving forward in the AI field, an innovator looking for the latest applications or an enterprise scouting the market for talent and opportunities. How will AI impact you professionally and personally? How can it help the social good? How do enterprises start their shift? ***** Note this is a PAID EVENT with special meetup rate ************** Registration here > http://www.chicagoaidays.com/registration For limited time $15 seats are available! Use promo code CHIAI312 to grab one today!. ********You need to REGISTER ahead as minimum $39 at door ********* AGENDA and DETAIL March 12 : 9:00AM - 5:00PM 8 AI sessions | 17 speakers PROGRAM http://www.chicagoaidays.com/AI-conference-schedule

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  • Winter applied AI forum | Building AI solutions and careers

    Excited to announce our biggest event line up yet at the Applied AI winter forum. Current program info > http://www.chicagoaidays.com/AI-conference-schedule Join us in our final AI Days preview event , prior to our March 11-12 Conference Event features four talks on how AI is being applied and AI careers are made. Gain perspectives from our women in AI panel, as well as other presenters from Pfizer, Allstate, GE and UIC *************Note this is a PAID EVENT *********************** Registration here > http://www.chicagoaidays.com/registration Use EarlySupporter promotional code for $30 off. If you have volunteered or presented at our events before you are eligible for a free pass. Please message us to receive as no passes will be given at door *********You need to REGISTER AT AI DAYS SITE ************ Join us in our final AI Days preview event on January 22nd from 3:00 to 7:00PM Event features four talks on how AI is being applied and AI careers are made. Gain perspectives from our women in AI panel, as well as other presenters from Pfizer, Allstate, GE and UIC AGENDA and DETAIL January 22nd : 3:00 - 7;00PM for updates go to > http://www.chicagoaidays.com/AI-conference-schedule GENERAL TOPICS Applied AI in Conservation An AI + Social Good track session : A world leader in applied AI for wildlife conservation, Tanya Berger-Wolf, shares the story of Wildbook, A Microsoft Earth backed non-profit started locally in Chicago. Women in AI Leadership An AI + Careers track session : Woman leaders in AI; Rita Parker, Gowri Selka and Bich-Thuy Le, share their professional journeys and triumphs. Chart your personal career path. Get insights on how to build a more diverse AI management team Applied AI in Pharma An AI + Healthcare track session: AI + Pharma industry luminary, Peter Henstock of Pfizer brings you up to speed on latest applications, how AI advances everything from drug discovery to monitoring patient compliance. AI Stakeholder Experience across industries Hear from a cross section of enterprise leaders, Paul Blase, Max Izatt and Marty Pavlik within key Midwest industry sectors, about how applied Artificial Intelligence is impacting the human stakeholders within and outside their organizations. as well as their customers.

  • Applied AI in Marketing | AI enabled personalization, the new CX standard

    AI + Marketing – Hear from AI thought leaders on how Enterprise marketing is being disrupted. Join us to explore how your enterprise can apply and or accelerate adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). These sessions are a preview of Chicago AI Days 2018 (http://www.chicagoaidays.com); the Midwest’s largest AI conference. *********************************************************** AGENDA 5:30pm NETWORKING | Food and beverages 6:00pm EVENT >>> AI personalization in the automotive consumer space by Luna Rajbhandari of Cars.com She will share some of the latest, leading edge AI applications in the automobile buying space, as well how they updated their organization to support AI program success . Learn about Cars.com's AI journey, including their implementation strategy , lessons learned and results. >>> AI product feedback beta opportunity by Elisha Goldman, co-organizer for AI Days AI + CX programming will introduce a new AI feedback tool that you can help us beta test. It will be used to gather multi-media feedback about AI topics and applications you come across in your everyday life , including events as this one tonight. >>> The frontier of AI in the mobile text channel by Brian Stafford of Native Msg. The advent of RCS in mobile SMS opens up a new world of AI. Where is it now, including uses cases, and where will it and the mobile industry go into the future. 7:45p EVENT ENDS | Stay for additional networking ************************************************************ SPEAKER BIOs Luna Rajbhandari is the Senior Director of Data at Cars.com. As a technologist, her interest lies at the intersection of business, data and technology. She is responsible for managing Cars.com’s 20 years of data assets and building data enabled consumer experiences online as well as insights products for the automotive retail system. Luna is also responsible for building the machine learning practice at Cars.com. Prior to joining the company in 2016, she led data management and software engineering teams at Orbitz Worldwide, Northwestern University and Encyclopedia Britannica. Luna has an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Brian Stafford is CEO and Co-founder of nativeMsg, veteran software engineer and entrepreneur responsible for nativeMsg’s overall vision and everything product. Prior to nativeMsg, Brian founded, built and led Opt It, a messaging company that has sent and received over two billion SMS/MMS messages for some of the world’s most recognizable brands and businesses. Brian has 20+ years experience holding technology and management positions in the telecommunications, insurance, global public wifi and national security industries. OTHER EVENT NOTES This event will focus on use cases within marketing It will speak to some of the primary challenges of AI adoption within the marketing functionr and the major long term consequences of wider adoption into the future. AI is poised to improve the efficacy and speed of marketing and advertising. Intelligent agents can increase the value of customer experience and behavior driven algorithms will further optimize it. AI is making inroads in multi device, even multi browser, data streams to enable truer personalization and omni-channel campaign performance improvements. AI may very well become the new UX. If true it means that unless your proficient with AI you will no longer be able to communicate effectively or customize a particular’s user’s experience as well as your competitors. Learn how marketing and advertising enterprises are implementing artificial intelligence and better understand your AI strategy and implementation options.

