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Terascale Learning

  • Sep 15, 2011 · 7:00 PM

This month John Langford is returning to melt faces with "Terascale Learning". Here's the abstract for the talk:

Many groups have successfully applied multiprocessor computation to deal with computationally intense learning algorithms.  Unfortunately, these techniques generally do not deal with large quantities of data, which remains difficult for nontrivial learning algorithms.  I will discuss new approaches for doing this, including how to learn on a 2 terafeature dataset in about an hour.  These algorithms are a part of the newest release of Vowpal Wabbit ( http://github.com/JohnLangford/vowpal_wabbit/wiki ), and hence are immediately useful for either dealing with large datasets or shortening debug cycles.

John works at Yahoo! Research and has an excellent blog on machine learning at  http://hunch.net/

Note about location: This month we're going to be on the 5th floor of AOL instead of the usual 6th.

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  • Shilpa D.

    Got to learn a lot from the presentation.

    September 29, 2011

  • Paul D.

    John emailed me the slides to share with the group. Here they are for your enjoyment: http://www.slideshare.net/pauldix/terascale-learning

    September 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Max,
    The presentation last night was fantastic. Would it be possible to post the presentation so folks could see that while the video is being prepared? Also, at the end I was not able to get the info on the links for more information, could those links be posted to the site even if the presentation slides are not yet available? Thanks.
    Raphael

    September 16, 2011

  • Igor g.

    Great talk last night. Can you please post the presentation on line?

    September 16, 2011

  • Igor g.

    Great talk last night. Can you please post the presentation on line?

    September 16, 2011

  • Max K.

    Gabriel, I'll post the video, probably next week. Short of that, use a stovetop

    September 16, 2011

  • gabriel d.

    is there a video somewheres?! I want to have my face melted too!

    September 16, 2011

  • Patrick M.

    Fabulous talk, immediately useful

    September 16, 2011

  • Paul D.

    John's talk was awesome. Really novel use of Hadoop.

    September 16, 2011

  • Rick R.

    Rad.

    September 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was a very interesting talk, but a lot of people asked specific questions and it broke up my understanding

    September 16, 2011

  • Elliot N.

    excellent presentation

    September 16, 2011

  • Rick R.

    My face is melted.

    September 16, 2011

  • Peter

    Great talk! My only suggestion would be, for continuity sake and for the sake of best academic traditions, to allow the presenter get through his slides with as few interruptions as possible and leave 15-20 minutes at the end dedicated to questions.

    1 · September 16, 2011

  • Nick G.

    Thank you John. Excellent presentation.

    September 15, 2011

  • Anthony K.

    Given the over-subscription, recording a video of this seems very useful.

    September 14, 2011

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