Fall 2018 Kickoff

September 6, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Hoblitzelle Hall

Have an interest in artificial intelligence? Then join us for our Fall 2018 Kickoff AI Talk by Professor Arnold! Free pizza will be provided!

AI Ethics Talk and Westworld Screening

April 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM
JSOM 11.214

The Artificial Intelligence Society is proud to announce a collaboration with the Women in Technology and Business and HBO to present a discussion about AI ethics by UTD's very own Dr. Gordon Arnold followed by a screening of the Westworld season 2 premiere!

In addition, we will be providing merch and Raising Cane's chicken for dinner!

The talk will begin at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25th in JSOM 11.214. We look forward to seeing you there!

By the way, UTD students who live on campus can catch up on season 1 for free by visiting

AI and Ethics

March 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM
TI Auditorium

Join us for a discussion led by Dr. Nicholas Gans and Dr. Matthew Brown about different viewpoints behind the world of AI and the ethics around it. Modern-day technology is progressing at an ever-increasing rate and different perspectives inevitably clash in the endeavor to advance the field of AI; it is imperative that we as a society take the time to consider the ethics of such progress to ensure we advance our technologies with the right intentions.

AIS + Texas Instruments AI Talk - Convolutional neural networks: theory, implementation and application

February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM
TI Auditorium

Ever wondered how self-driving cars or computer vision works? Join us for an AI talk about convolutional neural networks given by Arthur J. Redfern, machine learning lab manager at Texas Instruments! Free pizza will be provided as usual!

Arthur J. Redfern received a B.S. in 1995 from the University of Virginia and a M.S. and Ph.D. in 1996 and 1999, respectively, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering. Following his thesis work on nonlinear systems modeled by the Volterra series, Arthur joined Texas Instruments where he currently manages the Machine Learning Lab. His activities at TI have spanned the areas of machine learning (convolutional neural network based automotive and industrial applications, software libraries and hardware design), high performance computing (software libraries), signal processing for analog systems (ADCs, amplifiers, DACs, design optimization, speakers and touch screens) and communication system design (DSL, DTV and SerDes). He has over 20 papers published in refereed conferences and journals and has been granted over 20 US patents.

Spring 2018 Kickoff - Culture and AI: how robots are winning the culture war

January 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM
TI Auditorium

Ever wondered if AI robots will take over the world? Then join us for our 2018 Kickoff AI Talk and hear Professor Arnold discuss how AI has already begun to mask itself in our everyday lives and what this means for our future. Free pizza will be provided!

AIS General Meeting

November 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Blackstone Launchpad

Come out and join us to learn more about various AI topics, work on AI projects, and get help from our tech team! Bring your laptops and learn about popular open source machine learning projects.

Check out our meeting schedule at

AIS General Meeting

October 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Blackstone Launchpad

Come out and join us to learn more about various AI topics, work on AI projects, and get help from our tech team! Bring your laptops and learn scikit-learn, and how it’s used for machine learning. Free food will be served as well!

Check out our updated schedule for the semester at

AI Ethics Panel Discussion

October 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM
JO 4.614

Ever wondered if machines can have consciousness? Will AI take over all our jobs? Should we trust AI entities?

Join us for a panel discussion about the ethics of artificial intelligence. Hear the opinions from AI researchers and industry leaders about the future of AI and the new ethical challenges going forward. Come to this event with your own questions prepared! Free pizza will be provided!

Check out our panelists who will be speaking at the event!

Intel® Nervana™ AI Academy Webcast

October 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM
TI Auditorium

Join our live stream of Intel's AI webcast to learn more about Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI! Pizza will be provided, and you will have the chance to win some cool giveaways & swag!!!. Check out the webcast description below to see what will be covered:

Learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence focused on newly optimized frameworks for Intel Architecture like Intel® Software Optimization for neon™, Intel® Optimization for Caffe*, and Intel® Optimization for TensorFlow* from our technical experts. The workshop will touch on topics relating to:

  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning Fundamentals
  • Applications in Real Life
  • Deep Learning Examples, like Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) for Image Recognition
  • How Intel plans to help developers to improve performance of Machine Learning workloads
  • What frameworks are optimized for Intel Architecture, and how you can get access to them
  • And more!

Please register for the event at By registering, you will be able to join the Slack channel to participate in Q&A and and be eligible to win prizes, such as Beats headphones, drones, and an Amazon Echo!

AIS General Meeting

October 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Blackstone Launchpad

Come out and join us to learn more about various AI topics, work on AI projects, and get help from our tech team. Bring your laptops and learn how to implement neural net classifiers with PyTorch.

