Amazon/Edinburgh Research Workshop in NLP & Machine Learning

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AMAZON/EDINBURGH RESEARCH WORKSHOP IN NLP & MACHINE LEARNING, 24th-26th April 2017

Amazon is organising a 3-day Workshop in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh's CDT in Data Science. The aim of the Workshop is to introduce Amazon's work in NLP and Machine Learning to academics and students at the University and to give Amazon an overview of the work being done by the students. The Workshop will aim to make connections between communities, build links, identify opportunities to collaborate or help one another and to discuss different uses of NLP/Machine Learning at Amazon and in the academic community.


DAY ONE: 24th April - AMAZON TALKS & ENGAGEMENT

Venue: Informatics Forum, School of Informatics, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Time: 9.30am - 6pm

A day of talks and discussions from Scientists at Amazon, where they will give an overview of how machine learning drives the customer experience across a range of different areas and the unique challenges and opportunities they face operating at Amazon's scale.


DAY TWO: 25th April - CLOUD COMPUTING FOR MACHINE LEARNING

Venue: Amazon Development Centre, 2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

Time: 10am - 6pm

LAPTOP ESSENTIAL: Hosted in collaboration with AWS, this day will focus on hands-on use of Amazon services to accelerate machine learning research, particularly in the areas of deep learning (on-demand GPU machines) and processing large datasets with Spark. You should leave with practical experience using these tools on an example problem and a sense of how on-demand cloud computing can simplify and expand your research. Please bring your laptop.

DAY THREE: 26th April - ACADEMIC TALKS & POSTERS

Venue: Amazon Development Centre, 2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG

Time: 9.30am - 6pm

A day of Talks and Posters from Academics with the opportunity for faculty, students and postdocs to present their work and discuss important topics in machine learning research.

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