Environmental sustainability is a growing global problem. Artificial intelligence technologies have the potential to greatly improve and accelerate the pace and quality of science. The ability to model and study our biosphere at scales that have not been possible before is just unprecedented. The ability to effectively process massive amounts of complex data makes AI technologies indispensable for smart-cities.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenge is an opportunity for the AI research communities, natural scientists, smart city experts, and entrepreneurs to communicate and collaborate for a better world.
Interested in/part of the environmental or smart city ecosystems? Are an expert in AI technologies? And/or are thinking about competing in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenge?
Join us to learn more about AI's impact on the environment and smart city, and what are the challenges to tackle, in addition to information about the competition and the process in Montreal!
You will also get the opportunity to meet some of the Montreal players in the field, like-minded people, and potential teammates for the competition.
What is the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE?
It is a four-year $5 million challenge pushing competitors to socially impact the world using artificial intelligence. District 3 is the Quebec ambassador for the competition to bring as many great Montreal teams through the competition as possible. D3 will be building a cohort program around the competition. More on that at this event.
6:00pm - Doors Open
6:30-6:45pm - Pitch(es)
6:50-7:30pm - Panel & questions
7:30-7:45pm - Snack & Beverages
7:45-8:30pm - Roundtable with the experts - open to (future) competitors
7:45-8:30pm - Networking - for the rest of event participants
Béatrice Couture - General Manager, InnoCité MTL
François Maillet - Head of Machine Learning, mldb.ai
Gaëlle Janvier - Co-Director, EcoHack / Project Manager, Alternatives's Feeding Citizenship (urban agriculture)
Ali Nazemi - Assistant Professor Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia Univeristy (address water security challenges, particularly under climate and anthropogenic changes)
Dr. Darine Ameyed - Postdoctoral and associate research in Synchromedia Laboratory at ETS / Liaison Officer in CIRODD-ETS (green ICT environment and health)
Mario Dubois - Nyx-R: An air quality project using AI (a virtual coach) to involve citizens to reduce CO2 emissions.