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Industry and academia come together to learn about Machine Learning in Insight@DCU

Insight@DCU ran a machine learning workshop this week and there was no shortage of people keen to take a place on the half-day and a two-day course that ran on the 27th and 28th of April.

Machine Learning and deep learning technologies are at the core of the current revolution in artificial intelligence for multimedia data analysis and all of the 175 places available on the workshops were filled and a full 40 per cent of those attendees came from industry.

The half-day workshop was aimed at those interested in learning more about machine learning. International experts in the field offered their insights and examples of these technologies in common use over the half-day event.

For those who wanted to learn more or were working in the field and wished to enhance their knowledge, the learnings continued through Thursday afternoon and into Friday.

The course covered the basic principles and applications of deep learning to computer vision problems, such as image classification, object detection or text captioning.

It was enormously popular. 70 out of the 175 attendees came from companies including Huawei, SAP, IBM and Synchronosis. The course covered the basic principles and applications of deep learning to computer vision problems, such as image classification, object detection or text captioning.