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In March 2023, we had the pleasure of hosting the first edition of the Future of Data and AI conference – an incredible tech extravaganza that drew over 10,000 attendees, featured 30+ industry experts as speakers, and offered 20 engaging panels and tutorials led by the talented team at Data Science Dojo. 

Our virtual conference spanned two days and provided an extensive range of high-level learning and training opportunities. Attendees had access to a diverse selection of activities such as panel discussions, AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions, workshops, and tutorials. 

Future of Data and AI
Future of Data and AI – Data Science Dojo

Future of Data and AI conference featured several of the most current and pertinent topics within the realm of AI & data science, such as generative AI, vector similarity, and semantic search, federated machine learning, storytelling with data, reproducible data science workflows, natural language processing, machine learning ops, as well as tutorials on Python, SQL, and Docker.

In case you were unable to attend the Future of Data and AI conference, we’ve compiled a list of all the tutorials and panel discussions for you to peruse and discover the innovative advancements presented at the Future of Data & AI conference. 

Panel Discussions

On Day 1 of the Future of Data and AI conference, the agenda centered around engaging in panel discussions. Experts from the field gathered to discuss and deliberate on various topics related to data and AI, sharing their insights with the attendees.

1. Data Storytelling in Action:

This panel will discuss the importance of data visualization in storytelling in different industries, different visualization tools, tips on improving one’s visualization skills, personal experiences, breakthroughs, pressures, and frustrations as well as successes and failures.

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2. Pediatric Moonshot:

This panel discussion will give an overview of the BevelCloud’s decentralized, in-the-building, edge cloud service, and its application to pediatric medicine.

3. Navigating the MLOps Landscape:

This panel is a must-watch for anyone looking to advance their understanding of MLOps and gain practical ideas for their projects. In this panel, we will discuss how MLOps can help overcome challenges in operationalizing machine learning models, such as version control, deployment, and monitoring. Additionally, how ML Ops is particularly helpful for large-scale systems like ad auctions, where high data volume and velocity can pose unique challenges.

4. AMA – Begin a Career in Data Science:

In this AMA session, we will cover the essentials of starting a career in data science. We will discuss the key skills, resources, and strategies needed to break into data science and give advice on how to stand out from the competition. We will also cover the most common mistakes made when starting out in data science and how to avoid them. Finally, we will discuss potential job opportunities, the best ways to apply for them, and what to expect during the interview process.

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5. Vector Similarity Search:

With this panel discussion learn how you can incorporate vector search into your own applications to harness deep learning insights at scale. 

 6. Generative AI:

This discussion is an in-depth exploration of the topic of Generative AI, delving into the latest advancements and trends in the industry. The panelists explore the ways in which generative AI is being used to drive innovation and efficiency in these areas and discuss the potential implications of these technologies on the workforce and the economy.

Tutorials 

Day 2 of the Future of Data and AI conference focused on providing tutorials on several trending technology topics, along with our distinguished speakers sharing their valuable insights.

1. Building Enterprise-Grade Q&A Chatbots with Azure OpenAI:

In this tutorial, we explore the features of Azure OpenAI and demonstrate how to further improve the platform by fine-tuning some of its models. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to harness the power of deep learning for improved customer support at scale.

2. Introduction to Python for Data Science:

This lecture introduces the tools and libraries used in Python for data science and engineering. It covers basic concepts such as data processing, feature engineering, data visualization, modeling, and model evaluation. With this lecture, participants will better understand end-to-end data science and engineering with a real-world case study.

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3. Reproducible Data Science Workflows Using Docker:

Watch this session to learn how Docker can help you achieve that and more! Learn the basics of Docker, including creating and running containers, working with images, automating image building using Dockerfile, and managing containers on your local machine and in production.

4. Distributed System Design for Data Engineering:

This talk will provide an overview of distributed system design principles and their applications in data engineering. We will discuss the challenges and considerations that come with building and maintaining large-scale data systems and how to overcome these challenges by using distributed system design.

5. Delighting South Asian Fashion Customers:

In this talk, our presenter will discuss how his company is utilizing AI to enhance the fashion consumer experience for millions of users and businesses. He will demonstrate how LAAM is using AI to improve product understanding and tagging for the catalog, creating personalized feeds, optimizing search results, utilizing generative AI to develop new designs, and predicting production and inventory needs.

6. Unlock the Power of Embeddings with Vector Search:

This talk will include a high-level overview of embeddings and discuss best practices around embedding generation and usage, build two systems; semantic text search and reverse image search, and see how we can put our application into production using Milvus – the world’s most popular open-source vector database.

