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Machine Learning Unconference

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Price: $40.00 /per person
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AI and ML Unconference

How do we use AI to improve the lives of everyone in Portland?

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are predicted to affect aspects of every business, government agency and organization. In order to understand, better use and control these technologies and changes ...

Lets discuss ways to ensure the effects are positive and improve the lives of all individuals.

This one day unconference will foster local AI and ML innovation and sustainable application development with the open exchange of information, ideas and learning.

Unlike most conferences there are no pre-planned presentations or schedules. The day is organized around fostering conversations around the topics you find most interesting and important. All participants are invited and encouraged to participate in discussions on AI and ML topics such as:

- the basics and technical aspects of AI and ML
- practical everyday uses of AI/ML
- using AI for good
- ethical considerations
- implications of general/super AI
- algorithm and modeling tips and techniques
- programming languages and libraries

Do you have AI/ML questions that others can answer or have special skills you can share with others?

Together, we'll create an unconference agenda that delivers actionable, insightful information that you can apply to your career, company and community.

How Does It Work?

We kick off with informal networking, opening remarks, outline the process, then dive into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

The process roughly works like this:

* attendees present their ideas for topics
* we vote on them to gauge number of participants
* craft a schedule to accommodate the expected audience
* you attend the sessions that interest you and are free to leave them anytime they don't meet your expectations.

This is not a sales event and pitch focused presentations will not be tolerated.

The Agenda

Tickets are limited.

Early Bird Tickets: $15 thru March 10th at 4pm, then $30

Day of Event Tickets (at the door): $40

To apply for a scholarship to this event please request by March 1st 2018.

* 9:00-9:30 Arrive, get coffee and a donut, settle in, meet someone
* 9:30-10:00 Overview and group agenda setting
* 10:00-10:45 Session 1
* 10:45-11:30 Session 2
* 11:30-12:15 Session 3
* 12:15-1:00 Lunch (provided)
* 1-1:45 Session 4
* 1:45-2:30 Session 5
* 2:30-3:00 Closing remarks

Who should attend?

If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic whether you are student, developer, data scientist, manager, business owner, activist, organizer or just interested individual.

The Facilitator
Julio Barros is a consultant and trainer in Portland Oregon focusing on putting efficient, effective, ethical ML systems into production. He's been a software developer interested in cognition, AI/ML, data for many years and runs the Portland Deep Learning and Clojure meetups. Additionally he has presented and taught classes all over the US. Originally from Long Island, NY he's lived in many places in the US and now calls Portland home. You can reach him via his website or through Twitter at @JulioBarros

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