Turku Machine Learning and AI Meetup #2 @ Vaadin

May 18, 2017 · Åbo, Finland

Turku ML and AI is back for a second Meetup! 

The first one went great, we had a nice turnout and got a lot of positive feedback. Thanks for everyone for attending! <3

The next one will be held at the Vaadin office in Old Mill.

Peter Sarlin - Researcher, Founder, CEO
Research ⇒ Products: Machine & human intelligence in finance

When it comes to AI, Peter must be the most known internationally renewed speaker and doer in the Turku region. Peter has years of ML research experiense from Hanken and he has started several businesses such as Almax Analytics and Infolytica. 
There is no-one beter to give a talk on how to take research to actual products. 

Jani Sainio - PhD, Data Scientists and Partner at Lokus Digital
XGBoost or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Gradient Boosting

Jani Sainio, a data scientist at Lokus Digital / Turku School of Economics is coming to give us a quick introduction to XGBoost library that has won several data science competitions at Kaggle.com. The talk will include a concrete example of applying XGBoost to data and analyzing the learned forecasting model.

Jani has a PhD in theoretical physics. He is currently building a novel video game recommendation engine at Turku School of Economics and consulting different companies through Lokus Digital. Previous works include creating an unemployment forecasting model for YTK (General Unemployment Fund) and an award winning interactive heatmap service at Åbo Akademi from data provided by Amer Sports Tracker.

There will be food and drinks!

Event organizers
  • Turku.ai

    We have great ML and AI talent in Turku! Let's get together and share our knowledge! Turku Machine Learning and Turku Data Science meetups are joining forces to form Turku.AI together with Infolytika Ventures and Arcada! We are coming out bigger and better than anything you have seen in Finland before. 

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