• LXAI: Town Hall Forum @ Machine Learning Medellin

    Centro Empresarial One Plaza

    LatinX in AI (LXAI): Medellin Town Hall Forum The LatinX in AI Organization (LXAI) is excited to kick off our first International Town Hall Forum on October 15th, 2019 in Medellin, Colombia! The goal of these forums is to meet and engage with regional AI and ML practitioners, researchers, activists, and companies across South and Central America. The town hall aims to bring awareness to the topics and issues specific to each city. Agenda: - Introduction to LatinX in AI Organization by Laura Montoya - Open Forum Discussion - How to Stay Involved - Join the Global Community - Closing Forum Survey: https://forms.gle/BNAb379aZJvsjDDu9 Learn more: http://www.latinxinai.org/ --------------------------------------------------------------- Big Thanks to Machine Learning Medellin Meetup for hosting us!! Sponsor: Snappr (http://snappr.co) To see details all the talks planned for this fun evening, join their meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ml-medellin/events/265216257/

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  • #AIDLE @ TWIMLcon: AI Platforms

    Mission Bay Conference Center

    Accel AI Institute and the LatinX in AI Coalition are excited to be community partners with TWIMLcon!! This is a new conference focused on the platforms, tools, technologies, and practices necessary to enable and scale machine learning and AI in the enterprise. It’s called TWIMLcon: AI Platforms, to be held October 1-2, 2019 at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. Learn More: https://twimlcon.com/ I will be attending, and believe your participation in the Summit would be beneficial. Use this discount code, applicable for a full access pass to the conference. Input the ACCELAI20 to get 20% off when registering. Check out their volunteering and scholarship opportunities: https://twimlcon.com/schol-vol/ About TWIMLcon: AI Platforms TWIMLcon will offer real world, practical discussions that help you grow your knowledge, skills and career, plus great opportunities to share, learn and connect with a community of like minded data science, machine learning, platform engineering and MLOps practitioners and leaders. Some of the topics include: - Overcoming the barriers to getting ML and DL models into production - How to apply ideas like AutoML, MLOps and DevOps to your machine learning workflow - Experiences and lessons learned in delivering platform and infrastructure support for data management, experiment management, and model deployment - Platform deployment stories from leading tech companies and traditional enterprises - Organizational and cultural best practices for success TWIMLcon: AI Platforms is brought to you by the team behind the TWIML AI Podcast (a.k.a. This Week in Machine Learning & AI). The conference has its roots in a series of interviews on the topic of AI Platforms published back in the fall of 2018. The series—which featured interviews with ML Platforms and Infrastructure engineers and leaders from Facebook, Airbnb, LinkedIn, OpenAI, Shell and Comcast—resonated very strongly with listeners and remains one of our most popular series to this day. We hope you’ll join us for what is shaping up to be an important community event.

  • AI Research Discussion: Towards the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease with AI

