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My Journey into AI – learning resources recommended by the speakers

April 14th, 2021 | Community

On April 13, DeepLearning.AI and Omdena assembled a panel of machine learning practitioners who shared their first-hand experience of going from non-traditional starting points to building a career in AI. For any aspiring machine learning engineers who missed the event, here’s a few of the speakers’ tips that we hope you’ll find helpful:

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Working AI: Stoking GPU Clusters With Swetha Mandava

January 20th, 2021 | Community

Title: Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Nvidia Location: Santa Clara, California Education: Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal University; MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Favorite areas: Natural language processing, autoML, and interpretable AI Favorite researchers: Christopher...

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Heroes of NLP

October 13th, 2020 | Community

Heroes of NLP is a video interview series featuring Andrew Ng, the founder of DeepLearning.AI, in conversation with thought leaders in NLP.   Watch Andrew lead an enlightening discourse around how these industry and academic...

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Breaking Into AI: Juggling Work, Projects, and Personal Life With Kennedy Wangari

September 14th, 2020 | Community

Kennedy Kamande Wangari got his first taste of AI just two years ago in Kenya. Since then, he has been sprinting towards a top-tier career by taking numerous online courses, working entry-level jobs, volunteering to grow his local AI community, and considering a startup. Next step: Earning a graduate degree. Kennedy shares lessons he learned from starting out at a breakneck pace and explains how he balances professional obligations with personal life.

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Working AI: Building Bespoke Models With Jade Abbott

September 9th, 2020 | Community

Jade Abbott turned a childhood desire for a robotic best friend into a career training computers to understand human language. Having studied AI in school, she got her first job coding conventional software, but she found ways to apply machine learning to her work until that became central to her role. In the meantime, she founded an open source project to train NLP models on African languages. She spoke with us about her fascination with language, the importance of community, and how to incorporate wine into your learning practice.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Adrián Munguía

September 8th, 2020 | Community

Adrián Munguía spent almost two decades working to create AI-powered products in key science and engineering roles at Silicon Valley startups and Fortune 500 corporations globally. In 2019, he founded AI MEXICO with an aim to educate AI professionals and create AI solutions for companies.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Steffen Konrath

September 8th, 2020 | Community

Steffen Konrath studied business administration with a focus on marketing and computer science. He’s worked on numerous digital products and also created an AI community in Zurich called AI Suisse.He is fascinated with trying to find the truth beneath the surface and uses data for this purpose.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Yan Xu

September 8th, 2020 | Community

Yan Xu completed her PhD in electrical engineering and currently works as a senior scientist at PROS Inc in Houston to develop innovative machine learning algorithms for pricing and sales effectiveness in e-commerce. She creates machine learning applications to drive business growth across industries and spends her spare time speaking on AI and ML-related topics in public.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Mo Rebaie

September 8th, 2020 | Community

Hailing from Lebanon, Mo Rebaie completed his Bachelor’s in Math and Computer Science. He works as a deep learning engineer at Rebaie Analytics Group developing algorithms and creating prototypes for AI research labs and as an AI instructor at Coursera. He believes that providing opportunities via events, meetups, and panels can help foster a sense of community.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Ghaith Sankari

September 8th, 2020 | Community

Ghaith Sankari graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in AI and NLP from the University of Aleppo, Syria and now works in Dubai. Apart from being a DeepLearning.AI Event Ambassador, he’s also a mentor for our AI for Medicine Specialization. He believes in bringing people together to achieve collective excellence and make the world better.

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Event Ambassador Spotlight: Ayyüce Kızrak

September 8th, 2020 | Community

A year ago, we started our Pie & AI Event Ambassador Program. Since then, 100+ highly accomplished Event Ambassadors have organized more than 200 Pie & AI events - attended by 40K+ learners from 45 countries! This week, Ayyüce Kızrak is an AI researcher at the Digital Transformation Office (The Presidency of The Republic of Turkey) and at the Department of AI Engineering at Bahçeşehir University. She believes that it’s her social responsibility to use AI for environmental good.

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Working AI: Scheduling Pilots With Ronisha Carter

August 25th, 2020 | Community

Public service runs deep in Ronisha Carter’s family. Her mother was a Navy medical technician, and her father worked for the Air Force in information management. The two parents ignited a sense of curiosity and love of learning that led Ronisha and her siblings to explore technology. Her sister was the first in the family to earn a Bachelor’s degree, and her brothers became software developers. Ronisha joined the Air Force and went on to earn a Bachelor’s in computer science and a Master’s in computer engineering before carving a unique path for herself in AI.

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Working AI: Transforming Real Estate With Jasjeet Thind

August 12th, 2020 | Community

As a child, Jasjeet Thind led the other kids at his daycare to engage in shenanigans. He still exercises his leadership skills, but instead he uses them to organize Zillow’s army of engineers as they aim to automate everything about real estate. Thind became fascinated with data as a college student at Cornell University in the 1990s, and his career exploded along with the deep learning revolution. Read more.

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Working AI: Adama Diallo on Computer Vision and Diversity in AI

July 6th, 2020 | Community

Growing up in Mauritania, Adama Diallo was fascinated by the human brain. Now, as an AI developer at the software company Paradigm, he’s using artificial intelligence to map architectural spaces. In this edition of our Working AI series, Adama discusses his projects, advice for learners, and views on social bias in the industry. Read more.

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Breaking into AI: Advocating for Machine Learning in the Real World

March 3rd, 2020 | Community

When I started interviewing for machine learning engineer roles, I realized that companies were more focused on algorithmic skills than knowledge of machine learning models. I brushed up on the topic by taking Tim Roughgarden’s online Coursera class on Algorithms, which was modeled on his Stanford class.

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Working AI: At the Office with Research Scientist Archis Joglekar

January 28th, 2020 | Community

While much of the AI revolution has served consumers, AI has a lot to offer to other aspects of society. I work at Noble.AI mainly because it gives me the opportunity to stay close to science.  At Noble.AI, we’re building software that speeds up the work of scientists, researchers, and engineers by 10 to 100 times.

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Pie & AI Asia: On Ethical AI with Andrew Ng

December 13th, 2019 | Community

Amid growing doubt that technology can be a positive force, it’s more important than ever to make sure that we, the AI community, act ethically.  There are already several existing AI ethics codes that corporations and governments have published.

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Breaking into AI: Marrying Web Performance with Machine Learning

November 19th, 2019 | Community

Nitin pushed the limits of his software engineering skills to build important products, but he knew he needed to learn more. After taking the Deep Learning Specialization, he specifically applied to jobs that would allow him to transition from web performance to machine learning engineer.

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