AlbertaAI cordially invite you to join our “New Normal and Opportunities of Post COVID-19 World” virtual speaking series lecture 3 Computational Psychiatry presented by Dr. Bo Cao, a psychiatry researcher in the U of A’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, led a research team that used a machine learning algorithm to examine functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of both newly diagnosed schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects.
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You are cordially invited to attend our 2nd Annual General Meeting on August 9th, 2020. Our virtual AGM supports as many participants as possible with limited resources. Please confirm your attendance no later than July 31st by registering HERE.
MedROAD, a virtual clinic originally developed to extend health care to remote communities uses the power of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing to remotely assess patients, eliminating the need for many to seek in-person care at clinics or in hospitals. It was developed out of the Advanced Man Machine Interface Laboratory at the University of Alberta, under the leadership of U of A computing scientist professor Pierre Boulanger.
AlbertaAI cordially invite you to join our “New Normal and Opportunities of Post COVID-19 World” virtual speaking series lecture 2 MedROAD a Next-Generation E-Health System for COVID-19 presented by professor Pierre Boulanger on Tuesday July 7th 2020, 19:00-20:00 MT.
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Emerging technologies represented by artificial intelligence have played an irreplaceable role and innovative factors such as online education, telecommuting and online medical care have broken new ground since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The imperative of continued social distancing has made an AI-driven economic world order today’s reality. It has become clear that the fallout of the pandemic will accelerate digitization and automation across a range of industries and sectors. Please join our virtual speaking series to learn how AI technologies and digitization are driving the growth of the new opportunities.
The series part one, three lectures in total, will be released from June 28th to July 22nd. Each Lecture will consist of a 45-minute speech plus a 15-minute Q&A. Series part two will be released in August. Please stay tuned for the coming lectures.
The first speech Sensors, Data, AI and Health will be presented by Dr. Eleni Stroulia, a professor of U of A on Saturday, Jun 27th, 2020 MT 7:00-8:00 PM.
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Action for Health Communities and AlbertaAI held a community leadership-training “The impacts of Artificial Intelligence on our Life” on November 23rd, 2019. The workshop attracted about 300 participants including AI experts, demo presenters, and volunteers. The workshop focused on basic knowledge and awareness of AI. The purpose is to educate the community leaders as pioneers to recognize, acknowledge and fully embrace how Artificial Intelligence can transform the way we will live and work.
The workshop achieved a big success with
the sponsor of City of Edmonton. Professors from University of Alberta and
experts from AI industry gave wonderful speeches to our audiences. The topics
were covered from mental health, Physical health, economy, education,
multimedia and business. UAlberta Robomaster Club provided demos during the coffee
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a science-fiction dream anymore and has truly arrived. At the heart of much of today’s technological innovation, AI is going to change the world more than anything in human history. Quickly becoming a key part of our everyday lives in the near future, AI will have a significant impact on every section of our society. Thanks to expertise from the University of Alberta and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), Edmonton is one of three hubs for AI research in Canada, playing a global leader in the field.
Although AI has the potential to greatly improve many things, however, there are some concerns about AI as well. For example, AI will lead to many job losses, increasing unemployment. Many people are scared. Are we ready for AI? How can we prepare Edmontonians for AI to adopt the pioneer role the city is playing in the nation and the world? Leadership is the key. The purpose of this leadership training workshop is to educate our community leaders as pioneers to recognize, acknowledge, and fully embrace how AI can transform the way we will live and work.
This is the first leadership training on AI awareness and readiness in Edmonton. We believe it will create a history in Edmonton to help people adopt the age of AI. We hope after the training, the workshop will facilitate participants to achieve high-value knowledge acquisition and reskilling that capitalize on the transformative powers of an AI-ready culture. Eventually, we wish participants can take a leadership role in helping their communities develop capacities to embrace the age of AI.
Prof. Howard Nye.
