TechBytes with Jairam Ranganathan, VP of Product at KeepTruckin

How have you interacted with smart technologies like AI and Cloud-based Analytics platforms.
Prior to joining KeepTruckin, I worked at Uber where I served as Senior Director of Product and Data Science, managing Machine Learning and AI, Data, Marketing systems, and Operations tooling. Prior to joining Uber, I served as Senior Director of Product Management at Cloudera.

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TechBytes with Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Architecture at MapR

How did you start in this space? What galvanized you to start at MapR?
I use to work in Digital Ad Tech. While in that industry we had requirements for very low latency and high-volume throughput. We needed a new, better scaling database and ended up selecting MapR. We were able to scale up to 60 billion ad requests per day on MapR.

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Recent Advances in Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing

This article was original published at The New Stack under the title “How Deep Learning Supercharges Natural Language Processing“.
Voice search, intelligent assistants, and chatbots are becoming common features of modern technology. Users and customers are demanding a better, more human experience when interacting with computers.

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Evaluating and Testing Unintended Memorization in Neural Networks

It is important whenever designing new technologies to ask “how will this
affect people’s privacy?” This topic is especially important with regard to
machine learning, where machine learning models are often trained on sensitive
user data and then released to the public.

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Beyond “How May I Help you? “

Beyond “How May I Help You?”How we used sequence models and LSTM networks to suggest responses for our customer service agentsBy Xin (Cindy) Chen, Mengting Wan The Airbnb office in Dublin offers plenty of workspace beyond your desk.At Airbnb, we serve a global community of hosts and guests. An essential part of Airbnb’s business is to provide high quality customer service at scale.

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Thoughts on how to start a PyData or Python meetup

At PyConLT 2019 (Lithuania) we just had a 10-person meeting on “how to start a new PyData or Python meetup” with existing organisers and some potential new event organisers. The night before in the conference bar Radovan and I had spent an hour helping someone from Latvia figure out their plan to start a new Python meetup.

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