Web Directions AI 2018

Session Details

Paul Conyngham

Machine Learning Today

Paul Conyngham Co-founder SigmoidOne

Due to the hype in the media recently around the recent advances in Deep Learning, machine learning & Ai has been touted about with images of terminator and a doomsday scenario or, as a panacea that can be used to solve any problem - and I believe there is currently a large misunderstanding of what machine learning is & what it can do for your business.

The giants such as Google, Amazon & others, have a firm understanding of what Data Science, Machine Learning & Ai can do to empower their businesses. So do startups, working with very specific machine learning algorithms to solve new problems. However, I believe there is a massive gap “in the middle” where a lot of companies that are not yet familiar with machine learning tech, could benefit immensely from Data Science, Machine Learning & Ai and use it to improve their business systems.

In this talk Paul, co-founder of SigmoidOne and the Sydney Machine Learning meetup group will:

  • demystify what machine learning is capable of in 2018,
  • Introduce a couple of easy to understand core concepts that can
  • Teach you how to identify “machine learning addressable” problems within your business that you can start working on to improve your business today.

Paul Conyngham

Paul is passionate about all things Ai & likes to employ machine learning methods on novel applications.

Outside of this he actively performs research in the field of Deep Reinforcement Learning for the StarAi project & is the Founder of the Sydney Machine Learning group, the largest community of machine learning practitioners in Sydney, Australia.

Don't miss your chance to see Paul Conyngham and many other inspiring speakers at AI 18.

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