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Monday
Aug 19
Machine Learning in the Real World
Northwest Academy 1208 SW 13th Ave, 2nd floor Portland, OR

Companies and governments increasingly deploy intelligent systems to the real world. These systems—depending on the design and purpose—have the capacity to either greatly enhance the general well-being of the world or bring about some form of a science fiction dystopia.

Sean McGregor, who will speak to us via teleconference, will cover both aspects of these systems in equal measure. First, he'll share examples of leading-edge "AI for Good" research. Then, he'll guide us through some real-world harms caused by deployed AI systems as explored from the AI Incident Database now under development with the Partnership on AI. Sean will then wrap up the talk with a discussion of current opportunities and risks in the development of AI systems for the general welfare.

Join us for a great presentation and discussion! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Sean defended his machine learning PhD at Oregon State University with research projects at the intersection of reinforcement learning and public policy. He now focuses on solving real-world problems with machine learning and visual analytics, including problems in wildfire suppression, heliophysics, and analog neural network computation.

Outside of his research, Sean serves as technical lead for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, chair of the Partnership on AI expert group for Safety Critical AI, and member of the Fair, Transparent, and Accountable (FTA) expert group. Sean's "day job" is developing neural networks to run on analog architectures at Syntiant. Outside of his paid work, Sean co-founded the Portland TA3M, a series of workshops at major academic AI conferences on the topic of "AI for Good," and a now defunct non-profit dedicated to privacy education, the Privly Foundation.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

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Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
Mobile Smart Technology MeetUp
Shopigniter Office

Imagine:

Every application, service, and device understands the world you're in, learns your intentions and goals, and has the ability to extend beyond their original program......help users achieve goals faster, more efficient.

Kimera Systems is the first company to bring a network-residing, context specific infrastructure to the market.

It’s available to any developer, today.

Since Google Now and Foursquare’s added context awareness, we decided to announce what we've been working on for the last few years.

It’s based on new, mobile artificial intelligence (AI) technology. We’ve created a service that can assist your device or application in any use case.

Providing an intelligent User eXperience

Context Aware: Constantly adapting to new situations

User priorities and intent drive services

Intelligent distribution to your end-users without using current "app store"-models

Join us Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at ShopIgniter in the Pearl District (Portland) to learn how you can implement this technology in your PHP Web Apps today, to provide a superior user experience over native apps.

We provide the necessities: Pizza, Beer, & Soda!

Limited seating: RSVP today!

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Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Robots and Robotic Development
Modern Edge, Inc., 2114 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

A tour of robots around the world. We can also touch on the major areas of Ai and discuss what the group wants to focus on. Until we have underwriting, we are asking for donations of $5 per meeting. Depending on the venue and turn-out, non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

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Friday
Nov 8, 2013
Intro to Android GUI Programming
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

This will be an introduction to Android Programming using Eclipse and Java with the Android SDK.

This is the first event in a series of Android programming talks which will inevitably lead to the production of a classic board game, such as Sorry!

All skill levels are welcome, and no prior Android Experience is necessary.

About the Speaker: Sean Walsh is the Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery at Portland State University. Sean has extensive experience with User Interface design and undergraduate Artificial Intelligence programming. He is finishing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, while concurrently taking graduate classes toward a Masters of Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence track.

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Thursday
Jan 26, 2017
TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest
The Sentinel Hotel

TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

Prizes

The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

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Thursday
May 18, 2017
TECHFLUENCE: The State of Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - 3 Different Perspectives
Ziba Design Auditorium

You're invited to the TECHFLUENCE: Portland - May Meetup with presentations from:

• Max Folley (Creative Technology Lead, W+K)

• Grant Thomas (Creative Technology Lead, W+K)

• Toby Roberts (President/COO, Happy Finish)

• Jerry Michalski (Strategy Director, Ziba Design & Founder of REX)

• Moderated by Todd Greco (Interaction Design Director, Ziba)

Join us as we dive into the conversation and become informed, educated, and inspired by the state of Artificial Intelligence.

Doors at 5:30pm, show starts promptly at 6pm. Pizza & drinks to follow.

