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Calgary AI Meetup

  • IBM 227 11 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2R 1R9 Canada (map)

Hosted by Calgary Artificial Intelligence Meetup


Our July meetup will be held at IBM's office on 11th Avenue. When we meet at IBM we spend time on topics close to home: natural resources extraction and the service companies who support the energy business.

First, Omolade Saliu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/omolade-saliu-phd-92b66b6), Lead Data Scientist for IBM's Advanced Analytics Practice, and Cole MacLean (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-maclean/), Senior Data Scientist at IBM, will present their work applying machine learning to ore body discovery for gold mining exploration. They will share their experience tackling the unique challenges encountered in this exciting domain of applied machine learning research.

Next, Jana Hanova (https://www.linkedin.com/in/janahanova/) will tell our members all about the Creative Destruction Lab. CDL is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. The 9-month program pairs startup founders with experienced technology entrepreneurs and investors, and the CDL artificial intelligence stream has graduated over 25 AI-powered startups: https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/streams/ai/.

Our final presenter will be Rob Mereau (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-mereau-103951139/). Rob is a quantum physicist and partner in White Whale Analytics, an AI product company. He works with clients in the sports, energy, aviation, and healthcare sectors to optimize various aspects of their businesses. Rob will be sharing the story behind White Whale Analytics, his biggest lessons as an entrepreneur, and key pointers to stand up a successful data analytics practice that can power machine intelligence.