Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Oct 10th: Improving Artificial Intelligence by Studying the Brain




We are pleased to welcome Gunnar Newquist to present: “Improving Artificial Intelligence by Studying the Brain”

Current artificial intelligence (AI) only works with big data and lots of processing power, and it only delivers a solution for the particular problem for which it was designed. The next revolution in AI, called artificial general intelligence, is for a machine to learn, plan, and acquire new skills in complex environments.

Gunnar Newquist, CEO of Brain2Bot, received his Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Nevada, Reno and went on to found Brain2Bot, which is using principles of intelligence derived from neuroscience to build artificial general intelligence.
Newquist will discuss how neuroscience can help us deliver AI that is both safe and effective and how some of the biggest advances in AI have been inspired by advances in neuroscience.

You can learn more about Newquist and his business here: http://www.brain2bot.com

The meeting will be on Monday, October 10th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.
You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sept 12th: Why Statisticians Avoid the Express Lane



RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/617971595038472/

We are pleased to welcome Will Kurt to present: “Why Statisticians Avoid the Express Lane”

Most grocery stores have “express” checkout lines for customers with 15 items or less. Despite the name, these lanes are not always the fastest. 

Will Kurt, Data Scientist at Quick Sprout, has a formal background in both Computer Science (MS) and English Literature (BA), and excels at explaining complex technical topics like statistics to anyone!

Kurt will explore the statistics behind choosing the optimal lane at the grocery store and discuss how statistical modeling and simulation can be used to make optimal decisions based on limited information. 

Come join us for this fun presentation, aimed at anyone who wants to learn something new.  No prior knowledge of statistics is required!

You can read Kurt’s blog at: CountBayesie.com

The meeting will be on Monday, September 12th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Aug 8th: Be a Crowdfunding Success: An Alternative Way to Raise Capital for Small Business Owners




Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Casey Sibley to present: “Be a Crowdfunding Success: An Alternative Way to Raise Capital for Small Business Owners”

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular small business funding alternative to boot-strapping, self-funding, or applying for a small business loan.

Casey Sibley, owner and designer at Casey D. Sibley Art + Design, a Reno, NV based studio specializing in hand-painted and digitally printed textiles, will talk about how she planned, built, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 to expand her business.

Sibley will discuss how, with both a limited budget and social reach, she went from an idea to launching her successful Kickstarter campaign. She’ll share with us how she chose the crowdfunding platform, built trust with her backers, got the word out, developed rewards, and kept momentum going as the funding deadline approached.

You can learn more about Sibley and her business here: caseydsibley.com

The meeting will be on Monday, August 8th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July 11th: Safely Integrating Drones into U.S. Airspace: NASA, UNR and Private Sector Technologies



We are pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Kelley to present: “Safely Integrating Drones into U.S. Airspace: NASA, UNR and Private Sector Technologies”

Drone technology has the potential to be a multibillion industry in the next ten years. Air traffic control systems for both drones and humans will be key to realizing this potential.

RSVP on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1787642921480041/
 
Dr. Richard Kelley, Engineer at the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, will touch on the basics of commercial drone technology and will explain how the University of Nevada, NASA and several Nevada companies are building an air traffic control system for small drones using the Nevada Unmanned Aircraft and Nextgen Collaborative Environment Laboratory (NUANCE) at the Reno-Stead Airport, a facility dedicated to aerospace and autonomous systems research.

You can learn more about Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center here: http://www.unr.edu/naasic

The meeting will be on Monday, July 11th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, Holland & Hart LLP and Code Tahoe.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.