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November 5-6, 2020

7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CET

The practical machine learning conference

  • 2
    days
    Of ML talks
  • 20+
    speakers
    Discussing the scene
  • 5K+
    devs
    Getting a grip on ML

ML experts.

Hands-on education.

Real-world machine learning.

MLConf EU is an online event for software developers and tech leads to learn about the practical application of machine learning. Join the event from anywhere in the world on November 5-6, 2020, get a clearer idea of ML best practices, and apply them for your project.

This year, you can expect:

  • Speakers from

  • Google

  • Microsoft

  • Facebook

  • to present about

  • Deep Learning

  • Computer Vision

  • AI

  • NLP

  • Data Science

  • From zero to hero

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Features

Exceptional ML speakers

In-depth talks from machine learning field experts

Virtual get-together

Network in live chat rooms and make new friends

Remote, safe, yet fun

Socialize at remote afterparties and gaming tournaments

Speakers & Instructors

Andreas Müller
November 6
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Andreas Müller
Microsoft, USA
Talk: Dabl: Automatic Machine Learning with a Human in the Loop

Andreas Müller is a Principal Research SDE at Microsoft, where he works on the interface of the Data Science ecosystem and cloud infrastructure.

He previously held positions as Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia Data Science Institute and as a Research Engineer at the NYU Center for Data Science.

He is one of the core developers of the scikit-learn machine learning library, a member of the scikit-learn technical committee, and the author of the book "Introduction to machine learning with Python".

His work focuses on practical aspects of machine learning and the development of user-centric machine learning software.

Thomas Wolf
November 5
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Thomas Wolf
HuggingFace, Netherlands
Talk: An Introduction to Transfer Learning in NLP and HuggingFace

Thomas Wolf is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of HuggingFace. His team is on a mission to catalyze and democratize NLP research. Prior to HuggingFace, Thomas gained a Ph.D. in physics, and later a law degree. He worked as a physics researcher and a European Patent Attorney.

Beril Sirmacek
November 5
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Beril Sirmacek
Jonkoping University & the Owner of Create4D, Netherlands
Talk: Computer Vision Using OpenCV

Beril Sirmacek is a Dutch AI researcher. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009. Later she has worked with German Aerospace Center and pursued a habilitation degree with University of Osnabrueck.

She is an assistant professor at Jonkoping AI Lab and also leading her company create4D. Beril is passionate to use computer vision and AI algorithms for creating useful healthcare and earth care solutions.

Beril has taught a MSc course at the University of Augsburg in 2010, only on OpenCV. As a computer vision scientist and developer, she has been using it regularly for many years.

Laurence Moroney
November 5
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Laurence Moroney
Google, USA
Talk: Teaching ML and AI to Coders

Laurence Moroney leads AI Advocacy at Google, working as part of the Google Research into Machine Intelligence (RMI) team. He's the author of more programming books than he can count, including 'AI and Machine Learning for Coders' with OReilly, to be published in October 2020. He's also the instructor and creator of the TensorFlow In Practice, and TensorFlow Data and Deployment specializations on Coursera. He also runs the YouTube channel for tensorflow at Youtube.com/tensorflow, and the TensorFlow certificate program for developers at tensorflow.org/certificate. When not working on AI, he's a published Sci-Fi author, comic book creator and IMDB-listed screenwriter.

Haifeng Jin
November 6
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Haifeng Jin
Keras Team at Google, USA
Talk: Boost Productivity with Keras Ecosystem

Haifeng is a member of Keras team at Google and a PhD candidate in DATA Lab at Texas A&M University. His research interests are AutoML and deep learning. He is the creator and project lead of AutoKeras, which aims to make deep learning more accessible with AutoML techniques.

Shivani Poddar
November 5
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Shivani Poddar
Facebook, USA
Talk: How to Machine Learn-ify any Product

Shivani Poddar is a Machine Learning Tech Lead for the Meeting Assistant team at Workplace, Facebook, leading the development of meeting assistants for making remote collaboration easier for work. Previously, Shivani built and launched the foundational machine learning and AI stack for Facebook Portal, spearheading product and engineering development across social graph technology for ML, deep personalization for a smarter calling experience.

