Watch: State of the Art Natural Language Understanding at Scale
Natural language understanding is a key component in many data science systems that must understand or reason about text. Common use cases include question answering, paraphrasing or summarization, sentiment analysis, natural language BI, language modeling, and disambiguation. Building such systems usually requires combining three types of software libraries: NLP... Read more
Watch: A Manager’s Guide to Starting a Computer Vision Program
This talk by Ali Vanderveld provides you with a guide for data science leaders and managers who are thinking about starting a computer vision program. It will help you think through a set of sequential questions that you’re likely to encounter along the way: [Related Article: 4 Steps to... Read more
Watch: Understanding Unstructured Data with Language Models
As data scientists, we’ve seen a rapid improvement in the last decades in the tools available for working with structured data (be it tabular data, graph data, sensor data etc.). Yet, the vast majority of our data (Merrill Lynch puts the figure at roughly 90%) is *unstructured*, and lives... Read more
Meet the Speakers of ODSC NYC 2019
Data science, by nature, is always evolving. We at ODSC are always happy to showcase that exciting, fast-paced change. At ODSC NYC 2019, we’ve brought together some of the brightest data scientists to make that point. From introductory talks for those who are just entering the field, to personal... Read more
Building Data Science Teams: What Do You Need to Know?
Building a data science team from scratch involves more than just a list of requirements scraped from HR. Your data science team needs to solve problems and provide real business value, necessities that are difficult to describe in the traditional job posting. At ODSC East 2019, Haftan Eckholdt, chief... Read more
Trends in AI: Towards Learning Systems That Require Less Annotation
There’s a lot of hype surrounding AI. Unfortunately, a lot of it is hyperbolic warnings about how we’ll lose our humanity and the machines will be smarter than we are. Just about every field and institution is preparing for an AI revolution. There’s even a brand new Minister of... Read more
Adversarial Attacks on Deep Neural Networks
Our deep neural networks are powerful machines, but what we don’t understand can hurt us. As sophisticated as they are, they’re highly vulnerable to small attacks that can radically change their outputs. As we go deeper into the capabilities of our networks, we must examine how these networks really... Read more
ODSC East 2019 Review: Training, AI for Business, and more.
After four days chock-full of workshops, networking, and talk of revolutionizing industries with the help of data science, ODSC East closed its doors at Hynes Convention Center, marking another successful gathering in Boston. The event hosted thousands of analysts, business-people, and even just data-curious attendees looking to jump-start a... Read more
Ben Vigoda on the New Era of NLP
Many apps and programs claim to be able to understand you and are at least capable of engaging in superficial interactions. Spend long enough talking to one of these programs, however, and you’ll no doubt see the hallmarks of imperfectly reproduced natural language. That technology has not yet caught... Read more
Meet the Women Conquering Data Science
On the last day of ODSC East, a group of speakers kicked off a new tradition at ODSC, one that celebrates the achievements and prowess of some of the data science community’s brightest minds. On Friday afternoon, the inaugural Women in Data Science Ignite event kicked off with a... Read more