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Consultants' Network - Leveraging Machine Learning with Bots

on June 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Speaker Kyle Polish
Topic Info

The dream of intelligent computer agents predates the personal computer. As Alan Turing predicted, language understanding and generation seems to be in the class of truly difficult problems. Yet, recent advances in deep learning and a suite of software solutions for deploying chat bots has started to make basic chat interfaces a useful reality. In this talk, I'll cover both theoretical concepts for chat bot construction and review available solutions on the market. I'll share my experience working with these tools and comment on what I consider low hanging fruit. Lastly, I'll share some speculation about the future of chat bot interfaces.

Speaker Bio

Kyle Polich is a data science advisor and host of the Data Skeptic podcast. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

Location Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Ruffin Road, in Kearney Mesa
Directions
The meeting is at Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Ruffin Road, in Kearney Mesa. Giovanni's Restaurant (also called Giovanni's Pizza) is located near the Interstate 15, SR 163 and SR 52 freeways. Please see the map at www.ieeeconsultants.com. Click the little map on the web site for a bigger map.
 
Agenda

San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time: 

6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Roundtable discussion
 
We meet on the second Monday of every month, same time, same place (now at Giovanni's Restaurant in Kearney Mesa). The format is dinner and networking from 6-7 PM and meeting from 7-8:30 PM. 

The presentation will start promptly at 7:00 PM. This will allow the formal portion of the meeting to be finished no later than 8:30. All are welcome to stay later for additional questions and networking.
 
We always welcome newcomers and old faces we haven’t seen in a while. No RSVP is required; just show up. Order at the counter; tell them you are with IEEE and they will direct you to the meeting room. We now meet in the larger, quieter room, down the hall to the right as you enter the restaurant.

Cost No charge. Buy your own dinner.
RSVP No RSVP needed. All are welcome, just show up. Bring two guests.



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