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QCAI to Conduct Joint Machine Learning School with BigML

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Two-day crash course to provide hands-on introduction to machine learning for industry practitioners, developers, graduate students and undergraduates.

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The Qatar Computing Research Institute, together with BigML, a machine learning company that pioneered the creation of Machine Learning as a Service (MLAAS), is to hold the first Machine Learning School in Doha.

The Machine Learning School in Doha 18 (MLSD18) is to be one of the first educational initiatives of the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence, which QCRI launched last month.

The school, to be held on November 4 and 5, will provide a two-day crash course ideal for industry practitioners, developers, graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates seeking a quick, hands-on introduction to machine learning to solve real-world problems. It will also serve as an introduction to the kind of work that students can expect if they were to enroll in an advanced machine learning masters. The course will cover the main machine learning techniques of classification, regression, time series, clusters, anomaly detection, association discovery, and topic models. Attendees will also be able to put in practice all the concepts learned with practical workshops and use cases. Additionally, more technical topics will be addressed in detail, such as data transformations, feature engineering, how to work programmatically using the API, bindings, how to automate machine learning, and more.

QCAI Research Director Sanjay Chawla described BigML as “pioneers in offering services that make machine learning easy for the masses.”

“BigML is taking a leadership role in promoting machine learning through their education programs all around the world, both in academia and organizations. The course will be the first of its kind in Qatar and is part of QCAI’s vision of spreading knowledge about artificial intelligence to relevant stakeholders in the country.”

The BigML Team believes that Doha is a great city to deliver the MLSD18, BigML CEO, Francisco Martin, said. "Machine learning is a transformational technology as it has never seen before. It helps enhance and automate decision making. There’s no single sector, business, or area of public administration that can escape to the deep optimization and efficiency that companies that embrace machine learning bear. We are very happy to team together with QCRI to share our knowledge and experience during this machine learning school."

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