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Tuesday
Jun 6, 2017
Nike Tech Talks
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join Nike Digital for the Nike Tech Talks on June 6th! Riva-Melissa Tez, Managing Partner at Permutation Ventures and a 2017 recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 for Finance, will be joining us to give a talk titled, What You Actually Need to Know about the Artificial Intelligence Revolution. Enjoy some food and drinks while networking before and after the talk!

About the Talk: Artificial intelligence is everywhere. How will it affect us as people, companies and as a species? This talk will explore the current progress of AI, where it came from and where it's going.

About Riva: Riva is a managing partner at Permutation Ventures, an early stage VC fund focused on applied machine learning companies. She has held teaching positions at the DAB and HTW Business Schools and has guest-lectured at Oxford, Birkbeck, and Stanford. Riva writes about artificial intelligence, finance, and philosophy and represented AI in a 2016 Microsoft campaign for The Economist and was a 2017 recipient of Forbes 30 under 30 for finance.

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Monday
Jun 26, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: Robust Artificial Intelligence and Anomaly Detection
Galois, Inc

Abstract: Recent progress in AI and machine learning is stimulating interest in applying AI in high stakes applications such as self-driving cars, surgical robots, and autonomous weapons systems. These applications require high levels of software assurance and resilience, but virtually all AI research has focused on raw performance without paying attention to questions of robustness and resilience.

In this talk, I will survey AI research that aims to create robust systems. I will consider both robustness to “known unknowns” and robustness to “unknown unknowns” — that is, to unmodeled aspects of the environment.

One technology that is relevant to creating robust AI systems is anomaly detection. In the second part of the talk, I will survey the work at Oregon State on anomaly detection. I’ll discuss our recent research on applying anomaly detection to problems of fraud detection and equipment diagnosis and discuss methods for explaining anomaly alarms to an analyst and incorporating analyst feedback into the anomaly detection process.

Bio: Dr. Tom Dietterich (AB Oberlin College 1977; MS University of Illinois 1979; PhD Stanford University 1984) is Professor Emeritus and Director of Intelligent Systems Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985. Dietterich has devoted his career to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has authored more than 180 publications and two books. His research is motivated by challenging real world problems ranging from personal information management, to drug design, to sustainability, and most recently to problems in safe and robust artificial intelligence. Dietterich has also devoted many years of service to the research community. He is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and he previously served as President of AAAI (2014-16) and as the founding president of the International Machine Learning Society (2001-08). Other major roles include Executive Editor of the journal Machine Learning (1992-98), co-founder of the Journal for Machine Learning Research (2000), and program chair of AAAI 1990 and NIPS 2000. He is currently the moderator for machine learning on arXiv. Dietterich is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, and AAAI.

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Saturday
Jul 1, 2017
WiPy Python Hardware Device Demo
Hillsboro Public Library

Hello from Garrett Broughton.

Michael Wild is sharing his WiPy Python hardware device this week. Find out more about it here: https://docs.pycom.io/wipy/wipy/general.html#upgrading-the-firmware-over-the-air

If time permits, we'll also cover the beginning of our group Kaggle competition.

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Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
TECHFLUENCE
Ziba Auditorium

Join us for a special evening with Daniel Wilson, author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books.

Daniel, who earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will be reading from his most recent novel, The Clockwork Dynasty.

After the reading, Daniel will be joined by Todd Greco, Ziba’s Director of Interactive Design, in a conversation exploring where science, technology and design overlap, and the future of machines. We look forward to audience engagement in this conversation. Daniel will be available for a book signing following the speaking program.

The Clockwork Dynasty imagines a history in which humanlike court automatons secretly served the great empires of antiquity. Centuries later, the same machines are running out of power. As the modern-day survivors cannibalize each other for energy, a human scientist will risk her life to find the origin of the machine race, and the key to saving it.

Doors at 5:30pm, show starts promptly at 6pm. Pizza & drinks to follow.

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Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
PDX Intelligent Assistants: Group organization and basic skill building overview
CENTRL East Side Location

This group is meant as a round table for anyone interested in conversational/intelligent agents (chatbots) whether voice or text driven. Feel free to bring your questions no matter how basic, technical, academic or business or design related.

We'll get together and talk about the group, what we want from it and what we are working on and interested in doing.

I'll give an overview of basic voice agent (Alex / Google home) development as I see and understand it designed to get us sharing information.

