Ever since electricity was discovered in the 19th century, life, as humans knew it, changed forever. It seems, over the next few decades AI is bound to make a similar impact. AI technologies will be integrated in almost every device and no industry will remain unaffected.

We will see drastic increases in productivity and yield. Completely revamped man-machine interfaces will make user experience most enriching. Overall economic output of individuals, companies, countries and humanity will increase significantly.

However, in-spite of the dramatic changes that AI is meant to enable a 2017 AI Global research from MIT Sloan Management review suggests that there are still some large barriers for AI adoption. Unclear, or even absent, business cases for the application of AI, and lack of leadership support lead the pack. All this stems from the lack of knowledge about AI amongst the masses

AI Inititative @ Hacker Dojo

We, at Hackerdojo, a non-profit tech community, known for learning, making and creating, are excited to start an AI lecture series for beginners – for people who are still new to AI.

Come, join us as we explore various topics in the field from a beginner’s perspective. We will start with AI taxonomy, and move on to cover specific topics like NLP, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual assistants, chat-bots etc. We will also explore applications of AI in various verticals. These lectures will either be completely free or offered at a nominal administrative fee.

AI Lecture Series

Lectures: Every Wednesday from 6.00 – 8.00 pm

VS Joshi,
Lead for AI initiative @ Hackerdojo
[email protected]

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Current AI Projects and Startups

Company name: Repmonk
Website: www.repmonk.com


Overview: Repmonk is using deep learning to automatically count, time and classify gym workouts. We have an app for gyms which allows their trainers to easily collect client's workout data. The app can count and time any activity in real-time (using deep learning). We have also created some propriety IoT devices for gyms (contact us for more details).
Currently working on collecting more data for labeling the workouts and looking to on-board
Contact:[email protected]

Company name: Relishly Inc
website: http://www.relish.ai


Overview: Relishly is a conversational AI platform helping businesses and enterprises power conversational and search/discovery experiences. Using our proprietary deep knowledge graph built on web scale un-structured data and advanced deep learning and natural language understanding models, our platform helps power rich conversational experiences in various domains. Retail and e-commerce brands/stores use our platform to help power search and conversational experiences across multiple channels including Website, Facebook Messenger, Alexa and Google Assistant.
Contact: [email protected]

Company name: Axis AI
Website: http://axis-ai.com/


Overview: Axis AI is a document classification and data extraction solution with machine learning at its core. The Business was incubated within the parent company Axis Technical Group and is now a spin-off with successful implementations in various verticals (Property /Title documents, healthcare claims, Mortgage, Auto-loans etc) Mandar works remotely from bay area and is a regular at HackerDojo.
Contact: [email protected]

Waleed Abdulla


Waleed Abdulla is a deep learning engineer focusing on computer vision applications. He writes about deep learning and works on open source projects. His most recent project, Mask RCNN on TensorFlow, is one of the top instance segmentation tools, used by thousands of deep learning developers.
He is an independent consultant, while also working on his next startup project. Before getting into deep learning, he built a startup in the news and social media space, raised VC funding, and was in 500Startups and the Facebook fbFund before that.
Contact: [email protected]

Company name: Big Data Trunk
Website: http://www.bigdatatrunk.com


Big Data Trunk is the leading Big Data focus consulting and training firm founded by industry veterans in data domain. It helps customer gain competitive advantage from open source, big data, cloud and advanced analytics. It provides services like Strategy Consulting, Advisory Consulting and high quality classroom individual and corporate training.
Contact person: Raju Shreewastava Founder & Chief Architect, Big Data Trunk LLC
Mobile: 415-484-6702 Email: [email protected]

Oswald Campesato


Provides training primarily in Deep Learning and Android. Oswald, a former PhD Candidate in Mathematics, an education junkie (6 degrees), and an author of 20 technical books, has presented Deep Learning sessions at conferences, Google LaunchPad, and BA meetups to more than 1,200 people, and he is currently an instructor for Deep Learning (Python/TensorFlow) at UCSC, and a consultant who provides training primarily in Deep Learning and Android.