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This group is for anyone working in (or interested in) Natural Language Processing. Our Washington, D.C. area programs will be an opportunity for folks to network, give presentations about their work or research projects, learn about the latest advancements in our field, and exchange ideas or brainstorm, but we'll also meet online so this meetup is for everyone! Topics may include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.

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Scalable NLP & Speech Analytics with NVIDIA GPUs

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Larry Brown from NVIDIA will present online on July 6, on Scalable NLP & Speech Analytics with NVIDIA GPUs.

His talk will start with context on Human Language Technologies and Conversational AI and a brief recap-overview of Transformer models versus convolutional models. Larry will present the "Transformer engine", which is part of the latest NVIDIA GPU architecture called Hopper, designed to accelerate training and inference, with a digression into how GPUs are different architecturally from CPUs. Larry will present NVIDIA software tools and pretrained models (all free, some are open source) for speech and language translation, and discuss a couple of speech/NLP use cases:
* accelerating automated speech recognition (ASR) or speech to text.
* using BERT models as recommenders to match data products to requirements.

Bio: Larry Brown is a Sr. Manager on the NVIDIA Public Sector SA team which helps customers design and deploy GPU accelerated workflows in high performance computing, data analytics and deep learning. Larry has over 20 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting a variety of advanced software and hardware systems for defense and national security applications. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in the area of Vision Science and a graduate certificate in Software Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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We are grateful for meetup support provided by Arria NLG, providing AI that transforms structured data into natural language; Basis Technology, building AI solutions for analyzing text, connecting data silos, and discovering digital evidence; Kensho, AI & machine learning driving essential intelligence; and John Snow Labs, publisher of the Spark NLP, an open source text processing library for Python, Java, and Scala.

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