2018 AI Download

In partnership with the Computer History Museum's Friday Nights @CHM, we invite you to our second annual AI Download! (See last years event here.)

Learn more about AI from the perspectives of engineers, researchers, scientists, startup founders and many others. Intended to be a broad survey of AI activity happening across the Bay Area, this event will highlight academic research, learning resources, community initiatives and compelling work happening at the Valley’s leading AI companies.

The program features two sessions. In the first session, presenters will give a short overview of their artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. In the second session, speakers will provide a more technical view of their work.
Following the two sessions, audience members and presenters will have an opportunity to connect and share what they need to continue and expand their work.

Friday Nights @CHM

Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum. CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m. We’re featuring patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.
Friday Night programming explores a wide range of subjects and mixes history with the present via documentary screenings, audience Q&As, short informal presentations from scientists and researchers and interactive evenings where audiences can get their hands on artifacts. We have covered topics from the history of graphic design to Africa’s growing tech community to the rise and fall of Atari and much more. In 2018, look for unexpected, exciting, and unusual events on Friday Nights @CHM.


*By registering for this event, you will be added to future SVAI and CHM announcements.


Lauren Miyamoto   Managing Producer, CHM Live at Computer History Museum

Lauren Miyamoto

Managing Producer, CHM Live at Computer History Museum

Cody Wild   Director of SVAI's Monthly Lecture Series, Data Scientist at Sophos.

Cody Wild

Director of SVAI's Monthly Lecture Series, Data Scientist at Sophos.

Noor Siddiqui   CS and Genetics Student at Stanford University. 2012-2014 Thiel Fellow.

Noor Siddiqui

CS and Genetics Student at Stanford University. 2012-2014 Thiel Fellow.






First Session: 18 Two Minute Presentations. Second Session: 5 Seven-Minute Presentations



17:30 - Doors Open.

17:30 - Appetizers served! Menu under the "Food & Drinks" section.

18:30 - Welcome & Introduction.

18:40 - First Session: 18 TWO-Minute Presentations.

Laura Montoya - FounderAccel.ai

Daniel Worku - Software Engineer, AI Camera Team, Facebook

Ajay Shah PhD - Founder, Cytovale

Malika Cantor - Global Lead

Noor Siddiqui - Student, Stanford

Phillip Kuznetsov - President, ML@B, UC Berkeley

Zak Hassanein - Founder, Stealth Semiconductor Startup

Xinlei Xu - Machine Learning Engineer, UnifyID

Karthik Jagadeesh - PhD Student, Stanford University

Chip Huyen - Author, Instructor, Stanford University

Sara Hooker - Researcher, Google Brain, Founder, Delta Analytics

Neil Batlivala - Software Engineer, Forward, Inc

Avanti Shrikumar - C.S PhD Student, Stanford University

Michael Andregg - Co-Founder, Fanthom Computing

Lou Giacalone - Chief Operating Officier, Beautiful.AI

Dmitry Chichkov - Senior Solution Architect - Autonomous Driving, NVIDIA


19:20 - Intermission.

19:30 - Second Session: 5 SEVEN-Minute Presentations.

Dr. Mark Jackson - Scientific Lead, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Łukasz Kidziński - Postdoc, Stanford University

Liezl Puzon, Applied Machine Learning Engineer, Facebook

Avantika Lal - Computational Biology Research, Stanford University

Alex D. Foster - Head of Operations, QUANTIACS


20:10 - Meet New Friends!



We will be recording the talks.

They will be available on our Youtube Channel.



First Session: Less Technical.

Second Session: Technical.



Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd

Mountain View, CA 94043



CalTrain: The Computer History Museum is 1.6 miles from Mountain View Station.

Parking is available at the Museum.



Deconstructed Antipasto Display

Bruschetta Bar

Farm Fresh Vegetables

Citrus Water


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.comPlease let us know if you have experienced or witnessed any form of harassment or any other concerns that you have experienced or witnessed. Report Harassment.


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We do not make announcements for non-SVAI events or conferences at our gatherings. Distribution of flyers, printed media or other non SVAI related materials is not allowed at our events. 


This gathering is limited to 400 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.


We have a pretty thorough FAQ, please check it out here: FAQ