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Meetup: Explore Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, September 12, 2019
All packages within a parcel sorting centre should have a known location. This used to be a labour-intensive process, but currently all packages are tracked in a camera feed using a deep, convolutional neural network. We will explain how we used a U-net to segment packages and link them together using fingerprinting.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The ability to teaching a robot to walk is one of those things which makes machine learning damn cool. One method to train a robot to walk is by applying good (very) old natural selection.
In this meetup we will present our work of teaching a simulated spider to walk. It will be easy to follow, very interesting and lots of videos of walking spiders <3.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Missed part 1? No worries! Just read this post to catch up!
Are you interested in machine learning, but have no idea how to implement a model? During this Meetup we’ll explain some introductory machine learning concepts using the R programming language and show you how to implement them. Bring your own laptop to follow along. There are limited spots available.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Did my computer just beat me? How can a computer learn in just one hour to be that good?!
There are many different ways to learn certain skills. You can learn from example (supervised learning), you can seek certain patterns and find correlations between events (unsupervised learning) or you can learn through your own actions (reinforcement learning). We humans learn a lot through our own actions, but how could a computer do that? Join us to learn about the basics on how computers can learn this way!
In this reinforcement learning 101 meetup we will cover the basic about reinforcement learning and use Deep Q Learning and Policy Gradient to solve certain problems.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Are you interested in machine learning, but have no idea how to implement a model? During this Meetup we’ll explain some introductory machine learning concepts using the R programming language and show you how to implement them. Bring your own laptop to follow along!
Read our blog on how to use and install R and RStudio as a preparation.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Got to generate them all, Pokémon!
Everybody wants to catch all the Pokémon out there, however there are just 807 to catch (at this moment in time). How do we solve this pressing issue!? We set out to create new Pokémon using Deep Learning!
We’ll use generative (GAN and Autoencoder), labeling models and regression models to create new Pokémon. This Meetup should be interesting for everybody regardless of your experience with machine learning. We will have some small deep dives regarding the techniques.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
How do companies make use of Neural Networks to improve their service? Find out how Spotify uses Artificial Intelligence to better understand your needs! In this Meetup we’ll talk about how Spotify developed a new method to classify songs by teaching an AI to recognize music!
Thursday, March 28, 2019
In recent years we have seen an immense growth of intelligent systems. Search engines that seems to ‘know’ what kind of information we will be looking for, self-driving cars that outperform human driving capabilities, smart assistants that helps us in everyday tasks. The list goes on and on and keeps on growing every day. In the landscape of artificial intelligence, we call these forms of systems ‘weak AI’. With each step we seem to be progressing towards ‘strong AI’. We might even wonder, whether or not these systems can become conscious. But what is consciousness? What do we mean when we say, “I am conscious”?
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Learn about Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Deep Learning by watching how an AI simulates DOOM by using an Auto Encoder and LSTM. Interested in the workings of the algorithms we used? Read more about them in our blog.
Practical information: the Meetup is held in the central hall of LabS55 at Lulofsstraat 55. It’s a ten minute walk from Leeghwaterplein and a 15 minute walk from Station Holland Spoor and Haagse Hogeschool.
19:00 – 19:30 : Walk in and have something to drink.
19:30 – 20:00: First part of lecture/discussion.
20:00 – 20:15: Break.
20:15 – 20:45: Second part of lecture/discussion.
20:45 – 21:00: Hang out, drinks and discuss AI related topics.
There is parking space in the street in front of the location. There is also free parking space in the street behind the fences. You are permitted to park here (it says you’re not permitted, but I will notify security beforehand). If both are full, you can also park at Gamma, which is a one minute walk from the location.