Machine Learning

October 15-17, 2018 | Boston



Our focus is on real-world ML: applications, engineering, new techniques, and tools. Come listen to war / failure / success stories, see amazing demos, and speak with international experts!

PAPIs is the conference made by and for ML practitioners. Anyone can submit talk proposals (blind-reviewed by our committee) or ask questions to take discussions further. Breaks between sessions are perfect to get to know fellow attendees, speakers, and top ML companies. Our most advanced presentations get published in PMLR.

PAPIs is really about bringing ML into use
— Danny Lange, VP of AI and ML at Unity
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AI Startup Battle

Find out about the most promising startups in AI and ML: PAPIs hosts the world's 1st startup competition (powered by PreSeries), where participants are judged by an AI on stage—not a human jury!

Selected startups will be able to present at the conference, exhibit, make connections, and get unique exposure among a highly distinguished audience. Applications to the Battle are open until October 5th!



Get up to speed with some of the main topics of the conference with our hands-on, pre-conference training workshops on October 15. Our experienced instructors will be teaching in classrooms of up to 20 persons, to maximize interaction and so you can ask even more questions than in a conference setting.


Deep Learning Kickstart

Deep Learning applications are at the leading edge of the current AI revolution. In this introductory course, you will get an overview of the basics of Deep Learning including core concepts of neural networks and practical implementation with Keras.

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I learnt so many things that I had dreams about it the night after.
— Rodrigo Xavier Felippe, Co-Founder at BOX TI

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

  • Looking for group discounts, or media passes for covering the event? Contact us!

  • Volunteering: join the PAPIs adventure, help us make this an unforgettable conference, and attend for free. Apply here!

  • Diversity tickets: we have a limited number of free tickets to encourage diversity at the conference. Apply here!


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PAPIs is an independent and non-profit Machine Learning conference that puts the community first. We're grateful to our sponsors for contributing to our vision!