• BeAI2021, Europe's AI Preaccelerator - live PITCH & DEMO day

    Online event

    The event will be streamed to https://www.crowdcast.io/e/beai2021. Please make sure you join us there!

    14 early-stage deep-tech startups from Estonia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, and the USA have been selected to attend the extensive 8-week program of the 2021 edition of #BeAI, Europe’s AI Preaccelerator entirely dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI).

    #BeAI is organized by the European AI community, Bucharest.ai, in partnership with Orange Romania, Techcelerator, Seedblink, Launch, and The Informal School of IT.

    We invite you to watch the finalist startups pitch and deliver a 2-minute showcase of their AI-infused products on December 8, from 7 - 8:30 PM EET, 4:30pm - 6:30pm GMT, 9:30am-11:30am PT.

    The 14 finalist startups of the #BeAI Program - 2021 edition are:
    PhaseGrowth, Estonia
    Art-i-Art, Estonia, USA
    Mycaii, Canada
    WeavAir, Canada, South Korea
    Foni, Germany
    Nebuly, Italy
    DataZard, Romania
    Sofron, Romania
    HiringDNA, Romania
    InsuLoc, Romania
    AiSA, Romania
    VatisTech, Romania
    Deep Questions, Romania
    Zippimi, Russia

    The final scoring will include Jury Team votes, Public votes and #BeAI Team votes.

    >> Join to salute / cheer / question your favourite startup, or to offer them popularity points for their work, focus and progress.

    >> Attendance registration needed.

    Awards include:
    Accelerator readiness
    Best industry fit
    Best use of AI tech (robustness, precision, strategy)
    Best scale-up potential (fair progress, vision and capacity across segments)
    Public’s Choice (rising potential recognized by public audience)

    Find out more about:
    Startups: https://bucharest.ai/2021/10/12/2021-beai-pre-accelerator-selected-startups/
    Mentors & Jury: https://bucharest.ai/2021-pre-accelerator/mentors-jury-2021/

    AGENDA - TBD

  • Pie & AI: Bucharest AI - AI for Skincare, Beauty, and Anti-Aging

    All things skincare or beauty AI applied to industries like: beauty, fashion, cosmetics.

    ❓Can we slow down or even reverse age-associated changes starting from the first frontier - the human skin? 💄 Are beauty companies actively pursuing beauty AI solutions, and how are these solutions impacting the consumer use & expectations, and the market? 🧥 What are the typical AI uses in the fashion industry already? Let’s find out!

    Word has it that leaders out there are also looking closely to this space. According to MIT Technology Review, Bezos has invested in a mysterious new start-up pursuing biological reprogramming to rejuvenate cells in the lab.

    🎙 Event Agenda & Speakers:
    18:30 - 18:45 - Organizers Intro
    🗣18:45 - 19:00 - Harnessing AI to slow down age-associated changes - Anastasia Georgievskaya CEO & CoFounder Haut.AI, developing an AI platform for skincare.
    🗣19:00 - 19:10 - Recommender system for e-comm Lingerie/Apparel use-case, by Mihai Bizovi, Head Data Science, Adore Me
    🗣19:10 - 19:15 - #BeAI Europe's AI Pre-Accelerator - Open Call for AI Startups in Europe
    🗣19:15 - 20:30 - Panel: State of beauty AI, skincare, anti-aging, their challenges - dependencies - tradeoffs, its future.

    Panelists:
    Anastasia Georgievskaya - CEO & Co-Founder Haut.AI
    Olga Pantchenko - Serial Entrepreneur, experience in anti-aging and beauty industry.
    Mihai Bizovi - Head Data Science, Adore Me
    Fёdor Galkin - Director of scientific BD at Deep Longevity
    Moderator: Alexandra Petrus - AI Product Strategist, Bucharest AI
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    For beginners and intermediate learners.

    How to join the event online: This event will be on Zoom. If you registered via Eventbrite, please check your ticket confirmation email (in the day of the event) for the access URL. If you signed up via other Bucharest AI channels [Facebook, Linkedin,Meetup] the Zoom link will be sent privately via email or DM, 1-2h ahead in the day of the event.

