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Deep Learning with Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber

We're excited to announce our next meetup featuring Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber, one of the pioneers of Deep Learning Neural Networks and Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA. 

To guarantee a place register with Skills Matter as well: Click on the link to register. https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7401-deep-learning-rnnaissance-and-impact-on-modern-life 

Remember to use our hashtag: #DLLondon and follow us at @deeplearningldn 

See you there!

Emilia Ali

SCHEDULE  

6:15 pm - Arrival and Networking

6:30-7:00 pm - Deep Learning: Impact on Modern Life by Jeremy Purches, Director of High Performance Computing and Deep Learning, NVIDIA

Jeremy will explain how graphical processing units (GPUs) enable various deep learning techniques. He will include use cases across a wide area of industry plus the latest news on NVIDIAs toolkits and software, including DIGITS, their open-source Deep Learning platform. Further information can be found here: https://developer.nvidia.com/deep-learning

Biography
Jeremy Purches is Director of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Deep Learning (DL) in the UK for NVIDIA.  This role entails engaging with UK Research establishments, academia and industry to promote the use of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to accelerate HPC and DL applications.  Prior to joining NVIDIA in 2012, Jeremy spent 12 years at Hewlett-Packard (technically managing the Airbus account and, latterly, Directing HPC for the Engineering sector across Europe) and, before that, worked in the Aerospace sector (MOD at Boscombe Down and then 20 years at Rolls-Royce aero-engines).

7:00-8:15 pm - How to Learn a Program by Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber, IDSIA

Since 1987, we have published work on general problem solvers that search the space of programs running on general purpose computers with internal memory. Architectures include traditional computers, Turing machines, recurrent neural networks, fast weight networks, stack machines, and others. Some of our program searchers are asymptotically time-optimal. Some are self-referential and can even learn the learning algorithm itself (recursive self-improvement). Some reinforcement-learn without a teacher to solve very deep algorithmic problems involving billions of steps. And programs learned by our “deep learning” Long Short-Term Memory recurrent networks set the state-of-the-art in handwriting recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, machine translation, image caption generation, etc. Google and others made them available to a billion users. I will briefly review deep supervised / unsupervised / reinforcement learning, and discuss the latest state of the art results in numerous applications.

Biography

Since age 15 or so, Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber's main scientific ambition has been to build a self-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) smarter than himself, then retire. He has pioneered self-improving general problem solvers since 1987, and Deep Learning Neural Networks (NNs) since 1991. The recurrent NNs (RNNs) developed by his research groups at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA & USI & SUPSI and TU Munich were the first RNNs to win official international contests. They have revolutionised connected handwriting recognition, speech recognition, machine translation, optical character recognition, image caption generation, and are now in use at Google, Microsoft, IBM, Baidu, and many other companies. The first 4 members of DeepMind (sold to Google for over 600M) include 2 former PhD students from his lab. His team's Deep Learners were also the first to win object detection and image segmentation contests, and achieved the world's first superhuman visual classification results, winning nine international competitions in machine learning & pattern recognition (more than any other team). They also were the first to learn control policies directly from high-dimensional sensory input using reinforcement learning. His research group also established the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and optimal universal problem solvers. His formal theory of creativity & curiosity & fun explains art, science, music, and humor. He also generalized algorithmic information theory and the many-worlds theory of physics, and introduced the concept of Low-Complexity Art, the information age's extreme form of minimal art. Since 2009 he has been member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has published 333 peer-reviewed papers, earned seven best paper/best video awards, the 2013 Helmholtz Award of the International Neural Networks Society, and the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. He is president of NNAISENSE, which aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.

8:15pm - Pizza, Drinks and Networking

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  • Ali S.

    Slide deck of Jeremy Purches and Alison Lowndes talk "Accelerated Deep Learning"
    Part 1 https://speakerdeck.com/deeplearning/accelerated-deep-learning-part-1

    Part 2 https://speakerdeck.com/deeplearning/accelerated-deep-learning-part-2

    1 · November 16, 2015

  • Ali S.

    Slides of Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber talk. http://people.idsia.ch/~juergen/deep2015white.pdf

    2 · November 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a video of the event?

    1 · November 5, 2015

  • Mahyar 'Mario' B.

    The Nvidia presentation was basically a really long ad that you couldn't skip.

    4 · November 5, 2015

    • Peter M.

      Interesting nonetheless.

      1 · November 5, 2015

  • Gourav S.

    Hi,

    is there any chance that I could access the presentation slides?

    Regards,
    Gourav

    2 · November 5, 2015

  • Moumou

    Great entertaining and inspiring talk. Thx to the organisers, keep them coming.

    1 · November 5, 2015

  • Ben M.

    I enjoyed the Schmidhuber talk last night, but while I'm grateful to Nvidia for sponsoring I also wish they could keep their sales pitches a bit more concise! 40 minutes

    3 · November 5, 2015

  • Fouad M.

    Great, informative and entertaining talk. Will slides be posted?

    1 · November 5, 2015

  • Richard W.

    Excellent and entertaining talk, thank you very much.

    November 5, 2015

  • Joe T.

    Fantastic event last night. Massive thanks to the organisers and speakers.

    2 · November 5, 2015

  • Ali S.

