Welcome to the first GDG Cloud Singapore meetup for the year 2020!
For the first event, we would be having the following set of talks coming up that evening
Speaker: Valliappa Lakshmanan. Lak is Global Head for Data Analytics and AI Solutions on Google Cloud. His team builds software solutions for business problems using Google Cloud's data analytics and machine learning products. He founded Google's Advanced Solutions Lab ML Immersion program and is the author of a couple of O'Reilly books and several Coursera courses. Before Google, Lak was a Director of Data Science at Climate Corporation and a Research Scientist at NOAA.
Topic: Machine Learning and Bayesian Statistics in minutes: How data scientists use BigQuery
Synopsis: Combining the scalability of BigQuery and the expressiveness of Python Notebooks enables you to solve hard data science problems in minutes without data movement. In this session, you’ll learn how to fit probabilistic distributions, build recommendation systems, and train deep learning models on extremely large datasets interactively. And while ML can be carried out in BigQuery natively, being able to use powerful, industry-standard ML frameworks such as TensorFlow can give you access to a much wider variety of ML models and components - so we will also look at the connections that exist between BigQuery and full-fledged ML frameworks.
Speaker: Koo is the co-founder of DataScience SG, one of the largest meetup group on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Singapore. Besides running the community, Koo is a instructor, consultant and mentor in Data Science and a self-funded researcher in Artificial Intelligence, having more than 14 years of relevant experience and taught in various IHLs. His career focus is on helping more people and organizations onboard into Data Science & Artificial Intelligence. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koopingshung/
Topic: Artificial Intelligence: 2020 and Beyond
Synopsis: Artificial Intelligence is the loudest buzzword these days and as folks who work on data, Artificial Intelligence is where most of us will like to work on. In this talk, we are going to do a quick recap of exciting developments in Artificial Intelligence and Koo will also share what are the areas that will see further development going forward into 2020 and the new decade.
Speaker: Felipe Hoffa, Developer Advocate, Google
Topic: ML, GIS, clusters and more: Fun with BigQuery's new features
PS. We would be doing a book giveaway at the event itself. :D