This last year has been challenging for us all. The world ground to a halt, making social contact little more than a daydream. But as society reopens, everything from sports events to business conferences are back on the agenda.
And as you well know, the world of AI never sleeps. Meaning we all have a reason to attend at least one AI event in the upcoming months, so give this list a read to find what catches your eye.
And rest assured: if you’d rather avoid the crowds, many take place online, giving everyone a way to get back up to speed with the latest goings-on.
1. AI & Big Data Expo Global
Date: September 6-7th
Place: London (virtual show runs 13th-15th Sept)
The AI & Big Data Expo Global gives attendees a space to explore and discover new ways to implement AI and big data.
Speakers include notable names from the likes of UPS, Spotify, BBC, Dell, and Nissan. And you can expect them to cover topics as far-flung as business intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, AI algorithms, virtual assistants, and chatbots.
The conference typically draws over 5,000 attendees, giving you a chance to share ideas with IT decision-makers, developers, heads of innovation, data scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups, innovators, and more.
2. AI & NLP Day 2021
Date: September 23-24h
Ticket: 399-1,599 PLN
The next AI event is a little more focused, placing the lion’s share of its attention on natural language programming.
Day one revolves around visual probing (a cognitive framework for explaining self-supervised image representations), automated content quality assurance (for crowdsourcing educational platforms), and machine learning and artificial intelligence in biometrics.
Day two is for workshops — with twelve intimate sessions covering:
- “Practical machine learning for Python time series”
- “Uncertainty? Hands-on Bayesian neural networks with Tensorflow and Tensorflow probability”
- “Transfer learning in NLP: How to adjust the model to your problem”
Some topics are yet to be announced, so check back for details.
3. Big Data Conference Europe 2021
Date: September 28-30th
The Big Data Conference covers more than its name suggests. This year is a hybrid edition bringing in high load, data science, machine learning, and AI.
Expect to rub shoulders with IT professionals, developers, and users, with each sharing personal insights, discussing best practices, and exploring exciting use cases and business applications.
Days one and two focus on conferences, with attendees able to pick from four tracks, including machine learning, data, cloud and streaming, and varia.
Among the topics, you’ll find:
- ML in Production: Serverless and Painless
- DataSecOps: Why You Should Care
- A Friendly Introduction to Codeless Deep Learning
- Building Data Science Products
Day three is all about workshops, spanning ONNX runtime to serve AI models, improving performance and security in MySQL, and an introduction to FluxLang, among others.
Find the full schedule here.
4. Scale TransformX Conference
Date: October 6-7th
The virtual Scale TransformX brings together a community of leaders, visionaries, practitioners, and researchers from across industries as they explore the shift from research to reality within artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Speakers include authorities on AI, with the likes of Fei-Fei Li, Andrew Ng, and Eric Schmidt taking to the stage. The conference will see five tracks deliver sixty sessions over two days, with over 20,000 guests expected to sign in online.
5. ICCV 2021
Date: October 11-17th
ICCV is an international AI event focused squarely on computer vision. It is a leading conference, with several co-located workshops and tutorials.
The quality of the event, coupled with its low cost, makes it an excellent value choice for students, academics, and industry researchers alike.
Expect talks like:
- “Traditional Computer Vision in the age of Deep Learning”
- “Benchmarking trajectory forecasting models”
- “Closing the loop between vision and language”
- “Computer Vision for automated medical diagnosis”
Beyond the workshops and tutorials, participants can also join video-led meetings on a vast array of computer vision themes.
6. World Summit A I 2021
Date: October 13-14th
Place: Amsterdam & online
The World Summit AI covers the ‘three pillars of Artificial Intelligence.’ The pillars are start-ups and investors, enterprise, and deep tech.
Expect two days of knowledge-sharing and intense networking — with presentations, innovation showcases, workshops, and focus groups encouraging debate, discussion, and innovation among the 2,000+ attendees.
Speakers include leaders from Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, and Zalando, who will step forward to discuss:
- AI in Finance: NLP applications in asset management
- Reshaping cities to implement AI responsibly
- Using deep learning to better understand molecules
- How AI model choices impact your entire business
7. The Data Science Conference
Date: October 14-15th
The Data Science Conference is an in-person event hosted in Boston, so you might need to jump on a plane to hear from those at Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and Google.
You’ll hear them riff on a diverse array of topics, including:
- Education for Data Science
- Open-source vs. Proprietary Services
- Change Management
- Data Science for Social Good
- Ethics in Data Science
And while tickets are at the upper end of the pricing ladder, the speakers’ experience makes this money well spent. Moreover, the event offers an excellent networking opportunity (not forgetting, attendees get food and drinks laid on throughout the conference).
Registration opens on September 1st.
8. AI World Government
Date: October 18-19th
Place: Alexandria, VA, & Online
Ticket: In-person: 99-749 USD – Virtual: 0-639 USD
The 3rd annual AI World Government is a comprehensive two-day forum educating national agency leaders on established strategies and tactics to deploy AI and cognitive technologies.
The conference brings together experts from business, government, technology, and research to present the latest strategies and state of tech, helping the public sector leverage advanced technologies to meet government purposes.
Here’s what’s on the agenda:
- Day 1: Managing the complexity of adopting AI; Is there a future for standards for ethical AI: a crossfire chat between governance and engineering; Scaling and operationalizing AI; Emerging AI technologies; Infrastructure transformation.
- Day 2: Best practices for implementing AI at Scale; The beginnings of AI engineering: thinking through how to build AI better; AI, ethics and smart policy; Risk, resiliency & responsible AI; Future of work.
If you walk in political circles or need to tackle complex economic questions, this is the conference for you.
9. Digital Transformation Week
Date: 9-10th November
Now to a week-long exploration.
Attend to learn about the powerful technologies and strategies needed to make more data-driven business decisions, develop operational efficiency, enhance customer engagement and retention, and drive your organization’s digital culture.
Digital Transformation Week covers:
- Understanding risk and security
- Headless tech strategies
- Using AI to understand behaviors
- 5G connectivity & WiFi6
- Quantum computing and edge computing
Dany De Grave, Radha Subramanyam, and Sarah Angel-Johnson are among the speakers, delivering their talks via an AI-based networking app — which will give everyone the chance to meet with specialists and seek practical advice.
10. ODSC West 2021
Date: 15-18th November
Place: San Francisco & online
Open Data Science Conference West is one of the broadest AI events out there.
Topics include machine learning, data science, deep learning, data analytics, data engineering, NLP, computer vision, MLOps, responsible AI, and cyber security.
Speakers come from the likes of Google Cloud, IBM, UCLA, and Stanford University. And beyond the talks, guests can take part in workshops and training sessions. Day one is online-only, but days two and three are both in-person and virtual.
And ODSC caters to the virtual world, offering networking opportunities that include a career expo, giving you the chance to talk to both recruiters and industry specialists.
Find the full schedule here.