Data Science Festival - Data Start-Up Showcase
Join Data Science Festival - London in partnership with Google Campus this month for four great speakers, Pyry Takala (True AI), Ankur Modi (Status Today), Matt Kepple (Makerble) and Ed Leon Klinger (FlyFlock.io).
6.00pm doors open
6.30-6:50pm talk - Pyry Takala
6:50-7:10pm talk - Ankur Modi
7:15-7:45 pm - Beer & Pizza
7:45-8:05pm talk - Matt Kepple
8:05-8:25pm talk - Ed Leon Klinger
8:30 - 9.00pm drinks and close
Pyry Takala: How to build self-learning conversation systems.
Summary: Most software that uses natural language to chat with humans is not intelligent. Bots usually have a number of pre-programmed answers that can only be given to very specifically worded questions. If there is input that was not anticipated by the authors, the answers become useless.
Recent advances in deep learning have made it feasible to create software that learns to reply on its own by looking at historical conversations. A learning conversation machine can answer user queries significantly more flexibly, and can constantly improve and refine its internal structure from user feedback.
In this talk, Pyry will cover the basics of how one can build self-learning conversation systems.
Bio: Pyry Takala is the co-founder of True AI, where he develops deep learning for dialogue modeling. Prior to True AI, Pyry was working on his PhD, focusing on sequence modeling, in particular applying deep learning to textual data. He has previously worked on deep learning at Amazon, and his publications have been featured for instance in MIT Technology Review and NY Times. He is also an alumni of Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.
Ankur Modi: Using data to understand human behavior. Examples and approaches on how to use AI in human behavior
Summary: Details to follow.
Bio: Ankur Modi(https://www.linkedin.com/in/modiankur ) is the CEO and co-founder of StatusToday, which was recently recognized as amongst UK's hottest Artificial Intelligence start-ups by Business Insider. StatusToday's unique Insights platform helps companies understand behavior to ensure Security, Engagement and Productivity. He is an expert in big data with a unique specialization in human behavior.
Ankur left India at 17 to pursue Computer Science in Germany and subsequently received training in Psychology from Oxford University. Prior to StatusToday, Ankur worked as a project manager, data-scientist and engineer at Microsoft, where he led international efforts behind Microsoft Office, Office 365 and Enterprise Solutions for projects now used by over 100 million people worldwide.
Matt Kepple: Using data to help charities improve their impact
Summary: Makerble is a tech startup with a mission to help charities accelerate their impact. The platform enables charities to collect, collate and communicate their impact but the team are looking into how data science can be used to help give charities deeper insights into how they can become more effective and increase the difference they make in the world.
Bio: Matt Kepple is the founder and CEO of Makerble. He studied Chemistry with French, Maths and Physics but then went onto work in advertising. He has always been passionate about technology and how it can be used to accelerate social change. Matt is a TEDx speaker, Fellow of The RSA and a former Social Enterprise Ambassador appointed by The Cabinet Office.
Ed Leon Klinger: Big-data driven risk analysis for drones
Summary: Flock is an early stage data analytics company out of Cambridge University and Imperial College London. Flock is building a Big-Data driven risk analysis software that identifies, quantifies, and reduces the risk of drone flights. Flock is partnering with third parties to access data about the position of people, vehicles, buildings, weather, and more, in order to calculate the potential risks and impacts of any given drone flight in a congested environment.
Bio: Ed is the CEO of Flock, an Artificial Intelligence startup that uses Big Data to safely guide drones through cities (recently featured in TechCrunch, Evening Standard, The Guardian). Flock are building a deep-tech analytics platform that sits inside a network of hardware manufacturers, traffic management software, insurance, and a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.
Ed recently graduated with an MPhil in Technology Policy from Cambridge University Judge Business School, where he specialised in autonomous systems and policy for emerging technology. He has worked with multinational tech firms such as Facebook, lectured at Chinese Universities, and had research published by various think-tanks.