Meetups in Chicago
We enjoy meeting people interested in learning Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning and other emerging technologies. So, we regularly hold free teaser courses and events in Chicago to promote awareness of these emerging technologies and the services we provide!
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School of AI Chicago
This Meetup is the official gathering place for and local instantiation of Siraj Raval's School of AI in the City of Chicago! We are enthusiasts, professionals, students, hobbyists, makers, doers, professors and the forever intrigued and curious about artificial intelligence. We are data scientists, big data practitioners, data engineers, machine learning engineers, deep learning engineers, self driving car engineers, roboticists, newbies and everyone else who has interest and passion in pushing forward the boundaries and applications of AI for the benefit of society regardless of ability level or knowledge. We are here to explore our passion in this area and to empower and support everyone to create artificial intelligence that benefits humanity, as we learn together and grow as a community.
Our mission is to offer a world-class AI education to anyone on Earth for free. Our doors are open to all those who wish to learn. We are a learning community that spans almost every country dedicated to teaching our students how to make a positive impact in the world using AI technology, whether that's through employment or entrepreneurship.
DIY Robocars Chicago
This is the event companion to the DIY Robocars site ( http://diyrobocars.com/), which is for people who want to make and race DIY autonomous cars of any size, from tiny 16th scale to full-size, including go-karts. Meetups are opportunities to hack, compete, and show and tell. Meetups will typically be in a space where 1/10 cars can be run indoors and have nearby parking lots where 1/10th scale and go-karts can be raced or just tested. Full-size autonomous cars are welcome, but we may not always have space to run them in driverless mode.
You can read all about this group in this Jalopnik video ( https://www.facebook.com/jalopnik/videos/10155562453520168/ ) or this CNBC article ( http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/12/tech-ceos-and-googlers-self-driving-car-races.html ).
The overall aim of this group and these meetups is to make and race pro-level autonomous cars on a budget. That means that they're smaller than regular cars (from go-kart size, down to 1/16th scale) and can be used indoors.
But just because they're small and cheap doesn't mean that you can't run real autonomous car software on them. Rather than doing all processing on-board, these DIY robocars tend to transmit the data from their on-board sensors (cameras, sonar, lidar, radar, GPS or whatever else you have) via Wifi to a laptop that runs pro-grade AI and robotics software, including TensorFlow, ROS and the rest of the Udacity Self-Driving Car toolchain.
Here ( http://diyrobocars.com/ ) are resources that will help you build, hack and race these autonomous car, as well as lists of other groups and races.