  • Help organize AI Days Conference - briefing for anyone who missed last time

    If you cannot make at 4PM we will have a 5PM briefing as well; sing up here > https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-AI-and-ML-Entrepreneurs/events/253783184/ *********************************************************************** Seeking Team members who want to help make Chicago a leading AI City. > volunteers > advisers > co-organizers > moderators > track co-producers Please fill this out prior to meeting. It will help us understand how we can best work together. http://www.chicagoaidays.com/teammemberintake We are planning an organizational meeting for Chicago AI Days. AI Days is the largest (targeting 1000 attendees in 2018) annual Artificial Intelligence conference to be held in the Midwest. It will showcase Chicago and greater Midwest AI developments and the local Chicago tech scene to a national audience. Moreover it will make a big statement that Chicago is a serious AI destination. Event will have multiple Enterprise tracks > AI in Healthcare > AI in Finance > AI in Customer Experience > AI in Manufacturing and Robotics In Addition it will feature > AI Startups > AI for Social Good > AI Careers This level of endeavor requires a lot of community support. If you feel you could lend a hand please attend this meeting. It will be a great opportunity to get more involved with an industry that may revolutionize many parts of our everyday world. The agenda will include general conference overview, key role and partner requirements, and group input session. Look forward to working together with you on Chicago’s big AI stage!

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  • Applied AI in Healthcare | A Data Discovery Discussion

