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Schedule: Deep Learning models sessions

11:05am-11:45am Thursday, September 6, 2018
Models and Methods
Location: Yosemite BC
Wee Hyong Tok (Microsoft), Danielle Dean (iRobot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Transfer learning enables you to use pretrained deep neural networks and adapt them for various deep learning tasks (e.g., image classification, question answering, and more). Join Wee Hyong Tok and Danielle Dean to learn the secrets of transfer learning and discover how to customize these pretrained models for your own use cases. Read more.
11:55am-12:35pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Anirudh Koul (Microsoft)
Over the last few years, convolutional neural networks (CNN) have risen in popularity, especially for computer vision. Anirudh Koul explains how to bring the power of convolutional neural networks and deep learning to memory- and power-constrained devices like smartphones. Read more.
11:55am-12:35pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Location: Continental 1-3
Ira Cohen (Anodot), Arun Kejariwal (Independent)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Ira Cohen shares a novel approach for building more reliable prediction models by integrating anomalies in them. Arun Kejariwal then walks you through how to marry correlation analysis with anomaly detection, discusses how the topics are intertwined, and details the challenges you may encounter based on production data. Read more.
1:45pm-2:25pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Implementing AI, Models and Methods
Location: Imperial A
Evan Sparks (Determined AI), Ameet Talwalkar (Carnegie Mellon University | Determined AI)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
In spite of the enormous excitement about the potential of deep learning, several key challenges—from prohibitive hardware requirements to immature software offerings—are impeding its widespread enterprise adoption. Evan Sparks and Ameet Talwalkar detail fundamental challenges facing organizations looking to adopt deep learning and present novel solutions to overcome several of them. Read more.
1:45pm-2:25pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Implementing AI
Location: Yosemite BC
Avesh Singh (Cardiogram), Kevin Wu (Cardiogram)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Deep learning is often called a black box, so how do you diagnose and fix problems in a deep neural network (DNN)? Avesh Singh and Kevin Wu explain how they systematically debugged DeepHeart, a DNN that detects cardiovascular disease from heart rate data. You'll leave with an arsenal of tools for debugging DNNs, including Jacobian analysis, TensorBoard, and DNN unit tests. Read more.
4:00pm-4:40pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Implementing AI
Location: Yosemite BC
Ayin Vala (DeepMD | Foundation for Precision Medicine)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Complex diseases like Alzheimer’s cannot be cured by pharmaceutical or genetic sciences alone, and current treatments and therapies lead to mixed successes. Ayin Vala explains how to use the power of big data and AI to treat challenging diseases with personalized medicine, which takes into account individual variability in medicine intake, lifestyle, and genetic factors for each patient. Read more.
9:20am-9:35am Friday, September 7, 2018
Location: Continental Ballroom 4-6
Dawn Song (UC Berkeley)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Dawn Song details challenges and exciting new opportunities at the intersection of AI and security and explains how AI and deep learning can enable better security and how security can enable better AI. You'll learn about secure deep learning and approaches to ensure the integrity of decisions made by deep learning. Read more.
11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Risto Miikkulainen (Sentient.ai)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Deep learning (DL) has transformed much of AI and demonstrated how machine learning can make a difference in the real world. With DL, the massive expansion of available training data and compute gave neural networks a new instantiation that significantly increased their power. Evolutionary computation (EC) is on the verge of a similar breakthrough. Risto Miikkulainen explains why. Read more.
11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Implementing AI
Location: Continental 1-3
Yishay Carmiel (IntelligentWire)
In recent years, there's been a quantum leap in the performance of AI, as deep learning made its mark in areas from speech recognition to machine translation and computer vision. However, as artificial intelligence becomes increasingly popular, data privacy issues also gain traction. Yishay Carmiel reviews these issues and explains how they impact the future of deep learning development. Read more.
11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Implementing AI
Location: Yosemite BC
Brian Dalessandro (SparkBeyond), Chris Smith (Zocdoc)
With the help of better software, cloud infrastructure, and pretrained networks, AI models have become easier to build. But once your solution veers from a common path, hidden challenges in reproducibility and implementation arise. Brian Dalessandro and Chris Smith share their experience and lessons learned while building a computer vision and OCR app for reading and classifying insurance cards. Read more.
11:55am-12:35pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Implementing AI, Models and Methods
Location: Continental 1-3
Ankit Jain (Uber)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Personalization is a common theme in social networks and ecommerce businesses. Personalization at Uber involves an understanding of how each driver and rider is expected to behave on the platform. Ankit Jain explains how Uber employs deep learning using LSTMs and its huge database to understand and predict the behavior of each and every user on the platform. Read more.
1:45pm-2:25pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Implementing AI, Models and Methods
Location: Continental 1-3
Ting-Fang Yen (DataVisor)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Online fraud is often orchestrated by organized crime rings, who use malicious user accounts to actively target modern online services for financial gain. Ting-Fang Yen shares a real-time, scalable fraud detection solution backed by deep learning and built on Spark and TensorFlow and demonstrates how the system outperforms traditional solutions such as blacklists and machine learning. Read more.