    AIDLE is excited to host the recipients of the Titan V Graphics card gifted by NVIDIA at the 2019 GPU technology conference for a special research discussion with a presentation describing their efforts at CITEDI-IPN. Research: Towards the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease with eye movement analysis and other advances conducted in our research center. Presentators: Dr. Jessica Beltrán and Dr. Mireya S. García-Vázquez Dr. Jessica Beltrán received her bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora. She received her Master and PhD degree in Computer Science from CICESE,MX. She was a participant in a Marie Curie project and was a Faculty Scholar in the Grace Hopper Celebration Conference. She currently works as a research fellow from CONACyT assigned to IPN-Tijuana. She is interested in pervasive healthcare and machine learning. More about her research can be found in http://www.jessicabeltran.net/Publications. Dr. Mireya García received her Ph.D. Degree in Signal and Telecommunications with honors from the Rennes University I, Rennes, France. She did her Post-doctoral studies in laboratory R&D PILIMTEC in incubator enterprises at the École Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne (ENST Bretagne), Brest, France. She was a leader in research projects at national and international levels, with San Diego State University, USA under a Fulbright Grant and with two prestigious French research centers in computer sciences (CNAM and LABRI) under the International French-Mexican Grant. At the academic-administrative level, she was Director of a Research Center in Tijuana, MX and then Director of the International Office of IPN. She is currently Research Advisor at IPN Research ́s Office and Professor at IPN-CITEDI. She is also the leader of the Special Projects Laboratory. Her research interests are multimedia indexing, visual content with Deep neural machines for different applications like healthcare. Abstract: In this talk, we will review current advances in eye movement analysis related to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. We will discuss the challenges and future directions in this field. Additionally, we will show different projects related to AI that we conduct in our lab in our research center (CITEDI-IPN, https://www.citedi.ipn.mx/portal/). These projects include pervasive healthcare and indexing of multimedia content (http://mexculture.cnam.fr/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome). **You Must Register via Zoom to Attend** https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c96a750b7aed9a1e7c24e00bf0acd2b8 We will use Zoom with audio, video, and live recording capabilities. Each discussion group will have a “leader” who moderates the discussion, and may also give a short lead of the presentation. When possible, we'll invite the author(s) of the paper to join us to answer questions and help facilitate the discussion and understanding. Attendee Guidelines: - Try to read any materials ahead of time and find a few good questions and/or insights. - Be on time, latecomers can be disruptive for online discussions - Use a headset in a quiet location if possible, and have a good internet connection: good audio quality is essential - Have the discussion paper on your desktop ready to show via screen sharing in the event you need to point to something in a figure e.g. - There are no silly questions! - AIDLE has strict guidelines regarding discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and prior experience or educational background. We are all here to learn and grow! Violators will be removed from the group immediately. To reserve your spot: please deposit $2 donation via AIDLE Open Collective (https://opencollective.com/accel-ai). Those who have donated by (8 pm PDT the day before the discussion) will be added to the call on a "first come first serve" basis.

  • LatinX in AI (LXAI) Research @ ICML 2019

    Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

    The Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with ICML at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA on Monday, June 10th, 2019. Mission Our mission is to increase the representation of our community at the main conference and create a platform allowing our members to share their work, gain access to mentoring, collaborations, and networking opportunities with other researchers in artificial intelligence. Call for Participation The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend. Sign-up to be a mentor: http://bit.ly/LXAI-ICML2019-MENTOR REGISTRATION OPEN To attend the LXAI workshop, please register for the ICML tutorial day. Note: registration for the full conference is optional, and registration for the tutorials is refundable if you are unable to make it. Please register by May 19th to secure the early-bird pricing, and (if applicable) upload your student ID for a discount. After registering for ICML click the 'Join Us' button to register for our event so that we can have a headcount, your information, and any special needs. Full Details: http://www.latinxinai.org/icml-2019 Registration: https://lxai-icml2019.eventbrite.com

  • LXAI + BAI Research @ ICLR

    Ernest N Morial Convention Center

    The LatinX in AI Coalition is partnering with Black in AI to host a joint gathering and dinner at the Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) in New Orleans May 7th, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mission Our mission is to increase representation of our communities at the main conference and create a platform allowing our members to share their work, gain access to mentoring, collaborations, and networking opportunities with other researchers in artificial intelligence. Full Details: http://www.latinxinai.org/iclr-2019 Registration: https://lxai-bai-iclr-2019.eventbrite.com

  • Intro to Image Captioning in PyTorch Workshop @ Nvidia GTC

    San Jose McEnery Convention Center

    You're invited to join me as I speak on Image Captioning in Pytorch at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference March 17-21 in Silicon Valley. In this lab, we'll walk through an example of image captioning in Pytorch. We'll begin by downloading and training on the coco image dataset, review data augmentation with cropping, rotating, flipping and resizing images. We'll then build a vocabulary for the image annotations and encode the sequences as captions. Our model for this task includes a pretrained encoder CNN to compute features on each image and the decoder RNN which handles the captioning. I'll show you the results of training and evaluation from this model including automatically captioning images not included in the training set. Use discount code GMSGTC good for 20% off any pass. Are you part of the LatinX in AI or Black in AI Community? Apply for the "I AM AI" Scholarship Grant, sponsored by NVIDIA! http://www.latinxinai.org/gtc-2019 Hope to see you at GTC 2019!

