On 11th October RE•WORK will be hosting the first Woman in Machine Intelligence Dinner in Montreal. Join us and hear from leading female experts in machine intelligence and discuss the impact of this rapidly advancing technology.
With only a few seats left register here fast to secure your place. The dinner is open to anyone keen to support advancing women in the industry!
Topics: Machine Learning, Dinner, Women in Tech, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The world of deep learning is dominated by academics and technology giants pumping thousands of dollars into their research and applications every day. But what about the smaller companies? There are so many real-world problems that can be solved by DL that huge corporations aren’t solving. There are countless startups trying to solve an array of issues and improve efficiency in countless industries, and many of these fail - not due necessarily to a poor idea or execution, but they are often under funded and understaffed. The startups with the really extraordinary ideas however, often secure funding from Venture Capitalists, in crowdfunding campaigns, or through awards or grants. The CEOs of these companies are not necessarily AI experts, but are experts in their own industry from artists, to healthcare professionals, scientists, retail managers and many more.
Topics: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Startups, A I
If I were to describe a fictional person, place or object right now, the chances are that you would be able to evoke an image of my description in your mind's eye. I could also suggest variable features of the item which would cause you to imagine different versions of the object. This seemingly simple task however, poses several challenges for machines.
At the Deep Learning Summit in London last week, we heard from Andreas Damianou from Amazon who shared his recent work on improving the functionality of machines in scenarios of probability and uncertainty through applications of deep learning.
Topics: Deep Learning, Deep Learning Summit, Retail, Deep Learning in Retail & Advertising Summit
This time next week will see RE•WORK bringing the increasingly popular Deep Learning Summit to Canada for the first time. The 'Silicon Valley of AI' will welcome global thought leaders such as Hugo Larochelle and Jasper Snoek from Google Brain, Alex Acero from Apple, Eric Humphrey, Research Scientist at Spotify, Raquel Urtasun, Head of Uber ATG, and Joelle Pineau, Associate Professor at McGill University amongst many other experts who you can view here.
Also making an exclusive appearance at the event are the 'godfathers of AI', Yann LeCun, Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton who will each be presenting their latest research and advancements, as well as participating in a panel discussion together.
Topics: Deep Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning, A I, Deep Learning Summit
Google Brain are working to ‘make machines intelligent’ and to ‘improve people’s lives’ by tackling the most challenging problems in computer science. At the Deep Learning Summit in Montreal this October 10 & 11, we will hear from Jasper Snoek, who will be discussing his current work in Deep Learning on DNA at Google Brain, and how some recent breakthroughs in deep learning have allowed him to push forward with groundbreaking research in genomics. Also joining Jasper from is Hugo Larochelle who will be presenting on ‘Generalizing From Few Examples With Meta-Learning’.
Topics: Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, A I
It’s no secret that machines are getting more and more intelligent. You can converse with an AI assistant online and not even realise that you’re not speaking with an actual human customer service employee. These virtual assistants are saving time, improving business efficiency, and optimising personal efficiency.
Until they’re not.
What happens when your assistant doesn’t understand you, or answers the wrong question? And more importantly, why do these miscommunications happen, and how are researchers working to overcome these obstacles in creating flawlessly automated personal assistants?
Topics: Deep Learning, Voice Recognition, NLP, AI Assistants
Artist or not, when you pick up a pen and try to draw something that you’ve got a vivid representation of in your mind, but it’s just doesn’t look quite right it can be frustrating. Product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants, is leveraging machine learning to complete and enhance a drawing that’s been started with a human sketch. ‘Vincent’ the breakthrough ML combines a ‘user's’ sketch with the digested sum of art since the renaissance, as if Van Gogh, Cezanne and Picasso were inside the machine, producing art to order.’
Last week at the Deep Learning Summit in London, we were lucky enough to experience first hand the work that Cambridge Consultants are doing with Vincent, their ‘deep learning demonstration which builds on human input to create completed works of art.’
Topics: Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning, Design & UX
This week, the The Deep Learning Summit and AI Assistant Summit saw over 450 DL and AI experts and enthusiasts coming together to learn from each other and explore the most recent research and progressions in the space.
Over the past two days we’ve heard from the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Vodafone, as well as Universities such as Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Imperial, and exciting new startups like Jukedeck and Echobox. Topics have been incredibly diverse covering NLP, space exploration, ML for music composition, and many more.
We’ve collected some of our favourite takeaways from both tracks over the last two days, as well as hearing what our attendees thought.
Topics: Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning
Coffee: check. Pastry: check. Experts from globally leading AI and Deep Learning projects: check.
This morning we kicked off the Deep Learning Summit and AI Assistant Summit with Fabrizio Silvestri from Facebook and Nikola Mrksic from Cambridge University giving us an introduction to the busy and diverse schedule of the two days.
The goal of this event is to bring together people with diverse backgrounds and to foster discussions and interactions around DL, not just to listen - Fabrizio Silvestri
Topics: Deep Learning, Voice Recognition, NLP, Computer Vision
Having been dubbed as ‘the Silicon Valley of AI’, Montreal is steaming ahead with startups, and tech giants with leading AI research coming out of the Canadian city. With pioneers such as Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun, and Geoffrey Hinton hailing from Canada, it was only a matter of time before Canada took the lead in the AI race.
At the centre of this hub is the Vector Institute, who ‘will drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of artificial intelligence to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians’.
Topics: Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning, A I