***Talks starting at 6.15pm this month***
Matt Gardner is a research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), where he has been exploring various kinds of question answering systems. He is the lead designer and maintainer of the AllenNLP toolkit, a platform for doing NLP research on top of pytorch. Matt is also the co-host of the NLP Highlights podcast, where, with Waleed Ammar, he gets to interview the authors of interesting NLP papers about their work. Prior to joining AI2, Matt earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, working with Tom Mitchell on the Never Ending Language Learning project.
Tam P. Cao is currently working as an AI Software Engineer at Carsales. He is passionate about artificial intelligence, machine learning and image/video processing. He strongly believes that AI/ML will transform our lives for the better. Prior to Carsales, he has been working as real-time computer vision and image processing specialist for Sentient Visions System and Atomos. He has earned his PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Vision from La Trobe Unisersity.
Tam's talk is about what AI/ML can be used in real business. He will share some ins and outs during the journey of building Cyclops, the AI engine at Carsales, and show how it is being used. There will also be some other fun live demo.
Matthew Honnibal and Ines Montani send their apologies. They are no longer ble to travel to ACL or make the meetup.