AI Events & Conferences in 2020 — Part I

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AI was one of the most fast growing fields in the previous decade, and is sure to grow even further in the ’20s. Along with growth in the field, events focussed on the research & tech behind AI are also increasing.

In this article, we’ll list out some of the best AI & Data Science related events, conferences and meetups coming up this year.

Check them out and see if any interest you!

First in the list is TensorFlow Dev Summit. It’s a two day-long event in Sunnyvale, CA (also livestreamed online) where a highly diverse group of developers come from around the world for highly technical talks, interactive demos, and conversations with the TensorFlow team and community.

Throughout the event, in-person attendees can participate by attending sessions, viewing demos, visiting the sandbox, getting hands-on experience with codelabs, and chatting with the TensorFlow team and community.

Where is the event?

Google Event Center (MP7), 1160 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

When is the event?

March 11–12, 2020

Check out a summit highlights video from the 2019 event and more on the official website below:

The O’Reilly media company holds an AI conference multiple times a year in various locations. Designed as a conference which brings AI & data technology in one place, this conference brings interactive sessions for the tech enthusiasts, and strategy related briefings for the data & AI strategists.

Where & When is the Event?

15–18 March, 2020 at San Jose, CA

20–23 April, 2020 at London, UK

14–17 September, 2020 at New York, NY

Check if this event is right for you in the link below.

AWS Innovate is a completely online conference that you don’t want to miss. Hosting keynotes be dignitaries like Glenn Gore, Chief Architect at AWS and Dean Samuels, Lead Architect at AWS, the conference wants to bring you up to date with the latest tech in AI and Machine Learning.

In total, 20+ sessions will be delivered across 6 tracks, exploring key concepts, use cases and best practices to learn how other organizations use AI & Machine Learning to improve the quality of healthcare, fight human trafficking, and provide better service to their customers.

Where & When is the Event?

February 19, 2020, Online

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Initiative is a one-day technical conference which happens once a year in Stanford University, with 150+ regional events happening worldwide at the same time. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.

Where is the Event?

Stanford, CA, and Online

When is the Event?

March 2, 2020

Again, check the highlights video below and see if the conference interests you.

The Women in Analytics Conference is a conference featuring women, open to everyone. Their mission is to increase visibility to the women making an impact in the analytics space and provide a platform for women to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and applications.

The speaker line-up is the only aspect of the conference that is reserved exclusively for women (using an inclusive definition), while all other aspects of the conference are open to everyone. The conference is generally focussed on more higher level discussions on Data Science like ethics, user experience, maturity & platform adoption.

Where is the Event?

Columbus, OH

When is the Event?

June 3–5, 2020

Check out their talks from last year on their YouTube channel.

You can buy tickets and apply to speak at the event or for scholarships in the link below.

think2020 is an annual conference by IBM on business and technology. According to its description, you can acquire hands-on experience with the latest advancements in open technologies from cloud to data and AI — and then meet the luminaries who are using them to transform our lives. Unlike a single conference for 1000’s of people, it’s 1000’s of conferences in a single conference.

Where is the Event?

San Francisco

When is the Event?

May 4–7, 2020

Check whether the conference is right for you in the link below.

The Martech summit is a conference held in multiple countries throughout the year which brings a convergence between Marketing & Tech. It focusses on the innovations in Data Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, Automation and the use of chatbots to enhance customer experience. The summit tries to answer the following questions:

  1. How will MarTech help a team tackle complexities in a digital world?
  2. What to consider when prioritizing new technologies & planning a MarTech roadmap?
  3. How does one guarantee a seamless customer experience?

Where & When is the Event?

Several times throughout the year in multiple countries.

The conference is useful for both, Marketing & Data Science teams of a company. Check it out in the link below.

NIPS is one of the best research conferences in AI. The purpose of the Neural Information Processing Systems annual meeting is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. The core focus is peer-reviewed novel research which is presented and discussed in the general session, along with invited talks by leaders in their field.

It involves expos where top industry sponsors give talks, panels, demos, and workshops on topics that are of academic interest, and tutorials which cover a broad range of topics.

Where is the Event?

Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver CANADA

When is the Event?

Dec 6–12, 2020

Check the page below for registration and updates.

CVPR (Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) is an annual computer vision event held by IEEE comprising a main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

CVPR considers a wide range of topics related to computer vision and pattern recognition — basically any topic that is extracting structures or answers from images or video or applying mathematical methods to data to extract or recognize patterns.

Where is the Event?

Seattle, WA

When is the Event?

June 14–19, 2020

It has an amazing website for the conference this year, listing out places you can stay at while attending the conference, places to see around the city and also places you can eat at. Check out the website below.

The Rework Deep Learning Summit is an event bridging the gap between the latest technological research advancements and real world applications in business and society. The unique mix of academia and industry enables you to meet with AI pioneers at the forefront of research, as well as exploring real-world case studies to discover the business value of AI.

The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in deep learning and their impact and successful applications in business. Where do the challenges still lie in research and application? Discover advances in deep learning algorithms and methods from the world’s leading innovators, learning from industry experts in speech & pattern recognition, neural networks, image analysis and NLP.

Where is the Event?

Toronto, Canada

When is the Event?

22–23 October, 2020

Check out their website in the link below.

So that wraps that up. We listed a healthy mixture of some of the best technology and research focussed AI conferences coming up this year!

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