Let me know if you are interested in presenting something or leading a discussion.

Afterwards some of us will go to a local bar/restaurant to continue the conversation.

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Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
MapR Convergence - Solving Big Data Challenges Together
The Nines Hotel

Join MapR for a one-day Big Data conference focused on enterprise data. Customers, partners and technical experts share their expertise on using data to build next generation applications. Whether you are looking to leverage your data to innovate, reduce costs, or both, at Convergence we will solve data challenges together.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each attendee.

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Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Training - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals - Neural Networks
The Tech Academy

Come join us every Tuesday at the Tech Academy. This is an interactive and immersive instructor lead meeting. This week we will cover the basic foundations of neural networks, covering introduction to the perceptron, artificial neural networks (ANN), convolutional neural networks (CNN), recurrent neural networks (RNN), and wrap up with adversarial attacks on neural networks.

We use a digital project and whiteboard. The course is given at a comfortable pace, so that any attendee can interrupt and ask a question. No question is too small or wrong.

We ask all the attendees to be patient so that everyone attending learns at the same pace so that all attendees are at the same level at the end of the two hours.

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
Oracle (Downtown Campus)

Join Tom Hanley from Skymind for an interactive tour through DeepLearning4j (DL4J), an open source, distributed, deep learning library for Java. This presentation will focus on machine learning basics and showing how to setup a development environment so you can run some of the canonical neurel network applications like image classification and text analysis with DL4J.

To get the most out of this presentation, read through the brief https://deeplearning4j.org/quickstart tutorial so you can follow along with coding examples.

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
AI Saturdays PDX - AI Saturdays

• What we'll do
We'll be watching and working through Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning classes as a group! There are excellent free course lectures and materials online, and from January 6th 2018 to April[masked] well go through all the contents.

In order to cater to a diverse audience, there will be 3 structured sessions every Saturday – you can attend all, some or none, it’s totally up to you! If you don’t want to attend some of the sessions, throughout the day there will be open hacking on creating open-source code implementations of the top research paper pre-prints that week. Or use that time to catch-up on lectures and readings (sessions 2 and 3 have many hardcore readings by the way!) while discussing with peers.

The Agenda
Session 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Beginner-Intermediate)
Practical Deep Learning- Fast.ai session 1

Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
Occasional brown bag lunch talk from an expert :)

Session 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Intermediate-Advanced)
Deep Learning Theory- Stanford STAT385 course on Theories of Deep Learning

Session 3 (Intermediate-Advanced)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reinforcement Learning- UC Berkeley CS294 Deep Reinforcement Learning

This is the Portland, OR chapter of AI Saturdays https://nurture.ai/ai-saturdays

• What to bring

• Important to know

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Thursday
Jan 11, 2018
PDXDrones - PDXDrones Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Let's get this party started! Thanks to our new strategic sponsor Skyward, PDXDrones is back in the air starting with our November meetup.

Come on down to meet others in the Drone community in Portland. Our members include everyone from hobbyists to drone CEOs. This is your opportunity to meet others in the local Drone community, show off your most recent projects, and discover what other amazing projects are lifting off here in Portland.

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Saturday
Jan 13, 2018
AI Saturdays PDX - AI Saturdays
Graybox

• What we'll do
We'll be watching and working through Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning classes as a group! There are excellent free course lectures and materials online, and from January 6th 2018 to April[masked] we'll go through all the contents.

In order to cater to a diverse audience, there will be 3 structured sessions every Saturday – you can attend all, some or none, it’s totally up to you! If you don’t want to attend some of the sessions, throughout the day there will be open hacking on creating open-source code implementations of the top research paper pre-prints that week. Or use that time to catch-up on lectures and readings (sessions 2 and 3 have many hardcore readings by the way!) while discussing with peers.

Session 1: Fast.ai i Part 1 (v2) Lesson 2
Session 2: Stat385 Lecture 3 Readings – Overview of Deep Learning
Session 3a: UCL/Deep Mind Reinforcement Learning Lecture 2 – Intro to Reinforcement Learning

Note that Sessions 1 & 2 will begin with the 2nd lecture of their corresponding courses.

