What we’re about
AppliedAI is a conference, podcast, newsletter, YouTube channel, and monthly meetup that develops Minnesota’s next generation of experts by educating citizens of all ages on the tools, processes, and applications that are needed to implement solutions that use Artificial Intelligence (AI). The organization runs regular events that involve training, learning and sharing real-world projects where AI is applied to solve problems that impact our lives.
Additionally, we encourage you to subscribe to our Conversation On Applied AI Podcast. We publish new episodes every other week on topics related to Artificial Intelligence and its applications! We also publish a Monthly Newsletter with details on our current events and ways to engage with our community.
Applied AI transitioned from IoTFuse in February 2020. IoTFuse continues to run conferences around the metro area.
What is Artificial Intelligence
In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is often used to describe machines (or computers) that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as "learning" and "problem solving".
What is AppliedAI?
Simple. :) It's the real-world applications that these far-fetched, big ideas lead to. Some things around us that are applications of AI include digital assistants (Google Home, Alexa), self-driving cars, robots, chatbots and many many more!
Who should go AppliedAI Meetups?
This group is a place for anyone who is interesting in learning, sharing and applying Artificial Intelligence to their products and services. It's also for people of all ages just interested in what's going on in the AI space by networking and talking with real-world practitioners of this exciting and new technology.
What happens at AppliedAI Meetups?
• We have speakers and panelists talking about AI in real-world scenarios
• We do demos of AI related projects and explain how they work
• We discuss, where AI has been, where it is today and where it's heading in the future
• We have fun!
Where else can I find you?
What are the colors of your logo?
They are derived from the color palette of a few of the first-ever AI-generated photos from Google’s Deep Learning tool.
Upcoming events (2)See all
- The CrossRoads of AI & Business StrategyLab651, St Paul, MN
The Crossroads of AI & Business Strategy: Opportunity & Pitfalls; Setting Priorities; Aligning Teams, The Broader Vision; Short-Term Actions... Plus, enjoy lots of great discussions, learning, and networking opportunities.
This will be a live event, hosted at Lab651 offices, for Business and Technology Leaders.
The discussion will be led by Matt Versaggi, Sr. Leader in AI and Healthcare; Mike Arulfo Principal Enterprise Architect, Gen AI & AI Strategy, Boston Scientific; and Dan McCreary. Senior Distinguished Engineer. They all spent time together at Optum and now lead various AI initiatives within our tech communities as well as within their businesses and consulting practices
After the discussion, we will adjourn to Lake Monster for a relaxing way to end the week.
3:30 - 4:00pm - Arrive
4:00 - 5:00pm - Panel Discussion
5:00 - 6:00pm - Lake Monster Brewery for Beers
Register today to join us!
- The Curse (and Blessing) of DimensionalityLab651, St Paul, MN
So much of data science is oriented around dimensionality reduction. Covariance analysis, regression, Principal Component Analysis, and autoencoders all address the curse of dimensionality through reduction. However, if the right tools are used, dimensionality is in fact a blessing when it comes to segmentation and anomaly detection. Several examples will be presented illustrating the main points.
Join us this month as we are thrilled to have Brian Turnquist from BoonLogic present on this subject! Dr. Turnquist has worked in machine learning for the past twenty years developing numerous novel algorithms for automatically clustering biological signals in real-time. Turnquist is CTO of Minneapolis tech start-up, Boon Logic and was a tenured professor at Bethel University. His Ph.D. is in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, and he has long-standing joint projects with researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), and the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany) including additional collaborations with Harvard University, University of Nagoya (Japan), Hanyang University (Seoul), University of Oslo (Norway), University of Minnesota, Purdue Pharma Pharmaceutical, and Allergan Pharmaceutical. Turnquist was a visiting researcher at the University of Nürnberg (2004-2005) and at the University of Heidelberg (2011-2012) developing algorithms to detect and classify biological signals, control neural stimulators, and automatically classify ultrasonic acoustic signals in real-time. Turnquist has fifteen refereed publications in neuroscience and mathematics and is the author of the C++-based software package Dapsys which is in use by numerous laboratories worldwide.
We'll be doing this event, In-person at Lab651. We'll have networking, pizza, and drinks starting at 6:00 pm. See you then!