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Webinar - Present and future applications of artificial intelligence for current awareness

  • 1.  Webinar - Present and future applications of artificial intelligence for current awareness

    Posted 10-30-2018 13:27
    ​SLA Webinar Nov 21, 2018 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EST
    Registration Link - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2902592344523221506

    Summary
    The weather, football games, and the stock market. News stories about these common, recurring events is already being created with "automated journalism." But computers, using techniques like deep neural networks, are becoming more and more capable of creativity: producing art, music, poetry, and screenplays, and sometimes it's not even absurd. These systems will soon be able to adequately, and automatically, describe the complexity of real news events, and create fake ones. What does that mean for journalism and consumers of the news?

    About the speaker: Dr Duchon is the Director of Data Science at Manzama Inc. Here, he has developed and continues to improve the machine learning system behind its patent-pending Insights™, which automatically assesses company news for indicators of corporate health. Prior to Manzama, Dr Duchon was a data scientist at Jama Software building models to predict customer churn. For eight years he worked at Aptima, a defence industry consultancy, as a project manager, researcher, and software engineer applying natural language processing to understand human behaviour in a variety of domains and has four patents related to this work. Before Aptima, Dr Duchon was a co-founder and Director of Technology at Simpli.com, a semantic search engine. He has also worked as a private consultant developing statistical models for the finance industry; an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Brown University studying cognitive maps in virtual reality; and a researcher at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute in Japan developing neural networks for speech recognition. Dr Duchon holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University and a BA in Psychology and the Integrated Science Program from Northwestern University.


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    Victoria North
    Immediate Past Chair of SLA Legal Division
    New York Tel: 212 909 3143
    vnorth63@gmail.com
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  • 2.  RE: Webinar - Present and future applications of artificial intelligence for current awareness

    Posted 10-31-2018 11:35
    This webinar looks fascinating, Victoria, thank you for posting it. Will it be recorded for viewing later, for those of us whose work systems block gotowebinar?

    Thanks!

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    Stacey DiFazio MLIS
    Secretary-Elect | SLA New York Chapter
    www.linkedin.com/in/staceydifazio
    https://twitter.com/DiFazioStacey
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  • 3.  RE: Webinar - Present and future applications of artificial intelligence for current awareness

    Posted 11-01-2018 17:33
    ​Glad to hear the planned webinar looks of interest.  I am not sure what the plans are for recording it but I certainly suggest this.

    Victoria

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    Victoria North
    Immediate Past Chair of SLA Legal Division
    New York Tel: 212 909 3143
    vnorth63@gmail.com
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