Prerequisite: Familiarity with feed-forward neural networks
Have you wondered how machine learning models can suddenly do so many different types of work? How is it that machines can learn things like language, vision and translation in such a short amount of time, and what has helped drive these kinds of improvements? The obvious answers - big data and big processors - are only part of the story, and to understand the full picture, we need to take a closer look at the models driving the AI revolution. This talk is aimed at people who are familiar with the basics of feed-forward neural networks, and will involve an in-depth explanation of how information is represented for machines to learn on, how machines can make sense of information, and the challenges presented.
This session will take place on:
Tuesday, April 2nd - 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Atlantic time)
You do need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages.
Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail)
Instructions for how to join will be sent out one day prior to the start of the event.