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Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Pages

The term "Artificial Intelligence" means many things to many people. This meetup is about all those things and everybody is welcome.

The San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are, and have been for decades, a hotbed of innovation. It is one of the major centers of AI research, companies, and progress in the world and everyone here benefits from the cross-fertilization between disciplines, academia, companies, and sheer intellectual power concentrated in this area.

These institutions, companies, and people engaged in intellectual pursuits in their spare time and in their spare bedrooms are available to share their cutting edge insights; the AI MeetUp was created to provide a forum for these ideas to be disseminated to their eager audience.

But we also want to be a forum for those with an interest in the field but with less experience. So we freely mix, even in a single MeetUp, exposition about fundamentals with advanced and cutting edge insights. Attend every meeting, and take away as much as you can. And please contribute by sharing what you know.

The field of Artificial Intelligence is not yet mature, and is in constant flux in several directions at once. I, as facilitator, happen to believe one direction is very important and I use the AI MeetUp as a bidirectional channel to spread the word about this new direction and to receive feedback from the community.

But I don't want to let my ideas monopolize the MeetUp. In order to allow all opinions to be heard I will limit my personal contribution and will clearly label a few MeetUps per year as "Holistic Salon" MeetUps; at these you can expect to hear a lot about Artificial Intuition, Model Free Methods, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Mind. Beyond that, my theories will not be discussed unless someone explicitly asks for it in a discussion.

Speaking of these discussions. We try to allocate at least half the time to free-form discussion about anything AI related. These discussions are very stimulating free-for-alls from a very well behaved and multicompetent audience. In my opinion these discussions are more than half of the fun. Several of our external speakers have spontaneously commented on the "well-behaved and competent" audience. If you have someting AI related to say, this is the place to say it.

We graciously ackowledge the contribution of TechShop, Menlo Park, CA, for providing us their excellent meeting space for free.

- Monica Anderson, Facilitator

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About Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence September 25, 2009 3:42 PM Monica

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