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Welcome to Accelerate AI (X AI) - Business & Innovation in AI!

Innovation in artificial intelligence and data science will increasingly have a tremendous impact across all industries.

Accelerate AI is hosted by community volunteers and ODSC, one of the largest communities of AI experts and data scientist in the world. We are committed to helping this community learn, connect and collaborate.

Join Accelerate AI focused on Business & Innovation in Artificial Intelligence if you are a business professional, AI expert, or data scientist seeking to have an impact on this rapidly expanding and exciting field.

We provide free resources to network, learn, and grow your idea and your career. We connect everyone from AI innovators and business professionals to startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Events we Host: Talks, tutorials, workshops, webinars, startup showcases, network mixers with the main theme of AI and innovation future challenges & opportunities.

Topics of Interest: Topics at the intersection of AI innovation and business. AI solutions across the industry including Fintech, Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech, Education, Technology, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy and other industries. AI solutions across the enterprise including sales, marketing, HR, product development & technology. Startup and company innovation in AI and data science. Innovation and leadership in AI and data science. Career advise for business professionals and startup looking to grow and advance in the field of AI.

Get Involved with our Meetups:

• Speaker Form (https://docs.google.com/a/odsc.com/forms/d/1trkCoecAMa8za_ZzfN5bW6ZNBaRlmqJSQvuME_2nbJA/edit?usp=drive_web) - Submit a talk, tutorial, or panel.

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• Volunteer Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vu3B72avz2I1xx618pEFGsuywZE9t4n78br9vSEX9oE/edit)

• Host or Sponsor Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eyM9hJ3l8TlNmw35re65mH7mFCmsPoRZ1p5RJQEVhnk/edit)

• Showcase your Startup Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz8A4fbfe6HHs71v4nMpcf9FP_kpS9CcCfd3qIBS5HU/edit)

Free Resources:

• Free talks on business innovation and AI (http://learnai.odsc.com/)

• Read about the latest AI and data science and trends, models and tools (http://www.opendatascience.com/)

• Learn about our no-strings-attached $2,000 grant award for AI innovation (http://odsc.com/grant)

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Upcoming events (5+)

ODSC East 2019 Warm-Up Webinar

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ODSC East 2019 Warm-Up Webinar ODSC East is getting closer! We want to invite you to participate in ODSC East's Warm-Up webinar. This event will feature four 30 minutes tutorials presented by our distinguished speakers listed below. These sessions will highlight some of the most integral topics, tools, and languages in AI for Engineers and give attendees a preview of what can be expected at ODSC East, Boston's largest applied data science conference. This four-day conference will feature over 250+ speakers and 300+ hours of content. To access this webinar, please register using the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2996766616681683971 Date: Feb.20th, 2019 Time: 1 pm - 3 pm EST Full Agenda Detail: Session 1 - Programming with Data: Python and Pandas (30 Minutes) Speaker: Daniel Gerlanc, President, Enplus Advisors Inc. In this workshop, you will learn how to accelerate your data analyses using the Python language and Pandas, a library specifically designed for interactive data analysis. Pandas is a massive library, so we will focus on its core functionality, specifically, loading, filtering, grouping, and transforming data. Having completed this workshop, you will understand the fundamentals of Pandas, be aware of common pitfalls, and be ready to perform your own analyses. Session 2 - Real-ish Time Predictive Analytics with Spark Structured Streaming (30 Minutes) Speaker: Scott Haines, Principal Software Engineer, Twilio In this workshop, we will dive deep into what it takes to build and deliver an always-on "real-ish time" predictive analytics pipeline with Spark Structured Streaming. The core focus of the workshop material will be on how to solve a common complex problem in which we have no labeled data in an unbounded timeseries dataset and need to understand the substructure of said chaos in order to apply common supervised and statistical modeling techniques to our data in a streaming fashion. Session 3 - Modern and Old Reinforcement Learning (30 Minutes) Speaker: Leonardo De Marchi, Head of Data Science and Analytics, Badoo Reinforcement Learning recently progressed greatly in the industry as one of the best techniques for sequential decision making and control policies. In this workshop we will explore Reinforcement Learning, starting from its fundamentals and ending creating our own algorithms. We will use OpenAI gym to try our RL algorithms. In particular, we will start with some popular techniques like Multi Armed Bandit, going thought Markov Decision Processes and Dynamic Programming. We then will also explore other RL frameworks and more complex concepts like Policy gradients methods and Deep Reinforcement learning, which recently changed the field of Reinforcement Learning. In particular we will see Actor Critic models and Proximal Policy Optimizations that allowed openai to beat some of the best Dota players. We will also provide the necessary Deep Learning concepts for the course. Session 4 - (30 Minutes) Speaker: Sourav Dey, Ph.D., CTO, and Alex NG, Ph.D., Senior Data Engineer, Manifold (co-presenters) In this workshop, Sourav and Alex will focus heavily on the DevOps side of things, demonstrating how to use Orbyter to spin up data science containers and discussing experiment management as part of the Lean AI process. ODSC Links: • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • East Conference Apr 30 - May 3: https://odsc.com/boston

