Turku.AI December meetup

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It is time for an early Christmas present, namely the December Turku.AI meetup on the 19.12. This time we are hosted by TurkuNLP at the University of Turku, starting at 18:00 in the Agora building, 4th floor.

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Speaker #1: Prof. Barbara Plank, IT University in Copenhagen

"Multi-task learning in Natural Language Processing"

Despite recent success in Natural Language Processing, our models still dreadfully lack the ability to generalize to conditions that are different from the ones encountered during training. Such adverse conditions include learning for noisy domains up to the extreme case of adaptation: new languages. Recent work on transfer learning offers great promise to remedy the problem, particularly Multi-Task Learning (MTL). In this talk I will provide an overview of MTL and text and beyond.

Barbara is one of the leading deep learning experts in natural language processing.

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Speaker #2: Dr. Esa Alhoniemi, Vincit

"AI - A silver bullet?"

Is AI a must, an opportunity, or a threat? Aspects of application of AI in some businesses based on experiences of a data scientist.

Esa is a data-oriented problem solver that has seen a lot, but still willing to learn more. He has a long experience in analytics, machine learning, and statistics in both business and academia