What a week !
On Monday, I was invited by Laurent Duval to give a presentation at IFPEN Doctoral school. Stephane Mallat and Laurent Daudet were also presenting. I learned a few things from these presentations, more on that later. In the meantime, here is my presentation.
This morning, we defended our start-up project in front of Ernst and Young and Erdyn auditors. The defense is part of the selection process for i-Lab funding. Let me just say the project centers around hardware but this is not a sensor. Announcements should be made in the June/July timeframe. In the meantime, we are continuing our search for funding and development opportunities.
(As an aside Olivier Laly did an outstanding job on the 90 second video required for the competition)
This morning we also crossed the 2000 membership milestone for the Paris Machine Learning meetup group making this meetup not only the largest of such meetup outside the U.S. but it also ranks us in the top 5 position worldwide, wow! Franck and I are happy to see there is much interest in the matter.
Upcoming meetings this month include
- A bird of a feather session at Devoxx: Franck Bardol and I will introduce the Paris Machine Learning Meetup to attendees of that conference, Charles Ollion will do the same for the Paris Deep Learning Meetup, Kenji Lefèvre will introduce the Kaggle Paris Meetup,and finally Romain Jouin will talk about about the Paris Data Business meetup.
- The regular meetup at Criteo with Yoshua Bengio speaking from London, Guillaume Wenzek, Gabriella Contardo and Sander Dieleman (this is a joint meetup with the Deep Learning Paris meetup) and
- A day long hackaton on the AutoML challenge with none other than Isabelle Guyon, Lukasz Romaszko, Olivier Grisel and Julien Demouth (from NVIDIA). The hackaton is co-organized with Chalearn and Pierre Roussel at ESPCI where the hackaton will take place.
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