Data Science community in Nigeria, to host Big Data expert Prof Raj Krishnan in Lagos


Wednesday, December 13, 2017  11.00AM /  Proshare WebTV 

The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence community in Nigeria, will tomorrow Thursday December 14th, 2017 in Lagos, host Professor Raja Krishnan a Microsoft Big Data Evangelist and a faculty at the IIT, Chicago, United States of America. 

This is to focus on exploring latest trends in Artificial Intelligence and how businesses in the country, can utilize “Natural Language Processing” for market advantage. 

The NLP is responsible for powering chatbots, digital or virtual assistants, document classification, text mining, sentimental analysis and comment emotion analysis amongst others. 

Data Science Nigeria will at the event unveil its 2018 mega event which has as its theme “Big Data for Digital/Financial Inclusion” 

Featuring at the event will be Inter-school machine learning awareness/competition for all Universities and  Polytechnics across the country (B.SC to PH.D), with the aim of introducing about 10,000 students to possibilities in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. 

The 2018 event will also feature the 2nd Big Data Economy Summit to explore emerging algorithms, applications and approaches in inclusive solutions for the next billions. 

There will be an Executive Masterclass on Everything  Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, while the 3rd ever Data Science bootcamp and Hackathon to explore emerging trends in Natural Language Processing, Chatbot Development and Deep Learning. 

Data Science 2018 Mega event will power a Town & Gown Research-driven innovation hub to support PhD/MSc research works that entail solving business/social problems through a tripartite model that brings together rigorous research, Industry Research & Development support and incubation support. 

Another interesting feature for the event, will be the Quarterly Kaggle competitions that will aim to address business/social problems through a gamified platform. 

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