Our 2017 Kickoff Event!

To start 2017, we're taking a broad look at what everyone is working on in the AI scene. We'll be highlighting new AI startups, research, learning resources and community initiatives in the SF Bay Area. Plus, we'll include updates from some past SVAI presenters. There's an enormous span of activity here, and we want you to know about it. This event, co-hosted with Comet Labs, is a great opportunity to connect with cool startups and lesser known projects. Each presenter will have a chance to give an introduction to their project, the status and how you can be involved.


FORMAT: 30 short 2 minute AI talks.





18.00: Doors Open

18.40: Welcome!

18.45: Talks:

Jack Clark - Import AI

Bridget Hickey - Bonsai

Devaki Raj - Crowdai

Dhruv Parthasarathy - Udacity

Erica Lee - Collective Intelligence Technologies

Jack Crawford - Datalog.ai

S. - Legal AI

Monica Anderson - Syntience

Saman Farid, MBA- Comet Labs

Tsvi Achler, MD, PhD - Optimizing Mind

Will Guss - Machine Learning @ Berkeley

Parnian Barekatain - SolveCity

Eric Xu, PhD - ai.codes

Arjun Dutt, MBA - NVIDIA Inception Program

Bharath Ramsundar, PhD Candidate - DeepChem

Keren Gu - Sift Science

Daniel Golden, PhD - Arterys

Alex Paino - Deep Text Correction

Amy Zhang - Facebook

Catherine Olsson - OpenAI

Elaine Lee - Ebay

Irene Onyeneho, PhD - AI Opportunities in Biology

Manindra Majumdar - GoFind.ai

Meg Mude -  Intel

Jennifer Yih, PhD - Expressions Perception Project

Robert Lee - Stanford CodeX

Sai Soundararaj - Floydhub

Vineeth Veetil - DeepView.ai

Tencia Lee - Cardiac Segmentation

Leslie Wu, PhD - Ideas on Optimizing Healthcare


18.20: Make Some New Friends

21.30: Doors Close



We will be Live Streaming this event from our Facebook Group.








910 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133



Cal Train: 2.3 Miles from SF Cal Train

BART: 1.2 Miles from Powell BART

Parking: (not reccomended)

1625 Powell Street Parking
North Beach Garage (735 Vallejo St, SF)
Vallejo Street Garage (766 Vallejo St, SF)



Salad, Sandwiches, Desserts, Wine, Beer.


----Standard Event Disclosures----


Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. For full version, please see: confcodeofconduct.com.


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This gathering is limited to 150 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.