Events
We host workshops, seminars, and social events to help students learn about artificial intelligence.
See upcoming events and look through event archives here.
Upcoming Events
WORKSHOP
Jan 29, 2022
Learning Adversarial AI with Checkers
In this workshop, we will learn many of the most fundamental techniques used in adversarial AI, which pits one AI against another, through checkers. Topics will include minimax search, alpha-beta pruning, evaluation functions, and many other ways to improve the speed and performance of a checkers AI. The workshop will also be supplemented by an interactive Google Colab illustrating the concepts we learned and what kind of impact they make on the adversarial agents.
TAGS
checkers
adversarial
game ai
PRESENTATION
Feb 4, 2022
Local AI Startup Panel
As of now, this will be a panel type of event. We will have a moderator first ask the panelists variety of type of questions such as what made you start a start-up, how did you go about acquiring customers and making a profit, what factors did you consider in choosing your partners, and how does the Dallas startup scene differ from other locations. We will then hold a brief Q&A to allow our audience members to ask questions and then hold networking/advertising contact information at the end.
TAGS
startup
dallas
local
ai
entrepreneurship
Event Archive
PRESENTATION
Jan 21, 2022
AIS Kickoff
This event will kickoff the start of the Spring 2022 semester. We will give an introduction of the organization and what our plans are for the semester. It can also be used as a networking event to meet officers in the organization.
TAGS
kickoff
first event
first meeting
network with ais
meet ais
SOCIAL
Nov 11, 2021
AIS Member Social
This social event will be used to interact with AIS org. members to play games and chill!
TAGS
social
game-night
relax
board-games
food
music
chilling
OTHER
Oct 20, 2021
The AI Talkshow
A podcast with the co-founder of [DeepRisk.AI](DeepRisk.AI), Chaitanya Vaidya, regarding AI, the industry and startups
TAGS
podcast
ai
industry
startups
JOB PANEL
Sep 25, 2021
Landing a Job/Internship in AI
Our first AI panel this semester to provide advice from our AIS alumni holding jobs in AI/ML related positions and perspective from experienced engineers and directors at companies on how to land a job in the AI industry, as well as offer insight on the trend and skills to learn for this field.
TAGS
ai
industry
internship
job
alumni
network
WORKSHOP
Sep 15, 2021
Introduction to Python
An introduction to Python, a popular language used by beginners and loved by the AI community for its extensive libraries and support! This workshop is specifically geared towards people with absolutely no programming experience whatsoever, so come on over to learn something new!
TAGS
beginner friendly
no programming experience required
intro to python
WORKSHOP
Apr 28, 2021
License Plate Recognition
This workshop showcases how to use OpenCV and EasyOCR to detect license plates from images.
TAGS
computer vision
opencv
easyocr
image detection
WORKSHOP
Mar 11, 2021
Intro to Natural Language Processing Part 1: Defining Your Words with Word Embeddings
Take a sneak peek at the field of NLP and how computers understand human’s language through the use of word embeddings. Also, try your hand at building your first dictionary for computers!
TAGS
beginner
nlp
embeddings
machine learning
tensorflow
python
SEMINAR
Jan 29, 2021
What’s New in AI and ML
A light-hearted series of demos and experiments showcasing the best and state-of-the-art of modern methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
TAGS
machine learning
artificial intelligence
beginner
accessible
introduction,
PRESENTATION
Nov 12, 2021
Cisco x UTD AIS: Guiding Your Career in AI/ML
Speaker Shirin Khan will share her story about how she transitioned from a business background to a customer-focused career in technology in AI/ML at Cisco. There will be a discussion about innovative Cisco products using AI/ML that are changing the way people work. Recruiter Melanie-Lark Benning will offer insights into the recruiting process at Cisco and how you can build your career in technology with the company. Password: fYSeMJJ4
TAGS
career journey in tech
ai/ml discussion
recruiting advice
cisco
WORKSHOP
Nov 10, 2021
Reinforcement Learning
This event is to learn the fundamentals of reinforcement learning and how to get started with topics such as QLearning and apply them in projects
TAGS
reinforcement learning
ai
WORKSHOP
Oct 29, 2021
How to Win Kaggle Competitions
This is basically going over the kaggle competition that will be running from the 15th to 22nd. Winners of the contest will be announced at this event. We will also go over solutions for the kaggle contest and tip and tricks on how to do well in general machine learning competitions
TAGS
kaggle
competition
tips and tricks
SOCIAL
Sep 2, 2021
AIS Kickoff
Come join us in-person or tune in virtually to learn more about the Artificial Intelligence Society and what we have planned for the upcoming semester, from workshops to hackathons! Experienced or not, we have something for you. Food is provided while supplies last!
TAGS
kickoff
ais
introduction
SOCIAL
Jul 25, 2021
End of Summer AI Movie Night
Bring your snacks and drinks and join us for a movie night social where we’ll be watching and discussing a movie that surrounds Artificial Intelligence! To determine which movie will be selected, take your vote in the #announcements channel on the AIS Discord before Thursday at midnight!
TAGS
movie
documentary
discuss
WORKSHOP
Apr 17, 2021
Exploring Adversarial Attacks on Image Datasets
AI is increasingly adopted in multiple fields. Yet, it still remains vulnerable to malicious applications. Learn about adversarial attacks and watch as we demonstrate an attack on an image classification model and cause it to make faulty predictions.
TAGS
ai security
adversarial attacks
computer vision
WORKSHOP
Mar 3, 2021
Emotion Recognition in Comics
EmoReCom is built for a competition to develop a vision-text method to recognize emotions in comic scenes. This project guides you how to turn ideas into your first submission in an AI competition.
TAGS
emotion recognition
multimodal
comics,
PRESENTATION
Nov 19, 2021
AIM Presentation Night
UTD AIM will be presenting their semester long projects to professors and public audience. Professors will give feedback on their projects and professors and audience are free to start short conversations with each group about their research/semester long project. It is an event to showcase what each AIM group has achieved throughout the semester.
TAGS
project-showcase
ais
aim
group-work
academia
OTHER
Nov 4, 2021
Boba With AIS
We will be hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for AIS UTD by selling a variety of Boba Tea. Please come to support our organization and socialize with our fellow members!
TAGS
boba tea
ais utd
fundraiser
fall weather vibes
WORKSHOP
Oct 15, 2021
Intro to Deep Learning 2
Basically a deep dive into deep learning theory (neurons, gradient descent, activation functions, a lot of mathy stuff). Make sure to put on there to brush up on their calculus. There will also be a kaggle contest at the end
TAGS
theory
neural networks
tensorflow
kaggle contest
WORKSHOP
Oct 1, 2021
Introduction to Deep Learning
This will give an overview and introduction of deep learning, specifically the math behind it and implementing them in TensorFlow
TAGS
introduction to deep learning
tensorflow
neural networks
machine learning
OTHER
Jul 24, 2021
Ask Me Anything with Dr. Nagar
The event would be an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event, similar to a Q&A panel but w/ one person in the spotlight, where the speaker and participants will be able to have a discussion regarding anything AI related.
TAGS
ama
machine learning
data mining
industry experience
research history
hackai
WORKSHOP
Apr 9, 2021
Genetic Algorithm Presentation + Visualization
A presentation about genetic algorithms with an accompanying online visualization.
TAGS
genetic algorithms
artificial intelligence
WORKSHOP
Feb 5, 2021
Analyzing Sentiment of Movie Reviews
An exploration of sentiment analysis and natural language processing
TAGS
movies
sentiment analysis
emotion