SAS Canada Becomes AlbertaAI Annual "Visionaries" Sponsor
April 20, 2018
On March 15, SAS Canada becomes Alberta Artificial Intelligence Association (AlbertaAI) annual "Visionaries" sponsor, which is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. SAS, a leader in advanced analytics, AI and data management, has customers in 148 countries. In 1988, SAS open its physical operation in Toronto, Canada. SAS Canada now employs more than 300 people across the country at its Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto offices. AlbertaAI is a non-profit, non-political organization founded in September 2017, in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Since inception, it has successfully hosted a series of AI lectures, talk from leading startup incubators, and beginner AI workshop. Within half a year, AlbertaAI has attracted more than 500 members and 150 volunteers. The mission of AlbertaAI is to contribute to the Alberta AI ecosystem and connect Alberta AI community to the world. AlbertaAI collaborated with SAS Canada on the talk of “AI and how SAS is delivering an AI platform” in January 2018, which was great success. In the talk, SAS’s market-leading analytics platform with AI capabilities was introduced. Data scientists, analysts, developers, IT domain experts and executives can all generate data-driven insights – from the same, consistent data, fostering greater collaboration and driving innovations into production faster with this platform. An unprecedented number of audiences attend this event. We are excited to work with the leading company in the AI frontier. And we are confident that this sponsorship and collaboration will greatly help the development of AlbertaAI and the AI community. It will also potentially promote diversity in the economy and help create high skilled jobs. We thank SAS Canada for their generous sponsorship and We look forward to deepen our collaboration in the future.
AI and SAS talk
Jan 26, 2018
Thanks to all the audiences for our talk: AI and how SAS is delivering an AI platform! There will be more events coming up, follow us on Linkedin or Wechat. Here follows the slides of this talk,credit to SAS executive----Steve Holder:
Ms. Wei Han, Director of Institute Collaboration of Tusholdings Co. and Deputy General Manager of TusStar Business Incubator visited Edmonton with a delegation of Tusholdings and interacted with Chinese Immigrants and students on Nov 22, 2017. This event was organized by AlbertaAI Association, University of Alberta Chinese Graduate Students’ Club (UA - CGSC), Edmonton IT Club (EITC) and Tsinghua Alumni Association of Edmonton (TAAE). There were more than 70 people attended this event.
Intelligent transportation, smart cities and autonomous driving ——AI Lecture Series II Oct 29, 2017
The "intelligent transportation, smart cities and autonomous driving” lecture was successfully held at the University of Alberta at NRE 2-001 on Oct 21, 2017. About 80 participants attended this event. Zhijun Qiu (University of Alberta tenure professor), Lihang Ying (AlbertaAI President), Lixin Liu (TusStar Alberta COO) and Yuxi Li (reinforcement learning experts) gave the fabulous talks and answer the questions from the audiences. AlbertaAI VP-External Yifei Wang hosted this event. University of Alberta Chinese Graduate Students’ Club (UA - CGSC), Edmonton IT Club (EITC) and Tsinghua Alumni Association of Edmonton (TAAE) are the co-organizer of this event.
The Alberta Artificial Intelligence Association (AlbertaAI) is a non-profit, non-political organization founded by a group of passionate volunteers. Established in September 2017, in the City of Edmonton in the Province of Alberta, Canada, the Association strives to serve as a high-profile organization. Our missions are 1) to contribute to the Alberta AI ecosystem, by 1.1) helping increase the awareness of AI potentials, 1.2) fostering the development and exchange of AI knowledge and ideas, and 1.3) facilitating the commercialization of AI research and diversifying Alberta’s economy, and 2) to connect Alberta AI community to the world, by 2.1) helping expose Albertans to more opportunities in the world, 2.2) helping attract more talents and investments to Alberta, and 2.3) helping establish collaborations between Alberta and international AI communities. In addition, the AlbertaAI also supports the development of chapters around the world by members and alumni of Albertan universities.