• Expert VC panel: how to get your AI company funded in 2019

    111 Independence Dr

    2018 was a renaissance year for AI. We realized its power… and potential to do harm. In 2019, AI will become ubiquitous at home and at work and we'll learn to regulate and control it. Venture capital is fueling the introduction of AI-driven automation in the enterprise. In this special panel discussion, we’ll get a rare glimpse into how decisions are getting made about the future of work. Join three of the most-respected Silicon Valley investors - Sandeep Bhadra from Vertex Ventures, Lauren Kolodny from Aspect Ventures, and Ethan Batraski from Venrock - to learn what’s ahead, what’s getting funded, what’s over-funded, and how to pitch your AI idea. Join for insights into how VCs think, spirited debate, and networking with leading entrepreneurs who will make headlines in 2019 and beyond. 6:00 PM registration and networking 6:30 PM VC panel discussion plus Q&A 7:30 PM drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and networking

  • How Machine Learning is used in Enterprise Software with Ashish Kumar

    Remote Attendees: Please join the Meetup using this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/9jbibf8z7mt8&eom Join Ashish Kumar for an introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms such as Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Neural Networks and how they are used in Enterprise Business Software. Read about Ashish here: Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashkmr1/ Blog : http://medium.com/@ashish_fagna Twitter : http://twitter.com/@ashish_fagna Email: [masked]

  • Transparent AI. Hacking ML and auditability for Natural Language interfaces

    Join us Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30pm for "Transparent AI. Hacking ML and auditability for Natural Language interfaces." Joining remote? Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/1knil3t01ffi&eom While it is true that enterprises can leverage growing amounts of data, it is also true that a great deal of them come in different formats, separated silos, semi-structured or even free text form. Many problems that enterprises face today could be solved through natural language technologies, but building efficient natural language applications often cannot be hacked through sheer data quantity. Enterprises need AI applications that can learn efficiently and that can be taught by people that do not have a PhD in Machine Learning. Ciro Greco and Jacopo Tagliabue will show how a different approach to probabilistic ML and semi-symbolic reasoning can bring open endless new opportunities for applicative AI. About Our Presenters: Ciro Greco holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Neuroscience (MIT/Milan-Bicocca) and worked for three years as Odysseus post-doctoral fellow at Ghent University where he worked on multilanguage formal models for syntax and semantics and published in top-tier peer reviewed journals in Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences. In 2017 the founded Tooso, SF based AI startup backed by the Alchemist Accelerator and Kima Ventures. Jacopo Tagliabue holds a PhD in Cognitive Science (UNISR/MIT). He was fellow at the Santa Fe Institute of Complexity and led the Data Science team of Axonvibe in New York, where he was busy building with his team a location-based intelligence platform providing consumer and place insights from GPS phone data and social meta-data. In 2017 he co-founded Tooso and joined as our CTO and nerd in chief. Everyone is welcome! See you on the 7th!

  • Future of Artificial Intelligence and Its State of the Art

    This event is co-hosted by CSPA and OnePiece Work. A panel of Deep AI scientists from Google, Huma, Astound and other leading AI companies will discuss and share their vision for the future of AI and answer questions audience may have. AGENDA 05:30 - 06:30PM - Checking in and networking 06:30 - 07:30PM - Panel Discussion Panelists: Yinlam Chow Ph.D, Research Scientist, Google Deepmind Greg Kostello, Founder/CEO, Huma.ai Dan Turchin, Founder/CPO, Astound.ai 07:30 - 08:30PM - Networking CSPA - A volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit Silicon Valley organization dedicated to promoting leadership, community and entrepreneurship in technology OnePiece Work - Opened in April 2017, OnePiece is a cross-border incubator & innovative co-working space based in the heart of Silicon Valley. We accelerate your business with mentors, introduction, and exposure. 100% of the companies stationed in Onepiece received investments, with an average over 3 million U.S. dollars. If you're an ambitious and results-driven entrepreneur, then keeping up to speed on the latest developments in AI is the best move you can make to assure your continued success. In a unique blend of theoreticians, practitioners and investors, this highly informative session is an especially time-effective way to become acquainted with both the promise and perils of AI. By investing two-hours you'll earn a payback stream benefiting you over your entire lifetime. Especially, if that future includes: " Seeking employment " Strengthening team " Acquiring customers " Attracting investors then you belong at this session. If performing at your best is what you're about, then attending the session is an excellent opportunity to maintain your edge.

