• [NYAIx] Pillars of Trusted AI: Measure+Quantify Your Machine Learning Practices

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We are have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] BOTS & AI [NYAIx Partner] 20% off with NYAI20 code Fairness, safety, reliability, explainability, robustness, accountability—it's hard to argue with these as goals for building trust in AI. These dimensions must be measurable and able to be communicated to show meaningful progress. Much like standardized nutrition labels helped drive more informed consumer choices being able to clearly articulate and compare AI offerings is a big win for all consumers as well as businesses that can differentiate through trust. *** Sign up on Eventbrite to ensure a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pillars-of-trusted-ai-measure-quantify-your-machine-learning-practices-tickets-61159217867?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm *** Join us to explore an open source and research driven initiative tackling this important issue and leave ready with a framework you can measure your own company's initiatives with. Our previous well received event, Ethical AI, raised very clear concerns about AI and data privacy as well as a toolkit for data trust and user experience. This event, Pillars of Trusted AI, focuses more on machine learning aspects and practices and is complementary. Event Schedule: 6:00 PM Networking & Food, Beer 6:30 PM Kickoff & Sponsors (IBM, Betaworks Studios) 6:35 PM David Piorkowski, IBM - Pillars of Trusted AI 7:20 PM Second Speaker - TBD 8:00 PM Extended Q&A followed by networking Presentation Summaries: Talk 1 - David Piorkowski, IBM Pillars of Trusted AI This talk will discuss IBM's vision for Trusted AI framed through five pillars: fairness, explainability, robustness, assurance and the AI lifecycle. Attendees will learn about each of pillars, the challenges unique to each pillar and recent work addressing those challenges and framing communication and clarity around them. Talk 2 - TBD Speaker Bios: David Piorkowski is a Researcher at IBM Research AI. His research interests are at the intersection of AI, Software Engineering and HCI. He is particularly interested in understanding how data scientists and developers reason about AI during development, especially regarding building and communicating trust. Sponsors: This event is made possible with the support of IBM and Betaworks Studios. 20% off with NYAI20 code! *** Sign up on Eventbrite to ensure a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pillars-of-trusted-ai-measure-quantify-your-machine-learning-practices-tickets-61159217867?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm ***

  • [NYAIx] Introduction to Natural Language Processing in Python

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We are have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] SCALA + PYTHON + SPARK + DATA SCIENCE [NYAIx Partner] MUST SIGNUP FOR THIS EVENT VIA EVENTBRITE FOR GUARANTEED ENTRY INTO GALVANIZE! => https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-introduction-to-natural-language-processing-in-python-tickets-60093886432 This event will provide you with the basics of natural language (pre)processing in the Python ecosystem, primarily using the spaCy and gensim libraries. Businesses use NLP to create systems like chatbots, machine translation, spam detection, named entity recognition, speech recognition, document summarization, and many more. Join us to learn more about these two powerful libraries. spaCy and gensim are powerful Python libraries that make processing textual data a breeze! No previous exposure to these libraries is assumed! Note: This event will be substantially similar to the event held on natural language processing, spacy and gensim on April 16th, 2019, but you are certainly welcome to join again if you'd like!

