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Thursday, April 12 • 4:20pm - 4:25pm
Recommendation Systems for Edge Devices Now Open

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Phone apps, widgets, smart watches, and Alexa; today, machine learning integrated technology is ubiquitous in our homes, cars, devices, and phones. They exist in every domain, from product recommendation to autonomous processes like self-driving vehicles. It is possible for human decisions and choices to both augment and be influenced by machine learning algorithms that are continuously deployed, at scale, to numerous edge devices, allowing users to give and receive real-time (or near real-time) feedback. The process of building and deploying these systems, while on the surface may seem daunting, can be broken down into stages and simplified for a developer, data scientist, or analyst to build on their own. Constructing a fully deployed ML pipeline that communicates openly with the world, can best be demonstrated by something we all enjoy: Movies! A recommendation system utilizing movie data from The Movie Database and user generated data from an iPhone app will be explored both in the mathematics, data curation, and model deployment process. By the end of this talk, a listener will understand the fundamentals of recommendation engine architecture, data required to build one, and how to deploy the model to their iPhone app to collect even more data.

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Tyler Hutcherson

Data Science Engineer, Metis Machine
Tyler is a data science engineer at local startup, Metis Machine. He acquired a background in physics & mathematical statistics while studying in undergrad at UVa. Recently, his graduate studies culminated with an MS in data science from the UVa Data Science Institute. In his free... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 4:20pm - 4:25pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 5