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Open source AI tools - a look under the hood

Brought to you by The Artificial Intelligence Group

This event will bring together experts in AI development and take a deep dive through some scenarios using open source tools and data sources.

About the event

This event will bring together experts in AI development and take a deep dive through some scenarios using open source tools and data sources, helping attendees understand what is possible and how to do it. We will be looking at what the code does ‘under the hood’ and be providing worked examples of ML in action.

Machine learning is becoming more pervasive in our everyday lives and is becoming a hot topic within all areas of business who want to take advantage of the value wrapped up in their data. The rise of open source tools and libraries together with a plethora of annotated data sources now makes it possible for anyone to start learning about the techniques required to understand the power and potential of machine learning.

Example source code will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops (fully charged) and follow the workflow in real-time.

Championed by John Bechtel of Badger Pass, David Berry of PTC, Phillip Burr of ARM and David Roberts of Jabooh Software Solutions.

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Sponsored by Five AI

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Hosted by The Bradfield Centre

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Agenda

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17:30

Registration

18:00

Introduction to Software and Artificial Intelligence SIG’s

18:10

‘Training neural networks using Tensorflow’: Lars Mennen, FiveAI

We'll look in depth at how neural networks work and how you train them, in particular using Google's open-source toolkit Tensorflow. Besides writing and training a network live, we will also have a look under the hood of Tensorflow and explain all important concepts you need to know to work and develop with Tensorflow. Keep your laptops with Python ready to code along!

19:10

Q & A

19:15

‘ML LAId bare’: Phil Claridge, Mandrel Systems

This talk is a personal perspective on a number of Open Source AI and Machine Learning solutions. I will walk through a few appropriate tools for different problem domains including solutions for those starting in AI, those wanting a quick visual perspective, and emerging tools for people looking for a challenge.

19:40

Q & A

19:45

Panel Q & A with all speakers

20:00

Refreshments and networking

21:00

Event closes

Speakers

Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems

Phil Claridge is a ‘virtual CTO’ for hire within Mandrel Systems covering end-to-end systems. Currently having fun and helping others with large-scale AI systems integration, country-wide large scale big-data processing, hands-on IoT technology (from sensor hardware design, through LoRa integration to back end systems), and advanced city information modelling. Supporting companies with M&A ‘exit readiness’, due-diligence and on advisory boards. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and Technical Evangelist for Geneva/Convergys (telco), Arieso/Viavi (geolocation), and Madge (networking). Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron and a compiler to produce proof-of-concepts when required.

Lars Mennen

Lars Mennen works as a software engineer on algorithms and machine learning at autonomous vehicle startup FiveAI. He holds a MASt in Pure Mathematics from the Universtiy of Cambridge and is a graduate in Knowledge Engineering from Maastricht University.

SIG Champions

Laurent Brisedoux - Senior Manager, Amazon Cambridge Development Center

Laurent has been heading the Amazon R&D team in Cambridge, part of the Lab126 organization, since its creation in 2014. His group is responsible for developing software for Amazon’s consumer electronic devices such as Cloud Cam, Echo Look, Echo Show and many more innovative products to come. Prior to that, Laurent was in charge of the development and productisation of imaging technologies at Broadcom. He joined the Broadcom Mobile Multimedia group in 2004 with the acquisition of Alphamosaic, one of the Silicon Fen ’success stories’. Laurent is also a junior angel investor and working with several technology startups in the Cambridge area.

James Chapman - VP Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies International

James is Qualcomm's VP responsible for its roadmap of Voice & Music products. Before joining Qualcomm as part of the acquisition of CSR, he was responsible for CSR's connectivity product line. Prior to CSR James has held senior software management roles at Broadcom; he was also the Head of Research for TTP Communications. James' 20 years in the high-tech industry started with a degree and PhD in theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford.

Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems

Phil Claridge is a ‘virtual CTO’ for hire within Mandrel Systems covering end-to-end systems. Currently having fun and helping others with large-scale AI systems integration, country-wide large scale big-data processing, hands-on IoT technology (from sensor hardware design, through LoRa integration to back end systems), and advanced city information modelling. Supporting companies with M&A ‘exit readiness’, due-diligence and on advisory boards. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and Technical Evangelist for Geneva/Convergys (telco), Arieso/Viavi (geolocation), and Madge (networking). Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron and a compiler to produce proof-of-concepts when required.

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Gunter Haberkorn - Senior Manager Product & Technology, Magna International

Peter Whale - Founder, Vision Formers

Peter is founder of Vision Formers, a specialist consultancy that helps visionary technology businesses get product to market and turn their ideas into reality. Peter has a long track record of conceiving, developing and marketing successful technology-based solutions, deployed at scale, globally. Innovative products Peter has brought to market in digital, cloud, AI, consumer electronics and telecommunications have been used by countless millions of people on a daily basis globally, badged by the world’s leading digital and technology brands. Peter is a board member of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and co-leads its Artificial Intelligence special interest group. www.visionformers.com

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The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0GA

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