BrumAI July 2019

BrumAI - Birmingham Artificial Intelligence Meetup
BrumAI - Birmingham Artificial Intelligence Meetup
Public group

Aston University Lecture Theatre MB419

Aston University Main Building · Birmingham

How to find us

MB419 is on the 4th floor of the main building (the huge brick building opposite the business school). Find the Main Entrance, which is behind some fountains You need to take the red lift to the 4th floor. ***Don't take the blue lift!****

Location image of event venue


***Change of lecture theatre***
This month, we'll be in lecture theatre MB419

This month, we'll have two longer talks and two shorter talks with a 25 min break half-way through. As usual, there will be pizza and beer courtesy of Wealth Wizards!

Talk 1: Dr. Dean Petters - Computational Modelling of Emotion - 30 mins

I will discuss some of the challenges in taking an integrated approach to computational modelling of emotion; provide a very brief overview of the field; and then talk in more detail about modelling phenomena like mind-wandering, distraction, depressive rumination, and meditation

Talk 2: An introduction to SHapley Additive exPlanations - explainable AI with Holly Emblem. - 20 mins

Lighting talk 1: Kutlu Kazanci from Creative Destruction Labs will give us an overview of a mentorship program that is currently accepting applications for young AI startups, which is open until 12th August. - 5 minutes.

Break - 20 mins

Talk 3: How Instana uses AI to automate Application Performance Monitoring - Steve Waterworth - 25 mins

Organisations are attempting to push out new software features and fixes as fast as possible to maintain their competitive advantage in their marketplace. To help them achieve their goals, organisations are adopting techniques such as: Agile, DevOps and CI/CD along with technologies like: Cloud, Containers and Microservices to deliver those new features and fixes at speed. Without corrective feedback that speed results in instability. The availability of timely and accurate feedback on the impact of a deployment is essential to deliver better code faster. Automation of observational feedback is required to keep pace with environments that are undergoing constant change. Instana uses a number of AI techniques to power their automatic APM solution.

Also, a few of us will be heading out for a cheeky pint afterward if you'd like to join in?

Thanks to Wealth Wizards and move thirty-seven for providing the refreshments!

Wealth Wizards: The UK's leading RoboAdviser. Helping people get control of their finances through the application of AI, Algorithms and regulated financial planning

move thirty-seven: A new AI consultancy helping SMEs get started using AI to revolutionise the way things are done.