She was also the first ever student at Carnegie Mellon to be funded by the Amazon Alexa Prize, where she and her team built a social chatbot, eventually deployed to tens of thousands of users through Alexa. During her time at CMU she also pursued research in the field of Natural Language Generation, Reinforcement Learning for chatbots and multimodal machine learning.

Outside of Work, Shivani has emerged as one of the leaders in talking about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Consumers as well as Enterprises. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences over the last 2 years covering topics such as – Diversity and Bias in AI, Future of Work, Immersive Multimodal Assistants. She is also a mentor for young aspirants looking to become the next innovators in the field, and regularly volunteers in resume building workshops, panels for hiring and Q&As on LinkedIn.

Jason Mayes
November 5
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Jason Mayes
Google, USA
Talk: TensorFlow.js 101: ML in the Browser and Beyond

Jason is a Senior Developer Advocate for TensorFlow.js at Google.

Jason combines his knowledge of the technical and creative worlds to solve complex, strategic / technical challenges for Google's largest customers and internal teams. Developing innovative world firsts utilizing the latest technologies and hardware is a key component of his role to rapidly prototype new ideas and consult on project solutions globally.

With a background in Computer Science at the University of Bristol, England, where he specialized in reality mining and invisible computing, Jason has been a "hybrid engineer" for over 15 years. Combining his passion for several areas including both front and back end web programming, but also design and user experience, he has worked in many sizes of companies from startups (including founding his own) to Google.

Marco Gorelli
November 6
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Marco Gorelli
Samsung R&D Institute UK, UK
Talk: Never Have an Unmaintainable Jupyter Notebook Again!

Marco is a Data Scientist at the Samsung R&D Institute UK. Outside of work, he is a maintainer of pandas (data wrangling platform for Python widely adopted in the scientific computing community) and author of nbQA (code quality tool for Jupyter Notebooks). He holds an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford.

Jayeeta Putatunda
November 6
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Jayeeta Putatunda
Indellient US Inc., USA
Talk: Power of Transfer Learning in NLP: Build a Text Classification Model Using BERT

Jayeeta is a Senior Data Scientist with 4+ years of industry experience. Currently, she is working on machine learning and NLP projects and explores a lot of state-of-the-art models to build cool products at Indellient US Inc., a leading software development and IT professional services company working with Fortune 100 companies. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte. Jayeeta is also engaged with some amazing organizations like Women Who Code and Women Tech Network to promote and inspire more women to take up STEM and often leads technical webinars and talks. She received her Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from City University of New York, NY and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics from West Bengal State University, India.

Mikhail Burtsev
November 6
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Mikhail Burtsev
DeepPavlov.ai, Russia
Talk: DeepPavlov Agent: Open-source Framework for Multiskill Conversational AI

Mikhail Burtsev is a head of Neural Networks and Deep Learning Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is also a founder and leader of open-source conversational AI framework DeepPavlov. Mikhail had proposed and co-organize a series of academic Conversational AI Challenges (including NIPS 2017, NeurIPS 2018, EMNLP 2020).

His research interests are in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. Mikhail Burtsev has published more than 20 technical papers including – Nature, Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and other peer-reviewed venues.

Dipanjan Sarkar
November 5
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Dipanjan Sarkar
Applied Materials, India

Dipanjan (DJ) Sarkar is a Data Science Lead at Applied Materials, leading advanced analytics efforts around computer vision, natural language processing and deep learning. He is also a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. He has also been recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Data Scientists in India, 2020 by Analytics India Magazine & TechGig. Dipanjan has advised and worked with several startups as well as Fortune 500 companies like Intel and Open Source organizations like Red Hat (now IBM). He primarily works on leveraging data science, machine learning and deep learning to build large- scale intelligent systems and evangelizing data science to the community.

Dipanjan is also a published author, having authored several books on R, Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning.

Håkan Silfvernagel
November 6
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Håkan Silfvernagel
Miles AS, Norway
Talk: Machine Learning on the Edge Using TensorFlow Lite

Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 20 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.

Håkan is Chairman of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG) and is active as an Ambassador for Oslo.AI the local chapter for the global City.AI community.

Håkan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in AI.

Currently, Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.

