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Machine Learning chapter of the Intel Artificial Intelligence Meetup

1 November 2016
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Intel Artificial Intelligence Meetup by George H. Silva, Intel and,DATE AND TIME

Thu, November 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

LOCATION : San Francisco, CA 94103 ,United States





Machine Learning chapter of the Intel Artificial Intelligence Meetup


6:00 p.m.: Networking and Refreshments
6:25 p.m.: Welcome Message 
6:30 p.m.: George H. Silva, Intel Corporation “Intel tools and contributions to Machine Learning”
7.00 p.m.: Ali Loghmani “Domain Specific Chat-bots and Marketplaces”
7.30 p.m.: Nery Castillo McIntyre, SanDisk The Hero with a Thousand Faces: AI , Data Science, and Storytelling” an HR Perspective
8.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.: Q&A, Open discussions

Presentation details

Title: Intel tools and contributions to Machine Learning 

Description: George will walk through some of the basic concepts of Machine Learning and how Intel tools can help developers and data scientist to take advantage of the performance for multiple hardware configurations. The presentation will cover Intel tools and contributions to your favorite Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks.

Title: Domain Specific Chat-bots and Marketplaces

Description: Chat-bot revolution is going to change how consumers interact with brands, stores, companies and marketplaces online. It is beyond what Siri, Alexa or Cortana have been doing till now, it is a brand new way of interacting with the internet, and entities in it. New opportunities are countless, however, it is vital to be ethical and mindful about disruption of the old ways.  

Title: “The Hero with a Thousand Faces: AI, Data Science, and Storytelling”  

Description:  It is often said that the most important aspect of data science is not the data, but the question asked of the data. Whether an answer lies within any particular data set is something to be determined by the analysis, but once an answer is found, the next most important step in order to drive action is storytelling. In the words of the great Maya Angelou, “people won’t remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.” In this interactive presentation, Nery explores ways in which the ancient drive to tell stories continues to influence modern data science.

About the Speakers

George Silva is the Machine Learning Community Manager at Intel Corporation in Developers Relation Division. George holds Masters degree in Electric Engineer and has experience in mobile operating systems development in South Korea. George joined the Developers Relation Division of Intel in Brazil in 2012 supporting software community activities keeping technical focus in software optimizations techniques for best performance and user experience.

Ali Loghmani
started coding with a Sinclair Spectrum 48K  when he was just 13. He sold his 1st application, an inventory management system developed in C, when he was 16 and has been coding since then. Ali has founded and co-founded four startups in the past 16 years in various domains such as ERP for Discrete Manufacturing with MRP II simulator, Local Event Sponsorship, and Event Planning Concierge, and now he is working on a domain specific conversational search engine. Ali studied Mechanical Engineering at the prestigious school of Isfahan University of Technology. 

Nery Castillo McIntyre 
is senior HRIS Analyst at SanDisk. An attorney by license, data analyst by trade, and writer by vocation, Nery was first introduced to the field of predictive analytics through a number of guest columns that attempted to predict match outcomes on the basis of fighters’ historical statistical data for his mixed martial arts blog in Spanish. Not long after, Nery started learning analytics in earnest, contributing to the winning entry to CrowdANALYTIX’s employee attrition competition along the way. After three years as a stay-at-home dad, Nery rejoined the workforce as a Human Resources Reporting Analyst for SanDisk, where he has been busy creating predictive models for employee performance, change, and attrition.

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