The Agenda
Session 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Beginner-Intermediate)
Practical Deep Learning- Fast.ai Part 1 (v2)
http://forums.fast.ai/t/welcome-to-part-1-v2/5787

Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
Occasional brown bag lunch talk from an expert :)

Session 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Intermediate-Advanced)
Deep Learning Theory- Stanford STAT385 course on Theories of Deep Learning
https://stats385.github.io/readings
https://stats385.github.io/lecture_slides
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhWmdj1YUpdT-UwCLVRNX509hZrKqZ83V

Session 3 (Intermediate-Advanced)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reinforcement Learning- UCL/DeepMind Reinforcement Learning
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLacBNHqv7n9gp9cBMrA6oDbzz_8JqhSKo

This is the Portland, OR chapter of AI Saturdays https://nurture.ai/ai-saturdays

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2018
TensorFlow Northwest User Group
Vacasa

Inference, Deep Neural Nets, Hyper-Parameters, Sign Language and Visual Insights

Welcome to TensorFlow Northwest. It was exciting to have so many of you come out during February’s snow-mageddon. This month, we prepared a balanced agenda to have new contents, and to incrementally build on what you’ve learned. On the other hand, we built the labs in a way that will allow those who couldn’t beat the storm to catch up quickly.

Al Kari will begin with an introduction and a technology update, then he moves on to cover a key topic in TensorFlow: Saving your models so you can use them to classify new data. The discussion will cover best practices and techniques to use your trained models for inference and transfer learning.

Al is Manceps’ Co-founder and CEO (www.manceps.com) where he helps enterprise clients with their Digital Transformation and intelligent computing roadmaps.

Next, Andrew Ferlitsch will take you on a code-along adventure via Colaboratory- An Introduction to Constructing Neural Networks and Hyper-parameter Tuning.

You’ve kicked the tires with 5 digits hand signs last month. Now, we progressively build layers of a neural network for the larger dataset of the American Sign Language hand gestures including all the letters of the alphabet. We will cover a fully connected neural network, proceed to a deep neural network, and then add dropout layers to tackle overfitting. Then we wrap up with the fundamentals of hyper-parameter tuning. The lab requires a laptop with a modern browser and will be at a modest pace to provide sufficient opportunity to ask questions and share insights.

As Chief Data Scientist at Manceps, Andrew works on solving a diverse set of problems using Deep Learning and advanced analytics.

Finally, David Molina will demystify Neural Networks once and for all, visually! What does bias do in a Neural Network? Why are weights important? What happens when we select a high learning rate? How do we know how many inputs to select? How many hidden layers a model needs in order to predict accurately? How does a Neural Network work? These are questions we ask when we begin studying Machine Learning as we encounter our first Neural Network. David will explore visually what’s behind the code, and what happens inside a Neural Network when it runs.

David is an Industrial Engineer with five years corporate experience in building databases, managing and analyzing large data sets, and optimizing systems and processes. He is currently studying Machine Learning and consulting for companies in his native country of Colombia.

REMEMBER to bring your laptop

Pizza and drinks sponsored by Intel. Links to the labs will be posted shortly.

Hope you have a great time learning and networking.

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Saturday
Mar 24, 2018
AI/ML Unconference
Nedspace

This one day unconference will foster local AI and ML innovation and sustainable application development with the open exchange of information, ideas and learning.

Unlike most conferences there are no pre-planned presentations or schedules. The day is organized around fostering conversations around the topics you find most interesting and important. All participants are invited and encouraged to participate in discussions on AI and ML topics such as:

  • the basics and technical aspects of AI and ML
  • practical everyday uses of AI/ML
  • using AI for good
  • ethical considerations
  • implications of general/super AI
  • algorithm and modeling tips and techniques
  • programming languages and libraries

There is a small fee involved so register soon for the best price.

Thanks.

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AI for Brain Scans
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn more about how to us Artifical Intelligence for Brain Scans?

We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Thursday
Apr 5, 2018
AI at Startups in Portland
CENTRL Office Eastside

The PDX Startup Week panel discussion will discuss how AI and data can be used by startups. The panelists will highlight local use cases of how companies have used machine learning to support their business cases and accelerate the implementation of their business ideas.

If you are a founder or work for a startup interested in machine learning or data science, this panel discussion will provide you insights of how ML can be applied.

