• Computer Vision with ResNet

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from deep learning experts to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Chris DeBellis presents: Computer Vision is changing the world by powering many AI breakthroughs, including robotics and autonomous vehicles. Deep neural networks, specifically convolutional neural networks (CNNs), are transforming how computer vision is done. Come learn how CNNs work as we hand-code ResNet in Keras and Tensorflow using Python. ResNet and its many variants are a state-of-the-art CNN for image classification, and the basis upon which many other advanced algorithms, such as Faster RCNN and Mask RCNN, are built. Chris DeBellis invites you to code along with him, as you learn about convolutions, stride, padding, pooling, and more advanced concepts - including bottleneck convolutions, identity blocks, and residual blocks. At the end, you will have a working classifier that can detect 1000 different object classes. Time permitting, he will also discuss MobileNet, a popular object classification CNN designed for mobile devices. Please install Keras and Tensorflow prior to the meetup, if you would like to code along with Chris DeBellis. The ResNet implementation can be found here: https://gist.github.com/flyyufelix Come join us Monday, December 10th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from deep learning experts to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Reza Katebi presents: Reza demonstrates how Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) work, and how to implement them. He will teach us how a game theory idea turned into an AI algorithm that can fake images so well that they can fool humans. Then we will learn how to implement a simple GAN using Pytorch, Tensorflow, and a Jupyter Notebook with the MNIST dataset. Feel free to bring your laptop with Pytorch, Tensorflow, and Jupyter Notebook installed, if you want to follow along with Reza's demo. Come join us Monday, November 12th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties though. Attendees will also be invited to join our exclusive private Slack community, which is where our AI conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Creating a Chatbot Using Sequence Models Built With LSTM RNNs

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from deep learning experts to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Tejas Patel presents: Creating a Chatbot Using Sequence Models Built With LSTM RNNs Tejas will show us how to create a chatbot using sequence models with an encoder/decoder architecture, consisting of Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) and Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory (BDLSTM) recurrent neural networks (RNN). Come join us Monday, October 8th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties though. Attendees will also be invited to join our exclusive private Slack community, which is where our AI conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired. UPDATE: NVIDIA is sponsoring us by providing pizza and drinks! Thank you, Rob Kowalski!

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  • Capsule Networks vs Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from deep learning experts to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Reza Katebi presents: Capsule Networks vs Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) Reza will talk about capsule networks, why they are better than convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and current advantages and disadvantages of each architecture. He will also present a project that he has done for galaxy reconstruction and classification using capsule networks. Come join us Monday, September 10th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties though. Attendees will also be invited to join our exclusive private Slack community, which is where our AI conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Robotic Perception Using Mask R-CNN

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from deep learning experts to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Chris DeBellis presents: Robotic Perception Using Mask R-CNN An introduction to deep learning for robotic perception using Mask R-CNN. We will look at the Keras / Tensorflow implementation from: http://github.com/matterport/Mask_RCNN We will cover the basics of how to train the model, run it, and visualize the outputs - plus tips for optimizing and improving performance. Come join us Monday, August 13th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties though. Attendees will also be invited to join our exclusive private Slack community, which is where our AI conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Artificial Intelligence Strategy: Delivering Deep Learning

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    SPECIAL NOTE: There will not be a June meetup. __________________________________________________________ Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from 'deep learning Ph.Ds' to business people who are AI novices, and it's free to attend. This month, Chris Benson presents: Artificial Intelligence Strategy: Delivering Deep Learning Reaping the benefits of deep learning is hard to achieve. Success requires a well-considered AI strategy that accommodates business drivers, data acquisition and preparation, model architecture, algorithm selection, robust cloud infrastructure, service integration, and delivery mechanisms. Chris Benson walks you through creating a strategy for delivering deep learning into production and explores how deep learning is integrated into a modern enterprise architecture. Come join us Monday, July 9th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Our amazing sponsor eHire will provide us with dinner and drink, so you don't have any excuses not to come! ;-) Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties though. Attendees will also be invited to join our exclusive private Slack community, which is where our AI conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Voice Intelligence

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from 'deep learning Ph.Ds' to business people who are AI novices. It's free to attend, and includes free food & drinks which are provided each month by one of our sponsors. Up next, Stephen Mallik presents: Voice Intelligence We have seen many voice enabled robots like Sophia, Alexa, Google home etc. Do you know how they work? Come and see how to build your own. Using NLP, NLU, STT and TTS, we will show you how to build your own voice intelligent system. By voice intelligent system, we mean enterprise cloud and mobile applications that you can interact using your voice. 30 years back, we started interacting with computers using keyboard. 20 years back, we started interacting with computers using mouse. 10 years back, we started interacting with computers using touch screens. Its 2018, Its time to start interacting using your voice. Come join us Monday, April 9th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties. Attendees will also be invited to join our Slack community, which is where our deep learning conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • The Future of AI | Summoning the Demon: AI and the Future of Life on Earth

