Data Science Institute Seminar: Machine Learning at IBM Research UK

Time: 14.00-15.00

Venue: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, M13 9PL

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The University of Manchester Data Science Institute invites you to the next Advanced Data Analytics seminar led by Dr Ed Pyzer-Knapp from IBM Research UK who will present 'Machine Learning at IBM Research UK'. Please note that this seminar will take place at the usual time of 14:00.

From landing the first astronauts on the moon to the discovery of fractals, from the technology behind laser surgery to building the first cognitive system to win the Jeopardy! competition, IBM has been the spark of the technology revolutions that have shaped our world today.

They believe that we are now entering an exciting new era of computing – the cognitive era.  It is no longer possible to solve the most challenging research problems with machines which are bigger or faster than ever before – they must also be smarter too.  Cognitive machines are capable of ingesting vast quantities of data – be it structured or unstructured – and find trends and patterns which have eluded human inspection; driving both innovation and understanding. One of the keys to building smarter machines is to imbue them with an algorithmic memory; so that they can learn from what they have done before to improve how they tackle problems in the future.  Bayesian optimization offers an exciting avenue to achieve this, and Ed will share details on their developments and applications of this area.

IBM have some opportunities for you to join them in this work, through short term internships, to post-doctoral positions, to permanent research positions, and after the talk Ed will be available to talk to any of you who are interested one to one.

Light refreshments will be provided. To register your place please click the link below.

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