Robert Plummer
November 5
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Robert Plummer
iFit, USA
Talk: The Evolution Revolution

Robert is a full stack engineer with 15 years of developer experience, helping lead a node based machine learning team at iFit. From an early age, he strove to understand how things worked by taking them apart, and putting them back together. He became interested in machine learning in 2015, saw a larger need in the node community, and eventually became a maintainer of Brain.js and GPU.js. His desire to convey the simplicity of neural networks was manifest in his machine learning course on scrimba: Neural networks in JavaScript.

Frans van Dunné
November 5
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Frans van Dunné
ixpantia, Costa Rica
Talk: Processing Robot Data at Scale with R and Kubernetes

Frans is Chief Data Officer at ixpantia. He combines a diverse skill-set, that includes business analysis, data analysis and enterprise architecture, with more than 15 years of experience to help organizations respond to their data driven innovation needs quickly and effectively. Frans has a PhD in biology from the University of Amsterdam and has taught at universities in Europe and Latin America. As a consultant he has facilitated in-company training on diverse topics, including data driven innovation, applied statistics, statistical programming and machine learning.

Yama Anin Aminof
November 6
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Yama Anin Aminof
MyPart, Israel
Talk: Can You Sing with All the Voices of the Features?

Yama is a data scientist at MyPart, an Israeli startup in the music industry, developing algorithms and researching lyrical and musical song features. In her spare time, she gives tech talks at conferences and meetups (Geektime Code, PyData Tel Aviv, IsraelClouds); and mentors a group of developers through their first steps in the data science world as a part of Baot - Israel’s largest community of senior female engineers and computer scientists. Yama has a B.Sc in mathematics and physics from Tel Aviv University where she also expresses her passion for music by playing the saxophone in the TAU Wind Band.

Javier Alcaide Pérez
November 6
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Javier Alcaide Pérez
Bluetab Solutions, Spain
Talk: Browser Session Analytics: The Key to Fraud Detection

Javier Alcaide is a mathematician and software developer focused on data science and machine learning. His professional career is based on the use of advanced analytics and big data techniques within the financial sector. His current role is the design and construction of AI models and the analysis of data using ETL processing with Big Data technologies.

Bernhard Suhm
November 5
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Bernhard Suhm
MathWorks, USA
Talk: Broadening AI Adoption with AutoML

Bernhard Suhm is the product manager for Machine Learning at MathWorks. He works closely with customer facing and development teams to address customer needs and market trends in our machine learning related products, primarily the Statistics and Machine Learning toolbox. Prior to joining MathWorks Bernhard led analyst teams and developed methods applying analytics to optimizing the delivery of customer service in call centers. He also held positions at a usability consulting company and Carnegie Mellon University. He received a PhD in Computer Science specializing in speech user interfaces from Karlsruhe University in Germany.

Louvere Walker-Hannon
Workshop
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Louvere Walker-Hannon
MathWorks, USA

Louvere Walker-Hannon is a MathWorks Senior Application Engineer, who provides direction and recommendations on technical workflows for various applications. Specifically, she assists with providing guidance on the following topics image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, geospatial analysis, and data analytics when discussing technical workflows. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master’s degree in Geographic Information Technology with a specialization in Remote Sensing. Louvere has worked in three different engineering roles throughout her 20 year career while at MathWorks and is a STEM advocate.

Sachin Dangayach
November 5
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Sachin Dangayach
Applied Materials, India

Sachin is a Deputy Director at Applied Materials leading efforts in Data Science and Advanced Analytics with a team of data scientists, working to provide innovative solutions with a focus on AI enablement in various products and systems for the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry.

He has over 15 years of diverse experience in the Industry around Software, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Alyona Galyeva
Workshop
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Alyona Galyeva
LINKIT, Netherlands

I encourage others to see different perspectives and constructively break the rules. Observe - Optimize - Learn - Repeat is my work and life motto. Next to it, I found my joy in building and optimizing end-to-end Machine Learning Systems.

  • Principal Data Solutions Engineer @ LINKIT
  • Organizer (volunteer) @ PyLadies Amsterdam
  • WaiACCELERATE Tech Mentor (volunteer) @ Women in AI
Jaroslaw Rzepecki
Discussion Room
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Jaroslaw Rzepecki
Microsoft Research Lab, UK

Jaroslaw Rzepecki is a Senior Research Engineer at Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge, UK. He has a MSc in theoretical physics from Nicolaus Copernicus University and a PhD in astrophysics from Heidelberg University. After completion of his PhD he joined video games industry where he worked on two published titles (DiRT 2, Grid). Jaroslaw has also worked as a research engineer in computer graphics, investigating solutions to the global illumination problem in video games. Currently he is working in the Game Intelligence group at MSR where he combines his passion for engineering, video games and machine learning to make video games more fun for everybody.

