#Event – #GlobalAIBootcamp, thanks to @AvanadeInc and @MicrosoftCanada, here are some resources, feedback and more !

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Hi !

The Global AI Bootcamp 2019 was a huge success, just take a look at this photo during the keynote

And remember, this was the weather during the day, cold and snow. Even so, we had ~200 attendees at the Microsoft Offices in Mississauga.

Speakers and Volunteers

We had an amazing set of volunteers and speakers, and I’m afraid I’m missing some names, so here it goes a photo of both:

Sponsors

Our 2 main sponsors were Avanade and Microsoft, thanks !

And, as we did in previous events, instead of having swag, we prefer to donate to a charity for every interaction we had at our booth!

Agenda

This year Agenda was amazing, and it’s tricky to summarize it in a single image

Take a look at this post: https://elbruno.com/2019/12/10/event-globalaibootcamp-2019-we-got-an-amazing-agenda-take-a-look/

Resources and Feedback

I’ll leave some feedback and general tweets at the end of this post.

As a bonus, here it goes my slides around Auto ML with Machine Learning.Net.

Here is the official Keynote:

Tweets

And tweets, more tweets

Happy Coding !

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Event – #GlobalAIBootcamp 2019, we got an amazing Agenda, take a look !

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Hi !

I’ve already wrote about the Global AI Bootcamp: a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure.

Agenda – Saturday, 12/14/2019

  • AI and Cognitive Services in Power BI

    With the massive volumes of data generated today about every aspect of a business finding deep insights from the data can be challenging. This session will introduce how to incorporate the sophisticated pre-trained machine learning models into Power BI.

    AI and Cognitive Services provide powerful ways to extract actionable insights from a variety of unstructured sources like documents, images, and social media feeds through Azure Services like Sentiment Analysis, Key Phrase Extraction, Language Detection, and Image Tagging.

    MPR A
    Sat 10:30 AM β€” 60 min
  • Call Centre Analytics using Cognitive Services

    A walk through of end to end development and deployment of Call Centre Analytics solution using Cognitive Services

    MPR B
    Sat 10:30 AM β€” 30 min
  • UX of AI and Beyond

    Learn how User-experience (UX) is changing the way we interact with AI and its latest touch points with technologies like AR/VR/MR.

    MPR C
    Sat 10:30 AM β€” 60 min
  • Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and AutoML

    Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps, and how to get started with creating your own simple models.
    And if you are a .Net developer, we will cover the basis of Machine Learning.Net, a complete ML framework to work with C#, F# or any other .Net Core language.

    MPR B
    Sat 11:00 AM β€” 30 min
  • "Cybertelligence": Using AI to Fight the Dangers of Cyber Threats

    Cyber threats are considered the top priorities for businesses nowadays, with Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021 (up from $3 trillion in 2015), the challenge becomes bigger and the human resources to fight the threats are not catching up. The need of AI based automated cybersecurity solutions that will help human cybersecurity experts in this battle is becoming more of a necessity than complimentary. This talk will concentrateon the role of AI in fighting cyber crimes.

    Topics:
    1- The OODA loop
    2- Brief history of cyber crime combat
    3- Dark Web and AI combat
    4- Mass Surveillance and AI
    5- Breaking RSA with AI and Quantum Computing (Shor's Algorithm)
    6- The future of AI protection with Quantum Keys
    7- The Battle with AI Biases in Cybersecurity
    8- AI vs Human in Security, who wins?
    9- Q & A

    MPR B
    Sat 11:45 AM β€” 60 min
  • AutoML Azure Machine Learning

    This session will take a technical deep dive on a data science solution that leverages auto ML

    MPR C
    Sat 11:45 AM β€” 60 min
  • Using Artificial Intelligence in SharePoint Framework Solutions

    Learn how you can integrate the various services available with Azure Cognitive Services in your custom SPFx solutions to solve real-world problems using practical business solutions.

