• [Partner event] 2019 AI Talent Summit

    Computer History Museum

    25 Free passes are available for our meetup members, use code: AIFrontier100 If you did not get a free pass, you can still receive 50% off with code: AIFrontier *** Join 400 tech & talent leaders for an engaging discussion on the AI talent landscape. Learn how different companies are building their AI capabilities & scaling their AI teams from VCs, startups, and talent leaders! Featured speakers include: * Gil Arditi (Head of ML Product @ Lyft) * Luan Lam (Global VP of People @ Harness; Advisor of Talent @ Unusual Ventures) * Jennifer Holmstrom (Head of Talent @ GGV Capital) * Georgina Salamy (Director of Talent at Zoox) * Ted Maguire (Director of Executive Talent @ Khosla Ventures) and more Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ai-talent-summit-building-teams-for-the-future-of-ai-tickets-66516341167 ——————————— Event details With the rapid advancement of AI technology and commercial breakthroughs, building a strong and diverse AI team becomes increasingly critical for business success in the high-tech era. AI talent is scarce, costly and in high demand. It is challenging for all companies to gain an edge in the intense talent environment. This event aims to help tech and talent leaders better understand the AI talent market and best practices for building, nurturing, and retaining strong and diverse teams to accelerate their business growth. /// Agenda /// 1:00pm - 1:30pm Check-in & Networking 1:30pm - 1:40pm Welcome Message * Margaret Laffan: VP of Business Development @ TalentSeer; Venture Partner @ BoomingStar Ventures 1:40pm - 2:10pm AI Transformation: Progress & Future Trends * Gil Arditi: Head of Product, Machine Learning @ Lyft 2:10pm - 2:40pm AI Talent Evolution & Best Practice for Building A Strong AI Team * Alex Ren: Founder @ TalentSeer & Robin.ly; Managing Partner @ BoomingStar Ventures * Margaret Laffan: VP of Business Development @ TalentSeer; Venture Partner @ BoomingStar Ventures 2:40pm - 3:10pm Networking Break 3:10pm - 3:40pm Developing & Scaling Startup Teams From the Ground Up ‍* Luan Lam: Global VP of Talent @ Harness; Advisor of Talent @ Unusual Ventures 3:40pm - 4:10pm Leveraging the Power of Investors to Grow & Nurture Teams ‍* Jennifer Holmstolm: Head of Talent @ GGV Capital 4:10pm - 4:50pm Panel Discussion: Challenges in Building an AI Team and the Future of Work * Ted Maguire, Director of Executive Talent @ Khosla Ventures * Georgina Salamy, Director of Talent @ Zoox * Margaret Laffan, VP of Business Development @ TalentSeer (Panel Moderator) (More panelists to be confirmed) 4:50pm - 5:30pm Summit Recap & Networking Learn more about the event https://www.talentseer.com/event

  • Attention Augmented Convolutional Networks (Paper Discussion)

    JJ Lake Business Center

    **This is a new paper from Google Brain, coming out in April this year and presented in ICCV 2019. Convolutional networks have been the choice for computer vision applications. The convolution operation however has a significant weakness in that it only operates on a local neighborhood, thus missing global information. Self-attention, on the other hand, has emerged as a recent advance to capture long range interactions, but has mostly been applied to sequence modeling and generative modeling tasks. This paper introduces self-attention for discriminative visual tasks as an alternative to convolutions. Combining convolutions and self-attention leads to consistent improvements in image classification on ImageNet and object detection on COCO across many different models and scales, including ResNets and a state-of-the-art mobile constrained network. Paper to read: Bello, Irwan, Barret Zoph, Ashish Vaswani, Jonathon Shlens, and Quoc V. Le. "Attention augmented convolutional networks." ICCV 2019. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.09925 Additional reading: Ramachandran P, Parmar N, Vaswani A, Bello I, Levskaya A, Shlens J. Stand-Alone Self-Attention in Vision Models. arXiv:[masked]. 2019 Jun 13. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.05909 Presenter: Junling Hu This is part of the bi-weekly reading series. We come together to discuss cutting-edge AI topics and papers. One paper is selected as the major discussion topic. The meeting is led by one presenter, with group discussion and participation. Bring your questions and get answered. Socialize with other like-minded people. 6:30-7pm Meet and greet 7-8pm Paper presentation and group discussion 8-8:30 Additional social

  • [Partner event] SYNC 2019 Silicon Valley

    Computer History Museum

    ** Our meetup member receive 50% off for this conference. Use the code: Junling_50 SYNC 2019: The most anticipated and should't-be-missed technology summit in Silicon Valley is here again! Hosted by tech media PingWest, and featuring prestigious guest speakers from different sectors, SYNC 2019 will happen on Sep. 22 at Mountain View, CA. Event link is at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sync-2019-silicon-valley-tech-for-good-tickets-68290698317 Get in touch with top executives from tech giants, investors, and female tech leaders who inspire others with their own experience in the tech industry. At this conference, you Could : Listen to Chief Scientist of Niantic Inc. talking about how the company made Pokémon GO and Ingress global hits. Know how Chief Security Officer (CSO) from JD.com keeps this Chinese e-commerce giant's website safe. Know about how co-founder of Blind made his app a Silicon Valley "must-have" in theage of job hopping. Hear the story of former-CFO-turned-robotics-expert using technology to improve not only many disabled people's, but also his own life. Also, get an exclusive look inside Google's in-house incubator Area 120, And Meet execs from Google, IBM, Tencent, Himalaya, Twitter and other tech giants and TOP VCs! For more information and register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sync-2019-silicon-valley-tech-for-good-tickets-68290698317