Argyris Argyrou
Workshop
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Argyris Argyrou
Orfium.com, Cyprus

Argyris is the SVP of Data at Orfium.com, and a PhD candidate in Cyprus University of Technology. His research interests are NLP and Machine learning. He is the founder and lead researcher at summarly.com, and co-organizer of PyData Cyprus.

Theodoros Palamas
Workshop
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Theodoros Palamas
Orfium.com, USA

Theodoros is the Lead ML Data Scientist in Audio Recognition at Orfium.com. His research and work focuses both on deep learning and algorithmic methods to solve audio-related problems such as exact audio recognition, cover song recognition, denoising and audio classification. The process includes everything from feature design and extraction to model training and evaluation.

Our MC's

Sergii Khomenko
Sergii Khomenko
VP Product Engineering @ Stylight, Germany

Sergii enjoys building products with help of Data and Machine Learning.

Sergii founded Machine Learning meetup in Munich - Hacking Machine Learning. Currently, meetup has 2000+ members and hosted 29+ events with speakers from a variety of local, as well as top-tier companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

From time to time, Sergii invests time by contributing to Open Source projects like TensorFlow or PySyft.

Mettin Parzinski
Mettin Parzinski
Passionate People, Netherlands

A frontend developer that started out writing ActionScript, did jQuery and thus has all sorts of knowledge on deprecated stuff. Currently consulting at med-tech startup Aidence to help them detect early-stage lung cancer, using React and ML. Part of a frontend development couple that produced a kid.

Ajay Halthor
Ajay Halthor
Data Scientist Associate @ GOAT Group, USA

Data Scientist by day, Educator by night. Education is a social cause I care about. To address this long term objective, I teach AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning on my YouTube channel "Code Emporium". Let's learn together to make this world an intellectual one.

November 5th Schedule

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16:15
HuggingFace, Netherlands
An Introduction to Transfer Learning in NLP and HuggingFace

In this talk I'll start by introducing the recent breakthroughs in NLP that resulted from the combination of Transfer Learning schemes and Transformer architectures. The second part of the talk will be dedicated to an introduction of the open-source tools released by HuggingFace, in particular our Transformers, Tokenizers and Datasets libraries and our models.

16:50
Jonkoping University & the Owner of Create4D, Netherlands
Computer Vision Using OpenCV

As an AI scientist and a developer, I have been engaged with AI-applications for many years especially focusing on object detection and recognition purposes. I love thinking that we can get creative in designing neural networks. We can train them supervised, unsupervised, semi or self-supervised, and this gives possibilities to mimic the human brain in a narrow domain. However, in vision applications, there are still things where AI is lacking and will be lacking without computer vision knowledge. Computer vision has been solving detection and recognition problems for many years. However, in the last decade, it seems like AI is seen as a replacement of computer vision. AI can find the optimal model for a specific type of data set and it might achieve generalization better. AI can be designed in a way that it can learn life-long which also brings possibilities of creating models which serve better when they are used longer. However, an AI vision system will be lacking capabilities without computer vision knowledge. First of all, it will require a very big data set to train the model what can be expensive or even not possible. On the other hand, computer vision systems can be modeled only by using a hand-drawn template image. Training AI models also requires GPUs. Nevertheless, I do not want to encourage everyone to train AI models for solving any simple problem which could be solved easily by computer vision. Last but not least, knowing computer vision, machine learning and especially feature engineering methods helps to design hybrid models that might be more robust to adversarial attacks or changing conditions.

In this lecture, I will briefly introduce how computer vision (especially using the OpenCV library) and machine learning can be used for creating detection and recognition models. Some experience with python, jupyter notebook and some machine learning background would be useful to get more benefits from this lecture.

17:25
17:35
iFit, USA
The Evolution Revolution

Elegant and graceful mathematics make a cool textbook cover, but the inside of those same books are usually dry cold engineering. It's important to mix the theory of innovation with the excitement of practicality, and through the composition of these elements we find innovation. In this talk, I'll show you from an engineering perspective how to explore, balance, and ultimately bottle machined success.

