4th International Conference on Predictive Applications and APIs

October 23, 2017: Training
October 24-25, 2017: Conference & Startup Battle
Microsoft N.E.R.D — Boston

What's at PAPIs '17?

Training & tutorials

Are you new to Machine Learning and Deep Learning, but looking to make the most of it? Get up to speed with the main concepts, learn first-hand how to use modern tools and APIs to solve real-world problems and create tomorrow's intelligent applications. Learn more...

Talks & networking

PAPIs is your chance to meet experts in real-world ML who'll discuss new developments, opportunities and challenges in building intelligent applications. It features business & technical talks for all levels of experience (some of which get published as papers in PMLR).

AI Startup Battle

PAPIs hosts the world's 1st startup competition where the jury is an AI (powered by PreSeries). Find out which are the most promising startups in Artificial Intelligence and ML, or apply to pitch your own startup and be part of this unique event!



James Savage
Data Scientist at Lendable


Jorie Koster-Hale
Data Scientist at Dataiku

Arthur Juliani
Senior ML Engineer at Unity

John Bledsoe
Principal Software Engineer at Nexosis

D. Sculley
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google

Mark Hamilton
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Lia Bifano
Data Scientist at Nubank

Crystal C Yan
Product Manager at FiscalNote

Charles Parker
Vice President of ML Algorithms at BigML

Vincent Van Steenbergen
Senior Data Engineer

Cedric Archambeau
Principal Applied Scientist, ML at Amazon

Harlan Harris
Director of Data Science at WayUp

Jeffrey Rainy
Applied Research Scientist at Element AI

More coming soon...

Pre-conference Training Workshops

Get up to speed with some of the main topics of the conference with our 1-day training workshops taking place on October 23. Our experienced instructors will be teaching in classrooms of only up to 20 persons, to maximize interaction and so you can ask more questions than in a conference setting:

  • Machine Learning Kickstart with Open Source & Cloud Platforms. Learn about the possibilities of ML, how to create predictive models from data, operationalize and evaluate them.
  • Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras & TensorFlow. Learn the basics of DL, how to experiment and deploy solutions, and the most useful tools in the TensorFlow ecosystem.

Attendees should bring their laptops for hands-on practical work. Some experience with the command line and in Python programming is required.

Register below (by choosing the Training + Conference package) or contact us!



The main conference will take place on October 24 & 25, 2017 at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center, and pre-conference training workshops will take place on October 23, 2017 (venue TBC soon).

Students get 30% off. Students and job seekers can also get in for free in exchange for volunteering. Journalists can get free media passes for covering the event — contact us!

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AI Startup Battle


AI has a track-record of improving the way we make decisions. So why not use it to decide which startups to invest in, and take advantage of all the startup data that’s available? The AI Startup Battle powered by PreSeries and Telefonica Open Future_ is a unique experience you don't want to miss where you’ll see LIVE real-world & high-stakes AI. You’ll discover disruptive innovation from the best startups in AI and the winner will be chosen by an impartial algorithm that evaluates startups’ chances of success.


Want to compete?

If your startup has AI at its core, the Battle is your chance to participate in a unique event, pitch on stage, showcase your product in the exhibition room, get exposure and make key connections at the conference.

Applications are not open yet — sign up to get updates and stay tuned!



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PAPIs is really about bringing machine learning into use
— Danny Lange, VP of AI & ML at Unity
PAPIs is a must for every ML professional
— Marco Laucelli, CEO at Novelti

Join us at Microsoft N.E.R.D!


PAPIs is a vendor-neutral and independent community conference. It wouldn’t be able to exist without the support of its partners. This year, we're grateful to have Microsoft sponsor the venue at their New England Research & Development Center — which allows us to keep registration prices low!

Read more on how to reach the venue and local accommodation...