It seems I wrote about meetup above too late – it was great and I suggest to subscribe to Bay Area Research in NLP group for next meetups they organize. Past meetup was about CoQA dataset from student of Christopher Manning – Siva Reddy. The dataset in some ways is similar to famous SQUAD v1 and 2 datasets. Here is short citation from CoQA site about its features:
The unique features of CoQA include
- the questions are conversational;
- the answers can be free-form text;
- each answer also comes with an evidence subsequence highlighted in the passage;
- the passages are collected from seven diverse domains.
I want to share my schedule for next few meetups I found on meetup.com I want to go:
Nov. 1: SF Analytics + AI Meetup at the SF Innovation Hub at Salesforce Tower
I was on first meetup they organize – it was nice, not so impressive as NLP research’s one, but still – there was interesting talk about A/B testing of DL products in Uber, review AutoML from Google engineer, pipeline organization from Salesforce DL expert and few others. It was not-so-in-depth talks and was suitable for beginners (many people were from Salesforce, even not from ML/DL area and without area knowledge)
It seems too late for this meetup as well as there is only waitlist option available and I’m also in waitlist.
Nov. 7: AI in Conversational Commerce with LivePerson
I don’t know what Live Person is and never attend their meetups, but I’m interested in conversational area in DL. It seems spots are still available.
Nov. 8: ML pipeline on Kubeflow: How to go from rapid prototyping to production
We’re using Kubernetes in my company for all our projects, so I know how powerful it is. I’d like to know how people using it in production for DL/ML solutions. Never been on their meetups. There are places left.
Nov. 12: Experts Panel - Voice and Machine learning
I’m excited about Automatic Speech Recognition [ASR] and Text To Speech [TTS] areas and how it solved right now and where to dig and go further. Never been on their meetups as well. Places also available
All above meetups are free, there almost always some drinks, food and interesting conversations. And sometimes pretty good talks