• Turku.ai April Meetup


    Welcome to the first meetup of the year! Hosted by Vincit, we will again have two speakers, Eija-Leena Koponen from Someturva and Johanna Hautala from the University of Turku. The title of Eija-Leena's talk is going to be Enabling Access to Justice Through AI. Johanna's talk is titled Knowledge Societies Enter the Era of AI. I hope to see everyone next week!

  • Turku.AI December meetup

    Department of Future Technologies, Agora building, 4th floor, University hill

    It is time for an early Christmas present, namely the December Turku.AI meetup on the 19.12. This time we are hosted by TurkuNLP at the University of Turku, starting at 18:00 in the Agora building, 4th floor. ----- Speaker #1: Prof. Barbara Plank, IT University in Copenhagen "Multi-task learning in Natural Language Processing" Despite recent success in Natural Language Processing, our models still dreadfully lack the ability to generalize to conditions that are different from the ones encountered during training. Such adverse conditions include learning for noisy domains up to the extreme case of adaptation: new languages. Recent work on transfer learning offers great promise to remedy the problem, particularly Multi-Task Learning (MTL). In this talk I will provide an overview of MTL and text and beyond. Barbara is one of the leading deep learning experts in natural language processing. ------ Speaker #2: Dr. Esa Alhoniemi, Vincit "AI - A silver bullet?" Is AI a must, an opportunity, or a threat? Aspects of application of AI in some businesses based on experiences of a data scientist. Esa is a data-oriented problem solver that has seen a lot, but still willing to learn more. He has a long experience in analytics, machine learning, and statistics in both business and academia

  • Turku.ai November Meetup

    Vaadin office, Old Mill

    The reports of our death are greatly exaggerated. No, we didn't stop organizing the Turku.ai meetup. Thanks a lot for all the concerned messages, it's great to hear people care about us :) Welcome to our November meetup! Hosted by Vaadin at Old Mill, this time we will again have two amazing talks: First speaker: Oguzhan Gencoglu, Head of Data Science at Top Data Science: AI for Prostate Cancer Detection Second speaker: Fredrik Rönnlund, Chief Growth Officer at Valohai: Deep Learning Challenges See you there!

  • Turku.AI October meetup

    Needs a location

    It's time for the October meetup! The winter is coming, so let's huddle together with all the cool people (it's not too cold yet, so nothing wrong with coolness). The next meetup will be on the 23.10. at 18:00. The venue is in Electrocity at SparkUp. There will be two interesting talks. Our first speaker is Harri Pietilä, the Chief Data Scientist at Ericsson with the topic ”Security AI: The Cost of Metrics” Our second speaker is Lari Vähäsalo is a PhD in wood and paper technology who will give a short introduction to the capabilities of multivariate analysis of process data and in its use as a data mining "Multivariate analysis of papermaking process data"

  • Turku.AI September meetup

    Needs a location

    It's time to leave the summer pastures and head for the first Turku.AI meetup! The first meetup of the autumn is hosted by Turku Science. The date is 7.9. and the time is 18:00. The venue is at Potkuri, ICT-City, Joukahaisenkatu 3. Our first speaker is Alexander Jung, who is an assistant professor of computer science at Aalto University. Topic: Semi-supevised learning for network -structured data Our second speaker is Kai Hakala, who is a PhD candidate from the University of Turku. Topic: Generative Adversarial Networks for Text

  • Turku.AI June meetup

    Needs a location

    Hi guys! The June meetup is just around the corner! We are switching to using Eventbrite for registration, so get the ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turkuai-june-meetup-tickets-46484094177 The June meetup of Turku.AI is hosted by the University of Turku on Tuesday the 5.6. It is organized in conjunction with The Annual Symposium of Computer Science in Finland. This time we start a bit earlier, at 4:30pm, right after the day ends at the symposium. The venue is at the Agora building of the University of Turku, on the 4th floor. We will have two talks from expert speakers. Timo Knuutila: “Deep Learning: Why does it work?” Mats Sjöberg: "Computer vision: teaching computers to see"

  • Turku.ai May meetup


    The May meetup is heading right for us! This time we are hosted by Turku Science Park and the venue is SparkUp in Electrocity. On Thursday the 17th of May we will meet the meetup crew and hear two interesting talks by experts in the field. Teemu Roos is an associate professor at the University of Helsinki with literally thousands of citations. He is the leader of the Information, Complexity and Learning research group and leader of the AI Education program in the Finnish Center for AI. In May 2018 he has just launched an open online course on AI, Elements of AI. Talk topic: "AI Education for All" Tuomas Piippo development manager at the city of Turku. He is currently creating a business ecosystem and digital platform to facilitate value creation from otherwise underutilized data. He is going to talk about the city data lake and Smart & Wise plans.

  • Turku.ai April meetup

    Silo AI, Werstas, 4th floor

    In the April meetup of Turku.ai on 25.4. we take a look at the new field of quantum machine learning. We are going to hear two talks from expert researchers, Peter Wittek and Sabrina Maniscalco. Peter Wittek obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore. He is the Academic Director of the Quantum Machine Learning Initiative in the Creative Destruction Lab in the University of Toronto. His research explores the synergies between artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum information, and high-performance computing. He published the book "Quantum Machine Learning: What Quantum Computing Means to Data Mining", the first monograph on the subject. He has been deeply involved in entrepreneurship and he works on incubating startups that use quantum technologies for machine learning. Sabrina Maniscalco is the Chair of Theoretical Physics at the University of Turku and an adjunct professor at Aalto University. She is also the leader of the Turku Quantum Technologies group (tqt.fi) and the vice-director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technologies. Her research activity focuses on quantum physics and the fundamentals of quantum technology. This has the potential to revolutionise several fields in technology and society at large. The entanglement of quantum states and quantum superpositions open up unprecedented possibilities for, for example, ultra-fast computing and unbreakable encryption techniques. Sabrina Maniscalco is also known as an avid communicator and devoted to popularising science. She has, among other things, created and co-organised the Turku Science Cafe (sciencecafeturku.wordpress.com) and the Quantum Game Jams. We are hosted by Silo.AI at Werstas, 4th floor. The time is the familiar 6pm.

  • Turku.ai March meetup

    Cerion Solutions Office

    • What we'll do Hi guys, it's time to announce the March meetup! This time we are hosted by Cerion Solutions, a Turku-based company specializing in efficient use of data. The venue is at Läntinen Rantakatu 53 and the time is 18:00. In addition to the bustling Turku AI scene people, we have two interesting talks at the meetup. Speakers: Jani Anttonen - Nordic Venture Family Can information theory help us explain better, how deep neural networks work Ryan Pulkrabek - Jiglabs Topic TBA • What to bring • Important to know

  • AI for Business


    • What we'll do The February Turku.ai gathering is organized together with Turku AI Week and this time we focus a bit more on the business side. The business world will have a great impact and responsibility on how we will implement AI technologies in our societies. Let's tackle a piece of that at our event! This event presents you the great influencers of AI, provides you a solid update on field's development and sneak peeks of upcoming local splendours. - Keynote: Pauli Aalto-Setälä, Professor of Practice, UTU. CEO, Aller Media. - Erlin Gulbenkoglu (Silo.ai). GDPR's implications on AI/ML. - Filip Ginter, Tapio Pahikkala (UTU). Summary of the latest developments and application areas. - Intro to local events: Shift, Robot Uprising, School of AI See Turku AI Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/177115696216167/ • What to bring • Important to know