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LOCATION:111 S Jackson St\, Seattle \, WA
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SUMMARY:[ATOM] Advanced Topics on Machine Learning discussion group
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**ATOM is meeting on Tuesday\, 7th Novemb
er\, 6:30pm\, at Galvanize!**

Join us for a highly participative discussion ! Alando Ballantyne will be taking us through the historical foundations of modern-day deep learning. Here's his abstract :

\nIn 1969 Marvin Minsky famously showed that a single
perceptron wasn't capable of learning the XOR function. In this discussio
n\, we will gain an intuitive understanding of Minsky's "And / Or" Theorem
\, as well as examine how a modern feedforward network with one hidden lay
er composed of two units (perceptrons) is capable of overcoming the limita
tions outlined in Minsky's theorem\, and can thereby learn the XOR functio
n.

If you'd like to read up a little\, this article provides a good history\, and the context is fascinat ing !

\n**Advanced Topics on Machine learning** ( ATOM ) i
s a learning and discussion group for cutting-edge machine learning techni
ques in the real world. We work through winning Kaggle competition entries
or real-world ML projects\, learning from those who have successfully app
lied sophisticated data science pipelines to complex problems.

As a discussion group\, we strongly encourage participation\, s o be sure to read up about the topic of conversation beforehand !

\nATOM can be found on PuPPy’s Slack under the channel #atom\, and on PuP Py’s Meetup.com events.

\nWe're kindly hosted by Galvanize. Thank you !

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