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 understanding the context, especially the preceding words. A class of deep learning models named sequence2sequence (seq2seq) yields state-of-the-art results on a myriad of NLP tasks (e.g., machine translation, natural language understanding, language modeling). For this workshop, we will start with a gentle introduction and then dive into the intricacies, addressing the underlying mechanics, strengths, and weaknesses of the models. Topics include attention, self-attention, and transformers. Click here to register.
Afternoon Workshop sponsored by Microsoft Azure
Afternoon Tech Talk sponsored by Amazon Alexa
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.
Institute for Applied Computational Science