Saturday
Apr 14, 2018
AI for Brain Scans
TVF&R Station 67

Each week we share a 20-minute TED-style talk with a 10 minute Q&A. We spend the second half of the session collaborating on new topic ideas. At the end of the session, we vote on the most interesting topic. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week and an opportunity to "Show and Tell".

Our group loves sharing, innovation, and inspiring others. It's extremely fun to share your passion with the community.

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2018
TensorFlow Dev Summit Recap Joint Meeting with TensorFlowNW
Vacasa

This is a joint meetup with TensorFlow NW and will be held at Vacasa. Check that meetup page for more information: https://www.meetup.com/TensorFlow-Northwest/events/246625002/

What interests you the most?

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TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018 - Recap
Vacasa

If you didn't make it to the TFDevSummit then you're in luck: We will bring the summit to you! A whole day of updates will be summarized for you in this session, where you get to hear what is available right now and where the technology is going next.

We are super excited to hold this joint event with the Portland Deep Learning group. In this interactive session, @alkari and @juliobarros will cover major topics and facilitate an open discussion on the latest features available in the framework.

For a bonus, @bhlmn will introduce Convolutional Neural Networks use cases in meteorology; Weather nerdery is a common phenomenon, and armed with a fresh PhD in the field, Bryan will get you thinking about CNN's potentials in Meteorology, now and in the future.

Come prepared for a dialogue and bring your questions, ideas and suggestions. There will be a quiz!

Don't miss this event.

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Tuesday
May 22, 2018
Elements of a successful AI/Deep Learning project
BridgePort Brew Pub

Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Data-Driven-PDX/events/250626939

AI & Machine Learning are delivering benefits to more organizations every day. We will explore:

Where do I start? How deep learning can be applied Best practices for getting started Decisions you need to make Proof of concept options Cloud, on-premises or hybrid? Resources available to you, and next steps We'll have beer, of course, food, networking, plus a great talk followed by Q&A featuring an AI expert from Skymind. Happy Hour starts at 5. The talk will start at 6 sharp.

Sponsors: Skymind, Pure Storage, Kovarus, Heceta Group

Speaker Biography:

Chris Nicholson CEO & Co-founder, Skymind (https://skymind.ai/)

Chris is the CEO and co-founder of Skymind, an open-source artificial intelligence company backed by Y Combinator, Ron Conway's SV Angel and Ray Lane. Chris worked as a journalist for over a decade, covering business and tech for The New York Times and Bloomberg News. He attended Deep Springs College, holds a degree in economics, and lives in the Bay Area.

Skymind is the leading open-source AI company, creator of Deeplearning4j and the Skymind Intelligence Layer (SKIL), an enterprise distribution for machine learning. It is Red Hat for AI, building machine-learning solutions for the Fortune 2000. Skymind supports companies applying AI to business problems that range from fraud detection to healthcare solutions to smart robots.

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Sunday
May 27, 2018
ML4ALL
through The Bossanova Ballroom

ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 27-29, 2018.

The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

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Wednesday
Jul 11, 2018
CHIFOO Event: Ethical Dilemmas & Democratized Proliferation Artificial Intelligence
TBD

CHIFOO presents "Ethical Dilemmas & The Democratized Proliferation Of The State Of The Art AI" with Tapabrata Ghosh!

This talk will discuss the ethical dilemmas that arise from the economic consequences of extended deployment of artificial intelligence systems. In particular, the prospect of technological unemployment, the issues caused by it and potential solutions will be discussed. The talk will also briefly cover how open source software and decentralized education can be utilized to increase proliferation of state of the art artificial intelligence technology in a democratized manner to developers and others.

About the Speaker Tapabrata Ghosh's(@semiDL) biography will be published shortly.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2Cjfack

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Tuesday
Jul 31, 2018
Artificial Intelligence Training - Gap Data Engineering Framework - Computer Vision Image Preparation
The Tech Academy

This will be a hands on Python and computer vision machine learning so bring a laptop. We will be doing code alongs in a Jupyter Notebook using the Gap NLP/CV Data Engineering framework for Machine Learning. The code along will focus on a variety of ways of using the framework to get images into machine language ready data, storage/retrieval, and mini-batch generation.