    MPR A
    Sat 11:45 AM β€” 60 min
  • Automated Machine Learning in Power BI

    Machine learning is a data science technique to use massive historical data to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends without being explicitly programmed. This session will introduce how to incorporate Machine Learning predictive models into Power BI to gain better predictions and insights about the future.

    The ability to visualize and invoke insights from these models, in your reports and dashboards and other analytics, can help disseminate these insights to the business users who need it the most. This makes collaboration among business analysts and data scientists easier and faster than ever before.

    MPR A
    Sat 1:30 PM β€” 60 min
  • Azure Machine Learning Services

    Azure Machine Learning Services is a one-stop shop to train, deploy, automate, manage, and track your machine learning models. You can do that in Python (PyTorch, TensorFlow, and scikit-learn), R, or zero-code/low-code options. At the beginning, we will spend few minutes to familiarize ourselves with the ML/Data Science practice in general. Then, I will present a few examples of Python and zero-code options to build and deploy machine learning models, including Auto-ML (Automated Machine Learning) in Azure. Towards the end of the session, I will show-case how to consume a ML model from within a Power BI report. This session is appropriate for cloud developers/architects who are new to Machine Learning, but also for data scientist and data engineers who are new to Azure

    MPR C
    Sat 1:30 PM β€” 60 min
  • Who is speaking? using Azure Speaker Recognition

    Azure Cognitive Speech Services
    Azure Speaker Recognition
    Azure CLI scripts/code
    Live Demos
    1-Voice Identification (Recording few voices)
    2-Voice Verification (who was speaking)
    3-Voice Verification in different language

    MPR B
    Sat 1:30 PM β€” 60 min
  • "EthicalAIze": Developing Ethical AI Algorithms

    AI is definitely the new buzz in the tech world. Everybody wants it, everybody's using it (even unknowingly). AI solved a lot of issues and changed our lives for better, but, years into experiencing AI we know now that there is a downside of using it. Mostly an ethical one. So, do we drop the whole "AI thing"? Keep it as it is and accept the downside? Or proceed with caution? This is what this session is trying to highlight.

    Topics:
    1- AI Ethics: Why important? Why Now?
    2- The dilemma and the major issues.
    3- Machine Biases (the goo, the bad and the ugly)
    4- The Moral Algorithm (Interpretability and Transparency)
    5- Major Bias Cases
    6- Artificial Consciousness as a Solution (Advancements and Challenges)
    7- Conclusion and Suggestions
    8- Q & A

    MPR C
    Sat 2:30 PM β€” 60 min
  • Enriching the Power Platform with AI capabilities through AI Builder

    Combining all three of the aspects of the Microsoft Power Platform – Power Apps, Microsoft BI & Power Automate and enriching them with advanced technology like AI builder gives businesses the required edge to stay relevant in the world of automation and artificial intelligence.

    Microsoft’s Power Platform consists of three services Power BI, Power Apps and Flow. All three of these services helps users in their respective disciplines. With the help of Power Platform, users can integrate the capabilities of the three platforms to create streamlined solutions.

    Users can now make their workflows and applications more efficient with the help of AI Builder. The scenario will allow businesses to become more intelligent and enable them to align their operations with the dynamic needs of modern consumers.

    In this session, you will learn
    -How can you start using AI-Builder for your business?
    -Using AI-Builder with Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate

    MPR A
    Sat 2:30 PM β€” 60 min
  • Open Source tools for your LUIS model

    During this session we will discuss OSS tools like ludown, NLU.DevOps, putput that can help you to build and test your NLU model as well as help with CI/CD.

    MPR B
    Sat 2:30 PM β€” 60 min
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Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-greater-toronto-area-2019-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-84920947841

See you on December 14th!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Event – Hurry up, the #GlobalAIBootcamp 2019 official registration is online !

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Hi !

I’ve already wrote about the Global AI Bootcamp: a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure.

