Introduce yourself to the deeplearning.ai community - Tell us why you want to break into AI!
Hi, my name is Daniel and I'm an LA based data science consultant, author, educator and journalist. I'm completely entrenched in the data science field, and I'm having a great time! Recently, I'm scheduled to teach a course "Introduction to Data Science" for UCLA Extension for Spring 2019 quarter. I took the first iteration of the deeplearning.ai specialization series and I found the courses fascinating. I also took Dr. Ng's first every Machine Learning class through Coursera in 2012.
Hey! I like AI too. I'm trying to collect a lot of theoretical info about it and I want to share with other. Hope my blog will be useful for you.
I am Emeirus Professor of Finance at Dubai Business School at University of Dubai. I got interested in AI after I read Paul McNelis, D. (2005)'s "Neural Networks in Finance: Gaining Predictive Edge in the Market" chapter 1-8, Elsevier Academic Press, London. I found NN as an anlternative to econometric model for solving finance problems
I assisted 2 PhD students in 2018 in their thesis by applying NN on (1) Insurance Problem (2) Pedicting post-impact of 2008 Bailouts on banks furing financial crisise.
The first paper is published after 4 revisions in Managerial Finance which can be accessed by interested members in NN by accessing the following link:
Sanjay Tolani, Ananth Rao, Genanew B. Worku, Mohamed Osman, (2019) "System and neural
network analysis of intent to buy and willingness to pay insurance premium", Managerial Finance, Vol.
45 Issue: 1, pp.147-168, https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-04-2018-0156.
The second research work is under review by the journal publishers.
I found the NN alternative superior to econometric models due to its flexibility, no assumptions unlike Econometric Model. I also like the analogy of NN to behavioral finance as it captures irrational behavior of investors nicely.
Now I am working on alternative NN-DP specifications using open source WEKA. I found it very valuable. But I am finding it difficult to run on my Surface pro. If some one can assist in my endeavor, I will be grateful.
I got interested in this AI for everyone course which I just compelted today since I wanted to know the basics of AI and various terminologies and limitations of AI.
Hope to continue to be in tpouch with forum members as I go along to get solutions through my AI applied research to finance problems.
Prof. Ananth Rao
I'm Richa, from India, currently based in London, UK. I work as an Associate Consultant at Cloudera, UK. I have recently completed my MSc degree in Data Science, and I could not be more excited about the deeplearning.ai community! During my degree program, I learnt a lot about Machine Learning and Deep learning. I was fortunate enough to have experienced what it's like to apply deep learning to real world problems. I did a bunch of projects in NLP and Time Series areas. One of my proudest achievements was being able to successfully build a Neural Machine Translation model. That piece of work is very special to me, personally. I had amazing professors at the University of Southampton, UK. To back them up, I had Professor NG, just like all of us! 🙂 I have to say, in 28 years of my academic and professional career, I haven't come across a teacher as good as this man! I'm immensely inspired by the work he does for the AI community, and how he has trained budding Machine Learners worldwide! It would be a dream to meet him, someday! 🙂
(One of Professor NG's millions Padawans) 😉