• Reinforcement Learning & AI Progress Panel #DL #ML #NLP
    Come join us in a sterling 10th Meetup Edition where AI practitioners with extensive experience team up to share from their progress to date. It's a Meetup Edition one shouldn't miss so reserve your seat already!:) Reinforcement Learning is learning what to do – what action to take in a specific situation – in order to maximize some type of reward. It’s one of the most promising areas of Machine Learning today. It plays an important part in some very high-profile success stories of AI, such as mastering Go, learning to play computer games, autonomous driving, autonomous stock trading, and more. Expect an introduction the main theoretical and practical aspects of Reinforcement Learning, discuss its very distinctive set of challenges, and explore what the future looks like for self-training machines. AI Progress Panel will benefit from the knowledge sharing from the fields of Deep Learning for RecSys, NLP, ML, ML Models for NLP, time series analysis and a lot more. Agenda: 19:00 - 19:20 - You join us, we welcome you - Complimentary finger food & drinks courtesy of QUALITANCE 19:20 - 19:25 - Opening from the community organizers 19:25 - 20:00 - An Overview of Reinforcement Learning, by Sorin Peşte, Technology Solutions Professional, Data & AI, @Microsoft (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorin-peste-194b34109/) 20:00 - 20:15 - A real-life application: Using Tensorflow in the esports industry, by Andrei Vlacu, Delivery Manager QUALITANCE (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrei-vlaicu-b2649227/) 20:15 - 20:45 - AI Progress Panel with Sergii Khomenko - Lead Data Scientist at Stylight | Founder at Hacking Machine Learning (https://www.linkedin.com/in/khomenko/); Krzysztof Suwada - Data Scientist Brainly (https://www.linkedin.com/in/krzysztof-suwada-5506a0ba/); Oleksandr Zakharchuk - Google Developer Expert ML |Advising startups on applying deep learning for RecSys and NLP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/oleksandrzakharchuk/). 20:45 - 21:15 - Networking ! We are a community eager to share knowledge and experiences, and for that purpose, we video record our sessions and take photos during the events. You can opt out by informing the organizers of such or direct email at [masked].

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    Impact Hub

    Splaiul Unirii 165 Timpuri Noi Square, clădirea 2, et 1 · Bucuresti

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  • Identity Management & Governance w/ ML: signatures & facial recognition
    Powerful things happen when like-minded people connect.:) Join us to talk identity management and governance with AI. Main use cases will focus on signature verification and facial recognition. We dive into learning how we can provide automated and repeatable ways to govern the identity life-cycle, how to be compliant with identity and privacy regulations and discover Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solutions and how they make it work. Important! We are a community eager to share knowledge and experiences, and for that purpose, we video record our sessions and take photos during the events. You can opt out by informing the organizers of such. Agenda: 18:30 - 18:55 - You join us, we welcome you - Complimentary pizza & drinks, courtesy of Sparktech :) 18:55 - 19:05 - Opening from the community organizers 19:05 - 19:45 - Signature Detection and Matching (talk + demo), by Andrei Manea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrei-manea-78495920/), Machine Learning Engineer @Sparktech 19:45 - 20:15 - Deep Vision Interoperability Standard Specification (talk & demo), by Bogdan and Cosmin Nicula, Founders @VisageCloud 20:15 - 20:30 - Authorship verification/profiling/style bridge detection, by Stefan Dumitrescu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefandumitrescu/) Scientific Researcher @RACAI & ML Architect @Sustainalytics 20:30 - 21:30 - Networking, sponsored by Sparktech