Check out our updated schedule for the semester at

AIS General Meeting

September 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Blackstone Launchpad

Come out and join us to learn more about various AI topics, work on AI projects, and get help from our tech team. Check out our updated schedule for the semester at

Fall 2017 Kickoff

September 7, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Hoblitzelle Auditorium - HH 2.402

Please join the Kickoff meeting to learn about Artificial Intelligence from guest speaker professor Gordon Arnold. You will have the chance to meet the officers and hear about our upcoming AI talks, workshops, and hackathon. Pizza will be served as well!

IBM Watson - Augmented Intelligence Capabilities

April 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM
SLC Auditorium (SLC 1.102)

On February 14, 2011, the world watched the playing of the game of "Jeopardy!" by a computer named Watson. This presentation provides an overview of the evolution of Watson and how it is being used today to bring solutions involving robots and the Internet of Things to life. A method or approach to expose oneself to cloud-based cognitive services for application development will be provided. Examples having used such services to create innovative solutions will be provided.

Romelia Flores is one of IBM's top 500 technical executives, earning the titles of IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor. She has collaborated with some of IBM's largest clients around technology innovation, Smarter Cities and Cognitive technology and is currently focused on IBM Design Thinking. Romelia holds 34 patents with an additional 30 patents pending. She has personally trained thousands of IBMers, and specifically focuses on early-career professionals from the Millennial Generation. Romelia is a University of Texas alumnus and Baylor Honorary alumnus. In 2016, Romelia received the Great Minds in STEM Lifetime Achievement award and the Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Technology Award.

AI Startup Showcase

March 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM
TI Auditorium

Come learn how AI has transformed startup businesses! We'll have joining us: Ken Koo - CEO of Bridge Alliance, Cristiano Oliveira, Founder and CEO of Olivia AI, and Raju Kattumenu, Founder and CEO of Oculus360 to talk about what AI technologies they use and how AI has become central to their businesses. Pizza will be provided.

Brainspace AI Talk

February 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Hoblitzelle Auditorium - HH 2.402

Come join us for an AI talk with the founder and CEO of Brainspace Dave Copps. Pizza will be served at the end! Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Google AI & Machine Learning Talk

January 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM
TI Auditorium

Please join us for a discussion about machine learning and AI at Google. Get your questions answered from several Software Engineers and UT Dallas alums. Swag provided :)


Spring 2017 Kickoff

January 19, 2017 - 8:30 PM
TI Auditorium

Join us for our first meeting of the semester! Professor Gordon Arnold will be returning on popular demand to give an Intro to Machine Learning talk. In addition, you'll get to learn about our exciting plans for this semester. There's a lot going on, so don't miss out! Pizza will be served!

Movie Night

December 1, 2016 - 8:30 PM
MC 2.410

Finals are just around the corner so take a break from studying and come join us for our movie night! We will be showing Ex Machina.

Intro to Neural Networks Talk

November 3, 2016 - 8:30 PM
ECS 2.410

It's time for our second AI talk! Come by and listen to Professor Richard Golden give an Intro to Neural Networks Talk! (Yes, pizza will be served at the end!)

Fall 2016 Kickoff

September 27, 2016 - 8:30 PM
TI Auditorium

Join us for our first meeting of the year! Come by and listen to Professor Gordon Arnold give an Intro to AI Talk, meet your officers, learn about future plans, and find out about open officer positions. Pizza will be provided at the end, of course!

Intro to Deep Learning with Keras

September 20, 2018 - 8:30 PM
ECSS 2.410

Join us to learn about deep learing and how to train neural networks to perform image recognition using Keras, a powerful and high-level Python framework. To follow along, please bring a laptop and install the Anaconda distribution of Python, along with TensorFlow and Keras if possible. Please visit to download and set up Anaconda.

ACM + AIS: Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop

March 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM
ECSS 2.415

Join us for an introduction to the most common machine learning algorithms! You will learn how to use industry-standard Python libraries like NumPy and SciKit-Learn to generate predictions from real-world datasets.

ACM + AIS: Introduction to Data Science Workshop

March 22, 2017 - 8:30 PM
ECSS 2.415

Join us for an introduction to the field of data science! You will learn about the different skills needed by data scientists, and will get to practice those skills with a newbie-friendly coding exercise on a real-world dataset. You will also get to have a question-and-answer session with students with experience in industry.

