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Welcome to AIDA User Group

By Jean-Georges Perrin posted Thu June 22, 2023 12:41 PM


AIDA User Group aims to share safer and sounder knowledge about artificial intelligence (AI), data, and analytics.

Our mission statement says it all:

As Artificial Intelligence is transforming society and businesses, AIDA User Group has the ambition to share knowledge, connect people, and provide guidance through this next era of computing while embracing peace and the highest levels of ethics.

Created by ten IBM Champions, the group combines expertise around products, technologies, processes, entrepreneurship, and much more. The eleven-member board, including a special seat for an IBM liaison, combines over 85 years of IBM championship.

In addition to @Rikke Jacobsen@Jens Bäumler, @Mark Lack, @Martin Otto, @Paul Cortellesi, @Paul Mendelson ("Cognos Paul"), @Ralf Roeber, @Ryan Dolley, I (@Jean-Georges Perrin work with @Heather Cole as treasurer and VP, and @Stuart Litel as our IBM Liaison.

Our website is at By registering (which is free), you will have access to our exclusive AI magazine called The Forecaster, as well as discounts, access to special events like AI on Pi Day, and more. You can watch the recording of outer latest event with Rob Thomas, Bill Higgins, and myself at AI on Pi Day 2023.

We hope to meet many of you at TechXchange where we will have special activities and a booth. 

AIDA User Group's purpose runs around eight activities:

  1. To promote education and exchange of information concerning data, analytics, and artificial intelligence within the meaning of Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 
  2. To establish channels for the education and communication of information to and from members in the field of artificial intelligence, data, and analytics. 
  3. To conduct conferences, meetings, discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, and other programs concerned with developing and exchanging information among members. 
  4. To encourage and strengthen the participation of all qualified members. 
  5. To promote the acceptance of artificial intelligence and other best data practices. 
  6. To encourage the development of products embedding and using artificial intelligence, data, and analytics. 
  7. To provide a forum for the promotion of excellence in information processing by recognizing those individuals who, judged by their peers, put forth the highest effort and ethical standards and succeed in best-utilizing data, analytics, and artificial intelligence within their organizations. 
  8. To provide a safe and unbiased way of discussing the ethical ramifications of the use of artificial intelligence, data, and analytics across a broad range of industries and humanity.