    Dear Fellow DL Members, Thank you for attending this meetup, really appreciate your feedback and support. Please join me in thanking Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber for an excellent talk. Your talk on "How to learn and Algorithm" was the most well attended. It was an honor for the Deep Learning London community to be able to hear your ideas. Thank you Jeremy Purches and Alison Lowndes from NVIDIA for an excellent overview of GPU accelerated Deep Learning. We are grateful for the time and effort you took to share your thoughts and experiences with the Deep Learning London Group. We will share the slides and video recordings of the talks on this page and also on our twitter account @deeplearningldn. Best regards,
    Emilia and Ali

    5 · November 5, 2015

  • Greg N.

    Awesome talk

    1 · November 4, 2015

  • Peter M.

    Superb talk as always...

    2 · November 4, 2015

  • Edward K.

    Great!

    2 · November 4, 2015

  • Nick H.

    Excellent especially to get Jurgen to present. Thanks for organising Ali & Emilia! See you at the next event hopefully

    3 · November 4, 2015

  • Ben A.

    Great event. Thanks to Ali for organising. Jurgen Schmidhuber's work is really interesting, and he's an awesome presenter.

    2 · November 4, 2015

  • Tariq R.

    Fantastic talks ... Generated loads of discussion and ideas!

    Thanks to the organisers too

    2 · November 4, 2015

  • Ali S.

    October 7, 2015

    • Ottavio V.

      yes Ali, I will attend. thank you

      October 15, 2015

    • Greg N.

      is there a download link for the slides?

      November 4, 2015

  • Greg N.

    is there a link for the slides?

    1 · November 4, 2015

  • Greg N.

    Traffic is murder from canary wharf

    November 4, 2015

  • Dongjoe S.

    I've just got an email saying a spot is now open for me but i'm not in London today. please take up mine if there is someone willing to go.

    November 4, 2015

    • Mohsan

      Ok I will take yours if that is ok?

      November 4, 2015

  • Paul K.

    Running late for this meeting so releasing my spot. Hope someone makes it

    November 4, 2015

  • Paschalis

    Many Apologies for the very late response but I will no longer be able to attend this evening's talk and thus there is a place available for those wishing to go. I have also unregistered at Skillsmatter.

    November 4, 2015

  • Aurobrata G.

    Apologies for the late response but have unRSVPd my spot.

    November 4, 2015

  • Christina N.

    Traffic jam on the way to work so unable to leave early for the event. I have unregistered here and on SkillsMatter.

    November 4, 2015

  • Ian O.

    Have unRSVPd 1 spot, hoping the late notice still lets someone else through.

    November 4, 2015

  • Antonio B.

    I'm on the other side of Joe (below) - confirmed on MeetUp but waiting on Skillsmatter. Does it mean I don't have a place?

    October 15, 2015

    • Naomi G.

      Same for all of us in this situation?

      November 3, 2015

    • Ali S.

      If you are confirmed then yes. Please unRSVP if you can't make it.

      1 · November 4, 2015

  • Ali S.

    Please unRSVP if you realize you can't make it. We have 100 members on the waiting list. So please don't no-show, it wastes a space for another member.

    1 · October 18, 2015

  • Gurkirt S.

    I made request for attending (on the link provided) the day talk was announced.
    But, I did not get any confirmation. Is there way to check my registration. My full name is Gurkirt Singh
    Cheers,
    Gurkirt

    1 · October 16, 2015

    • Gurkirt S.

      On skill master login, it does show that you are attending. Is that sufficient enough?

      1 · October 16, 2015

    • Gurkirt S.

      didn't read the comments below. Seems like other people had same confusion. I am glad that I am on the attending side.
      See you there those who are attending :)

      October 16, 2015

  • Gen A.

    JUST A QUICK REMINDER TO EVERYONE - as mentioned in the event description above - To guarantee a place, register with Skills Matter. Click on this link to register =>> https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7401. We'll prioritise those who are registered through this link and will only allow those on the waiting list (waiting list via the same link) entry if there are seats available, a few minutes before the talks start.

    October 14, 2015

    • Peter M.

      Thanks Gen Ashley.

      October 15, 2015

    • Peter M.

      It has nothing to do with Ali or Jurgen. It's a policy that has always been in place for events held at Skills Matter. Not sure that going on the attack is the wisest thing to do here.

      October 15, 2015

  • Pete B.

    So, I'm wait listed here but have a place according to Skillsmatter. Which is it please?

    1 · October 7, 2015

    • charalampos p.

      I havent read the other comments when i mentioned people get confused i had just seen the exact same message before. For me its fine im used to it and registered at skills matter. Maybe close meetup rsvps on skillsmatters events to avoid confusion

      October 15, 2015

    • Peter M.

      It's totally down to Skills Matter - it's their space.

      1 · October 15, 2015

  • Joe T.

    I'm 'attending' on skillsmatter but 'on the waitlist' here.... do I have a place or not?

    I'm afraid I agree with the below comments that this is all very confusing. I appreciate there are complications considering the popularity of the event and that you're trying to get as many people in as possible, and I don't want to appear ungrateful for the effort that's gone into that. But to be perfectly honest I think we'd all appreciate more clarity.

    1 · October 15, 2015

    • Ali S.

      Yes

      October 15, 2015

    • Joe T.

      Ok, thank you very much. I look forward to the event!

      October 15, 2015

  • Ali S.

    Please unRSVP if you realize you can't make it. We have 77 members on the waiting list. So please don't no-show, it wastes a space for another member.

    October 9, 2015

  • Ali S.

    Please register with Skills Matter as well to guarantee a place https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7401-deep-learning-rnnaissance-and-impact-on-modern-life

    October 7, 2015

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