*The event will be in English.
This event is part of the DEV.BG Machine Learning user group.

Program:
>>> Laura and Ariel will present a ML system that allows the modeling of a chatbot that can impersonate a book character.
>>> The chatbot is able to talk about facts in a book, its characters, the author’s biography.
>>> The user asks questions in voice.
>>> The presentation will overview available ASR resources, free and paid.
>>> A Bert-based model for question answering will be introduced. * Google Dialogflow will also be presented.
>>> ASR options include Google Voice, AWS Transcribe and free alternatives like Mycroft, and setting up our own engines/models.
>>> The advantages and challenges of these methods will be elaborated upon.

>>> Q&A part;

Speakers: Laura Tolosi & Ariel Lubonja
Laura Tolosi
>>> Laura is a Machine Learning specialist, working as a freelancer for the past couple of years.
>>> She has a doctoral degree in ML from the Max-Planck Institute in Germany.
>>> She also has an in-depth experience in two distinct areas of AI: NLP and Bioinformatics. In NLP she is particularly interested in cognitive models and Social Media analysis. In Bioinformatics she has wide experience in modeling cancer genetic data for biomarker detection.
>>> Laura did much research in model interpretation and reliability.
>>> When she doesn’t work she do sports (like running or yoga).
Ariel Lubonja
>>> He is a backend developer with a knack for Machine Learning.
>>> He has been building backend solutions since 2017, mainly in Java and Python.
>>> Ariel hope to bring the perspective of a software developer keen to pick up AI.
>>> This September, he will (hopefully) be starting a Masters in Data Science at Johns Hopkins University.
>>> When he’s not in front of a computer, he’s often studying subjects he was bad at in school, like writing or French, or trying to make the perfect pan-seared chicken fillet!

Supported by: Hyperscience & Factset & Lab08
HyperScience brings AI to the office. Through ML solutions they help various enterprises and government institutions to automate the hectic back office work.
FactSet delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 88,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner.
Lab08 is one of the youngest software companies in Bulgaria, which develops products in the field of HR, consumer tests, social media and more. It is mainly made up of professionals with invaluable experience in building big data systems with multiple integrations.

This is an online event. Register and few hours prior to the event you’ll receive an attendance link.


User group: Machine Learning
Organized by DEV.BG
July 13th, 7:30 pm