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    Commons Unirii

    Halelor 5 · Bucharest

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  • BucharestJS - Bucharest BigData - BucharestAI > Product Recommendations w/ ML
    Powerful things happen when like-minded people connect.:) For this reason and many more, Bucharest JS - Bucharest BigData - Bucharest AI team up for a powerful edition on Recommender Systems: How to build Product Recommendations with ML libs. One of the tracks in this joint edition will cover Apache Spark's Machine Learning Library (MLlib). This is a library built on top of Spark's engine which allows us to train, test, validate and operationalize machine learning models while working with lots of data in a convenient way thanks to its robust abstractions over data sets. Come see how you can use MLlib to build product recommendation systems by employing both traditional ML techniques such as collaborative filtering, as well as more novel, deep-learning approaches which make use of Recurrent Neural Networks. Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you - Complimentary pizza & drinks, courtesy of Netopia :) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from the community organizers 19:00 - 19:30 - Building Recommender Systems, by Ruxandra Burtica, Computer Scientist, Machine Learning @Adobe 19:30 - 20:10 - Using Spark's MLlib to Make Product Recommendations, by Sorin Peste (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorin-peste-194b34109/) - Technology Solutions Professional, Data & AI @Microsoft 20:10 - 20:40 - Pretrained models for TensorFlow.js, by Adrian Oprea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/oprearocks/), Fullstack Developer 20:40 - 21:30 - Networking, sponsored by Netopia

    Tech Hub Bucharest

    39-41 Nicolae Filipescu Street 020961 Bucharest · Bucharest

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  • Bucharest AI 1-year Anniversary Edition #Healthtech
    We'd love to celebrate together, so kindly reserve a seat.:) As we turn 1, what better way to celebrate than running a health check with an amazing health-tech talks line-up? #health #AI We'll have the pleasure to find more about the International Summer School on Imaging for Medical Applications, focused on AI in Medicine, by the very own Elena Ovreiu. Elena is the one that made it all happen, a Phd in Medical Imaging and current Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest but also a startup founder with a focus on health tech. We'll run a 360 & a little demo, on a health-tech startup where Elena Ovreiu and Marius Leordeanu will walk us through the business, hardware and AI perspectives. Marius is a friend of Bucharest AI, Research Scientist & Associate Professor of Computer Vision and Robotics, and will walk us through the AI algorithms they develop and the challenges within. And last but certainly not least, Yolanda Lannquist will kick off her first episode of the AI Policy Series. The topic is to be announced soon. Prepare for debate.:) Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you.:) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from BucharestAI 19:00 - 19:25 - AI in Medicine, by Vlad Mixich & Stefan Voinea 19:25 - 19:40 - SSIMA & health-tech startup, the Business approach, by Elena Ovreiu 19:40 - 19:50 - Health-tech startup, the Hardware approach + demo, by Ion Mocanu, CTO LiveCare 19:50 - 20:05 - Health-tech startup, the AI approach, by Marius Leordeanu & Nicolae Cudlenco 20:05- 20:20 - AI Policy Series, by Yolanda Lannquist, AI Policy Researcher at The AI-Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School 20:20 - 21:30 - Networking & further demos

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    Commons Unirii

    Halelor 5 · Bucharest

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  • Top AI trends, impact and funding. New: AI Policy Series.
    As EU is looking to build the ‘European AI Alliance’ (broad, diverse community of stakeholders) to set ethical guidelines for AI (fairness, safety, transparency, the future of work, democracy, impact on Charter of Fundamental Rights), we couldn’t see more fit that we allocate a full meetup event towards understanding more on the topic. AI Policy, Trends, Markets and AI-based products investors-worthy will be the topics discussed on the 21st of March. Agenda covers: What is an investor looking for when it comes to AI ideas/products/services, by Eamonn Carey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecarey/), Managing Director, Techstars London. Citizen AI — Raising AI to benefit business and society, by Florin Soare (https://www.linkedin.com/in/florin-soare-6088974/), Accenture Technology Romania Lead. As Artificial Intelligence expands further into society, the business accountability around raising a responsible and explainable AI will rapidly grow. By raising AI for responsibility, fairness, and transparency, businesses can create a collaborative, powerful new member of the workforce. This session will cover the top 5 IT trends of the moment, discovered in Accenture’s 2018 Tech Vision. Introducing the AI Policy Series by Yolanda Lannquist (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yolanda-lannquist-80700047/), AI Policy Researcher at The AI-Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School. We kindly ask you to reserve a seat only if the topics above are right up your street or if you’re really into them. Given the venue space limitation, we are forced to receive up to 100 seats. Until we find larger venues, we’d appreciate your understanding. We welcome all of you to tune in to our streamed live event via our Facebook page.:) Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you.:) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from BucharestAI 19:00 - 19:10 - Challenges within our community, 1 slot 19:10 - 19:40 - AI Policy Series, by Yolanda Lannquist, AI Policy Researcher at The AI-Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School 19:40 - 20:10 - Citizen AI - Raising AI to Benefit Business and Society, by Florin Soare Accenture Technology Lead 20:10- 20:30 - AI Products Investors-Ready, by Eamonn Carey, Managing Director, Techstars London 20:30 - 21:30 - Networking

