Welcome to the first of the Shopify Data Talks series! Join us with Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh as he takes us through the past, present, and future of AI. Tackling questions like when was modern AI born?, why did AI experience a renaissance?, what happens next?, and what should we do now?

We will be gathering at Shopify’s 57 Erb St. location in Waterloo with time for networking, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres before the talk begins.

5:00pm: Registration

5:30pm: Welcome

5:40pm: Drinks and Networking

6:30pm: Speaker

7:00pm: Fireside chat and Q+A

Dr. Tizhoosh is a professor at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering where he leads the KIMIA Lab (Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis). His research activities encompass artificial intelligence, computer vision, and medical imaging, and he has developed algorithms for medical image filtering, segmentation, and search. He is the author of two books, 14 book chapters, and more than 140 journal and conference papers. Prof. Tizhoosh also has extensive industrial experience, including more than 10 years of experience in commercialization and start-ups. As CEO of Segasist Technologies, a start-up that developed image segmentation software for radiation oncology, he planned and successfully managed an FDA 510k submission for computer-aided detection of prostate cancer. He is currently the AI Advisor of Huron Digital Pathology, St. Jacobs, ON, Canada.

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