December 2023 - CincyAI Meetup Recap

CincyAI Meetup Video & Photos, RSVP Links & More!

Hello there, CincyAI Community Member — 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our December CincyAI Meetup last week and to everyone who’s part of the CincyAI community!

What a wild AI year it’s been! We’re SO EXCITED for all that’s in store for 2024 and to be on this journey with you. We’re just getting started with CincyAI and are so humbled by the amazing community, collaboration, and connections that are happening. We’re the largest AI meetup in the region and that’s because of all of the amazing people who join us each month, including you.

We’ll see you in 2024 at our next meetup which is on Tuesday, January 9, from 3-5 pm at the UC Digital Futures building in room 140 again — sign up if you haven’t already! 

And to kick off 2024, we have a special happy hour after our January 9 meetup! Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm at the iconic 1819 Building, just across from UC Digital Futures. The 'Creators & Cocktails' event, proudly sponsored by Makers Mark, promises an evening where art seamlessly blends with technology.

Artists, this is your call to 'Make Your Mark' in the world of AI and digital collectibles. Finalists will collaborate with top bartenders and innovators to transform their art into AI-driven digital treasures. Prizes await the top three artists, to be unveiled in March. Join us for an enlightening evening filled with complimentary Makers Mark cocktails, and be a part of shaping the future of digital art. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

For our follow-up items and more ways to connect:

  • LinkedIn Group

    • You voted! And our new digital hub for CincyAI Meetup will be our newly created LinkedIn Group. Please join us there and feel free to introduce yourself and share what aspects of AI interest you, as well as any asks you have for the community. We’ll keep the sharing, connecting, and collaborating going in this space. See you there!

  • CincyAI Meetup Dec. Video

  • CincyAI Meetup Dec Photos

    • Feel free to share our photos on social media (especially LinkedIn!) with our hashtag #CincyAI to help get the word out about our growing community.

  • CincyAI Meetup January Meeting: Sign-Up!

    • We’ll be meeting at the same spot in January, so sign up if you haven’t already.

  • CincyAI Meetup Directory & Submission Form

    • In the spirit of connecting and collaborating, we’re starting a directory of everyone in the community. Feel free to submit your contact details to be included. This will also be a great resource to audit all of the amazing AI talent and projects that we have right here in Cincinnati! (And we’ll roll out a resource hub next, so stay tuned for that ;)

  • Feedback? Want to help with CincyAI planning?

    • Don’t be shy! We’re here for you and would love your feedback on what else we can do to improve this community and add as much value as possible. We know your time is precious, and we want to ensure this community and our events are meaningful for all those who participate and belong — that’s you! :)

    • We’re also open to anyone who’d love to help us with the planning of these meetups.

    • Reach out to us at [email protected].

  • Interested in Sponsoring our Upcoming CincyAI Meetups?

A special thank you to Kelly Cohen and Amy Latessa, PhD for their partnership hosting us at the incredible UC Digital Futures building — we can't wait to incorporate student research projects into our Quick Bytes!

Also, a shout-out to Seven Hills Technology for their sponsorship to help make the December event possible.

We also want to thank Ellie and Laura from À Lala Carte for the amazing charcuterie cups and Jeremy Griffin from David Choate’s DC Productions for the fantastic photos, video coverage, and editing.

Also noteworthy:

  • Kendra has an amazing list of all the upcoming AI events in the area on her website — check it out here!

  • For our own CincyAI member interviews on Helen’s Creativity Squared podcast, click on over for Ben Nash and Rob Richardson’s interviews. If you’re interested in getting cloned, apply here!

Thank you for being part of this fast-growing and supportive community dedicated to bringing everyone interested in AI, from the AI-curious to the seasoned, together to connect and collaborate. At CincyAI, we believe in the power of collective wisdom to drive the AI revolution forward. We also understand that the whole is not just greater, but exponential in its impact, especially as Cincinnati becomes known as Responsible AI leaders!

Have a wonderful holiday and the happiest of New Year’s wishes!

-Kendra & Helen
Your CincyAI Cohosts

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Event Photos

Check out the photos from the meetup! Feel free to share them and help spread the word about CincyAI. Please add #CincyAI too.

Next Meetup: Tuesday, January 9

Our next CincyAI Meetup for Humans will be on Tuesday, January 9, from 3-5pm at the UC Digital Futures building room 140 again.

Know someone else who’d enjoy being part of the CincyAI meetup community? Don’t be shy - share this newsletter or the Evenbrite link with them!

Mark your calendars! All 2024 dates include:

  • January — Tuesday, Jan 9

  • February — Tuesday, Feb 6

  • March — Tuesday, March 5 

  • April — Tuesday, April 16

  • May — Tuesday, May 7

  • June — Tuesday, June 4

  • July — Tuesday, July 9

  • August — Tuesday, Aug 6

  • September — Tuesday, Sept 17

  • October — Tuesday, Oct 8

  • November — Tuesday, Nov 5

  • December — Tuesday, Dec 3