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  • AI Ethics in the Real World

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    NOTE: NO MEETUP ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH! ___________________________________________________________ The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - has become 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. At our March meetup, Chris Benson presents: 'AI Ethics in the Real World' Chris will address the applicability of ethics to artificial intelligence. As the AI/Engineering leader of the multi-disciplinary AI Responsibilities team at Lockheed Martin, Chris shares responsibility for Lockheed Martin's AI ethics strategy, and is one of the primary authors of their AI ethics policies and guidelines (in partnership with his counterpart from the corporate Ethics team). In this talk, Chris will start by addressing how ethical concerns around artificial intelligence fit into AI research, development, deployment, and operationalization – along with legal and regulatory constraints. He will finish by addressing existing ethical frameworks for AI, and how they need to be extended into the future. Come join us on Monday, March 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). Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing - Rise of the Transformers!

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - has become 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, David Molony presents: 'Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing - Rise of the Transformers!' David takes us on a deep dive into the transformer architecture and explore what makes them more effective than traditional recurrent models. He will discuss state of the art models, and the improvements they have made on the original transformer. Finally, he will demonstrate sample code that shows how simple it is to fine-tune a pre-trained model on a dataset. Come join us on Monday, January 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). Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Real-World Experiences of Deep Learning and NLP in the Creative Industry

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - has become 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, Mark Agar, Bharat Lalwani, and Alvaro Salmon present: 'Real-World Experiences of Deep Learning and NLP in the Creative Industry' Recent developments in deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) have made news for both good and bad reasons. Increased accessibility means that many industries need to take stock, and understand how these technologies will change, and potentially supersede, what they do. At Digitas they are exploring the role of deep learning and NLP in digital agencies, and will share some of their early findings. They will cover the role of the embedding vector in NLP and how it plays a critical role when working with language. They will also cover how the patterns in NLP can be extended horizontally and vertically. Finally, they will show some prototype work with GPT-2 and talk about just how powerful this technology can be in the future. Come join us on Monday, November 11th 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.

  • AI for Automotive Cyber Security

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - has become 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, Aamir Goriawala presents: AI for Automotive Cyber Security Automobiles have rapidly evolved into mobile computing devices to accommodate advanced navigation, driver-assist, and infotainment systems. This paradigm shift has provided new attack surfaces, increasing the cybersecurity risk to modern vehicles. Security researchers have successfully demonstrated numerous attacks by exploiting software vulnerabilities in cars which can cause safety hazards and even lead to loss of life. Aamir will provide an overview of the in-vehicle network, its vulnerabilities, cover the business value of security solutions & current competitive landscape, introduce anomaly detection & challenges faced in an embedded environment and also explain how deep learning is being leveraged to enhance in-vehicular network security. Come join us on Monday, October 14th 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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  • AI Ethics Roundtable Group Discussion

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - has become 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. At our meetup on Monday, August 12th - in one week - Chris Benson will lead and facilitate a non-technical roundtable group discussion (inclusive of all attendees) on AI ethics - a topic that has become enormously important in a world in which AI models are built with biased data, and once trained, may have enormous influence over our lives, careers, and society at large. As a strategist for artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and AI ethics at Lockheed Martin - the world's largest defense contractor - Chris works with key stakeholders to shape the organization's "ethical AI" policies and tools. In this roundtable discussion, Chris will be offering his own opinions, and not the institutional positions of Lockheed Martin. Come join us on Monday, August 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). Free food and beverages provided by our sponsor Lockheed Martin. Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired. ============================ NOTE: The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup will not meet in September. The next meetup after Monday, August 12th is currently scheduled for Monday, October 14th. If you would like to present, please contact Chris Benson directly.

  • An Introduction to Natural Language Processing

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - 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. At our July meetup, Milad Makkie presents an 'An Introduction to Natural Language Processing'. Natural language processing (NLP) is an area of computer science that is involved with the interaction between computers and humans in language. The final goal of NLP is to empower computers to perceive language to the level that human understand. Nowadays, NLP is the driving force behind services such as search engines, speech recognition, sentiment analysis, automatic text summarization, machine translation, and many more. In this presentation, Milad will introduce the basics of natural language processing, cover some of its techniques and applications, and also explain how the recent advances in Deep Learning have revolutionized NLP. Come join us on Monday, July 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). Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Introduction to Deep Reinforcement Learning

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA, eHire, and Lockheed Martin - 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. At our June meetup, Chris DeBellis presents an 'Introduction to Deep Reinforcement Learning'. Reinforcement Learning is the set of algorithms used to teach autonomous systems how to obtain a specific goal. When combined with deep learning, these algorithms can achieve better than human performance on certain tasks, such as beating the best Go players in the world. We will discuss the basic approaches in Reinforcement Learning and how this is differs from supervised learning. We will implement a simple Q-Learning algorithm and have it learn a simple task. We will discuss the limitations of this approach and the motivation for incorporating deep neural networks into reinforcement learning. Finally we will implement a deep neural network with Q-Learning (DQN) using an example from OpenAI Gym. Come join us on Monday, June 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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  • Exploring NVIDIA RAPIDS with the NVIDIA RAPIDS Team!

    Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    ATTENTION: There will NOT be a March meetup for the Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup. APRIL will be our next meetup! _______________________________________________ The Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) (http://atdc.org) and other sponsors - including NVIDIA - 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. At our April meetup, Joshua Patterson and Randy Gelhausen from NVIDIA will teach us all about RAPIDS - a suite of open source software libraries that give you the freedom to execute end-to-end data science and analytics pipelines entirely on GPUs. https://rapids.ai Come join us on Monday, April 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). Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

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  • Deep Learning Roundtable - Leveling Up In AI

    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. If your New Year’s resolutions included learning more about AI, then this is the month for you! Instead of a presenter, we will have a group discussion that explores the learning resources available for artificial intelligence and deep learning, and everyone attending is encouraged to participate, offer suggestions, and express opinions. We'll try to set you on the practical AI learning path that will help you level up - whether you're a seasoned deep learning practitioner, or a complete beginner. Come join us Monday, February 11th 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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  • 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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