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    Commons Unirii

    Halelor 5 · Bucharest

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  • Computer Vision, Image Processing and FotoNation's Computational Imaging
    Bucharest AI welcomes you to its 6.0 edition & the 1st one of 2018. :) Read a summary of our previous meetup (https://chatbotslife.com/cognitiveassistants-recruiterchatbots-aiwholi-bucharestai5-128787784dd3). Edition 6.0 talks will be centered around: • Community Open Space Challenges - this is the part where you, our local community, will share your challenges and your concerns. This edition, we welcome Andrei Taranu with "Building an ICO-worthy team to support a marketplace for AI services based on distributed TensorFlow". Want to present your challenge in future Bucharest AI events, kindly register by filling this short form: https://goo.gl/forms/IuFsUDawaSOqIszb2 • Vision in Words: in Search for the Link Between Vision and Language - by Marius Leordeanu, Research Scientist & Associate Professor Computer Vision and Robotics. Marius will speak about his recent research on bridging the gap between vision and language. This research problem is only in its infancy in AI and is gathering a lot of interest in the field. To be discussed: potential use cases with impact in everyday life & approach to this task and current results. • Revolutionizing Imaging with AI @FotoNation - by Liviu Dutu, Research Engineer specialized in Machine Learning technologies. Relying on its world-class imaging and computer-vision expertise, FotoNation (https://www.fotonation.com/) is now developing advanced machine learning algorithms for a wide range of mobile and automotive applications. Follow them to explore some of their most captivating technologies, ranging from face analytics to photography enhancement. Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you.:) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from BucharestAI 19:00 - 19:20 - Community Open Space AI Challenges: Building an ICO-worthy team to support a marketplace for AI services based on distributed TensorFlow - by Andrei Taranu, Product owner & Value Researcher @Kondiment, codes Java and Python, owns an impressive collection of toe socks:) 19:20 - 20:00 - Vision in Words: in Search for the Link Between Vision and Language, by Marius Leordeanu, Research Scientist & Associate Professor Computer Vision & Robotics. Marius has a Robotics PhD from Hunter College, City University of New York. His contributions on "graph matching" started a distinct scientific branch in computer vision, dedicated to graph matching efficient algos development. Awarded the 2014 Romanian Academy Mathematics Grigore Moisil award. Started a research group in computational imaging and automatic learning, gathering very talented and passionate students and PhDs from the Politehnica University of Bucharest and Romanian Academy, and returning real scientifical results that are considered internationally. His spare time is packed with questions about life, its nature and intelligence, and sometimes writes, with two already published volumes, one poetry and one prose. 20:00 - 20:45 - Revolutionizing Imaging with AI @FotoNation - by Liviu Dutu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/liviu-dutu-12051b24/), Research Engineer specialized in Machine Learning technologies. Liviu contributed to the development of technologies such as object detection and tracking, classification, semantic segmentation and single image super-resolution. His work is estimated to be employed in 25% of the smartphones shipped worldwide. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has published in major international journals and conferences.:) 20:45 - 21:30 - Networking Book a seat. We’d love to have you! The Bucharest AI Team