Gap is a new open source project in Portland in a pre-launch stage (v0.9 - alpha). For more information on Gap, see: https://github.com/andrewferlitsch/Gap

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Tuesday
Aug 28, 2018
Latinx Tech PDX : Smart Cities & Emerging Tech + Community Impact & Opportunities
Portland Mercado (SE Portland)

Interested in Smart cities, emerging technologies, community and entrepreneurship?

Join us at the awesome Portland Mercado on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30p) and learn how the City of Portland’s Smart City efforts in conjunction with emerging technologies will impact the PDX tech, entrepreneur and Latinx communities.

SPEAKERS: - Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation - Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University - Alan Hipólito, Director of Special Projects at Verde (verdenw.org)

In order to help us provide you a better experience, please RSVPs in advance at https://www.meetup.com/Latinx-Tech-PDX/events/253186221 See you there!!

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Thursday
Nov 8, 2018
Portland Machine Learning Meetup - PDX ML
Uncorked Studios

Details
Same place, still looking for speakers. If you have anything you would like to present, let me know!

If you need parking, there's a parking deck below Safeway.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m.: Food, beverage, and networking

6:40 p.m.: Welcome message by Karl Fezer

6:45 p.m: Speaker 1: "Transfer Learning, or How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants" - James DiPadua
7:30 p.m: Speaker 2: "Quantum Mechanics for Modeling Composite Semantic Spaces" - Connor Favreau
8:15 p.m.- 8:30: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group

8:30: End

Speaker 1 Details:

Abstract:

There's been a mountain of research into Deep Neural Networks' practical applications in image, audio and text processing. But these deep networks are often built on large corpuses of data (such as ImageNet or Wikipedia).

But that may not apply directly to your domain. Gathering data specific to your problem space may not only be a lengthy process but an expensive one too. That makes the business win a hard sell.

Transfer Learning can dramatically eliminate many of those problems, quickly.

In 'How to stand on the shoulders of giants,' we'll discuss the research background into Transfer Learning and how to implement the process in either Keras or PyTorch. The goal is for listeners to feel comfortable with the concept and prepared to begin researching an application in their workspaces.

Bio:

James is a wanderer, tinkerer, and ponderer. Not one to be pinned down, he's more comfortable in the abstract than in the known. He embraces ambiguity with a bearhug. That's a trick of course. He bear hugs the ambiguity into little mathematical boxes and then says "Dance!" and, oh, how that ambiguity dances! James currently hangs his hat at Vacasa where he works as a Senior Data Scientist tackling a myriad of growth-objectives with engineering and machine learning.

Speaker 2 Details:

Five years ago, Word2Vec offered a leap forward for the average data scientist to perform efficient algorithms in Natural Language Processing. From a body of text, Word2Vec generates a semantic space, in which the trained word vectors are often highly associated with their meaning. The next leap, a semantic space for phrases and sentences, proves tougher both computationally and in faithfully representing a composite meaning over multiple words. Surprisingly, quantifying particle interactions a la quantum mechanics shares close mathematical similarity to quantifying the meaning of words, phrases, and sentences. In this talk, I will provide an overview of current techniques in modeling language past word vectors, as well as point out the quantum mechanical aspects of these techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the “Compositional Distributional Semantics” model for the task of identifying word ambiguity."

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Saturday
Jan 12
Python, Machine Learning, & Kaggle Competitions
Portland Community Church

Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning, or Data Science? We'll be providing a demo of our Kaggle competition each Saturday in January.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Jan 19
100-Day Machine Learning Challenge
Portland Community Church

Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning? I'll share the 100-day machine learning challenge. https://github.com/Avik-Jain/100-Days-Of-ML-Code

I am also working on a ML Tensorflow project for creating Music and Ar. Here's a short video preview https://youtu.be/4IgET8IcStw

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Jan 26
Artificial Intelligence Neural-network Processing Unit HiKey970
Portland Community Church

Are you interested in seeing a demo of an AI NPU demo board? Michael Wild will be sharing his build and how he's using it for AI and Machine Learning.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Feb 2
Python and Machine Learning
Portland Community Church

Are you interested in learning Python and Machine Learning? Check us out as I'll share my learnings and most recent projects.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Feb 9
CANCELED WEATHER: Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data
Portland Community Church

Check back for a rescheduled time.

