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Data Con LA 2021 is Coming! Best Regional Data Conference

The Data Con LA schedule is now available and the list contains leaders in various well-hyped industries. Spearheaded by Subash D’Souza and organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors and speakers, Data Con LA features the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles.

NFL and AWS Launch AI Challenge to Crowdsource Ways to Automate Player Identification using NFL Game Footage

The National Football League (NFL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new artificial intelligence Kaggle challenge to create ways for computers to automatically identify players using NFL game footage. New computer vision models created through the challenge will accelerate the NFL’s work with AWS to better understand, and aim to reduce, injuries in the NFL. Prize money totaling $100,000 will be awarded to data scientists with winning models.

Yandex Finds Better Way to Train ML Models Over the Internet

A new proposal from tech giant Yandex overcomes a major hurdle in the advancement of machine learning by bringing the process to the masses, so that anyone with a home computer can help train a large neural network.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 8/17/2021

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – July 2021

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Navigating Driver Privacy and Safety of Electric Vehicles, Self-Driving Vehicles

A growing number of connected electric vehicles, as well as the evolution of self driving and automated vehicles are putting a greater demand on processing power. New technologies are advancing rapidly with the introduction of new processing methods, according to experts at BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 8/11/2021

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

Video Highlights: Minimize Risk and Accelerate MLOps With ML Monitoring and Explainability

In the presentation below, Amit Paka, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, from our friends over at Fiddler AI, spoke at the Machine Learning in Finance Summit discussing the importance of monitoring and explainable AI (XAI).

KDD 2021 – Largest International Data Science Conference to Showcase the Latest in Knowledge Discover and Data Mining

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) announced KDD 2021, the group’s flagship conference, will take place virtually Aug. 14-18. The premier interdisciplinary data science conference, KDD 2021 will bring together researchers and practitioners from data science, machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence to fuel the innovation of tomorrow.

The Secret of Neuro-Symbolic AI, Unsupervised Learning, and Natural Language Technologies

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper points out that those who triumph in coupling the connectionist approach of machine learning techniques with the symbolic reasoning underscoring AI’s knowledge base make these technologies much more efficient, affordable, and efficacious for almost any application of processing natural language, especially the previously elusive domain of question answering.