And now we have the official Agenda and registration

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-greater-toronto-area-2019-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-84920947841

As usual, one video is better than my words:

See you on December 14th!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Event – remember #GlobalAIBootcamp 2019, Dec 14, Call for Speakers and pre-registration !

Buy Me A Coffee

Hi !

The Global AI Bootcamp is a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure.

The Global #AI Bootcamp is a perfect balance of quality content, awesome talks, and hands-on learning with like-minded peers in your community. As usual, a video is better than my words:

And, here is a list of resources for the event.

Resources

See you on December 14th!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Event – #GlobalAIBootcamp 2019, Call for Speakers and pre-registration open !

Buy Me A Coffee

Hi !

The Global AI Bootcamp is a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure.

The Global #AI Bootcamp is a perfect balance of quality content, awesome talks, and hands-on learning with like-minded peers in your community. As usual, a video is better than my words:

And, here is a list of resources for the event.

Resources

See you on December!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Event – Materials and resources for ALMOST ALL SESSIONS of the #GlobalAIBootcamp in Toronto

GlobalAIBootcamp Pano

Hi!

Wow, our the first Global AI Bootcamp in Greater Toronto Area at Microsoft office was a huge event! We had around 200 attendees and participants and tons of amazing sessions.

A big thank to everyone who participated in the event: Attendees, Speakers, Support team, Microsoft employees, Avanade employees and more.

And I’m starting to collect the materials we used during all sessions and share all here in this GitHub Repo https://github.com/elbruno/GlobalAIBootcampToronto

For more details, take a look at Ehsan post in LinkedIn

Today Dec 15, Metro Toronto .NET User Group hosted the first AI Bootcamp in Greater Toronto Area at Microsoft office at Mississauga.

We had around 200 attendees and participants on this global event. Bruno Capuano & I would like to thanks Iman Abudagga, Ozge Yeloglu, Betsy Weber, Asmita Usturge Margaryta Ostapchuk, Max Vu from Microsoft for their full support.

As well as our great organizers team including Luca Gobbi,Armin Karimi,Ali Mosabebi, Prasad Kamat (PK), Obi Oberoi, Arlan Nugara,David Rodela, Fatih Furkan İnciroğlu

And our sponsors Microsoft and Avanade. And all our speakers Vivek Patel,Ashraf Ghonaim Hisham Qaddoumi , Kumar VN, Noman SIddiqui & Maria Acevedo, Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos, Kanwal Khipple, Mathias Tello, Serhiy Shyyko

Agenda here: https://lnkd.in/eUBeHGr

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – #GlobalAIBootcamp, Keynote

Hi !

On the 15th of December the Global AI Bootcamp takes places and kicks-off with a 30 minute global keynote on 67 venues worldwide!

Don’t miss out on Jennifer Marsman, Tess Ferrandez, Seth Juarez, Damian Brady, Hanna Wallach, Nilesh Acharya, Amy Kate Boyd, Eric Boyd and more kicking of this day packed with workshops and talks on AI

And, in the local Mississiauga edition, we will be honored to have Ozge Yeloglu talking about Ethical Artificial Intelligence!

 

global ai bootcamp keynote v2

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Global AI Bootcamp, session list

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Hi !

This is complete list of sessions for the Global AI Bootcamp in Toronto

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-2018-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-53224085673

Kanwal Khipple

Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services and AI

New to the Microsoft AI space? Attend this session to learn the different Microsoft services tailored to AI. We will also get a chance to review the powerful pre-built models that comprise Microsoft Cognitive Services and see how much can be achieved in just a few minutes with the Custom Vision service.

Room 2
Sat 10:45 AM – 11:30 am

Kumar VN

ML on Azure Databricks

This session provides an introduction to using Spark ML on Azure Databricks

Room 1
Sat 10:45 AM – 11:30 am

Bruno Capuano

Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning

Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps, and how to get started with creating your own simple models.
And if you are a .Net developer, we will cover the basis of Machine Learning.Net, a complete ML framework to work with C#, F# or any other .Net Core language.