    Course Promo Code: After the event, we will provide a limited number of promotional code for attendees who complete a post-event survey sent by DeepLearning.AI. With this promo code, learners can avail 50% off the first month subscription for any DeepLearning.AI course on Coursera. You can check out a full list of courses here.

    About this event: This event is hosted by event ambassador Bucharest.AI.
    About Pie & AI: Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by our global AI community. Events typically include conversations with leaders in the world, thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities with your fellow learners, hands-on project practice, and pies (or other desserts you prefer.)

  • Pie & AI: Bucharest AI - NLP for Search, Emotion Recognition & Agriculture

    Using Natural Language Processing in applications for Search, Emotion Recognition, and Agriculture. And an NLP Panel around the topic.

    *Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by community groups. This event is hosted by event ambassador Bucharest AI.

    We invite you to a full NLP *virtual* gathering via Zoom. Exciting!

    🕹 Breaking sentences into tokens,
    🕹 Parts of speech tagging,
    🕹 Understanding the context,
    🕹 Linking components of a created vocabulary,
    🕹 Extracting semantic meaning
    are currently some of the main #NLPchallenges.

    🧠 Translation,
    🧠 Named entity recognition,
    🧠 Relationship extraction,
    🧠 Sentiment analysis,
    🧠 Speech recognition, and
    🧠 Topic segmentation
    are few of the major #NLPtasks.

    ⚡️Join us as we discover more from practitioners and let's check out NLP applied in the space of Search, Emotion AI, and ... yes, Agriculture!

    👥 For: beginners and intermediate learners
    📍 Where: online (Zoom link to be sent via DM or email for reserved seats/tickets, the day of the event)
    🗓 When: June 24th, 2021
    💲Price: Free
    🎫 Tickets/Seats: available via Eventbrite, Meetup, Facebook, Linkedin platforms
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    🎙 Event Agenda & Speakers:
    18:30 - 18:45 - Organizers Intro
    🗣18:45 - 19:05 - A look into NLP for Search, by Marc Von Wyl - Sr ML Engineer - Search NLP @Algolia https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-von-wyl-90639a2/
    🗣19:05 - 19:25 - A look into NLP for Emotion Recognition and Agriculture, by Kordel France - CEO Seekar Technologies, ML Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/kordel-k-f-10349811b/
    🗣19:30 - 20:30 - NLP Panel around state of NLP, challenges - dependencies - tradeoffs, its future.
    Panelists:
    Beata Lorincz - NLP/ML PhD student
    Mihaela Gaman - ML applied in NLP PhD, Data Scientist @Crowdstrike
    Marc von Wyl - Sr ML Engineer - Search NLP @Algolia
    Kordel France - CEO Seekar Technologies, ML Engineer
    Moderator: Alexandra Petrus - AI Product Strategist, Bucharest AI
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    How to join the event online: This event will be on Zoom. If you registered via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pie-ai-bucharest-ai-nlp-for-search-emotion-recognition-agriculture-tickets-156592132283), please check your ticket confirmation email (scroll down to the bottom) for access URL. If you signed up via other Bucharest AI channels [Facebook, Linkedin,Meetup] the Zoom link will be sent privately via email or DM, 1-2h ahead in the day of the event.

    Course Promo Code: After the event, we will provide a limited number of promotional code for attendees who complete a post-event survey sent by DeepLearning.AI. With this promo code, learners can avail 50% off the first month subscription for any DeepLearning.AI course on Coursera. You can check out a full list of courses here.

    About Pie & AI: Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by the global AI community. Events typically include conversations with leaders in the world, thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities with your fellow learners, hands-on project practice, and *virtual* pies (or other desserts you prefer.)

  • Pie & AI: Bucharest - Gender Imbalance, AI Mentorship & Good Delivery in AI

    AI practitioners shed light into their experiences in AI, and give real AI context, in celebrating together Women's International Month.

    Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by community groups. This event is hosted by Bucharest.AI, the AI & Acceleration community.

    AI and social media have an impact on human rights and democracy, product managers maximize their product through AI, and Covid accelerates in-production adoption of AI to understand more.
    Join two amazing speakers in finding more about their AI quests in their respective fields. Closing with an exceptional roundtable with even gender distribution panel of an XPrize winner, former AI professor, VP Cognitive Computing, Data Scientist, AI Ethicist and Senior Lecturer.

