August 23, 2020 1:00PM - 6:00PM MST

Tomorrow's AI Leaders Begin Today

2020 ai4youth Canada 3rd annual national conference

Partners: Enbridge, NDAX, SalesChoice Inc., braintoy.ai

Thank you to all the moderators, panellists, and viewers jor joining us in our third annual national conference! Click here to see photos of the conference! VIDEO RECORDING COMING SOON.

aims to provide students with in-person opportunities to learn AI through national networking and to inspire students to make a difference in real life through innovation. In the past two years, our AI nationwide conferences specifically for high school students have had more than 700+ participants across Canada. It had a resounding impact and raised more awareness among youth about AI and reported by CBC, CTV.

AI4YOUTH CANADA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

2020 National Conference features

Online Panel style with moderator and Live Q&A with panelists!

Interact with local AI leaders from Universities and Industries to learn how AI is deployed and developed in our daily lives, from banking to ethics and security to health.

4 separate panels including 2 Deep Dive Panels into Ethics, Security, and Privacy and Finance

Special Student Panel of UofToronto and Stanford students who will share their AI startups and application projects. Panelists include young entrepreneurs and scientists, researchers, and interns!

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AI4YOUTH CANADA NATIONAL CONFERENCE aims to provide students with opportunities to learn AI through national networking and to inspire students to make a difference in real life through innovation and opening new doors.

Panels:

Schedule:

Ethics

Finance

Student Panel

General

AI is changing our world. Who changes AI? You - the next generation! Learn about the newest opportunities, limitations, and innovations that companies, industry leaders, and researchers bring into our AI-integrated future. How can you use AI to contribute to growing our sustainable and diverse community?

General Panel: 

Moderator:

Linus Sebastian - Linus Media Group, Canadian Youtube Personality

Panelists:

Dr. Frank Wood - UBC, Associate Professor of Computer Science; Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila Institute

Dr. Cindy Gordon - SalesChoice Inc, CEO and Co-founder; Forbes Contributor: AI Leadership; AI Directory, Co-founder, Chairman, and Board Director

Tony Khoo - Enbridge, Head of Canadian Technology + Innovation Lab

Amit Varma - braintoy.ai, CEO and Co-founder

Zoë Cayetano - Intel, Product Manager for AI and IoT.

Dr. Frank Wood
Dr. Frank Wood

Dr. Frank Wood is associate professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Mila Institute. He is a co-founder of Inverted AI, a commercial research lab specializing in machine learning and probabilistic programming for real-world applications. Before joining UBC in 2018 Frank was associate professor at Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University.

Dr. Cindy Gordon
Dr. Cindy Gordon

Dr. Cindy Gordon is the CEO of SalesChoice, an award winning AI SaaS company specializing in Ending Revenue Uncertainty and Sales Inefficiencies. She is a well published thought leader/author with 13 books in the market, and a 14th being released shortly called The AI Split: A Perfect World or a Perfect Storm. She has had prior senior executive leadership roles at Accenture, Xerox, and Citicorp, and is a former Venture Capitalist as well.

Zoë Cayetano
Zoë Cayetano

Passionate about democratizing technology access for everyone and working on projects with outsized impact on the world, Zoe is a Product Manager for AI and IoT working on a variety of interdisciplinary business and engineering problems. Prior to Intel, she was a data science researcher for a particle accelerator at Arizona State University, where she analyzed electron beam dynamics of novel x-ray lasers that were used for crystallography, quantum materials and bioimaging.

Dr. Frank Wood
Dr. Frank Wood

Dr. Frank Wood is associate professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Mila Institute. He is a co-founder of Inverted AI, a commercial research lab specializing in machine learning and probabilistic programming for real-world applications. Before joining UBC in 2018 Frank was associate professor at Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University.

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Deep Dive Panel #1: Ethics, security, and privacy

Are we ready? Approaching the digital, political, and physical issues that arise in an AI-driven world. Where do we draw the line between human and machine? From healthcare to cybersecurity, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, learn about important AI issues through the perspectives of our powerhouse panelists.

Moderator:

Bruke Kifle - Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence Product Manager

Panelists:
Quinn Underwood - animo.ai, CEO and Co-founder
J Sotropa - General Dynamics, Chief Engineer - Land and Joint

Stephen Ibaraki - Chairman and Managing General Partner REDDS Capital.

Ouldooz Baghban Karimi -Lecturer and the chair of the Diversity Committee at the Computing Science department, Simon Fraser University.

Saqib Muhammad - Co-founder at Resemble, Mcmaster University Graduate.

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Bruke Kifle
Bruke Kifle

Bruke Kifle is a computer scientist and product leader passionate about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, business, ethics and society. He is a socio-technologist motivated by the ability to improve human conditions in low-resource environments through technology. Currently a Product Manager at Microsoft, Bruke received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT, with a concentration in AI.

Quinn Underwood
Quinn Underwood

Quinn is an entrepreneur, global health researcher, and author. He is the former Co-Founder and Director of Global Business Development for ADVIN, a health-tech company he helped scale across Bangladesh and India, growing the team to more than 20 and serving more than 150,000 patients, during his second and third year at the University of Toronto. Quinn currently serves as CEO of Animo.a privacy-first platform built to help organizations predict their psychological well-being though use of A.I.