Sunil Rao will be presenting his past research on SNOTEL data using the time series prediction.

Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Feb 23
Topic Modeling Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Portland Community Church

Philip Robinson will be presenting research whilst at NASA on Topic Modeling.

Topic modeling is the task of taking a collection of objects and establishing a strategy for describing these objects by common categories found across the collection. This is usually an unsupervised activity applied to a document collection and doesn't require topics to be human interpret-able. My talk introduces Latent Dirichlet Allocation, as a topic modeling strategy for a collection of topics, and discusses an implemented prototype system I developed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. For this project, I addressed the "Matchmaker's Problem" in the context of identifying the best employee to solve a mission-critical engineering anomaly in late-stage missions. The long-form presentation can be found here https://github.com/probinso/expert-modeling-system/blob/master/decks/itds/pres.pdf

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Thursday
Mar 7
Dynamic Talks: Portland - Dynamic Talks: Portland "Voice interfaces, conversational commerce, and NLU"
CoLab Coworking Portland

Come join us for the kick-off of Dynamic Talks in Portland!

Dynamic Talks is an ongoing meetup series featuring technical talks from some of the leading experts in tech in major cities around the US. Enjoy talks about the most innovative subjects in: AI, ML, voice platforms, the Cloud and search. Every event is free, with complimentary food and drinks.

In Portland, the topic of our first event will be “Voice Platforms, Conversational Commerce and NLU”. The speakers for this event will be Victoria Livschitz, Founder and CTO of Grid Dynamics, and Eugene Steinberg, Technical Fellow at Grid Dynamics. Come enjoy a night of technical talks and networking opportunities at CoLab Coworking Portland in Tigard. We hope to see you there!

Agenda

[6:00PM - 6:30PM]: Guests arrive, pizza and drinks are served

[6:30PM - 7:15PM]: First talk will be presented by Victoria Livschitz on “Conversational commerce: emerging architectures for smart & useful chatbots", followed by a Q&A

[7:15PM - 7:30PM]: Networking break

[7:30PM - 8:15PM]: Second talk will be presented by Eugene Steinberg on "Not your fathers search engine: deep learning applications for e-commerce search", followed by a Q&A

[8:15PM] - 9:00PM]: More networking and the event ends

Talk details:

Victoria Livschitz's talk details:

Title: "Conversational commerce: emerging architectures for smart & useful chatbots"

Abstract: Smart speakers and messaging apps are increasing in popularity due to their convenience, intuitive usage, and new user experiences. Companies are racing to develop voice interfaces and AI technologies in order to utilize smart speakers and messaging platforms as a sales channel.

We are introducing Grid Genie, a completely open source, multi-device, conversational commerce platform. With this technology, we can help you engineer a powerful platform to combine your Alexa skills, Google actions, and Facebook Messenger into a single seamless experience.

Eugene Steinberg's talk details:

Title: "Not your fathers search engine: deep learning applications for e-commerce search"

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss how recent advancements in artificial intelligence are transforming traditional search technologies. Deep learning-based image analysis and natural language processing open exciting new horizons for search and recommendation applications across the industries. We’ll talk about how deep learning models can help conventional search engines to achieve better relevance. We will share our experience implementing innovative solutions for online retailers, finance and high tech customers.

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Sunday
Apr 28
ML4ALL Conference 2019
through The Bossanova Ballroom

ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on April 28-30, 2019.

The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

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Monday
May 20
Artificial Intelligence and the “Barrier of Meaning”
Northwest Academy 1208 SW 13th Ave, 2nd floor Portland, OR

In today's news, we see plenty of stories about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world. There are many potential benefits to be gained from AI, but there are also a number of concerns about how it will affect our lives moving into the future. What exactly is artificial intelligence anyway?

In 1986, the mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota wrote, “I wonder whether or when artificial intelligence will ever crash the barrier of meaning.” Here, the phrase “barrier of meaning” refers to a belief about humans versus machines. Humans are able to “actually understand” the situations they encounter, whereas AI systems (at least current ones) do not possess such understanding. The internal representations learned by (or programmed into) AI systems do not capture the rich “meanings” that humans bring to bear in perception, language, and reasoning.