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  • LXAI + BAI @ GTC Social Mixer Sponsored by NVIDIA

    Hyatt Place San Jose /Downtown

    Join the LatinX in AI Coalition (LXAI) and Black in AI Organization (BAI) at the GPU Technology Conference for a social mixer sponsored by Nvidia! Register: https://lxai-bai-gtc-social-mixer.eventbrite.com

  • AI Research Discussion: Model Cards for Model Reporting

    AIDLE is relaunching our AI Research Discussions in 2019! Research Paper: Model Cards for Model Reporting PDF: https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03993 **You Must Register via Zoom to Attend** https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1ef7f6add07ea06e66858a512be5123a The main function for these discussion sessions is to understand AI research papers through community engagement and cross-collaboration. The idea is to understand the key concepts in the paper, not to go over all the minutia. Some papers may require more than one discussion period. We will use Zoom with audio, video, and live recording capabilities. Each discussion group will have a “leader” who moderates the discussion, and may also give a short lead of the presentation. When possible, we'll invite the author(s) of the paper to join us to answer questions, not to give an in-depth presentation, but rather help facilitate the discussion and understanding. Attendee Guidelines: - Try to read the paper and find a few good questions and/or insights. - Be on time, latecomers can be disruptive for online discussions - Use a headset in a quiet location if possible, and have a good internet connection: good audio quality is essential - Have the discussion paper on your desktop ready to show via screen sharing in the event you need to point to something in a figure e.g. - There are no silly questions! - AIDLE has strict guidelines regarding discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and prior experience or educational background. We are all here to learn and grow! Violators will be removed from the group immediately. To reserve your spot: please deposit $2 donation via AIDLE Open Collective (https://opencollective.com/accel-ai). Those who have donated by (8 pm PDT the day before the discussion) will be added to the call on a "first come first serve" basis. Looking forward to the discussion! Best, Laura Do you want to propose a research discussion? Follow our guidelines: https://github.com/AccelAI/AI-DL-Enthusiasts-Meetup/tree/master/Research-Discussion-Sessions

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  • AI Research Discussion: Dopamine - Framework for Deep Reinforcement Learning

    AIDLE is relaunching our AI Research Discussions in 2019! Research Paper: Dopamine - Framework for Deep Reinforcement Learning PDF: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.06110 Github: https://github.com/google/dopamine **You Must Register via Zoom to Attend** https://zoom.us/meeting/register/805afa24d226ea537510d14dfea9e911 The main function for these discussion sessions is to understand AI research papers through community engagement and cross-collaboration. The idea is to understand the key concepts in the paper, not to go over all the minutia. Some papers may require more than one discussion period. We will use Zoom with audio, video, and live recording capabilities. Each discussion group will have a “leader” who moderates the discussion, and may also give a short lead of the presentation. When possible, we'll invite the author(s) of the paper to join us to answer questions, not to give an in-depth presentation, but rather help facilitate the discussion and understanding. Attendee Guidelines: - Try to read the paper and find a few good questions and/or insights. - Be on time, latecomers can be disruptive for online discussions - Use a headset in a quiet location if possible, and have a good internet connection: good audio quality is essential - Have the discussion paper on your desktop ready to show via screen sharing in the event you need to point to something in a figure e.g. - There are no silly questions! - AIDLE has strict guidelines regarding discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and prior experience or educational background. We are all here to learn and grow! Violators will be removed from the group immediately. To reserve your spot: please deposit $2 donation via AIDLE Open Collective (https://opencollective.com/accel-ai). Those who have donated by (8 pm PDT the day before the discussion) will be added to the call on a "first come first serve" basis. Looking forward to the discussion! Best, Laura Do you want to propose a research discussion? Follow our guidelines: https://github.com/AccelAI/AI-DL-Enthusiasts-Meetup/tree/master/Research-Discussion-Sessions

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  • LXAI Research @ NIPS 2018

    Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre)

    The 1st Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with NIPS at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Full Details: http://www.latinxinai.org/nips-2018 Call for Participation: The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend. Important Dates: September 10, 2018: Travel grant application deadline September 10, 2018: Abstract submission deadline September 30, 2018: Notification of submission acceptance October 24, 2018: NIPS early registration deadline December 8th, 2018: LXAI Workshop Preliminary Agenda: 08:00 - 08:30 am | Doors Open 08:30 - 09:30 am | Opening Remarks & Keynote 09:00 - 12:00 pm | Oral Presentations 12:00 - 13:00 pm | Lunch Break 13:00 - 15:00 pm | Oral Presentations 15:00 - 17:00 pm | Poster Sessions 17:00 -19:00 pm | Networking Reception Full Details: http://www.latinxinai.org/nips-2018

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