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Mar 31, 2024

Optimizing Laboratory Workflows with AI: Insights from our March BioSync Fireside Chat

In a recent fireside chat, Jake Hostetler, Associate Director of Business Development from Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL), dived into the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the biotech industry, offering valuable insights into the future of scientific research and experimentation

Mar 14, 2024

February BioSync: Fireside Chat with Wim Kees Janssen and Evan Tsang

Evan Tsang and Wim Kees Janssen discussed the transformative potential of synthetic data in healthcare, addressing ethical, technical, and regulatory challenges. The engaging session highlighted the balance between innovation and privacy, offering attendees a comprehensive view of the evolving landscape in AI and biotech.

Feb 29, 2024

LA Founders & Investors Fireside Chat Recap: Navigating AI Entrepreneurship with Emad Hasan & Connor Sundberg

At the recent AI LA fireside chat, Emad Hasan and Connor Sundberg discussed the transformative journey of AI in entrepreneurship from the initial wave of machine learning commercialization to the current era of Generative AI, which minimizes reliance on large proprietary datasets.

Jan 18, 2024

LA Founders & Investors: Insights from Titans - George Ruan and William Hsu Share Their Entrepreneurial Journey

In an enlightening fireside chat hosted by AI LA, two of the tech industry's most influential figures, George Ruan, founder of Honey, and William Hsu, co-founder of Mucker, shared their wealth of experience with a captivated audience of AI enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.

Jul 20, 2023

AI on the Lot 2023

Learn everything you need to know about Hollywood's reboot

Jun 13, 2023

LA Tech Week Heroes and Villains Gen AI Virtual Worlds Hackathon 2023

During the Heroes & Villains Generative AI Hackathon, participants harnessed the power of innovative tools including WVS.IO, Charisma.ai, Leia Inc, Luma AI, Resemble AI, CSM.ai, Blockade Labs, Krikey.AI, and GPT4 to breathe life into their virtual worlds, making this event a showcase of cutting-edge technology and creativity.

Nov 1, 2022

Darkness Behind the Light: A Love Letter to LA

AI LA's collaboration with Ouchhh Studio to create a collection of AI-generated artwork using environmental and healthcare data wrangled from LA County's five districts. The digital collection debuted at the "Fun For Funds Festival" during LA Tech Week in August to build awareness of the climate and health disparities plaguing LA County.

Sep 9, 2022

OIC Fall 2022 Info Session Recap

Details about our Fall Open Innovation Challenges

Aug 3, 2022

Responsible AI and its Intersection with Natural Language Processing

As our world continues to integrate itself with natural language processing, AI LA invites industry experts to educate audiences on the many uses of this innovative technology, and its shortcomings.

Aug 3, 2022

Ethical Challenges for Artificial Intelligence and its Involvement with Health Care

While artificial intelligence has been credited by medical institutions for merging ease with patient care, we explore the ethical challenges AI poses on the most vulnerable in our society.

Apr 28, 2022

Earth Summit 2022 Recap

Earth Summit 2022 reemerged from the pandemic stronger than ever, with a far greater reach and a slew of new partners and participants.

Mar 10, 2022

OIC Spring 2022 Info Session Recap

Details on

Feb 22, 2022

Open Innovation Challenge Spring 2022

Use geospatial analysis and machine learning along with human-centered design to create an automated remote sensing tool for early detection of invasive tree pests.

Jan 19, 2022

AI LA & Wiase Announce Inaugural IDEAS Cohort

Our IDEAS Program demonstrates our commitment to the responsible development of AI by creating more opportunities for underrepresented product managers to become fluent in AI concepts. This is just the beginning of a multi-phased plan to develop a collaborative ecosystem for the development of Responsible AI here in LA.

Dec 16, 2021

IDEAS Workforce Development Program Announced

Feb 8, 2021

23 & ME

I first came to know about this company when they visited a Career fair at USC, in February, before COVID had begun. It was a start-up fair, and I remember there were a lot of people interested to know more about the company at the fair and...

Feb 7, 2021


In Southern California, January has been met with brush fires as the Santa Ana winds blow dry air into the region, resulting in record-breaking heat and dry conditions to start off the new year.The fires, which rarely occur in January in Southern...

Jan 19, 2021


Though photo, video, and audio manipulation have been practiced since the 19th century, it was not until the late 90’s that humans would begin utilizing AI for execution. The project , done in 1997, used ML (machine learning) techniques...