AI and Data Science: State of the Art, Current Trends and Challenges

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We go again on Wednesday 5th September for the seventh Data Science Ireland meetup at Huckletree D2. We have more great speakers to deliver world-class presentations on all things AI and data science and it is also the chance for you to expand your networking opportunities by meeting like-minded individuals in the Irish AI and Data Science community.


1. Adam Bermingham, Engineering Lead at Zalando

Data science is heavily used to provide data-driven recommendations in Zalando, the largest fashion commerce platform in Europe. Understanding their customers and gaining deep insights into their purchasing patterns and their behaviour online means they can provide them with a personalised and compelling offering.

How do you recognise a real-world data science problem when you see it? How do you design an AI product that demonstrably solves this problem? In the world of machine learning and experiments, uncertainty is everywhere. Adam will describe how data science can drive real-world measurable impact in data-driven products at scale, including tales from Zalando.

2. Parsa Ghaffari, CEO and Founder at Aylien

AYLIEN leverages AI to empower thousands of forward-thinking enterprises and developers to collect, analyze, and understand vast amounts of human-generated content and provides an easy way for developers and enterprises to bring the power of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to the applications and solutions they build.

Parsa will present his talk "Natural Language Processing: State of The Art, Current Trends and Challenges" at the Meetup.

3. Suzanne Little, Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Computing at DCU

Suzanne is a Lecturer and researcher in the School of Computing at Dublin City University. She teaches modules in data management and visualisation and also continues her research in multimedia semantics and video analysis. Suzanne is also the SFI Funded Investigator with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at DCU where she is involved in a number of industry, national and European projects.

Suzanne's talk is entitled "Visual analytics for smart cities, cars and security." Video and images are used in many different ways to understand how people move around a stadium, to create safer driving experiences and for security applications. This talk gives an overview of her work using AI techniques in the Smart Stadium testbed at Croke Park and European projects for instrumented vehicles.

If you would like to speak at one of our future meetups, please get in touch.