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Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, providing funding and support to businesses across the UK for research and innovation. On Friday 22 February, AINI is partnering with Innovate UK to host a lunch time event with Zoe Webster, Innovate UK’s Director of AI and Data Economy in Belfast’s Ormeau Baths. Zoe leads a team of experts working to identify, support and accelerate high growth-potential innovation in the UK, based on cutting-edge AI and data research and technology. Zoë has a computer science background and a PhD in artificial intelligence where she developed and evaluated stereotype-based user models for personalised information filtering. Prior to joining Innovate UK, she worked QinetiQ and SEA researching, developing and demonstrating machine learning and information filtering algorithms for a range of applications including health and retail. Join us for lunch at Ormeau Baths on Friday 22ndFebruary 12pm – 1.15pm and learn about opportunities in AI.
The time has come for AI NI to live up to the 'Northern Ireland' aspect of our name, leaving our Belfast base to collaborate with the North by North West Tech Meetup in organising an event in Londonderry. Our sponsor for this event is Allstate! they will be kindly providing the food & drinks for all attendees, Allstate have been extremely proactive and played a pivotal role in making this event happen. ------------------------------------------------------- Speaker List (Featuring a familiar face) ------------------------------------------------------- Introductory Comments (Allstate) Jordan McDonald (Kainos) AI; The Hidden Costs of using State of the Art Tools Dr. Priyank Shukla (C-TRIC) Machine Learning in Life and Health Sciences: a biologist-turned-informatician’s perspective. Dr. Magda Bucholc (ISRC) Big Data Insights into the Truth of Lying. Mark Gorman (The Lycra Company) AI implementation & The Challenges of Developing a Data Analytics Workforce The NxNW Tech Meetup are the premier technology community group in North West of the country, having ran a series of excellent events for the past few years, if you would like to learn more about their events (and to attend some in the future!) please do check out their Meetup page below, the quality of speakers is consistently excellent. https://www.meetup.com/North-by-Northwest-Tech-Meetup/
*Signup for this is not via meetup... Link for registration is below* https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-good-aidea-hackathon-tickets-53046814450 2 day hackathon brought to you by AI NI and Hackily! Kindly supported by our platinum partner Bazaarvoice and hosted by QUB! We’re inviting 200 AI enthusiasts from across the island and beyond to be part of the inaugural AI Initiative hackathon. With the rapid advancement of AI technology, it is important to use its power in ways that benefit society. We’ll provide a welcoming and collaborative environment for you to build out brilliant, innovative, and impactful ideas using AI. You’ll meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and work alongside seasoned mentors. We'll provide the food, swag, workshops, mentorship, prizes and more. Don't have a team, or even an idea? Don't worry! We'll give you the tools to build something incredible. All we expect is an insatiable desire to learn, a willingness to collaborate with people of different backgrounds, and a desire to benefit the world with technology. We'd love to see you here!