- #LondonAI September Meetup: Financial Services Use Cases
Dear Makers, The August meetup was a great success, thanks all for coming. Let's keep the momentum going and meet again in September. This time we will focus on financial services use cases. Many thanks to Syed Husain from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), we will be hosting our September meetup at their London office. Agenda: - 18:30 to 19:00 Pizzas + Networking - Welcoming Remarks by H2O.ai and BCG - Tech Talks - Networking until 21:00 === Talk 1: Extending H2O Driverless AI Platform with Your Own Recipes by Jo-fai Chow (H2O.ai) Recipes are customisations and extensions to the Driverless AI platform. These can be custom machine learning models, transformers, or scorers (classification or regression), written in Python. Data scientists can bring their own recipes or leverage the open-source recipes available by the community and curated by H2O.ai data science experts. In this talk, Joe will show you how to combine your own domain knowledge with H2O's automatic machine learning platform Driverless AI. About Jo-fai: Jo-fai (or Joe) has multiple roles (data science / customer success / community) at H2O.ai. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jofaichow/ https://www.h2o.ai/ https://www.h2o.ai/products-h2o-driverless-ai-recipes/ === Talk 2: Alternative Data in Finance by Julian Kalijuvee (DataScrum) Alternative data refers to data used by investors to evaluate a company or investment that is not within their traditional data sources (financial statements, SEC filings, management presentations, press releases, etc.). Alternative data helps investors get more accurate, faster, or more granular insights and metrics into company performance than traditional data sources. Over the last 10 years, increases in computing power and personal device usage created massive growth in data generation. As a direct outcome, a large number of companies emerged to collect, clean, analyse, and interpret data and provide it as a product that could inform investment decisions. We present the history and overview of alternative data space in finance, different categories of alternative data and finally review a sample trading strategy leveraging basic AI / ML models for alt data based trading. About Julian: Julian Kaljuvee is a co-founder DataScrum, a London-based community focusing on applications of alternative data across various industries including financial services, insurance, and health care. https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliankaljuvee/ https://www.datascrum.co.uk/ === Talk 3: AI Chatbots in Banking & Insurance Action, today by Errol Finkelstein (senseforth.ai) Over the past few years we've been implementing AI Conversational bots for Banks, Insurers and others in Financial Services. This presentation will step you through some of the experiences, some of the live on-screen action that displays the key differences between dialogue and artificially powered conversation. You will come away with an appreciation of how far things have moved already into everyday usage – our clients’ customers are well into chatting with AI bots to do business – the phase of talking about doing AI is in the past! About Errol: Managing Director – Senseforth UK Distribution https://www.linkedin.com/in/errolfinkelstein/ https://senseforth.ai/
- Webinar: What's New in H2O Driverless AI
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT* Registration Please follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=365344 Description H2O Driverless AI employs the techniques of expert data scientists in an easy to use application that helps scale your data science efforts. Driverless AI empowers data scientists to work on projects faster using automation and state-of-the-art computing power from GPUs to accomplish tasks in minutes that used to take months. In this webinar we'll highlight what's new in Driverless AI. Presenter: Arno Candel, CTO at H2O.ai
- Live From New York City, it's H2O.ai!
Hello Makers! H2O.ai will be announcing exciting news from New York City on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and we will love for you to be a part of this celebration. Save your spot at the live webcast by visiting this link: https://www.h2o.ai/livefromnyc/ Stay tuned for more, see you shortly!