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    Tech Hub Bucharest

    39-41 Nicolae Filipescu Street 020961 Bucharest · Bucharest

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  • Cognitive Assistants, Recruiter Chatbots and AI @Wholi
    Bucharest AI welcomes you to its 5.0 edition. :) Read a summary of our previous meetup (https://medium.com/@alxpetrus/challenges-typingbiometrics-globalai-meetup4-0bucharestai-aa75bc4f0baa). Edition 5.0 talks will be centered around: • Community Open Space Challenges - part of you, our local community, will share your challenges and your concerns. This edition, we welcome Brainext, the workplace cognitive assistant. Want to present your challenge in future Bucharest AI events, kindly register by filling this short form: https://goo.gl/forms/IuFsUDawaSOqIszb2 • Landing Festival Berlin - A tech conference made by developers for developers. We learn about their Top Talent Grant from their very own Kalina Lukanova and Pedro Saraiva. This will be a remote connection. • Applyr Recruiter Chatbots - Demo -, by its CEO, Stephen Parkins. Have a question in mind for them? Kindly fill it in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/maukxWcmLNYy634h2 Having this contribution via a remote connection, we encourage you to fill in your questions ahead of the event so we are most efficient. • AI @Wholi, with Traian Rebedea, ML Scientist. Highlights of several applied AI/ML components within Wholi’s products developed for people and company search. We will look into: matching different online profiles of a person/company & extracting features and relationships from texts relevant for people search. Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you.:) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from BucharestAI 19:00 - 19:20 - Community Open Space AI Challenges: Brainext, the workplace cognitive assistant by Cristian Aurelian Petroaca 19:20 - 19:25 - Landing Festival Berlin, Top Talent Grant ( https://landingfestival.com/top_talent ) by Kalina Lukanova and Pedro Saraiva 19:30 - 19:50 - Demo Applyr ( https://applyr.ai ), the Recruiter Chatbots, by its CEO, Stephen Parkins ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenparkins/ ) 19:50 - 20:30 - AI @Wholi ( https://wholi.com/ ) - People & Company search, with Traian Rebedea, ML Scientist (https://ro.linkedin.com/in/trebedea) 20:30 - 21:30 - Networking Book a seat. We’d love to have you! The Bucharest AI Team

    Tech Hub Bucharest

    39-41 Nicolae Filipescu Street 020961 Bucharest · Bucharest

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  • #4 Open AI Challenges, AI-based behavioral biometrics & global AI insights
    Bucharest AI welcomes you to its 4.0 edition. :) Our talks will be centered around: • Community Open Space AI Challenges > part of you, our local community, will share your challenges and your concerns. This edition we welcome: Iotify.eu (http://iotify.eu/) asking us 'Can we better use the data from the Energy sector with AI?'. Second (meetsecond.co) asking us 'What is the most efficient tech solution for building a conversational agent that helps companies connect to their customers, potential employees or partners in a meaningful and engaging way?'. Virgil Ilan, Robotics AI Researcher, walking us through his challenge which is: 'Making a digital assistant (like Siri or Alexa) that works for you not for Apple, Google or Amazon and it runs on your own personal cryptotoken powered cloud.' If you're thinking to join us in future editions, make sure to sign up by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/aE6Oni4A5BGNRQ292 • Typing DNA (https://typingdna.com/), the recently CESA awarded Best Newcomer startup, will demo how AI-based behavioral biometrics solutions that use typing behavior work. • global AI insights: World Summit AI (http://worldsummit.ai/) ended just a few days ago. It was one of the biggest AI events of the year, with 2,400+ attendees, 120+ speakers and incredible insights into applications of #AI (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ai?source=feed_text&story_id=10155923726987022) from brilliant minds at NASA, Google, XPrize, Netflix and more. Our very own Mircea & Raoul (from Bucharest AI) will quickly walk us through the main findings. Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - You join us, we welcome you.:) 18:50 - 19:00 - Opening from BucharestAI 19:00 - 19:30 - Community Open Space AI Challenges 19:30 - 20:15 - Typing Biometrics 20:15 - 20:30 - Global AI insights 20:30 - 21:30 - networking Book a seat now. We’d love to have you! The Bucharest AI Team

