Pie & AI Event Ambassador Spotlight 2022: Meet the Leaders Building a Network of Global AI Hubs

Being an AI builder is more than a job. It’s more than taking courses. It’s more than reading papers, doing projects, and deploying models. It’s also about being part of a global community. 

In fact, we would argue that the community is what makes being an AI builder so great. 

But a community is only as strong as its leaders. That is why, three years ago, DeepLearning.AI launched the Pie & AI Event Ambassador program for anyone who is passionate about transforming their city into an AI hub. In addition to acting as mentors, for their local scene, these ambassadors are responsible for organizing Pie & AI meetings — moderated discussions with experts followed by Q&As and mingling. Attendees gain knowledge, discuss ideas, help one another be more successful, and (this is crucial) eat pie.

Today, September 14th marks the 3rd anniversary of our first ambassador-led Pie & AI event. For the next few weeks we’ll be shining a spotlight some of our ambassadors on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and our blog (where you can also read ambassador spotlights from previous years). We can’t wait to introduce you to these outstanding community leaders. And who knows, their stories might even inspire you to become an ambassador and start hosting events in your city!

Pie & AI Frequently Asked Questions

Is this your first time hearing about Pie & AI? Or maybe you’re familiar, but haven’t ever attended. Keep reading for answers to all your Pie & AI-related questions.

What is Pie & AI?

Pie & AI is a DeepLearning.AI event series hosted independently by our global community. The ambassadors have hosted over 700 events all around the world, coming from 61 different countries. Each event covers a different topic within AI, and includes a moderated talk followed by networking and refreshments. 

How do I learn about upcoming events?

You can get updates about upcoming Pie & AI events by signing up for our newsletter, following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or signing up for updates on our events page

What experience level should I be in order to attend? 

Pie & AI events are designed to appeal to people at every stage of their AI journey. Here are just a few of the Pie & AI events that have happened recently: 

• Machine learning interpretability in Montevideo

• Breaking Into AI in Vilnius

• AI for spacecraft operations in Darmstadt

Can I attend Pie & AI events in person?

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our events were in-person and streamed live. During the pandemic, streamed Pie & AI events became the norm. As restrictions ease in many places and vaccination rates increase, many Pie & AI ambassadors have opted to resume in-person meetings. Please check the events page you are interested in attending to confirm whether in-person attendance is possible. 

Are Pie & AI Events Streamed?

Many Pie & AI events are streamed, but the decision is up to the ambassador. Further, each ambassador decides which streaming service they will use: Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Youtube, etc. Check the listing for any event you are interested in attending to get the streaming information. 

Can I watch past Pie & AI events on Youtube?

Some Pie & AI ambassadors upload videos of their events to personal accounts. If you are interested

Pie & AI by the numbers

  • • Total events: 709 (As of Sept 1 2022)
  • • Total ambassadors: 242
  • • Total Pie & AI cities: 169
  • • Total attendees (estimated): 71,668
  • • Continent with the most Pie & AI ambassadors: Asia