Topic: Technological Displacement and the Duty to Increase Real Incomes: from Left to Right
Bio: Howard Nye, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, works primarily in the areas of normative ethics, practical ethics, and meta-ethics, and has related interests in political philosophy, the philosophy of mind, and decision theory.
For more information about Prof. Nye, please check here.
Prof. Bin Zheng: M.D. Ph.D., Director of SSRL, Endowed research chair in surgical simulation.
Topic: Human intelligence and AI application in surgical simulation.
Bio: Bin Zheng, Associate Professor in Surgery, holds the Endowed Research Chair in Surgical Simulation position in the Department of Surgery of the University of Alberta. Prof Zheng collaborates with surgeons, engineers, clinical educators, and psychologists to develop simulators and evaluation educational outcome of simulation-based programs. His long-term goal is to prompted the use of simulation in surgery for improving care quality and patient safety.
For more information about Prof. Zheng, please check here.
Prof. Irene Cheng, Director of Smart Multimedia Research Centre, UAlberta.
Topic: Multimedia, AI concepts and AI education.
Bio: Dr. Irene Cheng, (SMIEEE) is the Scientific Director of the iCORE Multimedia Research Centre and an Adjunct Faculty in Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests, among others, include incorporating human perception, following the concept of Just-Noticeable-Difference or JND) psychophysical methodology, to improve multimedia, graphics and computer vision techniques. She conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania on 3DTV related topics. Before joining academia, she was an Information Technology executive in Lloyds Bank.
For more information about Dr. Cheng, please check here.
Dr. Shi Jin: Director of Century Link (VP of Engineering, a local successfuly startup DataGarden, acquired by U.S. large telecom company – Century Link).
Topic: Share your entrepreneurship story on how you stayed on top of the tech trend and being successful on Cloud computing wave.
Bio: Dr. Jin led the engineering team for a small Edmonton startup called Datagardens from 2012 to 2014. Datagardens was acquired by Centurylink in 2014 and Shi has been the director leading the CenturyLink Edmonton office since then. His team has grown from merely just 2 developers in 2012 to about 15 in 2019. Recently his portfolio expands beyond the Edmonton office to include another 10-engineer team in the US.
Please check here for more information about Dr. Jin
Dr. Bo Cao: Assistant Professor & the Canada Research Chair in Computational Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Topic: Challenges and Efforts in Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health.
Bio: Dr. Cao aims to develop transnational tools that can provide accurate and personalized diagnosis and treatment optimization for mental disorders including major depression disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders, and to investigate corresponding biological mechanisms of these disorders over the lifespan. With the newly established Cychiatry Lab in Computational Psychiatry, Dr. Cao is expanding his effort in alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness through data analytics and predictive models.
Please check here for more information about Dr. Cao
During October 2019, the Data Management and Intelligence Conference returns to Edmonton for the fifthyear, hosting both regional subject matter leaders and internationally known experts in the DATA MANAGEMENT & ANALYTICS field.
The theme for this fall’s conference isIntelligent Analytics: (Intelligent Automation), & Extended Intelligence (MIT-CSAIL).
The 2019 fall Data Management Conference will again bring a diverse group of industry professionals and speakers together to explore Data Science, Business Analytics, the Internet of Things, Blockchain Management and Cryptography, Streaming Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Modeling, Data Architecture, Data Governance, Data Stewardship, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Security.
The Data Management Conference is an exciting multi-day learning opportunity comprised of two days of industry expert speakers and two full days of hands education-focused workshops. Plus Certification opportunities for Business, Data and Computing Professionals. This year the workshops provide a full day of pre-conference workshops featuring both lecture based and hands on learning opportunities on subject matter including methodology, executive guidance on data governance. and data strategy. the post-conference workshops provide for professional certification, and hands-on experiences with intelligent data analytics using a variety of industry leading products.
Over the course of the conference you will learn about new innovations in our field, methodologies and case studies using creative approaches to successfully solving complex problems.
