One of the main problems with the current generation of chatbots is that they require large amounts of training data. If you want your chatbot to recognize a specific intent, you need to provide it with a large number of sentences that express that intent. Until now, these large training corpora had to be generated manually, with one or more people writing many different sentences for each intent, vertical and language that needed to be recognized in your chatbot.
I am sure somewhere you must have been part of a debate why books are better than movies or why watching is better than reading. Due to the advent of the internet, people can easily access things anywhere, anytime. Platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, and HBO Go have revolutionized the industry, placing a seemingly infinite collection of shows, short clips, informative videos, at the fingertips of millions.
After spending nearly a decade at UC Berkeley, Kelvin decided to repay his debt to the public education system by helping build UC Merced. He spent seven years teaching 4,500 students across 55 classes while redesigning the undergraduate Computer Science curriculum.
As we welcome in 2019 and look ahead to another busy year of RE•WORK Summits, we thought we'd put together some of your blog posts from the last 12 months. As always, interviews with expert speakers have been particularly popular, as have more technical pieces as well as articles highlighting diversity in AI. Here are the articles that received the most reads in 2018:
Wouldn’t it be great if AI could tell us what 2019 had in store? After all, machines are smarter than humans, right? Weren’t robots supposed to take over the world already, and AGI have been reached? Not so fast.
There’s only so many times you can watch Elf or Love Actually over the Holidays before it drives you mad. Staying ahead of the trends for 2019 is on everyone’s minds, so we reached out to a few AI experts who have shared their predictions for the coming year which you can read here. If you’re keen to keep reading over the Christmas season we’ve also spoken to our AI and Deep Learning community who have recommended books, journals, podcasts and videos that they’re currently enjoying.
In 2018, we had the pleasure of being joined by Chatbase at the AI Assistant Summit in San Francisco. Chatbase was founded in 2016 inside Area 120, a startup incubator operated by Google, their goal was to make it easier for bot builders to analyze and optimize any conversational experience. By late 2017, thanks in large part to their unique vantage point as a leading bot analytics service, Chatbase observed among their users the emergence of customer service as the proverbial killer app for conversational AI. That prediction has been confirmed, with a clearly growing interest (verified by analysts) among customer-centric companies in building AI-powered customer service virtual agents.
Having hosted our final summit of 2018 at the end of November, we’ve had some time to take a look back at the fantastic year RE•WORK has had. 2018 marks the most RE•WORK events ever hosted with us taking 12 topics to 8 cities in 4 countries. Kicking off in the US, heading to Europe, Asia, Canada and back to the states has been a whirlwind to say the least. This year we hosted new topics such as AI in Industrial Automation, and AI for Government and were welcomed to new cities such as Houston and Toronto.
We are excited to be coming back to San Francisco on the 24 & 25 of January for the annual Deep Learning Summit. We have been growing year on year and this is a true reflection of the growth and interest within the areas of AI and deep learning.
This year will be our biggest edition yet and we are bringing a new format. One Summit, Ten Stages. What does that mean? Across the ten stages, there will be two full days of presentations, as well as interactive workshops and practical sessions to delve into case studies and key insights.
Last week in Houston, RE•WORK hosted the Women in AI dinner, the Applied AI Summit and the Machine Learning for DevOps Summit. Across the week we were joined by speakers and attendees from all industries working to disrupt their field with progressive technologies. It's always great to hear what our guests thought of the events, so we've created some highlights here:
‘Imagine 10 years ago people would say 'if only I knew the internet was kicking off I would've bought nike.com' - the same thing is happening with AI right now. if you have ideas, you should start developing them right now.' Adam McMurchie, DevOps Solutions Manager, RBS. Over the last 5 years since our inaugural event in San Francisco, RE•WORK has hosted countless summits across the globe in AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, covering topics from healthcare to finance, and from retail to robotics.
In the spirit of Cyber Monday we're offering 25% off passes to all upcoming summits when you register using the code CYBER25. The offer is available from today (November 26nd) until Friday (November 30th).The discount is also applicable on the already discounted Super Early Bird and Early Bird passes, giving a massive double saving!