    Event Agenda & Speakers:
    !Note!: Tickets only via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pie-ai-bucharest-gender-imbalance-ai-mentorship-good-delivery-in-ai-tickets-143168138757 - please register in there to participate to the event. This channel is only used for awareness to let you know of our next community AI event. Thank you!

    🤟🖖 6:00pm-6:30pm Join us & Intro

    6:30pm - 7:00pm Individual Contributors
    🎙Talk 1 - "AI and social media - impact on human rights and democracy" | Speaker: Cezara Panait, Head Digital Policy (AI & Digital Platforms)
    🎙Talk 2 - "Building AI into a covid solution" | Speaker: Luciana Morogan, Senior Lecturer

    🧠 7:00 - 8:00pm Roundtable: "Gender Imbalance, AI Mentorship, and good Delivery in AI projects". Moderator: Alexandra Petrus.

    Panelists:
    Ioan Istrate
    Virgil Ilian
    Radu Orghidan
    Luciana Morogan
    Katherine Munro
    Cezara Panait
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    For intermediate learners.

    How to join the event online: This event will be on Zoom. We will send you the online access URL before the event.
    Course Promo Code: After the event, we will provide a limited number of promotional code for attendees who complete a post-event survey sent by DeepLearning.AI. With this promo code, learners can avail 50% off the first month subscription for any DeepLearning.AI course on Coursera. You can check out a full list of courses here.

    About Pie & AI: Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by our global AI community. Events typically include conversations with leaders in the world, thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities with your fellow learners, hands-on project practice, and pies (or other desserts you prefer.)

  • #BeAI, Europe’s AI Pre-accelerator - Pitch & Demo Day

    Online event

    Curious to check out the industries targeted by the 10 startups? Wonder how the startups make it work during a pandemic and / or find the force to push boundaries? Want to see great teams wanting to make a difference and check how unique are their profiles?

    >> These and more, on Dec 8, during the Demo & Pitch Evening.
    The 10 selected startups finalists of the #BeAI Program, 2020:
    Crowdlens (RO), Emoface (FR), EvaAI (EE), Factide (RO), Lienda (RU), Meanyng AI (RO), RepsMate (RO), Webcube (RO), Wiyo (NL), Zoom Report (RO) - will pitch and demo out their products / services.
    >> Join to salute / cheer / question your favourite startup, or to offer them popularity points for their work, focus and progress.

    >> Attendance registration needed. Access to be allowed via a password to the Crowdcast platform (https://www.crowdcast.io/e/beai2020), in the day of the event.

    From 70+ applications across 9 countries, 10 early stage deep tech startups have been selected for the european AI Pre-Accelerator, #BeAI program. In the past 8-weeks they have been exposed to top know-how from the 30+ mentors, part of the AI Pre-Accelerator. Top applied brains across ten different segments like investment, legal, finance, readiness, product-market fit, strategy, marcom, pitch, team skills, packaging and development, have joined and offered their lightning applied tips from years of experience and findings.

    We salute and welcome our Jury Team to score startups: Adriana Iordan (CPO, Verifone), Elena Unciuleanu (Founder TechVentures), Raul Popa (CEO TypingDNA), Andras Peter Nagy Vajda (CTO Vivre), Adrian Matei (Head of Enterprise Data Management & Analytics Office Orange Romania), Bogdan Iordache (Founder & Chairman How to Web), Dan Mihaescu (Founding Partner GapMinder VC), Raluca Galos (Chief Growth Officer Qualitance).

