MLTogetherLA (Machine Learning Together Los Angeles) is a welcoming and inclusive group of data science enthusiasts who meet regularly in Los Angeles to discuss and explore topics in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, including established Data Science professionals, aspiring ML practicioners, and lay persons.
A background in Data Science or Machine Learning is not required to be a member of MLTogetherLA. Additionally, a background in Software Engineering is also not required, although it can be useful in understanding some of the topics discussed. Machine Learning affects us all as we generate and collect more data in our day-to-day lives. We feel that it is imperative that an open forum for discussing the moral, ethical, and practical implications of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science exist.
That isn't to say that our group is all talk and no action. We actively encourage our members to collect and explore data about themselves and the world around them and share the results with our fellow members. We have a GitHub organization for sharing code, a Slack group for discussion, and a YouTube Channel for sharing highlights of our latest in-person Meetups.