- Webinar: The 5 Key AI Takeaways for Today's C-Suite (Presented from the UK)
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT* Save your spot here: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=367353 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Due to popular demand, we are presenting this webinar at a UK-friendly time! This discussion will explore real-world examples and how to democratize AI in your organization. 1. Build a Data science culture 2. Ask the right questions 3. Connect to the community 4. Technology considerations 5. Trust in AI
- Webinar: How to Make a Recipe with H2O Driverless AI
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT* Registration Please follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=364997 Description H2O Driverless AI employs the techniques of expert data scientists in an easy to use application that helps scale your data science efforts. Driverless AI empowers data scientists to work on projects faster using automation and state-of-the-art computing power from GPUs to accomplish tasks in minutes that used to take months. We're excited to add the ability for users, partners and customers to extend the platform with Bring-Your-Own-Recipe. Domain experts and advanced data scientists can now write their own recipes and seamlessly extend Driverless AI with their favorite tools from the rich ecosystem of open-source data science and machine learning libraries. In this webinar we'll demonstrate how make a recipe with Driverless AI. Presenter: Michelle Tanco, H2O.ai
- #LondonAI August Meetup: Automatic Machine Learning in Action
Dear Makers, It has been a while since our last meetup. Let's do one before the summer break. Thanks to our friends at Microsoft Reactor (again), we have a fantastic meetup venue in Central London. Agenda: - 18:00 to 18:30 Pizza time + networking - Welcoming remarks by Joe Chow (H2O.ai) - Talk 1: Time Series in Driverless AI by Marios Michailidis (H2O.ai) - Talk 2: No more grid search! How to build models effectively by Thomas Huijskens (QuantumBlack) - Talk 3: Self-adaptive tuning of the NN learning rate by James Wang === Talk 1: Time Series in Driverless AI by Marios Michailidis Abstract: Time-series forecasting is one of the most common and important tasks in business analytics. There are many real-world applications like sales, weather, stock market, energy demand, just to name a few. At H2O, we believe that automation can help our users deliver business value in a timely manner. Therefore, we combined advanced time series analysis and our Kaggle Grand Masters’ time-series recipes into Driverless AI. In this talk, Marios will give an introduction to time series analysis in Driverless AI and then talk about all the latest development. About H2O team in London: - Marios Michailidis https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariosmichailidis/ - Jo-fai (Joe) Chow https://www.linkedin.com/in/jofaichow/ === Talk 2: No more grid search! How to build models effectively by Thomas Huijskens Abstract: ll talk about recent advancements in model search strategies that are leveraged by many state-of-the-art AutoML systems. About Thomas: Principal (Jr.) Data Scientist at QuantumBlack | McKinsey & Co https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomashuijskens/ === Talk 3: Self-adaptive tuning of the NN learning rate by James Wang Abstract: The learning rate is the most important hyper-parameter in neural networks. It involves many trials and errors to find the correct learning rate for your neural networks. The author had experience in adaptive control of industrial robotic manipulators. The purpose of this talk shows how to use control theory for the neural networks learning rate tuning. About James: Independent consultant in software development, databases et al. PhD in robotic control.
- Webinar: The 5 Key AI Takeaways for Today's C-Suite
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT* Registration Please follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=362992 Description This discussion will explore real-world examples and how to democratize AI in your organization. 1. Build a Data science culture 2. Ask the right questions 3. Connect to the community 4. Technology considerations 5. Trust in AI Presenters: Ingrid Burton, H2O.ai & Vinod Iyengar, H2O.ai
- Webinar: AI and ML in Financial Services (Presented from the UK)
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT* Registration Please follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=360534 Description The Financial Services industry is benefitting from numerous organizations that are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform their business. In this webinar we will cover customer use cases in the Financial Services industry, including: Fraud detection, Customer propensity to buy new products, and Pricing prediction. Join this webinar to learn how organizations are extracting real business value with AI and Machine learning. Presenter: John Spooner, H2O.ai
- Webinar: Extending the H2O Driverless AI Platform with Your Recipes
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT, THERE WILL BE NO MEETUP AT 2307 LEGHORN IN MOUNTAIN VIEW ON 6/26/19* Registration Please follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.h2o.ai/webinars/?commid=360533 Description Driverless AI is H2O.ai's latest flagship product for automatic machine learning. It fully automates some of the most challenging and productive tasks in applied data science such as feature engineering, model tuning, model ensembling and production deployment. Driverless AI turns Kaggle-winning grandmaster recipes into production-ready code (Java and C++), and is specifically designed to avoid common mistakes such as under- or overfitting, data leakage or improper model validation, which are some of the hardest challenges in data science. Other industry-leading capabilities include automatic data visualization and machine learning interpretability. We're now excited to add the ability for users, partners and customers to extend the platform with Bring-Your-Own-Recipe. Now domain experts and advanced data scientists can now write their own recipes and seamlessly extend Driverless AI with their favorite tools from the rich ecosystem of open-source data science and machine learning libraries. During this webinar we'll demonstrate how easy it is to write a new recipe for feature transformation or use a third party algorithm to extend Driverless AI. Speaker's bio Arno Candel is the Chief Technology Officer at H2O.ai. He is the main committer of H2O-3 and Driverless AI and has been designing and implementing high-performance machine-learning algorithms since 2012. Previously, he spent a decade in supercomputing at ETH and SLAC and collaborated with CERN on next-generation particle accelerators. Arno holds a PhD and Masters summa cum laude in Physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was named “2014 Big Data All-Star” by Fortune Magazine and featured by ETH GLOBE in 2015. Follow him on Twitter: @ArnoCandel.
