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AI Tinkerers Seattle - May 2024

This event happened in the past.
May
20
Monday, May 20th
5PM to 8PM (PDT)
Address Info
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Attendees
120 / 120
206+ waitlist

This event happened in the past.

🔥 AI Tinkerers is happening again on May 20th, 2024, from 5 PM to 8 PM 🔥

Get ready for another exciting AI Tinkerers Seattle meetup, generously sponsored by 🛡️ Vannevar Labs – the defenders of the digital domain – and 🐺 CoMotion Labs

☝️☝️☝️ Register above to join us for an evening of kick-ass demos and networking with other active builders. This is an event you do not want to miss! ☝️☝️☝️

What is AI Tinkerers?

AI Tinkerers is a meetup designed exclusively for practitioners who possess technical, machine learning, and entrepreneurial backgrounds and are actively building and working with foundation models, such as large language models (LLMs) and generative AI. If you’re deeply passionate about creating LLM-enabled applications, have hands-on experience in building such systems, and are eager to connect with like-minded individuals who share your level of commitment, then this group is the perfect fit for you. With AI Tinkerers meetups taking place in multiple cities, we cater to a dedicated community of practitioners.

Who is this for?

We’re not “AI Enthusiasts”, we are AI Tinkerers. The core essence of AI Tinkerers lies in active collaboration surrounding early-stage discovery and innovation, which requires a high degree of experimentation, vulnerability, openness to sharing challenges and learnings, and collaboration among individuals with a shared level of expertise. This unique environment allows us to push the boundaries of what’s possible with AI and LLMs while maintaining a strong sense of camaraderie and mutual support.

💻 Event Format

  • Doors open at 5:00 pm
  • Demos at 5:45 pm
  • Networking
  • Doors close at 8:00 pm

There will be drinks and appetizers served, courtesy of our sponsors.

🤝 Join us for an evening of mind-blowing demos and connect with fellow AI active builders 🤝

What’s in store?

  • Demos galore! Witness the latest and greatest AI innovations from our talented community members. 🤖
  • Networking with the best and brightest: Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and forge new collaborations. 🧠
  • Learn from the experts: Gain insights from Vannevar Labs’ team of passionate professionals with diverse backgrounds in military, big tech, and thriving startups. 🚀

Who should attend?

Whether you’re a seasoned AI practitioner, a budding entrepreneur, or simply curious about the potential of AI for national security, this meetup is for you!

🤖 More Information

If you are new to the group, please be sure to read the AI Tinkerers FAQ.

April 2024 Meetup:

PLEASE RSVP AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE ☝️ - space is limited.

AI Tinkerers Seattle Stats 📊

  • Attendees: 1550 members: AI/ML - 26.62%, Full-Stack Engineering - 24.91%, Entrepreneurship - 10.78%, Data Science - 9.81%, Management - 7.43%
  • Companies Represented: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Anthropic, OpenAI, Fixie.ai, Statsig, Madrona Venture Labs, Pioneer Square Labs and more.
  • Demos: 163 demos have been submitted, and 53 have been accepted and presented. The demos cover a wide range of themes and technical areas, including LLM applications in gaming, document editing, coding assistance, personalization, and multi-agent frameworks. Other areas explored include vision models, fine-tuning techniques, AI in manufacturing, robotics, and content marketing. The top-rated demos include Vik Korrapati's presentation on Moondream 2, the world's smallest and fastest vision language model, and Sid Uppal's 'Kids Create: ToyGeniusLab AI Toys' showcasing how children can design personalized talking toys with AI.

Testimonials 💬

👑 Sponsors

The event is generously sponsored by Vannevar Labs and CoMotion Labs.

Vannevar Labs is on a mission to tackle our nation’s most critical security challenges by combining top-tier software engineering talent with decades of mission experience. They’re building cutting-edge software solutions to keep us safe in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Vannevar Labs is committed to excellence and driven by a genuine concern for the people and projects they work on. They believe in fostering a low-ego environment where collaboration and innovation thrive. 💪

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CoMotion Labs - CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups. We welcome startups from both inside and outside the UW community. From critical infrastructure to learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures and enables success. And we help them grow without taking equity. Our labs operate in three incubators on the UW Seattle campus, each focusing on a particular industry sector: life sciences and hardware in Fluke Hall, and technology in Startup Hall.

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