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October 31 – November 3, 2019

Check this site in the spring for information about our 44th WeeM!

Program Details 2017*


Practical Artificial Intelligence, Facts & Fallacies


Science fiction and inflated doomsday predictions have gripped the culture’s imagination as to the dangers and opportunities of AI and machine learning. Jump into the deep end with a data science practitioner to discuss the current state of AI in a corporate setting, discussing some of the basic philosophy, mathematics, and big data methodologies that underpins the current incarnation of machine learning. Explore the tricks developers employ to create the guise of a ghost in the machine.

Presenter’s Name

John Wood

Presenter’s Bio

John Wood has been a practitioner in data science for the last four years, deploying machine learning algorithms for analysis on client interactions and financial data for TD Ameritrade and more recently, LiquidMetrix (whose clients range from bulge-bracket investment banks to the largest hedge funds / pension funds).

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.

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