About this Event
DATE AND TIME
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, 10:00 PM to
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 2:00 AM PHT
Participants Include leaders from
Research has found that one of the main hindrances of effective AI deployment within industry, is the inability to demonstrate clear, effective data-strategies with specific results in mind. This course will allow you the unique opportunity to apply proven design thinking methodologies to applied AI and machine learning across a range of industries, to affect positive change within your organization and re-think the way data is being used.
This highly interactive and hands-on workshop offers a deep dive into AI, machine learning, and other emerging technologies targeted at leaders responsible for creating disruptive new digital products & services. The program is intended for those with or without a strong background in machine learning, AI, and related technologies – no technical expertise is assumed.
Participants can expect to walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how AI and machine learning work as core technologies and a wide range of applications, including; recommendation engines, personalization, predictive analytics, conversational/voice interfaces, and process automation. An overview of ethicical or responsible AI frameworks will wrap up the workshop, to ensure that participants are equiped with the skills to think about how data bias, training scenarios and other factors can impact outcomes.
Problem reframing methods, confusion matrices, error recovery optimization frameworks, and AI-focused ideation methods will all be introduced throughout the workshop.
*There is a block of Diversity and Inclusion scholarship tickets. Please inquire at email@example.com for more details.
While this workshop has in the past been conducted on-site, it has now been adapted to be virtual. Please do not confuse the notion of a webinar (one-way presentation of information) with a workshop. This online workshop will be highly interactive and still challenge all participants to engage and contribute actively throughout. Through the use of shared whiteboard tools, breakout room discussions, and some lecture content, the session will offer participants a unique learning experience.
09:30 – Log-in, mic checks, and networking
10:00 – Patterns of AI use cases and applications (interactive)
10:30 – Fundamentals of machine learning
11:00 – AI & Advanced Topics in Emerging Technology
11:30 – Prep or order your lunch
12:00 – Networking lunch + industry insight discussion roundtables
12:30 – Core design thinking principles in AI
01:00 – Validating AI systems with confusion matrices (interactive)
01:30 – Ethical AI and responsible use of data
Breaks will be given throughout to ensure that no content is missed. All participants are offered the opportunity to order in lunch and share their meal with peers over round-table industry discussions.
Ramy Nassar – Main Course Instructor
Ramy is a facilitator, TEDx speaker, teacher and advocate for design thinking and effective digital strategy. He teaches in the FinTech program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman MBA Program, Ryerson’s Masters of Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and leads McMaster’s post-graduate Design Thinking course.
He’s worked with global brands such as Apple, Nike, Air Canada, Blackberry, RBC, SportCheck, Mattel, and Canadian Tire. Ramy is the author of an upcoming AI Product Design Handbook, set to be released in early 2020.
Why should I attend?
Research has found that one of the main hindrances of effective AI deployment within industry, is the inability to demonstrate clear, effective data-strategies with specific results in mind. This course will allow you the unique opportunity to apply effective design thinking methodologies to applied AI and machine learning across a range of industries, to affect positive change within your organization and re-think the way data is being used.
Is there any prerequisite technical knowledge I need to have?
No. The workshop will cater to participants of varying technical backgrounds. The first part of the day will serve as an introduction to core concepts, that will be built on in the afternoon portion.
Will lunch be served?
Yes. Tickets include an option to order in lunch.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes. Successful participants will receive a certificate from the Toronto Machine Learning Series, acknowledging your participation, and understanding of the subjects described.
Do you have any ticket deals?
We do have deals for larger team purchases. As well, we’ve reserved a block of Diversity & Inclusion tickets. For question about how you can apply/reserve those, please message via contact email’s below.
I'm still not sure if I should attend.
Have more questions? Great. Email Ramy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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