We're running an AI study group for beginners for seven weeks from the 12th September 2019.
Each week we will study a module of the excellent (and free) Fast.ai online course and then get together part way through each week to collaborate, help each other out and discuss what we're learning.
The course is available here: https://course.fast.ai/
(Part one is the part we'll be doing over seven weeks)
We've put a video together which describes what the study group will do and what the schedule is etc
Here are the highlights
* The schedule is roughly 10 hours a week for seven weeks
* If you can keep up with the course, you'll be a deep learning practitioner by the end :)
* We're studying it offline, ourselves and meeting up once a week to discuss what we've learned.
* This means there's WORK TO DO BEFORE WE MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME
* Start now :)
* You got this! Go get 'em tiger!
If you're planning on participating, please join the slack group: https://join.slack.com/t/brumai/shared_invite/enQtNjQxMjc4NTkxNjg3LWNiMjg4MjgzYjg2ZmEzNmQ1ODQxOTlhOGI1ZDg2ODM2NTI4NDVlY2U3OTFhOTU5MGMyOGE4MzVmZGFmYTA2M2M
I've set up a channel on slack specifically for this study group. #fastAI
The study group will be free, and we'll be meeting at AlphaWorks in for a couple of hours a week for each of the seven weeks. We may nip out for beers afterward depending on numbers, but unlike our regular BrumAI events, these won't be catered.
There are *some* pre-requisites for the fast.ai course, check 'em out here: https://course.fast.ai/. But essentially if you're some kind of coder, and can get some fluency in Python between now and September, you'll be fine, as this is quite a practical course that doesn't require much maths.