Happy Hour with Data Scientists

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Join our Happy Hour with Data Scientists! Enjoy this great opportunity to exchange information on challenges, experiences and goals with fellow Data Scientists. That will be an amazing networking time together. Starting at 7pm Place: Glass House - 450 Kendall street, Cambridge Invite your friends, or come by yourself and make new ones! • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • East Conference Apr 30 - May 4: https://odsc.com/boston

Model Governance in the age of Data Science and AI

Speaker: Sri Krishnamurthy, Founder of QuantUniversity.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/srikrishnamurthy/ Topic: Model Governance in the age of Data Science and AI Schedule: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - ODSC Intro, Pizza & Refreshments 6:30pm - 7:20pm - Talk 7:20pm - 7:30pm - Q&A 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking space Bio: Sri Krishnamurthy, CFA, CAP is the founder of QuantUniversity.com, a data and Quantitative Analysis Company and the creator of the Analytics Certificate program and Fintech Certificate program. Sri has more than 15 years of experience in analytics, quantitative analysis, statistical modeling and designing large-scale applications. Prior to starting QuantUniversity, Sri has worked at Citigroup, Endeca, MathWorks and with more than 25 customers in the financial services and energy industries. He has trained more than 1000 students in quantitative methods, analytics and big data in the industry and at Babson College, Northeastern University and Hult International Business School. Sri is leading development efforts in creating a platform called QuSandbox for adopting open source and analytics solutions within regulated industries. Abstract: As more and more open-source technologies penetrate enterprises, data scientists have a plethora of choices for building, testing and scaling models. In addition, data scientists have been able to leverage the growing support for cloud-based infrastructure and open data sets to develop machine learning applications. Even though there are multiple solutions and platforms available to build machine learning solutions, challenges remain in adopting machine learning in the enterprise. Many of the challenges are associated with how machine learning process can be formalized. As the field matures, formal mechanism for a replicable, interpretable, auditable process for a complete machine learning pipeline from data ingestion to deployment is warranted. Projects like Docker, Binderhub, MLFlow are efforts in this quest and research and industry efforts on replicable machine learning processes are gaining steam. Heavily regulated industries like financial and healthcare industries are looking for best practices to enable their research teams to reproduce research and adopt best practices in model governance. In this talk, we will discuss the challenges and best practices of governing AI and ML model in the enterprise. ODSC Links: • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • East Conference Apr 30 - May 3: https://odsc.com/boston

2019 Boston Baseball Hack Day

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Love creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Come hack with Baseball Hack Day Boston on March 9, 2019 at Upstatement! Baseball Hack Day (http://www.baseballhackday.com/) is an annual on-site, in-person hacking event (also known as hackathon, hack fest, code fest, or code party) where area baseball fans come together and create baseball-related projects to compete in a fun, friendly, one-day competition. Born in Boston spring of 2012, Baseball Hack Day is a grass-roots, open-sourced movement, held at the same day at different locations all around the world. The goal of the day is to bring creative tech minds into one room, and see what they can produce within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, simple web app, mobile app, web site, or data visualization. This event is based on the principal of the original the Hack Day Manifesto (https://hackdaymanifesto.com/) and will always be free to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors. We are run by volunteers, pro bono, labor for love, and we’ll never be for-profit. We follow contributor-covenant-style code of conduct. (https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html) New to hack days? Have no fear. This is a hackathon of developers and designers of all levels. See past submissions to get an idea. See our resources in github wiki (https://github.com/baseballhackday/data-and-resources/wiki/Resources-and-ideas), check out our inspiraton blog on tumblr (http://baseballhackday.tumblr.com/), and follow us on Twitter @BaseballHackDay

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ODSC East 2019 Warm-Up Webinar

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