Talk Night @ GroupM: ML Models in Production, co-hosted w/ NYC Python

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Join NYC Python Meetup Group and NYC AI & ML for a night of talks on machine learning models in production!

Note: this event is cross-posted at
https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/events/259044848/ -- no need to RSVP on both pages, just choose one and come!

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EVENT DETAILS
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Doors @ 5:30 pm, first talk @ 6:00 pm.
NOTE: You must check-in downstairs by 6:00 pm at the latest.

IMPORTANT: You must be on the RSVP list to attend, and ID must be shown at the front desk to enter the building. RSVPs close 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 6.

Snacks and drinks will be served. Thank you GroupM for hosting us and sponsoring the food/drink/venue for this event!

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SPEAKERS & TALKS
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1. Adam Cushner - Head of Engineering for Copilot @ Xaxis and Rouzbeh Gerami - Director of Data Science @ Xaxis
Talk: "Copilot @ Xaxis: Using Python and Airflow to Enable AI on Ad Tech Data at Scale"

2. Victor Sanh - Research Scientist @ HuggingFace
Talk: Bringing state of the art NLP stack for conversational AI to production settings.

3. Anastasis Germanidis - Co-founder/CTO @ Runway AI
Talk: "Runway: Adding machine learning capabilities to design and creative platforms"

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SPEAKER BIOS
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Adam Cushner is the Head of Software Engineering for Xaxis’ proprietary AI technology, Copilot. A reformed high-frequency financial trading engineer and author of Copilot’s original Python backend, he sets the technical direction and design for Copilot. Adam holds a BA from Yale University in Computer Science.

Rouzbeh Gerami is the Director of Data Science at Xaxis, heading the data science team for Xaxis's AI-based Copilot group. The current focus of the group is the development of reinforcement learning algorithms for 'self-driving' of advertising campaigns. Rouzbeh has a PhD in physics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a BS in physics from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

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Victor is a Research Scientist at Hugging Face. The team focuses on building strong NLU and NLG models for broad applications in NLP and especially conversational AI, and regularly contribute to the community by open sourcing easy-to-use implementations of recent models, writing practical blog posts on Machine Learning topics or publishing at top AI conferences.

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Anastasis Germanidis is a software engineer and artist, currently co-founder/CTO at Runway, where he’s focusing on making machine learning accessible to designers, artists, and other creators. He holds a master’s degree in art and technology from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.

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CODE OF CONDUCT
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Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly and welcoming place for everyone! https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172