Training AI models for greater effectiveness

Fri 2:15 PM - Rosewood Room

Enriching your user experience with machine learning is now more convenient than ever. There is a large offering of pre-trained models an API call away for use in your software. What happens however, if the models available are very close to what you need, but not quite there? How do you train model adaptations? And which services allow you to provide your own training data?

I'll answer these questions with a focus on Microsoft Cognitive Services. We'll cover several vision and speech services and how to train them. After a basic overview of how machine learning works, we'll deep dive into some examples of what training data looks like, how to source it, and how to reduce human bias from the equation. There'll be real demonstrations and existing tool recommendations so that you'll walk away confident about using machine learning and excited to explore further possibilities.