10065 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1
This session is part of Learn Downtown, a City of Learners speaker series offering bite-size learning opportunities downtown. Complimentary lunch will be provided in support by The Downtown Vibrancy Strategy, and this session will take place at the 2nd floor event space of AMII, 10065 Jasper Avenue.
Did you know Alberta is one of the world’s top three destinations for AI? Or that Edmonton is home to Dr. Richard S. Sutton, a pioneer of the field of reinforcement learning, one of the fastest growing areas of AI research and application? Whether you’ve known about reinforcement learning all along or are just sparking your curiosity around the next wave of AI, join Sahir, an Associate Machine Learning Scientist at AMII, for an engaging look at why reinforcement learning is the secret sauce for Amii and the University of Alberta – including an under-the-hood look at how the technology works, why it’s important and some of the stellar real-world applications that are starting to emerge here and around the world.
Sahir is an Associate Machine Learning Scientist (AMLS) with the Advanced Tech team at Amii. As an AMLS, he collaborates with scientists, researchers, and our industry partner (Attabotics) to come up with solutions to their burning AI questions; he actively bridges the gap between AI research and the industry.