18:10
Facebook, USA
How to Machine Learn-ify any Product

This talk will be a walkthrough of utilizing machine learning to replace a rule based system for consumers. We will discuss when is it okay to use ML, how to build these models with intelligent data, evaluate these offline and finally how to validate this evaluation to land these models in production systems. Furthermore, we will illustrate various self-learning/interactive-learning strategies that can be used for production systems to automate how models teach themselves to become better.

18:45
18:55
Google, USA
Teaching ML and AI to Coders

Often it's thought that to be able to succeed with Machine Learning and Deep Learning, as an onramp to Artificial Intelligence, that you need a deep background in mathematics and calculus, as well as some form of PhD. But you don't. With modern APIs like TensorFlow, much of the complexity is abstracted away in pre-built libraries, so you can focus on learning. In this session, Laurence Moroney, from Google, will explain how he has used this to create courses with hundreds of thousands of students, and from there, how a certificate program was created.

19:30
Deep Transfer Learning for Computer Vision: Real-World Applications in Semiconductors & Manufacturing - Dipanjan Sarkar & Sachin Dangayach

Chip and equipment manufacturing and tracking is a tough task given the strict adherence to quality standards and processes like six-sigma control checks. In this session, we will be looking at key real-world problems from Semiconductor & Manufacturing, and possible methodologies where we leveraged a combination of traditional computer vision techniques and coupled it with the power of deep transfer learning and machine \ deep learning. We will be covering two main use-cases from the Industry:

  1. Automatic Defect detection at Nanoscale
  2. Defect Clustering at Nanoscale
Processing Robot Data at Scale with R and Kubernetes - Frans van Dunné

Most people would agree that R is a popular language for data analysis. Perhaps less well known is that R has good support for parallel execution on a single CPU through packages like future. In this presentation we will talk about our experience scaling up R processes even further running R in parallel in docker containers using Kubernetes. Robots generate massive amounts of sensor and other data; extracting the right information and insights from this requires significant more processing than can be tackled on a single execution environment. Faced with a preprocessing job of several hundred GB of data of compressed json line files, we used Pachyderm to write data pipelines to run the data prep in parallel, using multicore containers on a kubernetes cluster.

By the end of the talk we will have dispelled the myth that R cannot be used in production at scale. Even if you do not use R, you will have seen a use case to scale up analysis regardless of your language of choice.

Broadening AI Adoption with AutoML - Bernhard Suhm

Adoption of AI has been slowed by the challenges involved in obtaining performant models, which require significant expertise and effort, and the limited number of practitioners with machine learning expertise. Automated machine learning (AutoML) eliminates the routine steps in the machine learning workflow, thus empowering domain experts without machine learning background to build good initial models, and allowing experienced practitioners to focus additional manual model optimization. This talk describes the extent of automation available for the various steps and demonstrates AutoML with a classifier for human activities based on accelerometer sensor data.

20:10
Google, USA
TensorFlow.js 101: ML in the Browser and Beyond

Discover how to embrace machine learning in JavaScript using TensorFlow.js in the browser and beyond in this speedy talk. Get inspired through a whole bunch of creative prototypes that push the boundaries of what is possible in the modern web browser (things have come a long way) and then take your own first steps with machine learning in minutes. By the end of the talk everyone will understand how to recognize an object of their choice which could then be used in any creative way you can imagine. Familiarity with JavaScript is assumed, but no background in machine learning is required. Come take your first steps with TensorFlow.js!

21:05

November 6th Schedule

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16:15
Keras Team at Google, USA
Boost Productivity with Keras Ecosystem

TensorFlow has built a solid foundation for various machine learning applications, on top of which the Keras ecosystem can really boost the productivity of the developers in building machine learning solutions. Keras has a simple and arbitrarily flexible API for building and training models. However, we still need a lot of manual work to tune the hyperparameters. Fortunately, with Keras Tuner, we can automate the hyperparameter tuning process with minor modifications to the code for building and training the models. To further boost the productivity, we introduce AutoKeras, which fully automates the model building, training, and hyperparameter tuning process. It dramatically reduces the amount of prior knowledge needed of using machine learning for some common tasks. All you need is to define the task and to provide the training data.