    A panel of local leading AI + Healthcare innovators will share their AI application experiences and focus. Particular attention will be paid to the data resources they are using to build their models. How were the data sets located, acquired, validated and subsequently augmented. Register for FREE by Friday July 20th; $15 thereafter and at door ******************************************************************* AGENDA 5:30PM to 6:00PM – Networking 6:00PM to 7:00PM – Individual Presentations > Alex Leow - Biaffect > Mark Albert _ Loyola University > Sasha Gutfraind - Blue Health Intelligence 7:00PM to 7:45PM - Panel data discovery discussion > Khan Siddiqui of Higi will moderate > features all three speakers above, focusing on better understanding the data that drives AI 7:45PM to 8:30PM- Networking MODERATOR ************************************************ KHAN M. SIDDIQUI, MD Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Medical Officer, higi Dr. Khan Siddiqui is a serial entrepreneur and currently CTO and CMO of higi, a consumer centric health engagement company, uses a combination of interactive and social tools to help consumers to take small but meaningful engagement steps in their health and wellness to create lasting habits. higi has built the largest self-service health kiosk network in the US where 78% of US population lives within 5 miles of a higi station. Prior to higi, Dr. Siddiqui was a Physician Executive and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for platform engineering for the health solutions group. One of his key achievements at Microsoft was stimulating computer vision and deep learning research that led to the development of classification forest algorithms, which are the foundation technology in Xbox Kinect. A widely respected healthcare and technology expert focusing on deep learning, persuasive technologies in healthcare, Dr. Siddiqui is also a visiting Associate Professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. SPEAKERS ************************************************** ALEX LEOW Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Bioengineering, University of Illinois, College of Medicine. Co-Director, the Collaborative Neuroimaging Environment for Connectomics (CoNECt) Attending physician, University of Illinois Hospital Codirector, the BiAffect study (Biaffect.com), the first researchkit study to understand mood and cognition in bipolar disorder using iphones A rare physician-mathematician, Alex Leow is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and cofounder of the Collaborative Neuroimaging Environment for Connectomics (CoNECt) (brain.uic.edu), an inter-departmental research team devoted to the study of the human brain using multidisciplinary approaches . She is the lead of the award- winning BiAffect study (first prize, the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit). BiAffect is the first scientific study that seeks to turn smartphones into “brain fitness trackers”, by unobtrusively inferring neuropsychological functioning using passively-collected keystroke dynamics and kinematics metadata (i.e., not what you type but how you type it). The BiAffect team was the first to publish scientific studies that demonstrated the feasibility of leveraging keystroke dynamics and kinematics, and the BiAffect study iOS app now powers the first-ever crowd- sourced research study to unobtrusively measure mood and cognition in real-time in Bipolar Disorder using iPhones. The study app is publicly available on the App Store and as of July 2018 more than 5500 hours of typing dynamics have been recorded. MARK V ALBERT Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago Directing the Pervasive and Ambient Computing (PAC) lab and the Theoretical Neuroscience Lab Dr. Albert is a postdoctoral research associate at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. His current research applies machine learning to automatically interpret data collected from remote sensors carried by patients, including the accelerometers in their mobile phones. He has published a number of papers measuring motor adaptation, detecting falls, and recognizing patient activities. Prior to Chicago, he received his Ph.D. in computational biology from Cornell University, with an emphasis on applying efficient coding principles to computational neuroscience. While a graduate student there, he was also part of the mobile phone-based startup company Instinctiv. Before Cornell, as research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, he applied computational models to cognition through human fMRI experiments and to vision in primate neurophysiology. He is a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Vienna and a graduate from Pittsburgh State University. SASHA GUTFRAIND Senior Healthcare Data Scientist at Blue Health Intelligence Data strategist with in-depth knowledge of Healthcare and over 10 years of experience in hands-on data science and analytics. Author of six patents in analytics and over 30 studies; mentor, team player and passionate leader. My core competencies are in R, Python, Java, Machine learning, Big data, Healthcare, Optimization, Risk analysis, Operations research, Simulation, Dynamic modeling, Networks analytics, Web development, Leadership, and Business development. MORE PROGRAM BACKGROUND ************************************** The desire to personalize medicine and the proliferation of data aided diagnosis and treatment paths has opened up many disparate, yet sometimes related views of a patient’s well-being. From the motion vectors of the physical body, to brain area activation tracking and analysis of the genetic material we are all made of; the onslaught on new patient generated data sets is relentless. This adds to the volumes of standardized clinical and pharmaceutical data available. Insurance claim and provider cost data are also increasingly utilized in the move towards outcome based healthcare. Navigating and making use of all these resources is not a trivial challenge. More case specific data sets are being created within individual AI applications. In conjunction with these other data sets there are hypothetically more combinations of ways to further optimize an AI solution and ultimately patient outcomes. Yet accessing and reconciling publicly available health data against the proprietary data streams and findings of one discreet healthcare AI application can be a challenge. Often there are barriers in gaining access to other relevant, actionable data. And then there is the use non-standardized clinical data, which AI practitioners are now finding ways to tap. This program will take a look at this modern day data challenge through the eyes of a panel of AI practitioners, each focused on a different domain of patient data. We will explore common or complimentary use of data sets between the applications, as well as how each use of commonly accessible healthcare data resources. This discussion will look at how they can be combined to gain a more holistic view of overall patient health.

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  • Help organize AI Days Conference - attend this briefing for more info

    Seeking Team members who want to help make Chicago a leading AI City. > volunteers > advisers > co-organizers > moderators > track co-producers We are planning an organizational meeting for Chicago AI Days. AI Days is the largest (targeting 1000+ attendees in 2018) annual Artificial Intelligence conference to be held in the Midwest. It will showcase Chicago and greater Midwest AI developments and the local Chicago tech scene to a national audience. Moreover it will make a big statement that Chicago is a serious AI destination. Event will have multiple Enterprise tracks > AI in Healthcare > AI in Finance > AI in Customer Experience > AI in Manufacturing and Robotics In Addition it will feature > AI Startups > AI for Social Good > AI Careers This level of endeavor requires a lot of community support. If you feel you could lend a hand please attend this meeting. It will be a great opportunity to get more involved with an industry that may revolutionize many parts of our everyday world. The agenda will include general conference overview, key role and partner requirements, and group input session. Look forward to working together with you on Chicago’s big AI stage!

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