AI•ON LAUNCH PARTY & SVAI Holiday Gathering

This month, we're celebrating  François Chollet's new project, AI•ON with a launch party at SVAI's new HQ. François will introduce AI•ON, talk about the vision behind it, and how you can be involved. This event is an informal Open House style Holiday Gathering.

We're excited to welcome you to our new location in Hillsborough! Are you doing amazing AI research and need a great place to live / work? Check out our house. We have lots of space, and a growing crowd of wonderful people.

François on  LinkedIn .

François on LinkedIn.

François Chollet

François is a deep learning engineer and researcher at Google, and the Founder of:

AI•ON is an open community dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence by: Drawing attention to important yet under-appreciated research problems, Connecting researchers and encouraging open scientific collaboration and Providing a learning environment for students looking to gain machine learning experience.

Keras is a high-level neural networks library, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. With over 60,000 users and over 200 open-source contributors, Keras is used by top startups, large companies and research labs, including CERN, Microsoft Research, OpenAI, Netflix, Yelp, Square, Google, and many more.

Wysp is a social network and learning platform for artists with over 20,000 monthly active users as of mid-2016.

He was previously ranked 17th globally on Kaggle. and is active on  Twitter & Github.


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14.00: Doors Open

15.00: Francois AI•ON Talk

15.15: Resume Party

16.00: House Tour







168 Tobin Clark, Hillsborough



Cal Train:  1.5 miles from Hayward Park Station. Note: Limited service to this station.

Parking: Please park on Tobin Clark, on either side of the street. MAP



Mostly beverages like beer, wine, water and appetizers.


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This gathering is limited to 20 people. You MUST be pre-registered to attend. Registration must include your First and Last name, and some of our venues require ID for entry. You do not need to print a paper ticket. We will be checking people in the building lobby. Questions or comments? Tweet to us @SVAIresearch.