MAEP Professional Development Meeting Presents . . .
March 19, 2024
Unlocking Environmental Solutions: The Evolution and Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
This presentation will journey through the fascinating evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), from their conceptual inception to their transformative roles in today's world. Beginning with a brief historical overview, the talk will illuminate the foundational milestones of AI and ML, setting the stage for a high-level explanation of how these technologies function, demystifying the principles of algorithms, neural networks, and data- driven learning processes.
Transitioning from theory to practice, the presentation will then explore the profound implications of AI and ML within the environmental sector. Highlighting innovative applications, it will showcase how these technologies are revolutionizing environmental monitoring, conservation efforts, and sustainable practices. From predictive modeling for climate change to AI-assisted wildlife conservation and smart energy management, attendees will gain insights into the cutting-edge tools reshaping environmental professions.
Concluding with a forward-looking perspective, the talk will invite participants to envision the future of AI and ML in driving ecological sustainability, fostering a discussion on ethical considerations, potential challenges, and the boundless opportunities awaiting the environmental sector.
Justin Gauthier is a Lead Developer at Brightly, an experience design and digital transformation agency in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. With over nine years at Brightly, Justin excels in turning complex business challenges into simple, elegant software solutions. His expertise spans from digital products to innovative technologies like IoT and AI, fueled by a background in design school and self-taught development skills. A Traverse City native, he balances his professional accomplishments with a fulfilling family life, sharing his passion and creativity with his wife and two children.
Block Brewing Company
1140 S Michigan Ave
Howell, MI 48843
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Dinner
7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Presentation Followed by Questions
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All attendees must pay at time of registration. Absolutely No Refunds after March 12. Limit of 10 free student attendees. First come first served basis. All students are expected to let MAEP know if you can not make it so another student can be added from the waiting list.