7. Deep Learning with KNIME:

This tutorial will provide theoretical and practical introductions to three deep learning topics using the KNIME Analytics Platform’s Keras Integration; first, how to configure and train an LSTM network for language generation; we’ll have some fun with this and generate fresh rap songs! Second, how to use GANs to generate artificial images, and third, how to use Neural Styling to upgrade your headshot or profile picture!

8. Large Language Models for Real-world Applications:

This talk provides a gentle and highly visual overview of some of the main intuitions and real-world applications of large language models. It assumes no prior knowledge of language processing and aims to bring viewers up to date with the fundamental intuitions and applications of large language models.  

9. Building a Semantic Search Engine on Hugging Face:

Perfect for data scientists, engineers, and developers, this tutorial will cover natural language processing techniques and how to implement a search algorithm that understands user intent. 

10. Getting Started with SQL Programming:

Are you starting your journey in data science? Then you’re probably already familiar with SQL, Python, and R for data analysis and machine learning. However, in real-world data science jobs, data is typically stored in a database and accessed through either a business intelligence tool or SQL. If you’re new to SQL, this beginner-friendly tutorial is for you! 

In retrospect

As we wrap up our coverage of the Future of Data and AI conference, we’re delighted to share the resounding praise it has received. Esteemed speakers and attendees alike have expressed their enthusiasm for the valuable insights and remarkable networking opportunities provided by the conference.

Stay tuned for updates and announcements about the Future of Data and AI Conference!

We would also love to hear your thoughts and ideas for the next edition. Please don’t hesitate to leave your suggestions in the comments section below. 

May 18, 2023

The Future of Data and AI conference by Data Science Dojo was a resounding success, featuring over 28 industry experts and offering a diverse range of expert-level knowledge and training opportunities. The two-day virtual conference consisted of panel discussions, Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions, workshops, and tutorials, making it an excellent platform for learning and networking with fellow data scientists. 

There is no denying that virtual conferences have become the new normal in the world of data science and AI, thanks to the pandemic’s impact. However, it has also opened up new possibilities for connecting and engaging with people from around the world who may not have been able to attend in-person events.

The Future of Data and AI conference by Data Science Dojo is a prime example of how virtual conferences can provide an immersive experience, with opportunities for learning, networking, and knowledge-sharing.

Data dreams come true: 5 reasons why the Future of Data and AI conference was a smashing success!

The conference provided attendees with insights into the latest trends in data science and artificial intelligence, giving them the opportunity to learn from experienced speakers and data scientists. With the next conference scheduled to be held in July, here are some reasons why data scientists and enthusiasts should attend: 

Inside scoop of Future of Data and AI conference
Inside scoop of the Future of Data and AI conference

1. Learning opportunities:

The Future of Data and AI conference offers a wide range of learning opportunities, including expert-led workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions. Attendees can learn from the best in the industry and gain insights into the latest trends and technologies in data science and AI. 

2. Networking:

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with fellow data scientists and industry experts from around the world. Attendees can connect with like-minded individuals, share their experiences, and build long-lasting relationships. 

3. Experienced speakers:

The conference features experienced speakers and data scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of data science and AI. The speakers come from diverse backgrounds and industries, offering attendees a broad perspective on the subject. 

4. Data Science Dojo experts:

Data Science Dojo’s own experts, who have years of experience in the field, will also be speaking at the conference. Attendees can learn from their experiences and ask them questions in the AMA sessions. 

5. Virtual conference:

Attendees have the option to attend the conference virtually, depending on their preferences and circumstances.  

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Insights and innovations galore: Highlights from the conference

The first day featured panel discussions, including a keynote speech by Raja Iqbal, then expert insights on “Data Storytelling in Action,” which highlighted the importance of effectively communicating insights derived from data. The first day also included discussions on topics such as “Automating Data Science Jobs” and “The Role of Ethics in AI”. 

The second day of the conference had panel discussions and tutorials on digital ethics, graph analytics, and the chief data officer role. Additionally, the conference included a variety of sessions on emerging trends and technologies in data science and AI, including low-code or no-code platforms that automate data analysis tasks 

 

The upcoming conference is in July and will be more addressed towards developments and the future of various fields around us so more focused on the applications of these very skills which will make the conference a must-attend for all those wanting to pursue a career in data science 

Wrapping up

The Future of Data and AI conference by Data Science Dojo is an excellent opportunity for data scientists and enthusiasts to learn from experienced speakers and network with like-minded individuals. With a wide range of learning opportunities and experienced speakers from diverse backgrounds and industries, attending the conference can help attendees stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in data science and AI.

April 17, 2023

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