While many of the speakers have been confirmed , these are always subject to change due to travel and personal situations resulting in last minute changes. Each of the speakers has been chosen specifically because they are locally or internationally recognized experts in their field.
For 2019, the theme is applying and Extending Intelligence and Artful Analytics (Intelligent Automation) the applications for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to complex data challenges. Edmonton is recognized world wide as the leader in reinforcement learning (machine learning) and Artificial Intelligence.
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AlbertaAI (Alberta Artificial Intelligence Association) hosted the first annual conference on March 23rd, 2019 at University of Alberta. The conference attracted about 350 participants from Alberta including AI experts, IT professionals, university professors, CS graduate students, and AI enthusiast from various industries.
The conference focused on “Cultivate Alberta AI Ecosystem” and featured thought-provoking keynotes presented by Alberta leading AI experts and VIP speakers from City of Edmonton, City of Red Deer, Silver Voice, AMII, U of A, TEC Edmonton, Taproot, AltaML, Health City and Calgary Google Developer Group.
Microsoft, MRC Lab of U of A, UAlberta Robomaster Club and student of AI for Kids Program presented demos during the coffee break.
AlbertaAI was funded by a group of passionate volunteers in September 2017. It is a non-profit organization with a vision to cultivate the Alberta AI ecosystem and connect the AI community in Alberta with the world. AlbertaAI has rapidly expanded and currently have over 400 members.
AlbertaAI has valued being part of the Alberta artificial intelligence community and have organized many high-profile AI seminars, panels, workshops, round-table discussions and training such as AI for Kids, Deep Learning Beginner / Advanced Camps, AI Entrepreneurship Camp, Data Science, Open Data, Kaggle Camp, and Meetups.
AlbertaAI is supported by the Alberta local community including UAlberta, TEC Edmonton, SAS, Microsoft, City of Edmonton, and student & community organizations. AlbertaAI has also contributed to local AI ecosystems by supporting events and activities, e.g., TusStar Alberta Incubator establishment, UAlberta International AI Summer Program, Edmonton Global AI Hub, AI4Youth Conference, Calgary AI Meetup, and Calgary Google Developer Group. In addition, AlbertaAI collaborate with international partners and have established a joint innovation centre with Shanghai Chiju to promote AI education and projects.
CCIS 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), University of Alberta, 11335 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2M9 (Google Maps: https://bit.ly/2W1RWjQ)）
In September 2017, a group of passionate volunteers found the Alberta Artificial Intelligence Association (AlbertataAI). AlbertaAI is a non-profit organization with a vision to cultivate the Alberta AI ecosystem and connect the AI community in Alberta with the world. We have rapidly expanded and currently have over 300 members, including university professors, CS graduate students, IT professionals, and AI enthusiast from various industries. We have organized many high-profile AI talks and training, e.g., AI for Kids, Deep Learning Beginner/Advanced Camps, AI Entrepreneurship Camp, Data Science Kaggle Camp, and Meetups. We are supported by the Alberta local community like UAlberta, TEC Edmonton, SAS, Microsoft, City of Edmonton, and student & community organizations. We have also contributed to local AI ecosystems by supporting events and activities, e.g., TusStar Alberta Incubator establishment, UAlberta International AI Summer Program, Edmonton Global AI Hub, AI4Youth Conference, Calgary AI Meetup, and Calgary Google Developer Group. In addition, we collaborate with international partners and have established a joint innovation centre with Shanghai Chiju to promote AI education and projects.
On March 23rd 2019, we will hold the first annual Alberta AI conference. We have invited guest speakers, including university professors, students, incubators, and local AI company executives, who will share their AI-related stories and promote the idea of “Cultivate Alberta AI Ecosystem”. The conference will have 100-200 attendees and with AI experts and executive guests from local organizations. We will have speeches and demos to promote the great AI things happening in Alberta. The speakers include City of Edmonton/Red Deer Councillor, executives from TEC Edmonton, AltaML, UAlberta Multimedia Research Centre, Health City, and AI for Kids student. Looking forward to seeing you there!