Conferences, workshops and other meetings provide opportunities to learn where the jobs and technology is headed and a chance to learn and practice the skills necessary to keep up.
Here are 14 events on AI and machine learning that you should attend (in chronological order):
1. Machine Intelligence Summit
San Francisco, CA
March 23–24, 2017
Why you should attend: The focus of this Summit is “the rise of intelligent machines to make sense of data.” “Deep-dive workshops” will give attendees the opportunity to explore specific topics, from natural language processing to pattern recognition. Speakers include development engineers and scientists from top Bay Area companies such as Flickr, Airbnb and Pandora.
2. The Machine Learning Conference
New York, NY
March 24, 2017
(Other Machine Learning Conferences will be in Seattle on May 19, Atlanta on Sept. 15 and San Francisco on Nov. 10)
Why you should attend: The MLconf, which began as a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s GraphLab, focuses on solutions to organizing and analyzing large, noisy data sets. Speakers from various industries (including, in New York, a research engineer from Facebook and a machine learning engineer from Meetup) will discuss their methods and practices.
3. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIAPP 2017)
March 25-26, 2017
Why you should attend: Researchers and scientists will be joined by engineers to discuss the entire range of practical and theoretical aspects of AI. Papers presented will discuss research projects and real-world experiences in topics including automatic control, data mining, semantic technologies, theories of learning, cognitive informatics and more.
4. The AI Summit
May 9–10, 2017
(Other Summits will be in Hong Kong on July 26, San Francisco Sept. 27-28 and New York Dec. 6-7)
Why you should attend: Attendees at the Summit conference and exhibition will learn how large enterprises are implementing real-world solutions to improve their productivity. Speakers will present case studies and practical applications in a wide range of industries, such as retail, energy, finance and banking, telecommunications, transportation and media.
5. Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017
San Francisco, CA
May 11, 2017
Why you should attend: Focused on practical applications and commercial opportunities for AI, the Applied AI Conference will present specific tools and methods for implementing the technology. The host, Bootstrap Labs, is an investor in applied Artificial Intelligence technologies, so the conference will be a good place to get an overview of current and future opportunities for developers.
6. The AI Conference
San Francisco, CA
June 2, 2017
The Artificial Intelligence Conference is an annual event where leading AI researchers and top industry practitioners meet and collaborate. The AI Conference brings together professionals for several industries that are currently being transformed by the recent breakthroughs of Artificial Intelligence.
7. AI and Machine Learning World 2017
June 13–15, 2017
Why you should attend: What does AI mean for the future of enterprises? That’s the question addressed by the AI and Machine Learning World conference, which will feature demos and case studies, as well as discussions about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and robots. There will also be presentations concentrating on AI in specific industries.
8. The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference
New York, NY
June 26–29, 2017
Why you should attend: The O’Reilly conference focuses on applied AI, specifically on the way the technology is becoming a key part of the developer’s toolkit. The conference will examine real-world business examples, relying on case studies and best practices to uncover AI’s potential. Developers will leave with an increased understanding of how to use AI in their own projects.
9. International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM 2017)
New York, NY
July 15–20, 2017
Why you should attend: As the title says, the emphasis of this conference is on the role of AI in data mining, particularly in the fields of multimedia, biomed and web mining. Data mining tools and applications will be on display in an exhibition hall, and tutorials will help developers get up to speed as necessary.
10. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
Aug. 19–25, 2017
Why you should attend: The IJCAI conference, first held in 1969, is centered around a series of workshops on specific topics. This year, those include a Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications (Cognitum 2017) and one on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centered Design. The latter will focus on AI support for next-generation design technologies.
11. Intelligent Systems Conference 2017 (IntelliSys 2017)
Sept. 7–8, 2017
Why you should attend: At IntelliSys 2017, researchers, scientists, practitioners and industry experts will examine the fundamentals of AI as well as how it applies in the real world. The AI track will cover such topics as fuzzy logic, neural networks and expert systems, while the ML track will explore natural language processing, supervised and unsupervised learning, decision-making and more.
12. World of Watson – 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2017
The largest cognitive technology and AI conference in the U.S., World of Watson hosted by IBM includes a “Cognitive Concourse,” multiple keynotes, innovation talks and spotlight sessions by industry experts and business leaders. There will also be 200+ hands-on labs and developer certifications. See for yourself how to differentiate your business and transform customers’ lives. From photo-journalistic storytelling to the immersion of virtual reality, to cognitive autonomous vehicles to next-gen drone photography, you will be inspired to accelerate their own cognitive journeys, transforming your industries and our society. A chance to experience these new technologies, hands-on.
13. International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI)
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Nov. 1-3, 2017
Why you should attend: The IJCCI will feature four tracks, including one devoted to Cognitive and Hybrid Systems. Topics will include knowledge and skill acquisition, bio-inspired cognitive architectures, emulation of cognitive functions and cognitive software systems. Applications covered will include pattern recognition, decision-making, human-computer interaction. Workshops and tutorials will help developers hone their skills.
14. SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2017)
Dec. 12–14, 2017
Why you should attend: The SGAI conference will feature invited and refereed papers on both the technology and applications sides of AI. The conference begins with a day of tutorials and workshops. The remaining two days offer two tracks; the application track will enable developers to learn from recent successes and failures in the field.
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15. Machine Learning Prague 2017
Apr. 21–23, 2017
Why you should attend: With speakers from Facebook, Google, Nvidia, Cisco, and more this event should be as insightful as it promises to be. This event offers workshops and networking opportunities.
Maybe we’ll see you at some of them in the coming year 🙂