Painting Mona Lisa with Artificial Intelligence - Agnieszka Jach
Agnieszka Jach, Jakub Gutkowski, Piotr Stapp
We are slowly getting used to see cars driven by artificial intelligence or surgeries performed by robots. But have you ever wondered when being in an art gallery if it is possible to recreate famous paintings? Can an algorithm repaint glorious Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci? Would her smile be as intriguing as in original? Algorithm based on natural evolution, that determines which species are strong enough to survive and develop and which are going to extinct, can recreate paintings without any artistic talents.
Delivery Passion - Jakub Gutkowski
A few years ago, I had an idea. To create a meetup place that instead of delivering talks, will deliver workshops for free to everyone. It does not matter if you are junior, mid or senior or even principal dev. Our goal was to create a platform, where attendees could gain knowledge through workshops delivered by world class presenters or aspiring world class presenters. The ambition was so that both sides could gain. Attendees would learn something new, whereas the presenters would practice and receive live feedback. Our goal was to deliver one workshop per quarter - this was a huge underestimation! Since the first workshop we boast a 99% attendance turnover, with reservations that are distributed in less than 5 minutes from open registration for workshops in four different cities in Poland. This talk is about passion, and how one small idea can change into a snowball effect.
Cryptocurrency - The Dark Side - Piotr Stapp
Do I stick to my core investing values and principles and ignore the cryptocurrency craze? Or, do I succumb to the “dark side” and buy some Litecoin or Bitcoin, hoping that demand keeps rising and prices continue to soar?
Wrong!!! Instead, we should ask if using cryptocurrency is ethical?