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How Does Siri Work? The Basics of Automatic Speech Understanding

November 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us Monday, November 28th as Jeremy Watt (bio below) presents on The Basics of Automatic Speech Understanding.

Event Schedule: 
6:00 – 6:30: Mingle, Eat, & Drink 
6:30 – 7:30: Jeremy presents and Q&A
7:30 – 8:00: Networking

Talk Description:
Have you ever wondered how Apple’s Siri, Google Voice, Dragon, Amazon Echo, or similar speech command systems work?  In this talk, we will go over the basics of speech processing, the fundamental tools used to automatically translate spoken words into text.  This user-friendly talk will be light on math and heavy on intuition and live coding-demos using python + jupyter notebooks.

Jeremy Watt 
Author of Machine Learning Refined / Metis Instructor of Machine Learning: Algorithms & Applications

Jeremy Watt holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University where he conducted research in machine learning and computer vision while actively consulting with partners in finance and insurance, as well as startups in the e-commerce and healthcare space. Jeremy is a seasoned and passionate instructor of data science. In addition to authoring his own textbook on machine learning, titled Machine Learning Refined and published by Cambridge University Press, he has designed and taught several large university courses on machine learning, as well as large tutorial short courses on deep learning at major conferences on artificial intelligence and computer vision. 


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November 28, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL us


Metis: Chicago Data Science