16:50
DeepPavlov.ai, Russia
DeepPavlov Agent: Open-source Framework for Multiskill Conversational AI

DeepPavlov Agent is a framework designed to facilitate the development of scalable and production-ready multi-skill virtual assistants, complex dialogue systems, and chatbots. Key features of DeepPavlov Agent include (1) scalability and reliability in the high load environment due to micro-service architecture; (2) ease of adding and orchestrating conversational skills; (3) shared dialogue state memory and NLP annotations accessible to all skills.

DeepPavlov DREAM is a socialbot platform with a modular design with the main components such as annotators, skills and selectors run as independent services. These components are configured and deployed using Docker containers. It allows developers to focus on application development instead of focusing on the intrinsic details of the manual low-level infrastructure configuration.

17:25
17:35
Machine Learning on the Edge Using TensorFlow Lite - Håkan Silfvernagel

What if you could perform machine learning on the edge, i.e on your mobile device? This would mean that you no longer would need the roundtrip to the server, no data will leave the device and you don't even need an internet connection . In this session you will get an introduction to TensorFlow Lite so that you can use it in your own projects.

Browser Session Analytics: The Key to Fraud Detection - Javier Alcaide Pérez

This talk will show how a fraud detection model has been developed based on the data from the browsing sessions of the different users. Tools such as PySpark and Spark ML have been used in this initiative due to a large amount of data.

The model created was able to identify a grouping of characteristics that covered 10% of the total sessions in which 88% were deemed fraudulent. This allows analysts to spend more of their time on higher-risk cases.

Can You Sing with All the Voices of the Features? - Yama Anin Aminof

After this talk, you will know how to write the perfect song for your favourite singer! This is not a songwriting retreat but a talk about some of the lyrical, structural, harmonic, and melodic features song analysis includes. We will discuss the extraction of song structures using NLP tools and repetition analysis, musical features, and how to use all of those features to predict which songs fit which artist the best. Attend this talk to discover what is the future that the music industry can achieve with machine learning.

18:15
Indellient US Inc., USA
Power of Transfer Learning in NLP: Build a Text Classification Model Using BERT

The domain of Natural Language Processing have seen a tremendous amount of research and innovation in the past couple of years to tackle the problem of implementing high quality machine learning and AI solutions using natural text. Text Classification is one such area that is extremely important in all sectors like finance, media, product development, etc. Building up a text classification system from scratch for every use case can be challenging in terms of cost as well as resources, considering there is a good amount of dataset to begin training with.

Here comes the concept of transfer learning. Using some of the models that has been pre-trained on terabytes of data and fine-tuning it based on the problem at hand is the new way to efficiently implement machine learning solutions without spending months on data cleaning pipeline.

This talk with highlight ways of implementing the newly launched BERT and fine tuning the base model to build an efficient text classifying model. Basic understanding of python is desirable.

18:50
19:00
Samsung R&D Institute UK, UK
Never Have an Unmaintainable Jupyter Notebook Again!

Data visualisation is a fundamental part of Data Science. The talk will start with a practical demonstration (using pandas, scikit-learn, and matplotlib) of how relying on summary statistics and predictions alone can leave you blind to the true nature of your datasets. I will make the point that visualisations are crucial in every step of the Data Science process and therefore that Jupyter Notebooks definitely do belong in Data Science. We will then look at how maintainability is a real challenge for Jupyter Notebooks, especially when trying to keep them under version control with git. Although there exists a plethora of code quality tools for Python scripts (flake8, black, mypy, etc.), most of them don't work on Jupyter Notebooks. To this end I will present nbQA, which allows any standard Python code quality tool to be run on a Jupyter Notebook. Finally, I will demonstrate how to use it within a workflow which lets practitioners keep the interactivity of their Jupyter Notebooks without having to sacrifice their maintainability.