  • OpenAI Universe with Ashish Kumar

    Astound headquarters

    Remote Attendees: Please join the Meetup using this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/vizxkqm4kkra&eom OpenAI Universe is a platform which allows for the training of AI agents on any task that can be performed on a computer, including flash games, browser tasks such as flight booking, and complex games such as Starcraft. Universe contains over 1000 environments for OpenAI Gym, a tool kit for developing and comparing Reinforcement Learning algorithms. Join Ashish Kumar for an introduction to the OpenAI Universe. In his talk, Ashish will share: 1. An overview of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms 2. An introduction to OpenAI Gym and Universe Platforms 3. A demonstration of OpenAI Universe and how it allows an AI agent to use a computer just like a human 4. Examples of use cases of these platforms in the real world Read about Ashish here: Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashkmr1/ Blog : http://medium.com/@ashish_fagna Twitter : http://twitter.com/@ashish_fagna Email: [masked]

  • Want a diverse workplace? Your algorithms don't.

    Astound headquarters

    Join an expert panel to discuss the future of workplace diversity and why AI may not be helping. Hear from strong women leaders who beat the odds to succeed in STEM careers. Learn what's happening in academia to develop responsible AI that may fix Silicon Valley's gender gap. Our expert panel includes: Dr. James Zou, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Zou is part of the Stanford AI Lab and his pioneering research while at Microsoft helped define the emerging field of algorithm bias. His recent work analyzed 100 years of gender and ethnic stereotypes using word embeddings. Magaly Drant, Director of Engineering Operations at ServiceNow Magaly's one of a small group of engineering leaders responsible for developing products recently named "Most Innovative Enterprise Technology" by Forbes. Magaly joined the company in 2011 from HP and holds degrees in Math and Physics. Shannon Burns, Internal Tools Engineer at Slack Shannon joined a startup called Slack in 2016 that was recently valued at $5B. She was an early member of the Developer Relations team where she helped grow a platform and ecosystem that now boasts 1,500 apps and 200,000 weekly active developers. Moderator: Dan Turchin, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Astound Why are we hosting this event? Because it's about time everyone who cares about the future of work starts talking about the impact of AI on jobs, diversity, stereotypes, and bias. AI is making hiring decisions, keeping neighborhoods safe, and designing curricula in schools. As a community of AI developers, it's critical that we understand how these decisions are made. All "intelligence" behind AI requires people, algorithms, and data. We unintentionally bring our biases to work. The single biggest threat to broader adoption of AI technology is developers reinforcing cultural biases in the decision-making process. Everyone is welcome. Bring your kids. Bring your questions. Be inspired.

  • Rise of the Machines: AI Meets Traditional Business

    Santa Clara Convention Center

    Join us for a great panel discussion with leaders from the worlds of venture capital, private equity, and industry about how AI is impacting the world of work. We'll discuss how advances in AI and machine learning are changing what it means to be an employee and forcing us to rethink our relationship with technology. Note that registration for the forum is required: https://opensv.wildapricot.org/forum2018/

  • Learn how AI is disrupting more than IT: hacking poverty, crime, and pollution

    • What we'll do We all know AI is the future of IT... it's also fixing bigger issues like famine and global warming. Join Astound co-founder Dan Turchin and AI enthusiasts for a provocative discussion about what's being done to AI-hack the planet. And how you can help. We'll also present a live demo of the Astound AI platform for employee service... because, unfortunately, one hour just isn't enough time to present a solution for world hunger. • Voice and video URL for remote attendees: https://zoom.us/j/463258472

  • How AI reduces MTTR and call volume: chatbots, neural nets, and the future of IT

    • What we'll do Join us for a special briefing on the future of AI in IT in the heart of London. Network with local IT leaders and learn how AI-driven automation is changing the way IT service is delivered... and consumed. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve a spot. • What to bring We'll provide cocktails and dinner • Important to know See https://www.thened.com/restaurants/millies-lounge for directions.

  • Build a neural net for IT self-service with TensorFlow… in an hour

    We’re starting off 2018 with a special session that will pack six months of Coursera lectures into an hour… and leave you with a skill you’ll be able to use immediately. Join machine learning expert Ashish Kumar for an introduction to TensorFlow. Learn how to apply neural nets to IT Service Management for classifying and routing incidents, assessing the risk of changes, and developing virtual agents using NLP. Free to attend. RSVP required. URL for remote attendees: https://zoom.us/j/109833857 Read about Ashish here: https://www.codementor.io/ashish1dev Linkedin profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashkmr1/ Twitter http://twitter.com/@ashish_fagna Blog : http://medium.com/@ashish_fagna Email: [masked]