Room 3
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Ehsan Eskandari

Intelligence on Azure IoT edge

This sessions is a high level overview of AI on Azure IoT Edge

Room 2
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Margaryta Ostapchuk

Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure Databricks

You can attend this session to get an overview of how to use Spark to do Machine Learning in Azure Databricks

Room 1
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Armin Karimi

Building an AI enabled cross platform app in under 1 hour

It is easy for humans to look at an image and differentiate between people and objects between them. But these are actually hard problems to solve with a computer and requires expertise to implement.

In this presentation, we are going to build a cross platform Xamarin App which leverages Microsoft Face API, Azure Functions, and Azure Storage, to create a random winner photo application. We are going to see how Microsoft has created developer friendly tools to use AI in your applications using your existing knowledge.

Room 1
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Margaryta Ostapchuk

Cognitive Services: out of the box, custom, in containers

During this session we will discuss cognitive services and how you can use them out of the box, customize with your own data. Several of the Azure Cognitive Services APIs are available as Docker containers: you can download a container that provides the exact same APIs as the cloud-based services, and run it on a local Linux-based server or edge device.

Room 2
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Noman SIddiqui andΒ Maria Acevedo

UX of AI: Why it Matters?

An overview about the need and relevance of user-experience design and Cognitive Psychology principles pertaining to AI, (including behaviour-based bots, chatbots, AR and machine learning).

Room 3
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Vivek Patel

AI Capabilities for Power BI

With the massive volumes of data generated today about every aspect of a business finding insights from the data can be challenging. This is where AI can help. AI can aid in data exploration, comb through the data to automatically find patterns, help users understand what the data means, and predict future outcomes to help business drive results.

There are huge opportunities when workers across an organization can leverage AI for improving business outcomes. But data scientists, who are crucial to deploying AI solutions, don’t have the bandwidth to provide custom solutions to all users at an organization. Businesses need ways to surface the valuable work of data scientists and empower more users to leverage AI in easy and intuitive ways.

Power BI has been a pioneer in applying AI through capabilities such as natural language, which enables users to get answers by asking questions in plain English, or Quick Insights, which automatically finds patterns in data.

This session is demo intense.

Room 1
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Mathias Tello

Microsoft Cognitive Services – LUIS

LUIS is a machine learning-based service to build natural language processing into applications. We will be taking a close look on how to use LUIS as well as maintain LUIS applications

Room 3
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Hisham Qaddoumi

The Age of “QauantAzure”: Democratizing Quantum AI computing with Azure Cloud

Quantum Computing was only available by organizations with a lot of money till Microsoft Azure decided that the age of Quantum Monopolizing is OVER. Now with Q-Cloud and Quantum Development Kit (QDK) you can achieve wonders utilizing Quantum for your AI solutions.
Topics include:
1- What is Quantum Computing?
2- Why Quantum Computing? Why Now?
3- Solving problem with Quantum vs Classic Computing
4- Applied Quantum
5- Azure Q-Cloud
6- Q# and QDK
7- Quantum Gates (H, CNOT, Z and X)

Room 2
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Luca Gobbi

Chatbots, Serverless and AI on Azure

This series will show that prototyping a working system is easier than ever! We will build an interactive chat-bot with machine learning skills covering all the steps from allocating cloud resources, coding and deploying. Attendees will learn about Azure Cloud Platform, Serverless Functions, Chat-bots, REST APIs, HTTP protocols, C#, understanding documentation and how to connect components and services together to create simple but creative systems

Room 1
Sat 2:30 PM – 4:45 pm

Kanwal Khipple

Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace

Attend this session to better understand the benefit of bots and how integrating them into your organization can help common tasks automated. It’s the first step toward better integration between business applications together. At the end of this session, we’ll demo bots and sample solutions currently available in the Office 365 space.