  • [NYAIx] Conversational AI: How Messaging Scales Across the Customer Journey

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We are have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] BOTS & AI [NYAIx Partner] *** Must sign up on Eventbrite to ensure a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversational-ai-how-messaging-is-scaling-across-the-entire-customer-journey-tickets-59122110825?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm *** As NLU frameworks improve, bots are getting better at detecting and responding to user intent, expanding the use cases in which conversational automation can be applied. We are now at a point where AI-driven bots can handle scenarios across the entire customer journey, from awareness to commerce to care. These new conversational experiences are wrapped in ML-powered, targeted display campaigns, focused on driving people into Bot channels to support everything from marketing/sales/support. Shane Mac from Conversocial and Ryan Maynard from Chatdynamo will explore how advancements in NLU and ML are making apps and websites irrelevant, and driving brands to invest in messaging. A few success stories: - A billion dollar jewelry brand hit 13x ROAS (return on ad spend) - A global sneaker brand's chatbot saw 87% message open rates (4.8x higher than email engagement) The Dawn of Conversational Advertising Ryan Maynard - CEO, ChatDynamo According to recent surveys, by 2020, 80 percent of consumer brands will have built or will build an Alexa Skill, Google Action or a chatbot for sales and marketing. The ecosystem has grown quickly, creating a rich opportunity for contextual advertising. In this discussion we’ll look at examples of conversational advertising and explore how this trend could disrupt mobile app development, email marketing, and website development moving forward. Adaptive Automation: Combining Bots and Humans within Conversational Customer Experiences Shane Mac - Chief Automation Officer, Conversocial The future isn’t about downloading another app. We are moving into a world where you can do everything with a brand with simply a conversation. A conversation that remembers your preferences, learns over time, and brings people into the dialog when that human touch is needed. Shane Mac takes a look at how forward-thinking brands are building AI-fueled conversational experiences that people love using and driving real business value for businesses and consumers. Next, we explore these topics on a panel with Shane and Ryan. Please send us any questions for the panel to https://m.me/botsandai or at questions[-at-]botsandai.com before, or during, the event! Schedule: 6:00 PM Networking & Food, Beer 6:30 PM Kickoff & Sponsors (IBM, Betaworks Studios) 6:35 PM Ryan Maynard - CEO, ChatDynamo - Dawn of Conversational Advertising 7:05 PM Shane Mac - Chief Automation Officer, Conversocial - Adaptive Automation 7:30 PM Panel: Shane and Ryan on conversational AI for sales and service 8:15 PM Q&A and networking Full Speaker Bios Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversational-ai-how-messaging-is-scaling-across-the-entire-customer-journey-tickets-59122110825?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm

  • [FREE] AI & Ethics Conference (Day 2: Talks & Panels)

    7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, New York

    [FREE EVENT WITH REGISTRATION] MUST REGISTER HERE: https://aiethics2.eventbrite.com/ Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Community Conference (AICC)! AICC is the premier 2-day quarterly conference series hyper-focused on a specific topic of AI & Machine Learning. Align yourself with some of the brightest revolutionaries, thought-leaders, and innovators sharing what's now, new, and next in artificial intelligence & machine learning. This spring, we explore: AI & Ethics on April 9th & April 11th in NYC. The AICC is presented by NYAI.co, a social impact community focused on events & education. A portion of proceeds helps to fund our diversity inclusion in tech initiative by delivering free Intro to AI workshops for kids from traditionally marginalized communities. Known for producing high-quality content with compelling & informative speakers, NYAI connects the global AI collective by sharing knowledge from our quarterly AI Community Conferences (AICC), partner events (NYAIx), and Intro to AI workshops. Day 1 (PAID): Workshops & Roundtable Discussions @ Capital One Labs Day 2 (FREE): Talks & Panel Discussions @ Moody's Analytics ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DAY 2: WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS A limited number of attendees will get to attend Day 1 of the AI & Ethics community conference. This includes access to a series of expert-curated talks, your choice of interactive workshop, and your choice intimate roundtable discussions led by leading innovators. A delicious will be served! Meet leaders in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science, as well as business decision makers looking to stay on the cutting edge of AI. Enjoy curated content from technical experts & discuss your thoughts in interactive workshops and intimate roundtable discussions. *Drinks & Pizza will be served!* **DAY 2 AGENDA:** 5:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 5:30pm - Welcome Remarks 5:45pm - PANEL #1 (includes 15m Q&A) - Interdisciplinary Collaboration while Building Ethical AI Products 6:45pm - Pizza, Drinks, Networking Break 7:00pm - Talk #1: David Ryan Polgar 7:15pm - Talk #2: Greg Harris 7:30pm - Talk #3: Oliver Christie 7:45pm - Panel #2 8:45pm - Closing Remarks + Networking 9:00pm - End of Event **SPEAKERS:** David Ryan Polgar (Founder, All Tech is Human) Chris Butler (Chief Product Architect, IP Soft) Oliver Christie (CEO, FoxyMachine & Founder, MovenAI) LaToya Finney (Founder, WokeAI) Greg Harris (CEO, Stealth Startup + NYAI Technical Advisor) Stuart Culpepper (Director of Product CX & Innovation, Havas) Dauna Williams (CEO, Law+Tech=Love) David Yakobovitch (Enterprise Data Scientist at Galvanize, Host HumAIn Podcast) **To sponsor this event, reach out to Maryam at [masked] For any questions & comments, say [masked]** Join our newsletter for updates, event discounts, and more! https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001jdGtyVX8EsJACQ17uHWpWG_QY7wq2iid2Gp1AXzj1QxIiargEZraiqF1i2FSuHeePLwjlcl_8RIuXE-q4656fefn7xNhNl_4Rydyy2DH_5g%3D We'll see you in April!

