• A Data-Driven Social


    We'd love to invite you to our Summer Signature Rooftop Social on August 13th to celebrate our love for building a diverse community with members like you. TICKET REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-la-presents-a-data-driven-social-tickets-64502280056?discount=DTLA This is our chance to mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs, technologists, creatives, and investors who want to help develop Los Angeles into a one-of-a-kind inclusive tech ecosystem, where new technologies like artificial intelligence can be developed fairly and ethically. We have a fantastic group of Partners involved like Worldz, 4YFN @ MWC LA, Data Con LA, and Trinet. A few more will be announced very soon! We will have a Raffle with over $10,000 worth of prizes to offer. Come out for the elevated conversations, entertainment, tacos, and tequila — stay for the spectacular downtown LA rooftop views at the golden hour.

  • AI LA Symposium: AI, Ethics, and Fairness

    Phase Two

    The AI LA Community is hosting its second annual symposium to explore the ethical landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) and what we can do as individuals. TICKET REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-la-symposium-ai-ethics-and-fairness-tickets-62179624932 We have a well-rounded expert panel including a professor of applied ethics, a policymaker, a researcher, and a product practitioner. We are looking to cover both theoretical and practical grounds, and to survey today’s ethical landscape. Following the panel, we’ll be facilitating a 45 minute workshop grounded on Moral Foundations Theory, meant to actively engage the audience to recognize their own ethical biases and perspectives. The workshop will be facilitated by Jenny Liang, Design Strategist and Lecturer at Otis School of Design.

  • Partner: DesignLab x CalArts: AI. Culture. Creativity

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Our friends at CalArts' AI are hosting this amazing event! Join us May 23 at Supplyframe DesignLab Pasadena as we share current AI projects from the CalArts’ AI. Culture.Creativity. students. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designlab-x-calarts-ai-culture-creativity-tickets-62086303806 About this Event AI.Culture.Creativity. Artificial Intelligence as design material Learn how culturally focused AI design methods can enhance the design of art, music, research and design projects. Our AI explorations include custom instruments, social rules and material forms, via individual and group machine learning projects. This event will showcase current CalArts student AI projects that utilize machine learning software. These projects primarily utilize the Wekinator, a machine learning tool which can be used across disciplines from novel musical instrumentation to interactive systems. We will also feature work that promotes ethical conversations around bots, and critical hardware research. Featuring work from AI artists and designers Charlie Danner Odie Desmith Kamyi Lee Andrew Piepenbrink Jeong Woo Seo Sara Sithi-Amnuai Karan Vohra The event will also feature three AI assisted musical performances Sara Sithi-Amnuai Odie Desmith Charlie Danner Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? We will be checking IDs for those of you who are 21 and over who would like to enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map showing the Supplyframe DesignLab location and nearby parking structures: • Del Mar Station Parking Structure (2 min walk), 198 South Raymond Avenue • Schoolhouse Park & Walk Structure (7 min walk), 33 East Green Street • De Lacey Park & Walk Structure (10 min walk), 45 South De Lacey Avenue Public Transportation Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every ten mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am. There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net. There are Gender Neutral Restrooms and space is wheelchair accessible.

  • AI LA Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday


    May is AI LA's month to talk about the Future of Work. To kick it off, please join us at our casual Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday happy hour at Kay’n’dave’s in Culver City. We have the entire outdoor patio reserved by the fireplace. RSVP: https://techtacostequila.eventbrite.com See you soon! ❤️ AI LA Fam

  • Partner Event: Design in Health - Innovation in Healthcare

    **Please RSVP on Eventbrite: http://designinhealth.eventbrite.com Hello Designers! We are proud to announce the second event behind our Design in Health series in partnership with Health 2.0 Los Angeles. It will take place on Wednesday, May 8, once again at the beautiful Herman Miller Showroom. Our quarterly series consists of four talks, cocktails and tasty treats. This is a place for health tech practitioners to gather and talk about how design can help to unlock innovation in healthcare. Anyone interested in health tech is welcomed! For this second round, we explore different lenses by which designers and product leaders are pushing the boundaries of innovation, while still dealing with regulatory and legacy constraints. Our Speakers: Samantha Katz Roushan, Venture Architect Director / Principal, Digital Health, BCG DV With ten years of digital/mobile health experience across the healthcare ecosystem, Sam has seen innovation happen across companies of different sizes. She will walk us through how she is focused on helping the largest healthcare companies achieve innovation and how they are achieving this at BCG DV. Joselle Ho, Senior Manager, User Experience, Health Innovation Technology, Blue Shield Joselle will give us a peek into what it's like to work with at Blue Shield of California's innovation team, where she has has prototyped a wide range of healthcare solutions, from vaccination to AR experiences down to a simple form. Anna Bersudsky, Director, Product Management, Silversheet The team at Silversheet is looking to design the best user experience for credentialing in healthcare, making it easier for providers, administrators and staffing teams to keep all credentials in one place. Anna will walk us through the challenges they face as they scale to larger organizations and multiple user needs. Steve Gifford, Senior UX Designer, Kaiser Permanente Steve will walk us through his experience designing for Kaiser's mobile app, which provides sensitive information and allows key patient interactions. He'll talk about it in light of legacy constraints, in comparison to its web counterpart, and in empathizing with patients. Your hosts of the night are Health 2.0 Los Angeles organizer, Jessica Santana, and Kluge CEO, Arturo Perez.

