NLP at the BBC
With the advent of generative systems, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field moving faster than any speaker can currently keep up to date with! I’ll try to slow us down a bit, starting with a brief overview the core technical underpinnings of current language modelling methods, reviewing their applicability (and risks) to content producers like the BBC, and how we can all ‘keep the heid’ amidst this latest hype cycle.
Please register here - NLP at the BBC Tickets, Thu 22 Jun 2023 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
Megan Stamper - Head of Data Science, BBC Product Group https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-a-stamper
Megan Stamper is Head of Data Science for the BBC’s Product Group, where she leads a diverse team of data scientists working across the BBC’s products - think iPlayer, Sounds, News and Sport. The team work cross-functionally to deliver data and ML-driven products across a variety of problem spaces, including personalisation, content metadata, user retention modelling and account verification. From an academic background in maths, Megan’s data science career has been focused in the media industry, with roles at the FT and the BBC, where she’s built expertise in recommender systems and conversational AI.
Kris McFadyen - Head of Scottish Data Science, ML & Data Engineering Recruitment at MBN Solutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/krismcfadyen
6:00 PM – 6.30 PM: Networking (Drinks & Pizza)
6:30PM - 7:30 PM Presentation & Q&A - Megan Stamper - Head of Data Science, BBC Product Group
7.30 PM - 8.30 PM: Networking and Drinks