Room 3
Sat 2:30 PM – 3:15 pm

Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos

Set up a ChatBot From Zero To hero with Bot Framework

In this workshop, will presented how can we set up a chatbot. Using Microsoft Bot Framework is possible to set up a chatbot of the easy way and faster. During the presentation will present the integration of chatbot with, Microsoft Azure, Luis and Qna Maker from zero to Hero.
This workshop will be divided into three sections:
– Development environment setup;
– LUIS Integration;
– QnA Maker Overview.

All of the demos will be running in visual studio 2017 using c# as a language.

Room 3
Sat 3:15 PM – 4:00 pm

Serhiy Shyyko

Bot framework and LUIS BFF

By integrating LUIS into the Bot Framework we can allow our bots to be more intelligent and understand human intents and make complex response.
Bot Framework v4 and LUIS are true BFFs.

Room 3
Sat 4:00 PM – 4:45 pm

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Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Global AI Bootcamp final registration link and final agenda published

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Hi!

This one will be amazing

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-2018-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-53224085673

Welcome to Global AI Bootcamp 2018!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about AI and Machine Learning!

On Dec 15, 2018, all communities will come together once again in the first great Global AI Bootcamp event!

Each community will organize their own one day deep dive class on AI the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about AI and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAIBootcamp !

THE MISSISSAUGA EVENT WILL BE A JAM PACKED DAY OF LEARNING AND FANTASTIC SPEAKERS ALL FROM YOUR LOCAL MICROSOFT COMMUNITY!

There is a nominal fee of $7 to help with venue, food, and beverage expenses.

AGENDA


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM => Registration & Breakfast


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM => Keynote


10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

MPR A: ML on Azure Databricks by Kumar VN

MPR B: Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services and AI by Kanwal Khipple

MPR C: ML Model Development and deployment using Azure ML SDK by Asmita Usturge


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

MPR A: Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure Databricks by Margaryta Ostapchuk

MPR B: Intelligence on Azure IoT edge by Ehsan Eskandari

MPR C: Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning by Bruno Capuano


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM => Lunch


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

MPR A: Building an AI enabled cross platform app in under 1 hour by Armin Karimi

MPR B: Cognitive Services: out of the box, custom, in containers by Margaryta Ostapchuk

MPR C: UX of AI: Why it Matters? by Noman SIddiqui & Maria Acevedo


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

MPR A: AI Capabilities for Power BI by Vivek Patel

MPR B: The Age of “QauantAzure”: Democratizing Quantum AI computing with Azure Q-Cloud by Hisham Qaddoumi

MPR C: Microsoft Cognitive Services – LUIS by Mathias Tello


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM => Break


2:30 PM – 4:45 PM

MPR A: Chatbots, Serverless and AI on Azure by Luca Gobbi

MPR B: Workshop and HOLs

MPR C:

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM => Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace by Kanwal Khipple

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM => Set up a ChatBot From Zero To hero with Bot Framework by Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM => Bot framework and LUIS BFF by Serhiy Shyyko


4:45 PM – 5:00 PM => Wrap up

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Less than 48 hours to close the Call 4 Speakers to #GlobalAIBootcamp in Toronto!

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Hi!

So far we got over than 400 attendees already registered for the Global AI Bootcamp,Β so it seems that we are going to close the year with an amazing event.

There is still time to close the Call 4 Speakers, and we are looking for sessions and workshops for:

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep learning
  • Cortana
  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot framework / LUIS
  • And any topic related to AI

we are looking for speakers to fill.

  • Speaking slots: 45 minutes
  • Lightning talk: 20/30 minutes
  • Workshops: From 90 minutes – 4 hours

The C4S is available in https://sessionize.com/global-ai-bootcamp—toronto/

And we also need some logistics and in place help, feel free to contact me for more details πŸ˜€

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno