What we're about
This meetup was created by JunLing Hu who hosted a handful of meetups.
Monica Anderson took over the meetup and ran it twice monthly for five years -- about 110 meetups. During this time, the meetup featured a variety of AI topics and presentations, but many discussed a Holistic (Model Free) point of view, provided by Anderson.
In the third incarnation, Peter Kane ran it for a few years as a San Francisco based non-profit organizing scientific gatherings that contribute to disease research and help answer challenging problems in life sciences. This activity moved moved to SV.AI and then moved again to researchtothepeople.org
Anderson is now reviving this group again with the intent of using it as a place to run workshops and presentations about AI Epistemology, Holistic AI, Deep Neural Networks, Organic Learning, Understanding Machine One, The Red Pill of Machine Learning, Natural Language Understanding, AI Ethics, and other topics in the AI Epistemology domain. To get a head start on these workshops you could study
https://medium.com/artificial-understanding -- An introduction to AI Epistemology
https://www.artificial-intuition.com -- Site from 2007 with earlier insights about AI Epistemology. Very little overlap with the artificial-understanding site.
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5329344 -- Videos from this meetup group when hosted by Anderson. We recommend watching the first (short) introductory one -- "Dual Process Theory" -- and "Model Free Methods Workshop" where the students solve four problems using both Reductionist and Holistic methods, including mind reading.
https://www.facebook.com/pandemonica/ Anderson on Facebook, where a lot of Epistemology research gets discussed