Global AI Community Comes Together for AI for Ukraine Project

by | Aug 24, 2022

AI for Ukraine

AI HOUSE, the AI ​​community announced a project called “AI for Ukraine”. The project is aimed at connecting international experts with the local AI community, sharing insight, and helping Ukraine on its journey of becoming Europe’s AI hub in the near future.

This is a non-commercial educational project by AI HOUSE – a company focused on building the AI/ML community in Ukraine and is part of the Roosh tech ecosystem. Roosh is a Ukrainian company that creates and invests in AI and ML-focused projects. All proceeds collected upon registration will be donated to the biggest Ukrainian charity fund “Come Back Alive”.

The global AI community has been, and continues to actively support Ukraine and its tech sector. The “AI for Ukraine” project is aimed at connecting international experts with the local AI community, sharing insight, and helping Ukraine on its journey of becoming Europe’s AI hub in the near future.

AI HOUSE is the AI ​​community in Ukraine that brings together talents, experts, and investors and provides quality education in artificial intelligence and machine learning. It researches the most exciting and prospective vectors of AI and ML and establishes a partnership with key stakeholders locally and worldwide.

AI for Ukraine aims to:

  • Provide Ukrainian talents with access to quality education in artificial intelligence
  • Collect funds to support the Ukrainian people
  • Involve global AI leaders in the development of the Ukrainian AI community
  • Strengthen ties and expand the network of Ukrainian and international specialists

“AI for Ukraine” is a series of workshops and lectures held by international artificial intelligence experts to support the development of Ukraine’s tech community during the war. The project was opened by the top-notch speaker from AI and ML global niche Yoshua Bengio (Mila/U. Montreal).

Format and Topics

In a series of online lectures and workshops, speakers will cover current AI topics. Some of the topics that will be covered in the hands-on workshops are compression of models for deep learning, AutoML, evaluation of machine learning models and their diagnostic value and much more.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with the lectures, and join discussions.

The first lecture was held by Yoshua Bengio talking about “Bridging the gap between current deep learning and higher-level human cognitive abilities”.

The next lectures will be delivered by Alex J. Smola (Amazon Web), Sebastian Bubeck (Microsoft), Gaël Varoquaux (INRIA), and many other well-known specialists who have joined the initiative.

The upcoming lecture will be delivered by the VP of machine learning at Amazon Web Services Alex J. Smola. He will deliver a practical workshop on the topic recently presented during the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. On the 26th of August at 19:00 GMT +3 the participants will research the case of Automatic Machine Learning with AutoGluon. Alex will cover the techniques that allow for good performance, details such as data fusion for multimodal problems, model zoos, distillation, and how to deal with dependent random variables in time series.

How to participate

The educational sessions are available to all and can be accessed via the AI for Ukraine website. Upon registration, participants will be required to make a deposit of any amount ($1 minimum) to receive full access to all upcoming lectures and workshops. All collected funds will be donated to Ukraine’s largest charity fund

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