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  • [PAID] AI & Ethics Conference (Day 1: Workshop & Roundtables)

    [PAID EVENT] REGISTER HERE: https://aiethics1.eventbrite.com/ Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Community Conference (AICC)! AICC is the premier 2-day quarterly conference series hyper-focused on a specific topic of AI & Machine Learning. Align yourself with some of the brightest revolutionaries, thought-leaders, and innovators sharing what's now, new, and next in artificial intelligence & machine learning. This spring, we explore: AI & Ethics on April 9th & April 11th in NYC. The AICC is presented by NYAI.co, a social impact community focused on events & education. A portion of proceeds helps to fund our diversity inclusion in tech initiative by delivering free Intro to AI workshops for kids from traditionally marginalized communities. Known for producing high-quality content with compelling & informative speakers, NYAI connects the global AI collective by sharing knowledge from our quarterly AI Community Conferences (AICC), partner events (NYAIx), and Intro to AI workshops. Day 1 (PAID): Workshops @ Capital One Labs Day 2 (FREE): Talks & Panel Discussions @ Moody's Analytics ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DAY 1: WORKSHOPS A limited number of attendees will get to attend Day 1 of the AI & Ethics community conference. This includes access to a series of expert-curated talks, 1 expert-led workshop, then your choice of interactive workshop (of 2), led by leading innovators. Meet leaders in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science, as well as business decision makers looking to stay on the cutting edge of AI. Enjoy curated content from technical experts & discuss your thoughts in interactive workshops. *Delicious Dinner, wine, beer, tea, & coffee will be served!* DAY 1: 5:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 5:30pm - Welcome Remarks 5:45pm - Workshop Overviews 6pm - Workshop 1: Ethical Empathy Mapping for the Machine (with Chris Butler) 7:30pm - Workshops 2 & 3: Proactively Lessening Bias in AI with Interdisciplinary Collaboration (with Dauna Williams & LaToya Finney) | Prototyping Risk: Responsible AI Planning (with Stuart Culpepper) 8:55pm - Closing Remarks 9:00pm - End of Event SPEAKERS: Chris Butler (Chief Product Architect, IP Soft) David Ryan Polgar (Founder, All Tech is Human) - DAY 2 ONLY Dauna Williams (CEO, Law+Tech=Love) LaToya Finney (PMP, Director, Apollo Global Management & Founder, WokeAI) Oliver Christie (CEO, FoxyMachine & Founder, MovenAI) - DAY 2 ONLY Greg Harris (Technical Advisor, NYAI) - DAY 2 ONLY Stuart Culpepper (Director of Product, CX & Innovation, Havas) Maryam Farooq (Founder/Director, NYAI) Join our newsletter for updates, event discounts, and more! https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001jdGtyVX8EsJACQ17uHWpWG_QY7wq2iid2Gp1AXzj1QxIiargEZraiqF1i2FSuHeePLwjlcl_8RIuXE-q4656fefn7xNhNl_4Rydyy2DH_5g%3D We'll see you in April!

  • [NYAIx] Python for Finance

    Galvanize - New York

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We are have vetted the following Meetup groups & are now cross-promoting the event we think are worth going to. **Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI** Scala + Python + Spark + Data Science [NYAIx Partner] **MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-python-for-finance-tickets-57607384237 Python is a high level programming language that is easy to write and understand, with an extensive array of standard and third party libraries. Join us for several short lighting talk-style presentations with simple and more complex ways to use Python code within the financial services domain. Note: If you'd like to give a 5-10 minute talk during this event, please ping me with your proposed topic and/or an associated blog post. ***No product demos / pitches allowed unless open source.*** “Python as a language—but much more so as an ecosystem—is an ideal technological framework for the financial industry. It is characterized by a number of benefits, like an elegant syntax, efficient development approaches, and usability for prototyping and production, among others. With its huge amount of available libraries and tools, Python seems to have answers to most questions raised by recent developments in the financial industry in terms of analytics, data volumes and frequency, compliance, and regulation, as well as technology itself. It has the potential to provide a single, powerful, consistent framework with which to streamline end-to-end development and production efforts even across larger financial institutions.” - Python for Finance by Yves Hilpisch