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    • What we'll do Part 2 of our series: 'The Future of AI | Two Perspectives' 'Summoning the Demon: AI and the Future of Life on Earth' Elon Musk asserts we are 'summoning the demon'. He claims that AI is 'our biggest existential threat'. Other luminaries like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking agree with him. However, Mark Zuckerberg counters, "People who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios... I actually think it is pretty irresponsible." Who is right? What should we do about it? In the decades to come, advances in artificial intelligence will rocket forward at an exponential rate, leaving behind today's most sophisticated neural networks as mere toys from an Age of AI Infancy. Every industry on the planet will be impacted, from lifesaving miracles in medicine, to autonomous drone swarms launched from within the military industrial complex. Every man, woman, and child on Earth will be affected. There is a scale and level of sophistication that AI will inevitably achieve, from which inherent intelligence and consciousness will arise. AI will have the advantage of achieving super-intelligence without biological limitations. What will that moment mean for a world of human beings? We will explore possible futures for the human race and the super-intelligence to come - from an AI-enhanced human paradise on Earth, to the ultimate extermination nightmare. This is the same keynote presentation that was presented at 'DataSciCon 2017', and at the upcoming 'AI Congress - Las Vegas' on May 3-4, 2018. Come join us Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). It's free to attend, and includes free food & drinks provided by a sponsor. Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties. Attendees will also be invited to join our Slack community, which is where our deep learning conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired. • What to bring A smile, an interest in our shared future, a curious mind, and your questions and comments. • Important to know Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties.

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  • The Future of AI - Two Perspectives | Part 1

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup kicks off 2018 on a philosophical note with: 'The Future of AI - Two Perspectives' ---- Harold Morris presents Part 1: 'Quantum Effects, Moore’s Law and the reasons why the singularity will never happen. (Or will it?)' Popular movies, prominent “experts” and recent headlines all suggest that the rapid and continuous advancements in computing power and efficiency will lead to the development of an artificial “superintelligence” that might not see the “logical” need for mankind in it’s vision of the future. The constant hype surrounding this ominous prediction will have a profound effect on how, if and to what extent artificial intelligence will be accepted and deployed in mainstream society. Futurist and Artificial Intelligence Evangelist Harold Morris will lead a discussion on why (both scientifically and philosophically) the “singularity” (with all due respects to Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking) will not happen “as advertised”. ---- Originally, Chris Benson was also presenting Part 2, but that has been rescheduled for our next meetup on March 12th, 2018: 'Summoning the Demon: AI and the Future of Life on Earth' ---- Come join us Monday, February 12th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). It's free to attend, and includes free food & drinks provided by a sponsor. If you can NOT make this meetup for any reason, and you have already registered, please UNREGISTER so that we can plan food & drinks accordingly. Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties. Attendees will also be invited to join our Slack community, which is where our deep learning conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Deploying Deep Learning Models to Production

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Within the worlds of artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning is where a continual stream of the most exciting advancements are being made - it is amazing AI that works today. The monthly Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors, has become the THE place in Atlanta to plug into the community surrounding this leading-edge data science technology. We welcome all participants, from 'deep learning Ph.Ds' to business people who are AI novices. It's free to attend, and includes free food & drinks which are provided each month by one of our sponsors. Up next, Greg Werner presents: Deploying Deep Learning (DL) Models to Production: A Practical Guide For The Rest of Us There is an extensive amount of literature about how to use various Deep Learning frameworks to train, save and optimize DL models. Many of these guides are extremely detailed and very focused on the programming and math aspects of the process. However, once the model is available, it is important to consider deployment alternatives so models may be used in staging and production environments. This talk will focus on walking users through an end-to-end workflow of creating, saving and deploying models with TensorFlow and MXNet. Then, examples will demonstrate alternatives on how to automate the train/save/deploy pipeline using continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools to reduce human error, leverage battle tested cloud infrastructure solutions and reduce opportunity costs. Come join us Monday, November 13th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps). Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties. Attendees will also be invited to join our Slack community, which is where our deep learning conversations occur between monthly meetups. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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