  • AI & Sustainability Tech Talk

    Awa Oasia

    The AI LA Community is focusing on Sustainability and Climate change in April. Join us from 6pm+ to celebrate a day's hard work with a networking party and moderated panel. RSVP REQUIRED: https://sustainability-techtalk.eventbrite.com PANELIST Bistra Dilkina - Associate Director, Center for AI in Society (CAIS), USC Andy Lipkis - Founder & President, Tree People Matthew Mulrennan - XPRIZE Director, Prize Operations, Ocean Initiative Kelly T. Sanders - Assistant Professor in the University of Southern California’s Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering MODERATOR Tia Kansara - CEO, Replenish Earth SCHEDULE 06:00pm - 07:30pm Networking and Cocktail Party 07:30pm - 08:30pm Moderated Panel 08:30pm - 09:00pm Panel Q&A 09:00pm - 10:00pm Networking and Cocktail Party (cont’d) ACCESSIBILITY Our venue is wheelchair-accessible, and we will provide reserved seatings for attendees with mobility devices. Please contact us by April 12th, 2019 if you would like to request ASL and/or a reserved seat. We are unable to provide real-time captioning for the panel, but you can use the LiveCaption app.

  • AI LA Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday

    Basement Tavern

    March is our month to talk about AI's impact on education. To kick it off, please join us at our casual Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday happy hour at The Basement Tavern in Santa Monica. RSVP REQUIRED: https://techtacostuesday.eventbrite.com

  • Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday


    February is our month to talk about AI's impact on entertainment and media. To kick it off, please join us at our casual Tech, Tacos, & Tequila Tuesday happy hour at Kay’n’dave’s in Culver City. We have the entire outdoor patio reserved. RSVP: https://ai-ent-media.eventbrite.com Meet other like-minded creatives and technologists working at startups, studios, and agencies who are passionate about AI, spatial computing, blockchain, gaming, content development, and distribution. Special surprise for all of those who attend with an Eventbrite RSVP. See you soon!

  • LA Creative and Tech Professionals Meetup

    Two Bit Circus

    Let's meet up to network and play some games. It's trivia night! Must RSVP here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-creative-and-tech-professionals-meetup-tickets-55027808657?aff=todd an RSVP on Meetup does not count as an actual RSVP Let's all meet at Two Bit Circus for networking while exploring the latest and greatest VR entertainment to hit the Los Angeles area and possibly the greatest in the US. This is a multi-meetup group for content creators, tech entrepreneurs, and innovators to get out and network!

  • Partner Event: UXPALA Jared Spool

    Disney Grand Central Air Terminal

    UXPALA Presents - Jared Spool: The Evolution Of A New UX Design Resolution Looking at design through different levels of resolution helps us answer some important questions. Is there a difference between UX and UI, and if so, how does that change how teams should operate? What is the relationship between product design and service design? How do we start preparing for what comes next? In this entertaining talk, Jared explores the relationships between these new levels of resolution. He’ll introduce you to a level of design beyond the organization level and how we’ll need to start designing beyond organizational boundaries. He’ll introduce you to the pioneers of this new design area, and the process designers everywhere will need to develop their expertise. Jared will show you: • Where designers fall into the dangerous trap of thinking too narrowly about their career • How there’s still a frontier of unsolved issues that pioneering designers need to explore • What the relationship between pioneers, settlers, and town planners are, when it comes to design craft ***RSVP on EVENTBRITE*** http://bit.ly/2DnmyWp SPEAKER - JARED M. SPOOL Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services. In the 39 years he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts. @jmspool VENUE: DISNEY'S GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL - GLENDALE, CA In 1921, local businessman Leslie Brand decided to promote the idea of “air-mindedness” to the citizens of Glendale so he hosted a party at his home. But there was a catch: he locked the gates to his estate, preventing anyone from driving up. The only way to get into the party was to FLY in! The party was a hit, luring the best pilots and a host of Hollywood stars. It prompted Glendale to consider building a public airfield. One of their early customers was a young Amelia Earhart. READ MORE http://bit.ly/2RYpX6l PARKING AT GCAT: Street parking: Grand Central and Air Way. No meters, no time limit. The 1311 Grand Central lot will accommodate approximately 50 vehicles. There are a limited number of parking stalls available in the 1310 Air Way, in the lot. PARTNERS: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY / DISNEY TECH CAREERS The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world. https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/about/ CONVEY UX: Seattle’s annual user experience is coming soon. ConveyUX is in its seventh year, March 11-13th. Enjoy three days of great topics, speakers, networking and social activities. Registration is open and all the details are on the web site: https://conveyux.com/ OPTIMAL WORKSHOP A User Research Platform that helps you and your team make design decisions with confidence. We've created a suite of usability tools that help improve your website navigation, define information architecture, understand first-clicks, capture qualitative research, and more. The research methods and features you'll need and love. https://optimalworkshop.com SCHEDULE 6:30 — Check-in, Network, Refreshments 7:00 — Business, Sponsors, Community 7:30 — JARED SPOOL 9:00 — Q&A 9:25 — Raffle! SOCIAL MEDIA Event Hashtag — #SpoolLA19 @UXPALA @JMSpool @DisneyCareers @WaltDisneyCo @ConveyUX @OptimalWorkshop