AI Retreat

25-27 September 2018, Malmö, SwedeN

In this three day retreat you will learn about AI by working on amazing projects.  We're looking for developers who have some programming experience but want to focus more on their machine learning skills.  We have two tracks: experienced and introductory.


What WIll I Learn?

You'll learn about the latest techniques in AI and how to apply them to your chosen project.  We'll have a particular focus on deep learning with neural networks.  You will learn how to deal with real world data.

There will also be lectures on applications of AI techniques in various industries so you can understand how to use your new skills back at work.


Extra Workshops for Introductory Level

For those new to machine learning there will be extra workshops you can attend on scientific python, data processing, visualisation and the foundations of machine learning.



Included in the retreat is a series of lectures on recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, for example adversarial examples, convolutional neural networks and sequence analysis.  For those new to the field we will have a few additional introductory level lectures that will introduce machine learning, deep learning, Tensorflow and scientific Python.  (Although those new to AI will be introduced via Python, those who already have some experience can of course work in the technology of their choice).

Your OWN Project

Everyone will work on an AI project of their choosing during the three day retreat.  You are welcome to work alone or in groups, why not invite friends?


Example Project

Don't have a project idea yet?  Don't worry we have an awesome one for you:

Herculaneum Papyri and Particle Beams

We have our hands on particle beam data that will help study scrolls carbonised by the eruption of mount vesuvius (yes that's right, high energy radiation is being fired at papyri no one has been able to read for nearly two millenia).  We will then work together to improve the technique for reading the ink in the scrolls.  This involves some special physics imaging techniques so there will be a physicist on hand and you'll also get a quick introduction to the method.  Note: you will only be working with code, no radioactive stuff involved.


Is There a PArty?

Yes!  On the final evening you will present your work to your classmates and other invited guests at our closing party.  You can invite friends, family, sponsors, potential future employers...


Am I at the right Level?

This retreat is intended for those who do already have programming experience.  If you are new to machine learning and relatively new to programming you will still be able to join if you follow one of the example projects and/or work in a team!  For everyone it is recommended to brush up on your Python before you arrive so that you can make best use of the retreat to focus on machine learning!


How do I apply?

Please apply using the form below.  If you have any questions about the retreat please contact the course director, Dr Abbey Waldron by email:  The cost of the retreat is SEK 20 000 (exclusive moms).



The cost of the retreat is SEK 20 000 (SEK 25 000 inclusive 25% moms/VAT).  Early bird discount is available until June 22nd 2018: SEK 15 000 and a limited number of super early bird tickets: SEK 10 000 are avaiable when sign up first opens.

  • Regular: SEK 20 000 (SEK 25 000 inclusive 25% moms/VAT)
  • Early-Bird: SEK 15 000 (SEK 18 750 inclusive 25% moms/VAT) - until June 22nd 2018
  • Super-Early-Bird: SEK 10 000 (SEK 12 500 inclusive 25% moms/VAT) - LIMITED WHILE STOCKS LAST



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