19:35
Microsoft, USA
Dabl: Automatic Machine Learning with a Human in the Loop

In many real-world applications, data quality and curation and domain knowledge play a much larger role in building successful models than coming up with complex processing techniques and tweaking hyper-parameters. Therefore, a machine learning toolbox should enable users to understand both data and model, and not burden the practitioner with picking preprocessing steps and hyperparameters. The dabl library is a first step in this direction. It provides automatic visualization routines and model inspection capabilities while automating away model selection.

dabl contains plot types not available in standard python libraries so far, as well as novel algorithms for picking interesting visualizations. Heuristics are used to select appropriate preprocessing for machine learning, while state-of-the-art portfolio selection algorithms are used for efficient model and hyperparameter search.

dabl also provides easy access to model evaluation and model inspection tools provided by scikit-learn.

Program Committee

Gant Laborde
Infinite Red, USA

Gant Laborde is an owner of Infinite Red, mentor, adjunct professor, published author, and award-winning speaker. For 20 years, he has been involved in software development and continues strong today. He is an “open sourcerer”, team leader, and aspires to one day become a mad scientist. He blogs, videos, and maintains popular repositories for the community. Follow Gant’s adventures at gantlaborde.com.

Sayak Paul
Deep Learning Associate @ PyImageSearch, India

Sayak loves understanding how things work and explaining them well.

Dmitry Soshnikov
Cloud Developer Advocate @ Microsoft, Russia

Dmitry is a Microsoft veteran, working for more than 13 years. He started as a Technical Evangelist, and in this role presented on numerous conferences, including twice being on stage with Steve Ballmer. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer, helping big European companies to start pilot digital transformation projects based on AI and ML. As Cloud Developer Advocate, Dmitry focuses on creating educational content and working with academic and research institutions. He is also an Associate Professor at MIPT, HSE and MAI in Moscow, a big fan of functional programming and F#, and a maintainer/primary developer of mPyPl library. In his spare time, Dmitry explores Science Art and Technological Magic, as well as performs Chinese tea ceremonies. He can be reached at soshnikov.com.

Eve Pardi
Data Scientist, AI MVP @ Laerdal, Denmark

Microsoft AI MVP. Software Developer and Data Scientist.

Eva is absolutely obsessed with data and passionate about AI. Her main interest is to save lives and support humanity with the help of AI and data. Working in full time at Laerdal.

In her free time she writes articles, speaks at conferences about data and AI. Her aim is to make people understand how intelligent applications affect our lives, how to use and control them.

Yuriy Guts
Principal Machine Learning Engineer @ DataRobot, Ukraine

Yuriy Guts is a Principal Machine Learning Engineer at DataRobot with over 10 years of industry experience in data science and software architecture. His primary interests are productionalizing data science, automated machine learning, time series forecasting, and processing spoken and written language. He teaches AI and ML at UCU, competes on Kaggle, and has led multiple international data science and engineering teams.

Sergii Khomenko
VP Product Engineering @ Stylight, Germany

Sergii enjoys building products with help of Data and Machine Learning.

Sergii founded Machine Learning meetup in Munich - Hacking Machine Learning. Currently, meetup has 2000+ members and hosted 29+ events with speakers from a variety of local, as well as top-tier companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

From time to time, Sergii invests time by contributing to Open Source projects like TensorFlow or PySyft.

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Enjoy HD streaming quality

Experience the event in full quality on a big screen

Get talk recordings right after the conference

Others will receive them one month after the event

Interactive Sessions With Speakers

Hands-on workshops with field experts

ML, NLP, audio fingerprint, TensorFlow.js, AutoML, Interpretability including 'Beginning ML with TensorFlow.js' course from Infinite Red Academy

Video chat rooms with speakers

Join Zoom rooms with top machine learning developers

Speakers' Discord channel

Enjoy more space for your conversation with speakers

Discussions

Take part in video discussions focusing on specific machine learning technologies. Hang out with people who are on the same page.

Haifeng Jin

Håkan Silfvernagel

Keras & TensorFlow – Nov 5

Dipanjan Sarkar

Computer Vision – Nov 5

Jaroslaw Rzepecki

Eve Pardi

Reinforcement Learning – Nov 6

Bernhard Suhm

Yama Anin Aminof

Fairness and Interpretability – Nov 6

Attend Watching Parties

Join random groups of conference attendees watching/discussing the event. Make new friends!

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Giving back to community

We try our best to make the event accessible and inclusive for a diverse audience. We would like to especially thank Firebase who has supported this initiative and helped us provide Diversity Scholarships for people from the groups that are underrepresented in tech.

90 of 110 extra diversity scholarships sponsored
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