About the Workshops: As our lives become more intertwined with technology, it's increasingly necessary for technology to have the ability to understand the various modalities of our data, much of which is inherently sequential in nature (e.g., human language and videos). For example, making sense of words predicates upon understanding the context, especially the preceding words. To address such, a class of deep learning models named sequence2sequence (seq2seq) models yield state-of-the-art results on a myriad of NLP tasks (e.g., machine translation, natural language understanding, language modelling, etc). For this workshop, we will start with a gentle introduction then dive into the intricacies, addressing the underlying mechanics, strengths, and weaknesses. Topics include attention, self-attention, transformers, and more. Afternoon workshop hosted by Microsoft Azure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ Click here to register.
About ComputeFest: Open to the public, ComputeFest is four days of advanced applied machine learning workshops led by IACS researchers, students, alumni, and industry presenters. Workshops are directed by IACS Lecturer and Scientific Director, Pavlos Protopapas.