Vergangenes Meetup

Azure Zurich Machine Learning Night

Dieses Meetup liegt in der Vergangenheit

106 Personen haben teilgenommen

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We are very happy to announce our next meetup on Machine Learning.


• 18:10 Who we are and what we do (Manuel & Stefano)

• 18:15 Talk 1: Get Started with Azure Machine Learning (Sebastiano Galazzo)

Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps and how to get started with creating your own models.

Speaker: Sebastiano Galazzo
Sebastiano is an IT Manager at axélero, a Microsoft MVP and a conference speaker with over 15 years of experience in AI and machine learning.
He has dedicated the last few years to designing and developing algorithms to tackle the challenges of natural language processing, image recognition and predictive analysis through machine learning.

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• 19:00 Snacks and Drinks

• 19:30 Talk 2: Reinforcement Learning (RL): A Gentle Introduction with a Real World Application (Christian Hidber, bSquare)

Reinforcement Learning (RL) learns complex processes autonomously. No big data sets with the "right" answers are needed: the algorithms learn by experimenting. In 2017, RL algorithms beat the reigning Go World Champion. In this session, I demonstrate "how" and "why" RL works. As a practical example, we apply RL to a syphonic roof drainage system where the choice of the "right" dimensions of trillions of possibilities is extremely difficult.

By the way, syphonic roof drainage systems prevent large buildings, such as airports or stadiums, from collapsing in heavy rain.
The talk shows how RL complements our existing machine learning solution and allowed us to reduce the fail rate by an astonishing 70 percent.

Speaker: Christian Hidber
Christian is a consultant at bSquare with a focus on .NET Development, Machine Learning and Azure and an international conference speaker. He has a PhD in computer algebra from ETH Zurich and did a postdoc at UC Berkeley where he researched online data mining algorithms. Currently he applies machine learning to industrial hydraulics simulations in the context of a product with 7,000 installations in 42 countries all around the world.

You can find him at:

Ca. 21:00 end.

The event is free of charge and held in English.

Please reserve a seat and cancel if you cannot make it. Thank you!

This event is sponsored by our sponsor Digicomp AG ( Thanks a lot for supporting the Swiss Azure Community!