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2020 Archive

January 2020 Event
  Machine Learning

There is no better time and place to build Machine Learning projects than right now in Edmonton. Thanks to the University of Alberta's world-class AI research centers and the plummeting cost of computing, every company in Alberta will be an AI company in the near future. However, careful thought and strategy must be undertaken to minimize project risk when adopting cutting-edge technology like Machine Learning. After launching dozens of discrete Machine Learning projects in multiple industries, with partners such as PCL, AIMCO and Boehringer Ingleheim, AltaML has picked up some tips on how to launch Machine Learning projects right. In this session, you will learn:

  • What are some of the myths and realities around Machine Learning as it exists today.
  • The relationship between good data and good Machine Learning use cases.
  • Examples of successfully applied ML use cases, such as:
    • Using Natural Language Processing to predict the likelihood of winning a bid.
    • Using Machine Learning for generative design.
    • Using Reinforcement Learning to optimize power usage within a data center and in manufacturing.
Please join the Northern Alberta Section of ASME as we welcome Christopher Fletcher and Santino Pasutto from AltaML, who will provide an introduction to Machine Learning and present case studies on the application of Machine Learning applied within the local industry.

About the Presenters:
Chris Fletcher is a Business Development Manager at AltaML, with a focus on bringing new Machine Learning products to market in the areas of engineering, logistics, oil and gas, and finance. He has worked in the Edmonton technology space for over a decade, with companies including Apple, LoginRadius, and Granify, in addition to his own independent ventures. Chris is also deeply involved with the Edmonton Startup community and has advised, supported and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs in launching their own companies.

Santino Pasutto is the VP of Business Development at AltaML, where he helps companies find new ways of competing using Machine Learning. Santino has been in business development his entire career and has sold everything under the sun, ranging from technology, surgical products, and technical services.
Monday, January 13, 2020 -  5:00 – 9:00 PM
   • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Social Hour & Registration
   • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner
   • 7:00 – 7:15 PM: Section Business
   • 7:15 – 8:45 PM: Presentation
   • 8:45 – 9:00 PM: Question Period

University of Alberta Faculty Club, Saskatchewan Room
11435 Saskatchewan Dr. NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2G9
(See Map)
Parking: Lot V (See Map)

Pricing & Registration:

Member Price: $35.00

Non-Member Price: $40.00

Student Member Price: $15.00

Student Non-Member Price: $25.00

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