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Cville AI/AGI Community

This is my reference page for local (Charlottesville, VA) AI/AGI contacts, meetups, & related activities.

Cville AGI Group

Can local talent, courage, and mindset-compatibility be found to put together a group of enthusiasts interested in spare-time AGI brainstorming, research, and development?

If you
  • live in the Charlottesville area, and
  • are interested in AGI (/Strong AI) R&D, and
  • have software engineering [related] background
"I want you" to consider getting in touch. I would like to get local AGI thinkers (with technical background) together to see if we can effectively collaborate in any way, targeting the grand goal of AI. Even if we cannot at this time (which is often the case among AGI devs because of incompatible views/approaches/priorities), maybe we will at some point later. Let's at least know about each other.

Info About the Next Meeting
Location:Dunlora *, Charlottesville, VA - the exact location will be provided on need-to-know basis
Date/Time:TBA *
Duration:from 60 to 90 min *
Prep:TBD, but you may want to put some thoughts on these questions.
Agenda:TBD; Previous agenda: intro; high-level AGI vision(s), platforms & paradigms; learning & interfaces; KR & grounding; problem solving; technology; constraints, priorities, & action items; ... + TBD *
Note(s):Typically, the meeting gets confirmed after 3+ developers confirm their attendance.
* - May change based on attendees' preferences; ** - Tentative

If you want to join, please send me your contact and [brief] background info. Don't worry if you consider your dev skills to be relatively limited. We are all learning. Also please let me know if you know others who would potentially like to join. Technical minds only. Dreaming is great, but it's not enough. And it's fine if you plan to attend one-time-only and have currently no plans for future collaboration. No obligations! Let's just have a friendly talk and get to know [and maybe inspire] each other.

Best regards,
Jiri Jelinek

List of AI techies in the Charlottesville area (AFAIK)

Name Info/Link(s)
Jiri Jelinekhttp://www.busycoder.com/jiri-tech.php?nm
Ben Hockinghttp://www.cs.virginia.edu/~abh2n/
Forrest Burtnettehttp://www.meetup.com/members/6124057/
Worthy Martinhttp://www.virginia.edu/cognitivescience/faculty.htm
J. W. Johnstonhttp://home.earthlink.net/~j.w.johnston/id4.html
David Canninghttp://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcanning
David Rusbarskyhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/rhubarb
Nicole Radziwillhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleradziwill
Hisham Ashurhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/4/4b7/430
John Blackhttp://kashori.com/JohnBlack/

Further-away techies who attended our Charlottesville AI meetups

Name Info/Link(s) Location
Michael ShulmanSoftware engineer for 30+ yearsNorthern VA
David Joneshttp://www.PracticalAI.orgWashington DC area
Kaloyan Kraevhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/kaloyankraevSeattle, WA

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