- Engineering a Conversation
With advances in publicly available data sets, language models, and the advent of commercial and open-source dialog systems, creating great conversational experiences is now within the grasp of all. Due to the nature of conversational AI the process of building great conversational experiences brings together folks from across an organization in a fluid and synergistic manner. Creating these experiences has become a combination of a creative (content) and engineering effort. You no longer need to be a computational linguist, machine learning expert, or math prodigy to create what is fast becoming the dominant user interface.
Our presenter this month is Daniel McCarthy. Daniel is an Engineering & Emerging Technologies Executive with a passion for creating technological innovations that solve key business challenges and delight end users. He is skilled at envisioning and engineering new Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Automation solutions. He is currently the VP of Emerging Technology at Strategic Education, Inc.
- Introduction to Computer Vision with PyTorch
We are thrilled to welcome Sona Maniyan ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonamaniyan/ ) and Jeffrey Van Voorst ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffvanvoorst/ ) as they introduce PyTorch and its application in Computer Vision with an example.
A brief outline from them includes:
- Introduction to PyTorch and Computer Vision
- Discuss how to solve image classification with Deep Learning
- Example demo with PyTorch
The code will be made available on Github after the presentation.
We are excited to have you join us and learn about doing Computer Vision with Pytorch.
What is PyTorch?
PyTorch is an open-source machine learning library based on the Torch library, used for applications such as computer vision and natural language processing, primarily developed by Facebook's AI Research lab (FAIR). It is free and open-source software released under the Modified BSD license. Although the Python interface is more polished and the primary focus of development, PyTorch also has a C++ interface.