What do multi-language machine learning deployment, text-based image enrichment, automated featurization, real-time predictive maintenance, reinforcement learning and biomedical image segmentation have in common? They are the topics that have been selected for this year’s Talk of the Geeks experience.
Why geekiness deserves to be celebrated
I dug into the word ‘geek’ a little last year. Historically the term geek comes from the German word ‘geck’ which literally translated means crazy. Thankfully things change. Geeks are no longer the socially awkward, nerdy creatures residing in a basement afraid of being exposed to broad daylight only thinking in zeros and ones. Geeks are the new, high-impact drivers of our society.
They(we) are passionate, curious and with focus to make things work. If you are a geek, you know that it is in our nature to start working on an uber-idea and prove to anybody who wants to listen that it’s not merely an idea but something that actually works in practice. A powerful talent in this era of digital transformation.
What does time travel have to do with the advanced analytics landscape?
Turns out, a lot. We took inspiration from a childhood favorite, Professor Barabas. His many inventions often drive the story forward, even if the invention itself is not the story. We believe for many of our fellow geeks, advanced analytics may not be the star of the show in their business, but is key to driving transformation.
As is often the case, past inventions can inspire us to move further. Sir Isaac Newton famously proclaimed “If I have seen further, it is because I stood on shoulders of giants”. He was of course referencing the work of previous mathematicians that he was able to leverage. Similarly, past non-digital inventions are now giving us the opportunity to re-imagine possibilities.
Talk of the Geeks then is able to highlight how today’s innovations in data science are inspired by past technologies, and how this will impact our future. A virtual time travel experiment to educate and entertain.
Six must-see topics
We have curated topics that we believe data scientists would like to have a heads-up on today’s machine learning capabilities. Here are the ones we chose:
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