What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science and Machine Learning. We try to focus on intermediate to advanced level material. But if you are new to Data Science, we are a very welcoming group and we encourage you to come along as you will still be able to get a lot out of the discussion.

The aim of the group is to provide a place for us all to connect and to learn.

Upcoming events (5)

Pre-training on an NLP task for non-NLP tasks

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This paper looks at what happens when you train a language model, then fine tune a tiny fraction of the weights on a non language task. Surprisingly, this appears to be very effective.

Come and join the reading group where we will be discussing the research paper: "Pretrained Transformers as Universal Computation Engines" https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.05247

As always we encourage you to read the material before coming to the meetup. It is fine if you cant understand parts of the it or cannot finish it. The purpose of this meetup is to spend some time with the material beforehand so that you can comment about what you thought and ask questions around where you got stuck. The purpose of the meetup is to learn.

If you would like to propose a research paper, blog post, Kaggle competition or something else as the topic for the following meeting, prepare a 30-60 second proposal. We will have these proposals at the end of the session.

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Schedule:

6:30 - Introductions
6:35 - Discussion
7:25 - Nominate and vote for following meeting's next topic
7:30 - Meeting ends

Data Science & Machine Learning Discussion Group

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Discuss Data Science

Data Science & Machine Learning Discussion Group

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Discuss Data Science

Data Science & Machine Learning Discussion Group

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Discuss Data Science

Past events (101)

Decoding Speech in the Paralysed

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