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Event Highlights

Saturday, January 06, 2018

National Cryptologic Museum Add to calendar
We have arranged a tour of the museum for 20 people. Members only, each of whom may optionally register 1 guest. Free. FULL

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Seminar Series -- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Add to calendar
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications seem to be everywhere today, even though we have been waiting since the 1950s. Its current day components are called machine learning, deep learning, or cognitive computing. The widespread use of AI in a host of commercial products and services has been fueled by functioning digital neural networks, advances in lower cost and faster computer processing, as well as data analytics that allow efficient analysis of massive data sets. AI is crucial to present and future applications like self-driving autos, digital personal assistants that answer all our questions, effective speech and text recognition/translation, advanced image and face recognition, and detecting cancer. This Series will examine the status of these technologies and the policy challenges that could affect their future benefits.

All sessions (dinner meetings) will be held at Maggiano’s in DC at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of October January through March. $320 pp members/guests; $350 pp all others. Space is available for the remaining 3 sessions. $170 pp members/guests; $200 all others.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

David Goldston -- The Mission and Role of the MIT Washington Office Add to calendar
David Goldston, Director of the MIT Washington Office, will discuss MIT's prioroties and concerns, and how alums can contribute to MIT's mission here. Dinner meeting @ Maggiano's. $46 pp members/guests. $53 pp all others.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Career Development Workshop Add to calendar
For the 22nd year the MIT Club, in conjunction the Sloan Club of DC, will present a career development workshop for all MIT alums. Bryn Panee Burkhart (MIT Sloan) will lead a panel of local executives who will share their experiences and knowledge of the Washington market. There will be ample time for questions by attendees. Sandwich buffet & workshop at the Airbus Experience Center in DC, a short walk from 2 Metro stations. $15 pp members/guests, $20 pp non-members.

Save the Date

The following events are not yet open for registration. When they are, they will move to the "Event Highlights" section above.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tour -- Terra Cotta Army Exhibit Add to calendar
Legacy of the first Emperor of China with approximately 120 works from the burial site of China's first emperor. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. 12 PM docent-led tour. Registration opens soon.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

John Mather -- James Webb Space Telescope Add to calendar
Dinner meeting. Details and registration available soon.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Josh Benaloh -- Security of U.S. Elections Add to calendar
Josh Benaloh '81, Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, will  explore verifiable election technologies that enable such “trustless” elections–both how they work and what they achieve. Dinner meeting @ Maggiano's in DC at the Friendship Heights Metro. Registration opens soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Materials Genome Initiative and Artificial Intelligence Add to calendar

The US Materials Genome Initiative is now in its seventh year. With a goal of accelerating the discovery, design, development, and deployment of new materials into manufactured products, the MGI is focused on the creation of a  materials innovation infrastructure.

James Warren is the director of this NIST initiative. NIST has framed its support for the MGI around the need for a data infrastructure that enables the rapid discovery of existing data and models, the tools to assess and improve the quality of those data, and finally the development of new methods and metrologies based on that data.  In partnership with agencies across the government, academia, and industry, these approaches are now yielding significant advances.  Of particular note is the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications upon these troves of data, which is now being borne out, and the vast consequent opportunities for new discoveries.  The presentation will include a focused discussion on the special aspects of applying machine learning to physical phenomena, and the philosophical foundations of knowledge.

Please note that this is not part of the Seminar Series, but is a separately priced event. It will be held at Maggiano's. $46 pp for members and their guests; $53 pp for all others.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Embassy of Canada Add to calendar
The Embassy of Canada welcomes the MIT Club for a talk on energy innovation and a reception.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

McCrillis Gardens Tour Add to calendar
Enjoy a springtime tour at this lovely garden in Bethesda. Limited space. $9 pp members/guests only.

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