Incremental Learning: useful models on any size dataset under an hour

Nov 19, 2014 · New York, United States of America

Incremental learning tools such as Vowpal Wabbit (VW) and Sofia-ML can learn massive datasets by streaming the data through a fixed-size memory window. This means that they can learn a useful model from datasets that are much larger than the amount of system memory. Progressive validation is at the heart of this learning approach. It forces the model to make a prediction before seeing the true label of the example, yielding a surprisingly reliable estimate of generalization error.

We'll do a quick walk through of VW and Sofia with some live demonstrations of model training and testing.  

Speaker:   Arshak Navruzyan, VP Product @ Argyle Data

My objective is to make distributed systems and machine learning accessible to any organization or individual that wants to transform the world through data.  I am currently VP of Product Management at Argyle Data focused on petabyte-scale risk management applications using machine learning and Hadoop.  Previously I held senior engineering and product management roles at Alpine Data Labs, Endeca and Oracle. I am a contributor to the Apache Accumulo project and the organizer of San Francisco Machine Learning Meetup group.

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