Feb 2024 – AI, Machine Learning & Data Science Meetup

Virtual / Online

***Please Use Source Link Below to Confirm Event Details***   Details When Feb 15, 2024 – 10:00 AM Pacific Where Virtual / Zoom - https://voxel51.com/computer-vision-events/feb-2024-ai-machine-learning-data-science-meetup/ Agenda Towards Fair Computer Vision: Discover the Hidden Biases of an Image Classifier Recent works find that AI algorithms learn biases from data. Therefore, it is urgent and vital to identify biases in AI algorithms. However, previous bias identification methods overly rely on human experts to conjecture potential biases, which may neglect other underlying biases not realized by humans. Is there an automatic way to assist human experts in finding biases in a broad domain of image classifiers? In this talk, I will introduce solutions. Speaker: Chenliang Xu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester. His research originates in computer vision and tackles interdisciplinary topics, including video understanding, audio-visual learning, vision and language, and methods for trustworthy AI. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed papers in computer vision, machine learning, multimedia, and AI venues. Food Waste Classification with AI 1/3 of all food gets wasted, with millions of tons of food being thrown away each day. Food does not mean the same thing everywhere in the world, there are thousands of different meals across the world, therefore a lot of different classes to distinguish between. In this talk we’ll see through challenges of food-waste classification and see how foundation models can be useful to this task. We will also explore how we use FiftyOne to test models during development. Speaker: Luka Posilović is a computer scientist with a PhD from FER, Zagreb, Croatia, working as a Head of machine learning in Kitro. Him and the team are trying to reduce the global food waste problem by using AI. Objects and Image Geo-localization from Visual Data Localizing images and objects from visual information stands out as one of the most challenging and dynamic topics in computer vision, owing to its broad applications across different domains. In this talk, we will introduce and delve into several research directions aimed at advancing solutions to these complex problems. Speaker: Safwan Wshah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont. His research interests encompass the intersection of machine learning theory and application, with a particular emphasis on geo-localization from visual information. Additionally, he maintains broader interests in deep learning, computer vision, data analytics, and image processing. Don’t Forget Voxel51 will make a donation on behalf of the Meetup members to the charity that gets the most votes this month. Can’t make the date and time? No problem! Just make sure to register here so we can send you links to the playbacks.

Government Virtual Forum

Virtual / Online

***Please Use Source Link Below to Confirm Event Details*** When: 3rd Thursday of the month Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where: Virtual Meeting Register in advance for this meeting! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The PMI-SVC Government Forum provides opportunities to share information on relevant project management topics for anyone involved with federal, state, or local government. The Government Forum promotes project management as a means to reduce the cost, shorten the schedule, and improve the quality of government projects. The Government Forum does not require reservations, and the informal atmosphere encourages a two-way exchange during the presentation.   To contact us, send email to: govforum@pmi-svc.org ZOOM REGISTRATION

TechCA Meetup – February 15th

House of Oliver 3992 Douglas Blvd #140, Roseville

***Please Use Source Link Below to Confirm Event Details***   Please join us for drinks and networking on February 15th at House of Oliver. TechCA hosts regular meetups in the Sacramento area. If you work for or partner with the State of California to provide IT products or services, this networking group is for you. Public sector employees and tech industry professionals are invited to attend. Invite your colleagues, friends and clients to join you. No host bar. Please RSVP.