    Final scoring will include Jury Team votes, Public votes and Team #BeAI votes.
    Awards include:
    *Accelerator readiness - Techcelerator accelerator shortlisted
    *Pre-seed readiness - GapMinder convertible note intention
    *Best industry fit - industry choice & positioning
    *Best use of AI tech - robustness, precision, strategy
    *Best scale-up potential - fair progress, vision and capacity across segments
    *Public’s Choice - rising potential recognized by public audience

    AGENDA
    18:30 - 18:45 - Everyone joins in | Grab your favourite drink and snack so that you make sure you are all set for a short, yet intense pitching experience. Stay tuned for the surprise elements to be disclosed
    18:45 - 18:50 - Intro and quick recap of what happened during the #BeAI pre-accelerator
    18:50 - 19:00 - Opening remarks from special event guests
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    19:00 - 19:15 - Pitching and Demo Session #1
    Special: Partners slot
    19:30 - 19:40 - Pitching and Demo Session #2
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    19:40 - 19:55 - Elements of [Surprise]
    19:55 - 20:05 - Announcing winners and prizes; On the spot goodies for the community
    20:05-20:10 - Wrap up

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  • Call for Startups #BeAI Pre-Accelerator

    Online event

    Applications are now open. AI Startup, Team, Idea > Apply by Sept, 30.
    >>> https://bucharest.ai/community/beai-pre-accelerator/apply/

    The AI Pre-Accelerator, #BeAI, will unfold entirely online from October 1 to December 8. Up to 8 AI startups will join the 8-week extensive program facilitated by over 30 top-line multi-disciplinary experts. The Pre-accelerator comes with a pre-seed up to €50,000 via convertible note from GapMinder, 3 spots in the Techcelerator accelerator program (in the batch scheduled for the spring of 2021), and various program perks such as APIs and test applications courtesy of Orange Romania. Participation is free by applying to the open Call for Startups.

    Bucharest AI is joined in this journey by their partners: Orange Romania, GapMinder, Techcelerator, The Informal School of IT and Smart Everything Everywhere. Amongst the top-line AI Mentors with on-the-ground experience it counts: Google Developer Experts for ML, AI Professors on different AI technologies, Validated AI Startup Founders, Research Scientists, Design Thinking Experts, Tax Technology Advisors and Lawyers, as well as Innovation Managers from Research Institutes, Sales Leaders for AI-fueled products, MarCom Experts for AI packing, and AI Funds Consultants. Its Jury Team of experienced executives, investors or scaled AI startup founders will score and assess teams that apply to the Program.

    “If you are a startup with an innovative idea or product using or wanting to add AI, want to work on launching a startup with an AI component, or have a great group of friends with whom you have fun with AI technologies, then this program is for you”, mentions Virgil Ilian, Program Manager #BeAI Pre-Accelerator.

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  • CODVIDHACK Challenge - [AI Room] #wefightfromhome

    Online event

    We join, as Community partners, The Informal School of IT: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED - HACKATHON, powered by BUSINESS Accelerator BCR - INNOVX & GOOGLE ATELIERUL DIGITAL, dedicated exclusively to fight against the effects of the pandemics.

    Experts from prestigious IT companies, mentors with a vast experience from The Informal School of IT, developers, software architects, students and young entrepreneurs, team up to create (in maximum 48 hours, 8-10 May) functional prototypes of software applications.

    “The battlefields” from which we are going to fight and
    where we are welcoming challenges/participants are:

    - Saving lives / saving the health system - the population, the healthcare system, the authorities and so on, are in need of intelligent solutions in order to overcome this current crisis. Let’s put technology to work and come to their aid! Is there “too much” of an effort for saving lives? We think NOT!

    - Saving communities / social distancing and movement limitations are changing our daily life and the ways in which we interact with one another. What ways of helping people in isolation can we find in order to stay connected or to reach the ones having a hard time?

    - Saving businesses / many companies halt their activity and thousands of people are losing their jobs. How can we make sure that businesses and jobs survive this crisis? How can we help companies to adapt to the new reality?

    Joins us in the AI Room, to develop functional prototypes for the above 'battlefields'. Please, when you register as a participant, mentor or registering your challenge, mention anywhere #AIRoom - thank you.

    Call for challenges: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvTUD-48s7SftfGUUCzAmeRJTQ_IFQlydwjgjz7mfXwdy4Ig/viewform
    Call for participants: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAnIo8es39fT9gWKNiyTEXv2vQCkEJCyZ1K0tnWXW1lwHNuw/viewform
    Call for mentors: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvTUD-48s7SftfGUUCzAmeRJTQ_IFQlydwjgjz7mfXwdy4Ig/viewform

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