Saqib Muhammad
Saqib Muhammad

Saqib is a co-founder at Resemble, working on creating custom AI voices that capture human emotion. Saqib previously worked at Pantera Capital, Passport Capital, and Contrarian Capital. Saqib founded Tokenherd - a management platform for crypto funds and Splashtees, that provided custom screen printing products to Universities. Saqib graduated from McMaster University with a degree in commerce.

Bruke Kifle
Bruke Kifle

Bruke Kifle is a computer scientist and product leader passionate about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, business, ethics and society. He is a socio-technologist motivated by the ability to improve human conditions in low-resource environments through technology. Currently a Product Manager at Microsoft, Bruke received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT, with a concentration in AI.

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Deep Dive Panel #2: Finance

Ever wonder how AI is changing the financial sector? From cryptocurrency to AI stock traders to chatbot bankers, how are we using AI to make our lives more efficient and secure? What are the possible consequences? Discover new doors to AI in Finance!

Moderator: 

Sarah Sun - Analytics By Design, Head of Content and Research​, WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019. 

Panelists:

Julia Baranovskaya - National Digital Asset Exchange Inc. (NDAX), CCO and Founding Team Member
Yana Bobrysheva - Finn.ai, Customer Success and Delivery Manager

Eric Santor - BA in History and Political Science at Huron College, University of Western Ontario, and his PhD in Economics at the University of Toronto.

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Sarah Sun
Sarah Sun

Sarah Sun is an experienced data strategist who worked across multiple industries including banking, technology, and natural resources. Most recently, she worked as the Chief Data Strategist at Goldspot, a mining analytics startup in Toronto. While she specializes in data value creation, she has expanded her experience to innovation, venture funding, data governance, and strategy. In her spare time, Sarah teaches advanced mathematics classes and was Deputy Leader for Math Team Canada.

Julia Baranovskaya
Julia Baranovskaya

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and founding team member - NDAX.io Julia is the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) with senior legal and compliance expertise. She is IIROC certified and oversees the overall audit and compliance strategy to ensure Know Your Customers (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AMC) activities are properly implemented.

Eric Santor
Eric Santor

Eric Santor Eric Santor was appointed Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization effective March 11, 2019. In this role, he leads the Bank’s digitalization work, including research into the impact of digitalization on the economy and financial system. Mr. Santor also leads the initiative to incorporate technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as big data into the Bank’s operations. This involves leveraging programs such as Partnerships in Innovation and Technology

Sarah Sun
Sarah Sun

Sarah Sun is an experienced data strategist who worked across multiple industries including banking, technology, and natural resources. Most recently, she worked as the Chief Data Strategist at Goldspot, a mining analytics startup in Toronto. While she specializes in data value creation, she has expanded her experience to innovation, venture funding, data governance, and strategy. In her spare time, Sarah teaches advanced mathematics classes and was Deputy Leader for Math Team Canada.

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Student Panel

Ever wonder how AI is changing the financial sector? From cryptocurrency to AI stock traders to chatbot bankers, how are we using AI to make our lives more efficient and secure? What are the possible consequences? Discover new doors to AI in Finance!

Moderator: 

Nicholas Wilger - AI4Youth Canada Alberta Regional Director

Panelists:

Azmain Abrer - Popular Innovations Inc., Upcoming UofToronto student.

Brendon Matusch - Reinforcement Learning Student Researcher, Upcoming Stanford Student 2024

Shounak Ray - Upcoming Stanford University student studying Computer Science and Management.

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Brendon Matusch

Shounak Ray
Shounak Ray

Excited by almost anything to do with data, Shounak is always keen to uncover insights from Big — and small — data. Exploring applications ranging from medical diagnostics to educational intelligence, he enjoys discovering how analytics can make our lives more efficient and just better. Shounak has received accolades for his research on improving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, such as the Youth Can Innovate Award, and was selected as one of eight representatives on Team Canada-ISEF.

Brendon Matusch
Brendon Matusch

Brendon Matusch is an incoming freshman at Stanford University. He has been researching subjects related to machine learning for several years, and has presented his work at events including Intel ISEF and Nvidia GTC. He has interned at SNOLAB applying machine learning to dark matter detection, and at the Vector Institute researching unsupervised exploration in reinforcement learning. He also has experience programming robots and autonomous vehicles,and participated in FIRST Robotics Competition

Azmain Abrer
Azmain Abrer

Azmain Abrer is a recently graduated high school student and technology entrepreneur who is also the Founder & CEO of Popular, an AI-driven market intelligence software company. At Popular, Azmain and his team are currently building a system that analyzes people’s thoughts, opinions, and emotions on the internet to help businesses predict changes in market and consumer behavior.

Shounak Ray
Shounak Ray

Excited by almost anything to do with data, Shounak is always keen to uncover insights from Big — and small — data. Exploring applications ranging from medical diagnostics to educational intelligence, he enjoys discovering how analytics can make our lives more efficient and just better. Shounak has received accolades for his research on improving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, such as the Youth Can Innovate Award, and was selected as one of eight representatives on Team Canada-ISEF.

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Conference Schedule

1:00: Conference Begins

1:15 - 2:15: General Panel Discussion

2:15 - 2:30: Live Q&A for students

 

15 min Break

 

2:45 - 3:15: Student Panel

3:15 - 3:30: Live Q&A

 

15 min Break

 

3:45 - 4:30: Deep Dive Panel #1: Ethics, Security, and Privacy

4:30 - 4:45: Live Q&A for students

 

15 min Break

 

5:00 - 5:45: Deep Dive Panel #2: Finance

5:45 - 6:00: Live Q&A for students

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