Up to Speed with AI and ML

GDG Johannesburg
Wed, May 6, 2020, 6:00 PM (SAST)

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About this event

Our May meetup gets us up to speed with all things AI and ML!


18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome to GDG!

18:15 - 18:30 - Building models from structured data with AutoML Tables - PJ Welcome

Companies have been collecting data about products, users and their organization for many years. This data could be valuable in showing where a product or company is going in the next few years. It may be easy to pick up trends in existing data for a specific user, but predicting new user behaviour is difficult. This is where AutoML Tables can be of use.

AutoML Tables is a supervised machine learning service that helps us train models with structured data. This product can be used to make new data predictions based on previous data. In this talk, we will go through what AutoML Tables is, how it works, what kind of problems it can help you solve and how we can start training models today, to integrate into our applications.

PJ, who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a Google Developer Expert for Firebase and Mobile Engineering Lead at DVT where he develops iOS and Android app and teaches these technologies to graduates. He enjoys speaking at meetups and conferences and blogs about ML, DevOps and Mobile development.

18:30- 18:45 From Research Paper to Production - Leveraging Open Source Frameworks to Accelerate Applied Deep Learning for Enterprise - Mabu Manaileng

In this presentation, we explore some of the latest deep learning frameworks and how open research is offering industry-grade deep learning architectures that can go straight from the research paper and Github repository to your production environment.

Mabu Manaileng is a Lead Data Scientist at Standard Bank focusing on Non-Financial Risk Management. He is also a co-founder and research scientist at Datawizzards - focusing on Applied Data Science for real-world problems. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, focusing on Natural Language Processing. Mabu was listed as Top 10 Global Voice for Data Science by LinkedIn in 2019.

18:45 - 19:30 - How to unlock the value of AI in your business - Dries Cronje

3 easy steps to understanding, identifying and aligning AI to your business objectives.

Dries is a technology entrepreneur and the founder of the Deep Learning Café. His driving force is to use technology to solve real-world problems and create value from technology that transcends industries.

19:30 - 19:45 - Giveaways and Thanks!

Lots of great content and smart developers! (Oh! And some awesome prizes to be won)

Please remember, we have a code of conduct at our meetup. Everyone is welcome and if you feel uncomfortable please let any of the organisers know.


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