- Dive into H2O: London
After a sold-out H2O World London last fall, the makers of H2O.ai will be kicking off the summer with a hands-on, deep dive training of H2O Driverless AI, an automatic machine learning platform. In this training, we will present the latest developments of H2O Driverless AI while providing a guided walk-through of the product and its capabilities. With H2O Driverless AI, everyone including expert and junior data scientists, domain scientists, and data engineers can develop trusted machine learning models. This next-generation automatic machine learning platform delivers unique and advanced functionality for data visualization, feature engineering, model interpretability, and low-latency deployment. *Seats are limited so please confirm your attendance via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dive-into-h2o-london-tickets-62382564931 **Your RSVP on the meetup page will NOT count towards an RSVP to the event A special thank you to the Intel AI team for being the presenting sponsor for the training! Agenda 4:00 PM - Doors open, tea & biscuits 4:30 PM - Welcome by Intel AI speaker 4:50 PM - Introduction to H2O Driverless AI with Marios Michailidis, Kaggle Grandmaster, H2O.ai 5:30 PM - Pizza break! 5:45 PM - Hands-on with H2O Driverless AI with John Spooner, H2O.ai 7:30 PM - Q&A and networking 8:00 PM - Session ends Speakers Marios Michailidis is a Competitive Data Scientist at H2O.ai. He holds a Bsc in accounting Finance from the University of Macedonia in Greece, an Msc in Risk Management from the University of Southampton and a PhD in machine learning at from UCL . He has worked in both marketing and credit sectors in the UK Market and has led many analytics’ projects with various themes including: acquisition, retention, recommenders, fraud detection, portfolio optimization and more. He is the creator of KazAnova, a freeware GUI for credit scoring and data mining 100% made in Java as well as is the creator of StackNet Meta-Modelling Framework. In his spare time he loves competing on data science challenges and was ranked 1st out of 500,000 members in the popular Kaggle.com data competition platform. He currently ranks 3rd. John Spooner has over 20 years experience with regards to applying artificial intelligence techniques across a number of different industry areas. His main responsibility lies in leading the EMEA technical and data science teams for h2o.ai , who provide organisations the ability to democratise artificial intelligence and embed it into better decision making - both faster and more accurate. Computers, numbers, statistics and logical problem solving have always been his main passions so it is of no surprise that he spent his entire career working for organisations that specialise in solving business problems using advanced analytics. His degree is in Applied Statistics with his dissertation focusing on “The use of analytics to devise a profitable betting strategy for football matches”. He managed to simulate over 10% return. After spending time with Transco educating customer’s on how to use the computer system that transports gas around the country, he joined SAS in 1998. He has held a number of technical and more recently managerial roles at SAS helping customers on a day to day basis whether it be on sales opportunities, in training courses and workshops, consultancy engagements or troubleshooting on technical support. His latest role at H2O.ai as the Director of Solutions Engineering -EMEA allows John to draw on all of this experience to help the next generation of business leaders and data scientists to transform their work and be part of the AI (r)evolution. Going to the event? Take any pictures? Use #DiveIntoH2O!