Searching for Success: Using A.I. to play games

November 2, 2017 - 8:30 PM
ECSS 2.412

Join us to learn about the fundamentals of artificial intelligence. Learn basic search and heuristic techniques to create intelligent agents. If you have no previous experience in AI, this is the workshop for you!

If you would like to follow along, bring your laptop with Python 3 installed. There will be free Pizza!

Creating Chatbots with AWS Lex & Lambda Workshop

October 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM
ECSS 2.410

Join us the learn about the basics of how to create chatbots for specific use cases. You will have the chance to leverage AWS Lex & Lambda to create your own restaurant locator chatbot!

If you would like to follow along, please create an Amazon Web Services free tier account. Bring your laptop with Python and boto3 & python-google-places libraries installed. Pizza will be served as well!

Neural Networks Workshop

Feburary 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM
SLC 1.102

Come join us for our Neural Networks workshop given by AIS Technical Lead Jay Butera. We'll cover the fundamentals of Neural Networks and implementation examples in TensorFlow! Please RSVP here.

Common Sense Reasoning Automation Workshops

1. Logic Programming & Prolog Workshop: October 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM to 10:30PM
Kusch Auditorium - FN 2.102

2. ASP & s(ASP) Workshop: October 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 3:00PM
SLC 2.303

Come participate in the 'common sense reasoning with answer set programming' workshops by Dr. Gopal Gupta! We are offering two workshops with different content to provide a solid knowledge foundation for our upcoming hackathon, HackAI. And yes, there will be pizza!

Answer set programming (ASP) is a rule-based paradigm for programming intelligent applications that involve common sense reasoning. ASP allows simulation of reasoning techniques that humans employ on a daily basis---default reasoning, counterfactual reasoning, abductive reasoning, etc. Thus, very powerful reasoning applications can be built with ASP such as: web-based recommendation systems, undergraduate degree audit and advising, disease management, representing high school biology knowledge, etc. We will be using the s(ASP) system, an implementation of ASP developed at UT Dallas.

Sample s(ASP) applications:

1. Degree Audit and Advising:
2. Representing knowledge about cell biology:

Answer Set Programming resource page:

HackAI '18

11:00 AM on November 10th - 2:00 PM on November 11th, 2018

The largest AI hackathon ever at UTD!
Organized in partnership with the UT Dallas Computer Science Department.

Gold sponsors: Atos
Silver sponsors: CBRE, Deep Cognition, SignaPay

Artificial Intelligence Conference

May 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
SLC Foyer

The Artificial Intelligence Society is putting together a conference full of interesting talks and workshops about machine learning.

In the morning, learn about implementing machine learning techniques in workshops like "Intro to Natural Language Processing" and "Training Neural Nets with Microsoft Azure." After lunch, listen to talks on such interesting topics as "Automating Disease Management Using Answer Set Programming" and "The Philosophy and Mechanics of Intelligence." Finally, utilize this opportunity to network with industry professionals who can provide guidance about technologies and job prospects.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

See for more details.

Winning with AI - Winners & Losers in the Second Machine Age

April 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Davidson Auditorium, JSOM, UTD

Brought to you by Dallas AI and UTD AI Society. Get first hand perspectives from leaders in industry and academia about their thoughts on AI: what value they have already generated, lessons learned, and future implications. The format will be two informal panels with opportunities to ask questions.

Artificial Intelligence Conference

May 13, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:30pm
TI Auditorium

It seems like AI and machine learning is in the news every day! Whether you are new to AI OR simply want to know how AI is currently used in the industry OR you want to network with other professionals/UTDallas students, this is a great opportunity! We are thrilled to run Artificial Intelligence workshop in the morning & have several Industry speakers in the afternoon.

Registration details and agenda can be found at

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DataSci '17

March 1st to April 8th

DataSci is an online competition aiming to support student-created data science projects. The competition will be open to all university students globally, and will involve the following topics: creating unique algorithms for analyzing data, visualizations, write-ups on derived insights, and more. Up to $4000 are available in prizes in four different submission categories.

Participants will work together in small teams to find undiscovered patterns and new meanings in datasets of their choice. General guidelines will be provided, but DataSci will primarily be about engaging both the creativity and learning capacity of its participants.

To learn more and find out how to register, visit

HackAI 2016

November 5-6 - 2:00 PM 11/5 to 5:00 PM 11/6
ECSS Complex

HackAI is an annual hackathon organized by the Artificial Intelligence Society. Come and build an intelligent reasoning application on November 5-6th with $1200 available in prizes. Free food and fun for all who attend!

This hackathon has ended. To learn more about HackAI and see the winners, visit

Check out the news post for this event at!