  • [NYAIx] ONLINE MEETUP: Tech-Special Docker for Data Science

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We have vetted the following Meetup groups & are now cross-promoting the event we feel are worth your time to attend. **Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI** TWiML (This Week in Machine Learning) [NYAIx Partner] TWiML ONLINE MEETUP (join via computer, no physical space!) - EMEA Tech-Special Docker for Data Science Our March EMEA Meetup will feature our very own EMEA Meetup host, Kai Lichtenberg! In this EMEA Online Meetup special we’re going to talk about the use of docker in Data Science. Docker is probably mostly known as a tool used for deployment of scalable applications. In comparison to virtual machines, there are some fundamental differences from which data science workflows can benefit. Portability, reproducibility, working with different tech stacks are some of the benefits of working with docker. Join us for our docker tech special! Topic: Tech-Special Docker for Data Science Presenter: Kai Lichtenberg Date: Monday, 4th March 2019 Time: 19:00 PM CET/CEST The TWiML Online Meetup is a global community of machine learning, deep learning and AI practitioners and enthusiasts. Current programs include two monthly online meetups (one scheduled during North American evenings and another scheduled in evening time in Europe, Middle East and Africa) and our weekly Fast.ai study groups. We also host an active Slack space where members exchange info, tips, ideas and assistance.

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  • [NYAIx] Ethical AI: How people, businesses, & society can start benefiting today

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We are have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] BOTS & AI [NYAIx Partner] After dozens of events on the power and applications of AI, we are proud to feature a special event focusing on exposing some of the risks of AI, and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done. *** Please sign up on Eventbrite to RSVP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethical-ai-how-individuals-businesses-and-society-can-start-benefiting-today-tickets-55036364247?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm *** Joe Toscano will shed light on some of the dark patterns of modern applications and concerns of job automation. How can regulation be both protective while still supporting innovation? Bots & AI will be exploring on a panel with Joe Toscano and Nathan Kinch on the risks of information asymmetry and danger of data breaches and how understandable AI and other techniques can rebuild trust. Please send us any questions for the panel to https://m.me/botsandai or at questions[-at-]botsandai.com. Joe will be signing copies of his book, Automating Humanity, and we will be doing a giveaway for a number of copies. BONUS: a special pre-event workshop from Nathan. In the workshop, you'll practically apply the Data Trust by Design toolkit ready to design for trust. Greater Than X is also gifting a copy of their new playbook, Data Trust by Design (launching Feb 8). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trust-by-design-the-toolkit-to-make-customer-trust-a-competitive-advantage-tickets-55194288603?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lfm Event Schedule: > 6:00 PM Networking & Food, Beer > 6:30 PM Kickoff & Sponsors (IBM, Betaworks Studios) > 6:35 PM Joe Toscano, BEACON - Inducing Ethics: How to Regulate the Internet and Make Change > 7:20 PM Nathan Kinch, Greater Than X - Trust intro > 7:30 PM Panel: Joe Toscano and Nathan Kinch on trust > 8:15 PM Extended Q&A followed by networking **Summaries:** Talk 1 - Joe Toscano - Inducing Ethics: How to Regulate the Internet and Make Change Given by former Google consultant and author of Automating Humanity, Joe Toscano, will give you an insider's perspective on everything Big Tech doesn't want you thinking about: everything from the addictions installed to the profits being driven by fake news, to the way they’re manipulating users for profit and using our data to train systems that will automate jobs at an unprecedented scale. Toscano will then critically analyze these issues and suggesting how we can create proactive, adaptable regulation that satisfies both the needs of consumer safety and commercial success globally. - Big Tech, from an insider’s perspective. - Why regulation is so necessary. - What businesses can do to prepare and how to sell the changes to leadership. - What role we play in the changes. Talk 2 and Panel Alec Lazarescu and Joe Toscano will be joined be Nathan Kinch, CEO of Greater Than X and inventor of Data Trust by Design. We'll cover information asymmetry and power imbalances, understandable AI and data breaches, and most of all, we'll talk about techniques that are working with leading organizations to increase data trust and maximize customer and business value.