  • IEEE Artificial Intelligence Symposium - AI, the Next Decade

    5 free passes are available for our meetup members. Use the code: AI-Frontiers-FREE If you did not get the free pass, you can still get 15% discount with code: AI-Frontiers-Friends The event registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-artificial-intelligence-symposium-ai-the-next-decade-tickets-62462483971 IEEE in partnership with Cisco presents this symposium on "AI, The Next Decade" of Artificial Intelligence. This event features leading speakers from academic and industry including CEO/CTO level speakers, Director of Stanford AI Lab, New York Times journalist, and industry technical leaders from Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and more. From advances in AI, to how AI will affect your daily life - you'll get to hear, discuss and debate several perspectives at a full day of talks, panel discussions and networking. The event will be followed by a happy hour networking sessions! More details about the event can be found here: https://ieee.aisymposium.org/ Event Agenda: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Coffee 9:00 AM - 9.15 AM: Welcome 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Morning Key Note and Speaker Talks 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Afternoon Key Note and Speaker Talks 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Panel Discussion on the Next Decade of AI Applications 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking and Happy Hour To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-artificial-intelligence-symposium-ai-the-next-decade-tickets-62462483971

  • [Lecture] From Facebook AI: Approach Human Heuristics with Deep Learning and RL

    ** You must register on Eventbrite for this event. 40 free passes are available for people signing up early. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-frontiers-lecture-yuandong-tian-of-facebook-ai-research-tickets-71824413755 Join us to hear the cutting edge research from Facebook AI Research. Topic: Approach Human Heuristics with Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Speaker bio: Yuandong Tian is a Research Scientist and Manager in Facebook AI Research, working on deep reinforcement learning and its applications, and theoretical analysis of deep models. He is the lead scientist and engineer for ELF OpenGo and DarkForest Go project. Prior to that, he was a researcher and engineer in Google Self-driving Car team in[masked]. He received Ph.D in Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, Bachelor and Master degree of Computer Science in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the recipient of 2013 ICCV Marr Prize Honorable Mentions. Talk summary: Deep Learning has achieved great success in recent years, in particular when dealing with natural data input (e.g., computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing). In contrast, how to apply deep neural networks on structured data (e.g., logs, problem specifications, code) to accelerate critical applications that traditionally require decades of human heuristics still remains an open problem to address. In this talk, I will cover our recent works in which neural networks, coupled with reinforcement learning and search methods, are used to learn heuristics of a complicated optimization problem, to achieve better performance than using human experience. The application includes online job scheduling, vehicle routing, architecture search, and code decompiler. Reigster here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-frontiers-lecture-yuandong-tian-of-facebook-ai-research-tickets-71824413755

  • ODSC WEST 2019

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

    Our meetup member receive additional 10% discount with this code: ODSCWEST_FRONTIERS Buy your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/odsc-west-2019-open-data-science-conference-tickets-53970588483?discount=meetup19 About the Conference The annual ODSC West in San Francisco brings together the most influential data scientists, practitioners, innovators, and thought leaders in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. ODSC West showcases the best and the brightest when it comes to Data Science, including many open source data science pioneers. Learn from leading 210+ experts in hands-on trainings, workshops and talks on everything you need in applied data science and artificial intelligence. Day One - Accelerate AI and Training Sessions The Accelerate AI Business Summit holds talks and panels about the Business of AI and data science plus network with industry leaders. Day Two - Training Sessions Enhance your data science skills through training sessions taught by world-class data science instructors, in small class sizes. Here you'll strengthen your technical skills and boost your professional profile through hands-on trainings led by core contributors. Day's Three and Four - Workshop and Talk Sessions Further your data science knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals at the many conference talks and workshops. Tools, Topics, and Languages Impress your boss and colleagues with the skills you gain at ODSC West. Here’s just a sample of the tools, topics, and languages we'll be covering in 4 days: Topics: Recommendation Systems, Transfer Learning, Machine Vision, Autonomous Machines, Conversational AI, Data Science Research, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, Unsupervised Learning, Image Classification, Self-driving Vehicles, and Machine Translation Languages: Python, R Julia, Scala, Pig/Hive/NoSQL Tools: Python, Jupyter Notebooks, R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan, Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming, Tensorflow, MXNet, Caffe, CNTK, Scikit-learn, Theano, Shogun, Pylearn2, Azure ML, Amazon ML,H20.ai, Cloud ML, Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny, Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Kafka, Druid Networking Opportunities Connect with 4,500 of your data science peers from around the world at these networking opportunities provided throughout the conference: Daily Coffee Breaks / Review the talks over coffee Career Expo / Cross paths with startups and Fortune 500 companies looking to hire talented data scientists Office Hours Session / Drop in and bring your questions, big and small Share a meal and ideas with like-minded individuals at Dinner with Data Scientists. (This a self-organized event. ODSC suggests the venue and provides a signup sheet. Each individual is responsible for their own dinner cost.)