In this talk, Melanie Mitchell, a professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Portland State University, will assess the state of the art of artificial intelligence in several domains and describe some of their current limitations and vulnerabilities, which can be accounted for by a lack of true understanding of the domains they work in.

Audience participation in the discussion will be encouraged, and together, we'll explore the following questions:

- To be reliable in human domains, what do AI systems actually need to “understand”?
- Which domains require human-like understanding?
- What does such understanding entail?

Join us for a great presentation and discussion about artificial intelligence! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Schedule:

6:00 PM: Doors

6:10 PM: Introductions

6:15 PM: Presentation

Speaker bio:

Melanie Mitchell is Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and External Professor and Member of the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute. She attended Brown University, where she majored in mathematics and did research in astronomy, and the University of Michigan, where she received a Ph.D. in computer science, Her dissertation, in collaboration with her advisor Douglas Hofstadter, was the development of Copycat, a computer program that makes analogies. She has held faculty or professional positions at the University of Michigan, the Santa Fe Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the OGI School of Science and Engineering, and Portland State University.

She is the author or editor of five books and over 80 scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems. Her most recent book, Complexity: A Guided Tour, published in 2009 by Oxford University Press, is the winner of the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award. It was also named by Amazon.com as one of the ten best science books of 2009 and was long-listed for the Royal Society's 2010 book prize. Melanie originated the Santa Fe Institute's Complexity Explorer online education program, which offers online courses and other educational resources related to the field of complex systems.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

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Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Thursday
May 30
Latinx Tech PDX at Cambia
Cambia Health Solutions (Atrium)

We are delighted to be hosting our May meetup at Cambia Health Solutions in conjunction with Cambia's Employees Resource Group: HOLA (Home of Latinos and Allies).

We will be at the beautiful Artrium building and will be enjoying some Beverages and Food (sponsored by Cambia's HOLA group). Come meet and mingle with some of Cambia team members and find out about some of the technologies being used within Cambia Solutions as well as careers opportunities.

This is a Free event, but please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793293/

AGENDA

6:30 – 7:00PM Networking (food + bar hosted by Cambia) 7:00p - 7:05PM Intro and Welcome to Latinx Tech PDX (Fabio Valentino) 7:05 – 7:15PM Welcome to Cambia & HOLA – (Dee Cruz Executive Sponsor) 7:15 – 8:00 PM 3 Lightning Talks:

Janus Platform: Developing scalable Micro (µ) Services for Healthcare SW Applications By Ariel Silverman, Software Development Engineer IV – CCS Engineering, HOLA Member

La Artesanía de Datos y Análisis/ The Craftsmanship of Data & Analysis By Alex Segarra, Digital Consumer Insights Analyst II – Cambia Artificial Intelligence Office, HOLA Member

Palanca Cultural: Soft Skills for the Latinx Technologist By Omar Amézquita, Manager of PPI Data Solutions – Provider Partnership Innovations, HOLA Co-Chair 8:00 – 8:30 PM Socialize and Closing

1621 SW 1st Ave (Next to Garden Bar on SW Market) Parking not validated, but there should be plenty of street and garage parking

👀Cambia is hiring! 👀 Find out more at: https://www.cambiahealth.com/careers

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Wednesday
Jul 17
PDX ML: Open Source AI for Social Good
Wacom

PDX ML is excited to partner with IBM's Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies to host a night of 5-minute lightening talks under the theme, "Open Source AI for Social Good."

Maybe you are tired from wandering around OSCON all day, or maybe you're just a local looking for something to do. Join us to learn about what people are doing with AI to help humanity.

Schedule:

6:30pm: Networking (Looking for food/beverage sponsor...)

7:10pm: Opening remarks from Karl, Maureen, and Auggy

7:15pm: Lightening talks - How many is up to YOU! We can easily schedule up to 10, based on community lightening talk pitches. Submit ideas now!

8:45pm: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group

9pm: End

Got a lightening talk idea you want to present? Sign up now! https://forms.gle/ndt5MvHmiu7qz9P49

Please review the PDX ML Code of Conduct - https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Machine-Learning-Meetup/pages/26227692/Code_of_Conduct/

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