AT AI/ML Community - Taming the Power of Data: From Predictions to Computer Vision

May 7, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Get ready for an amazing journey into the world of data and machine learning! In this thrilling meetup, we'll embark on a mission to train a computer to foresee whether bank clients are likely to stop using a service, and so much more. Meetup Theme - Taming the Power of Data: From Predictions to Computer Vision Grab your ticket today!

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About this event

Get ready for an amazing journey into the world of data and machine learning


Last time, we explored how arrays, vectors, and matrices form the building blocks of the infamous dataframe. Data wizards constantly transform these containers to unlock solutions to complex problems. But now, we're taking it up a notch!

Ever wondered how you decide whether to carry an umbrella? It rained yesterday and today, so chances are it'll rain again (Remember - Formulate - Predict) [Credit: Luis Serrano (2020). Grokking Machine Learning. Manning Publications]. What if we could teach computers to make predictions like these? Buckle up, because that's exactly what we're going to do!


In this thrilling meetup, we'll embark on a mission to train a computer to foresee whether bank clients are likely to stop using a service. We'll load data, transform it, and attempt to make mind-bending predictions (Remember-Formulate-Predict). We'll also unveil custom algorithms that can bring you tantalizingly close to the answer without relying on machine learning.


The excitement doesn't stop there! We'll dive into Label Studio and prepare a dataset for computer vision, teaching machines to recognize images like never before. And get this – the methods used in computer vision can be applied to time series analysis and natural language processing, which we'll explore in future meetups.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your data and machine learning horizons. Join us and be part of a community pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today!


Agenda:

1. Arrival and Introduction

  • Introduction to machine learning & associated terms such as Remember-Formulate-Predict

2. Task introduction: Banking dataset

  • Data loading and cleaning
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Feature engineering
  • Prediction

3. Exercise: Try to solve the problem without machine learning

4. Label studio for computer vision

* Next time: Data version control

Target Audience:

  • Early Career Professionals and Students interested in exploring data science careers.
  • Experienced Data Science Professionals looking for insights into specialized roles or to share their expertise.
  • Career Switchers aiming to transition into data science roles.
  • Academic Researchers seeking to understand the application of data science in the industry.
  • Data Science Enthusiasts and Hobbyists interested in the latest trends and applications in machine learning and AI.
  • Software Engineers, backend and full-stack

Gigs:

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Speakers

  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking LTD

    Data Scientist & Maker

  • Farah Abdirahman

    Student

    Software Engineer

When

When

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC

Agenda

2:00 PMArrival and Introduction
2:30 PMTask introduction: Banking dataset
3:15 PMExercise
3:45 PMLabel studio for computer vision
4:15 PMClosing Remarks and Networking

Host

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Elarian

    Developer Relations

Organizers

  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking

    Data Scientist

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Dev Rel Associate, AT Women in Tech Co-Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Co-Lead AT AI/ML Community

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