  • [NYAIx] Trust by Design: Toolkit to make customer trust a competitive advantage

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] BOTS & AI [NYAIx Partner] Join for NYAI's partner workshop from Bots & AI: Trust by Design: The toolkit to make customer trust a competitive advantage. #privacy around #data is not a zero sum between business and consumers. This transformational toolkit can take root with the executive level, product management, designers, data scientists, or engineers. Use code NYAI20 for 20% off! Register Button Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trust-by-design-the-toolkit-to-make-customer-trust-a-competitive-advantage-tickets-55194288603?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=nyai&discount=NYAI20 With privacy moving to the forefront of people's minds all around the world, many organizations are scratching their heads - searching for ways make data sharing (or a lack of it) valuable, meaningful and engaging for their customers. This goes beyond static policies. It's about operationalizing strong data ethics. It's about bringing to life proactive privacy and security. It's about making privacy part of the value proposition. It's privacy as a competitive advantage. “Years ago I urged people to embed Privacy, by Design. With trust at an all-time low, it's now time to design for trust. And the best way to overcome the trust gap is with Data Trust by Design. This is an essential ingredient to enabling user empowerment." — Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., LL.D. (Hon.), M.S.M. Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University In this hands-on workshop Nathan Kinch, CEO of Greater Than X, will guide you through a practical Data Trust by Design activity. Together we'll produce trustworthy outputs that inform, empower and enable people to make simple and active choices about how their data is and isn't used. Greater Than X is also gifting all of you a copy of their new playbook, Data Trust by Design (launching February 8) **Agenda** Nathan will kick off with a quick overview of the behavioral, regulatory and technological shifts impacting the personal information economy (10 mins) An introduction to Data Trust by Design, why it exists & the results it has produced to date (10 mins) We'll then break out into small groups, select a focus and begin our design challenge (20 mins) 2 groups will then come together and present their output to the other group. We're focused on testing two key things; comprehension and efficacy (20 mins) After putting our output to the test and documenting what we learn, we'll come together as a group to share what we've learned, discuss the challenges and ask the tricky questions we feel are yet to be answered (20 mins) The workshop will conclude with a quick wrap up. Nathan will also share further resources to ensure you're supported in your designing for trust journey **Trainer** Nathan Kinch, Co-founder and CEO at Greater Than X Building upon his leading work in the Personal Information Economy, Nathan founded Greater Than X to help organizations find better ways to deliver customer-centric products and services. In his role at Greater Than X, Nathan helps leading organizations operationalize strong data ethics, Privacy by Design and Data Trust by Design to build more trusted and valuable organizational structures and customer propositions. **Event Schedule** > 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Trust by Design Workshop in Library Room > 5:30pm - 6:00pm: Post workshop Q&A with Nathan and attendees in the main lounge > 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking, food, and drinks > 6:30: Ethics in AI event.

  • [NYAIx] Creative Destruction Lab, Deep Learning and Tensorflow

    Introducing NYAIx - our community partner series! We have vetted the following meetup groups & will now cross-promote their events here! [Please note, these events are completely owned & operated by our partners & not directly affiliated with NYAI.] PRACTICAL AI [NYAIx Partner] **NON-TECHNICAL** This month we'll approach practical AI from several directions. First off, we'll do an introduction to TensorFlow, a truly powerful, and approachable machine learning tool. From there, Gregory Ray will introduce the NYC Creative Destruction Lab and their role in the AI space and elsewhere. And of course, plenty of time for questions and discussion. Introduction to Creative Destruction Lab Gregory Ray, Associate Director Creative Destruction Lab We'll provide an overview of the CDL & how we support companies. The key for us is that we provide objectives based mentoring for early-stage technology companies. Companies in our program generally span technologies from AI to life science and all that is in between. https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/locations/new-york-city/ Tensorflow Overview Hugh Seaton, CEO Aquinas Learning Google has made machine learning, and AI services, very user friendly, even for the coding-impaired. We'll take a tour of Tensorflow and how it connects to simple tutorials as well as the absolute latest in Googles innovations - in fact, you can use Tensorflow to access the same algorithms that beat the world Go champion, amongst others. *This is not a technical meetup, but if you bring along your laptop, you'll be able to follow along as we navigate this exciting environment. Be sure to have a google account (i.e., gmail is good enough).