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    Tech Hub Bucharest

    39-41 Nicolae Filipescu Street 020961 Bucharest · Bucharest

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  • #3 - Rockstart, AI accelerators, AI startups & more
    What’s next for Edition Three of Bucharest AI? ‘Rockstart’ ( https://www.rockstart.com/accelerator/ai/ ), Europe’s first AI accelerator will join our community. How awesome! AI Program Director Marjel Quekel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjelquekel/) will be giving us more insights into their work and tell us a bit more on how the applications are going (they’re open until July 30, fyi) and what it takes to be one of the 10 startups selected for the AI accelerator by Rockstart that will receive €20,000 cash and €80,000 of in-kind funding, office space in Den Bosch for the duration of the program, and support from mentors from relevant industries, as well as more than 50 perks and deals worth some €600,000. In addition to this, Rockstart announced that one of the lead investors of its acceleration programs has committed to invest at least €200,000 in an AI Startup of their choosing after the Demo Day. Awesome local AI scene. We'll have the pleasure of meeting Tatiana Petrache (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatiana-petrache-35827420/), part of the Innovation team @Avira. Tatiana will present 'A Machine Learning Approach to IoT Security'. IoT devices are getting ubiquitous in people's daily lives. They are smart, but not smart enough to ward off security vulnerabilities. Tatiana will give us her insights into how machine learning can make IoT devices safe. Global network insights slot, will have our very own Simona Nickmanova (https://www.linkedin.com/in/communicationtiger/) from Amsterdam.AI telling us more about their local scene, interests and progress (they turned 1 year just now).:) You will hear more about the World AI Summit (http://worldsummit.ai/) we organize in early October, as well us news on Amsterdam’s fantastic AI scene. Sounds like something you’d be interested in and want to join us? Book a seat now. We’d love to have you! Agenda: 18:30 - 18:50 - attendees join 18:50 - 19:00 - AlexandraP (BucharestAI) opens + MirceaVadan (ClujAI) says 'hi' 19:00 - 19:20 - AI local scene. Tatiana Petrache, Innovation team @Avira: "A Machine Learning Approach to IoT Security" 19:30 - 19:45 - City.AI, Amsterdam Chapter Initiator Simona Nickmanova tells us a bit about the local scene, the World AI Summit in Amsterdam this October & more. 19:45 - 20:30 - Marjel Quekel, AI Program Director 'Rockstart' tells us a bit about what they do, history and progress of the startups that joined them. AI Accelerator's focus, details etc + QA 20:30 - 21:30 - networking

    Avira Romania

    26 Armand Calinescu Street, 4th floor · Bucharest

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  • BucharestAI Gathering #2 - Robots, Facial recognition & more
    Bucharest's AI gatherings for applied artificial intelligence calls for all AI enthusiasts product, business and tech people to its second edition, at Adobe Romania, on June 20th, 6:30pm. Please register via our EventBrite Bucharest.AI (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucharestai-gathering-2-robots-facial-recognition-more-tickets-35238040929) or Meetup Bucharest AI event. Focused, hands-on talks on the impact of AI and related technologies on product development, design and the business aspects, also providing an outlook on related industry + technology trends. We’ll have demos, tutorials, Q&As and selected local scene players looking to build global impact. We’ll be joined by “Nao”, the personal assistant robot built by the Politehnica University; Bogdan Bocse (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bogdanbocse/) and Cosmin Nicula (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cosminnicula/) from VisageCloud that will demo us how facial recognition meets big data and one or two more other speakers from the AI sphere (TBD). The talks are followed by an informal exchange with industry peers to spot the latest trends and technology updates. The event aims to build a community, share expertise and support the application of AI verticals and related technologies around web + app developers, product designers, founders + entrepreneurs, project + team leaders, and anyone who is related to the aspect of developing products. Agenda 18:30 - 18:50 - Attendees join 18:50 - 18:55 - Alexandra Petrus / Bucharest AI opens 18:55 - 19:00 - Tiberiu Boroe/Adobe welcomes Bucharest AI 19:00 - 19:10 - Nao the Robot & Alex Sorici/ Researcher @AI-MAS Politehnica University & chasing ball exercise by Nao 19:10 - 19:40 - Visage Cloud by Bogdan Bocse & Cosmin Nicula - Facial recognition Demo (5’) + Tutorial & explanations (10’) + Q&A (15’) 19:40 - 19:45 - Raoul / Bucharest AI says "Hi" 19:45 - 20:00 - Open discussion London AI: bot creation, progress & London Scene + Q&A (if any) by Cate Butnaru & Jamie Qiu 20:00 - 20:15 - Open discussion Sofia AI: scene, applied AI, Q&A (if any) by Lino Velev From Hacker Works 20:15 - 20:20 - Close up & feedback 20:20 - 21:00 - Networking As we're all on a tight schedule, the meetup is going to start and end on time.

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    Adobe

    Anchor Plaza, etajul 10, Bd. Timisoara nr. 26 Z, (lânga mall-ul Plaza Romania). · Bucharest

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