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Partner Event: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: An Introduction and Overview

August 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

OVERVIEW: Are you interested in learning about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)? Have you wondered how these amazing fields can help you or your business? Artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping people and businesses achieve key goals, obtain actionable insights, drive critical decisions, and create new and innovative products and services.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
South Classroom
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This workshop will cover definitions of artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as common task types, algorithms, processes, tradeoffs, and some exciting real-world applications associated with both.

The workshop will conclude with next steps for those interested in learning more about these, and other related topics.


– Obtain a solid overview of artificial intelligence and machine learning at a high level
– Develop an understanding of how your company’s products or services can leverage these fields
– Gain an understanding of common tradeoffs and considerations involved with creating artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven solutions
– Discover effective ways to continue learning about these, and other related topics

Artificial intelligence and machine learning:
– Are incredibly powerful fields that can drive innovation and the creation of amazing new products and services
– Are fields that can benefit both businesses and customers alike
– Require careful attention to key tradeoffs and considerations
– Are going to become more ubiquitous and important over time
– Are important to understand, even if only at a high level


Alex Castrounis is a product and data science leader, technologist, mentor, educator, speaker, and blogger.

Alex spent ten years as a race strategist, data scientist, vehicle dynamicist, and software engineer for IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 racing teams. He was a race strategist for over 100 races, including six Indianapolis 500s, and has worked with several successful IndyCar drivers and team owners.

Alex left racing to focus on the tech industry, and has since held leadership roles in data science, software architecture and engineering, and product management.

He also created and writes for InnoArchiTech, www.innoarchitech.com, a blog covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, IoT, scalable software, product design, and product management.

He currently:

• Provides business, data science, and product leadership and management
• Teaches data science and product management classes for General Assembly
• Mentors entrepreneurs on business, product, and technical topics
• Mentors non-entrepreneurs seeking technical, education, or career guidance
• Promotes and educates STEM/STEAM careers to students
• Speaks at technology and technical training events
• Creates online educational material, including his Goal-Driven Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning class on Skillshare at http://skl.sh/2sEOYGT

LINKEDIN LINK: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexcastrounis/


This is a member only event host by 1871, DePaul is part of 1871! That means you have access to our office (at Merchandise Mart) and to their events. Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply to reserve workspace in the 1871 DePaul office. Recent DePaul alumni also have access to 1871 up to 6 months after their graduation date. Apply for access to the 1871 DePaul office through this link. Once we approve your application, you will receive instructions on how to reserve the DePaul 1.18 Space and register for workshops.


August 2, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am




West Merchandise Mart Plaza + Google Map