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We’ve been Busy!

One of the things we are keenly interested in here at Silverpond is educating the community on what AI, ML and Deep Learning is, how it is applied and potential impacts.

We have had a busy few weeks doing exactly that, here are some of the activities we have been up to.


Treat Mum to an AI filled Mother's Day at Melbourne Knowledge Week!

Flowers are a sign of the past! Show your mother you love her by bringing her along to AI Fashion Designer event, all day, at The Hub at Melbourne Knowledge Week on Mothers Day, Sunday the 13th of May!


Compose :: Melbourne 2018 Call for Presentations Launch Party!

Compose :: Melbourne is Running again in 2018!

(Do you like (FUNCTIONAL programming))?

Do you like math?

Most importantly do you like beer (or other beverage)?

Compose Melbourne is a Functional Programming Conference holding it's THIRD!!! event in August 2018 in the Melbourne CBD.

Our conference is focused on growing the functional programming community in Melbourne by providing accessable and inclusive events and education.

We're launching our Call For Presentations at Loop Bar in the City on Friday 11th of May and you are very welcome to come along and meet some of our potential presenters and attendees.

We'll be launching the Call for Presentations at this event along with more Compose :: Melbourne conference details!!!!!!


Model Interpretability with Occlusion Mapping - 'An AI Tells us What it Knows When We Poke it in the Eye'

Machine learning underpins technology solutions of ever greater consequence to society and Model Interpretability is seen as increasingly important and necessary by regulatory bodies, academia and technology businesses in the market-place. Model Interpretability is the burgeoning field of inquiry that seeks to understand and explain the inherent mechanisms in artificial intelligence systems in particular deep learning models and why they make the decisions that they do.


Logody - Docker-Compose for Regular Programs

For a fun Friday afternoon’s hacking, I’ve put together a small program to bring the experience of Docker-Compose to regular programs!


Everyday Embeddings

If you’ve ever spent any time around someone interested in deep learning or machine learning, one day they’ll say the word embeddings.

Generally, what we mean by an embedding is a mapping between two objects that preserves the structure.

Typically we dive into technical definitions of embeddings, but I thought here I’d give a few examples of everyday embeddings: these are ones that you will be familiar with and use regularly. By thinking of them, you will gain intuition into how embeddings work.

A few everyday embeddings

Example 1

Food -> A bite of that food


Catching Wildlife Poachers with Machine Learning

Recently, WPS partnered with Silverpond to implement a solution to automate the detection of illegal poaching in wildlife conservation parks across three continents. Using Silverpond’s cloud-based machine learning technology ‘Silverbrane’, WPS has been able to successfully automate the detection of illegal poaching activity. This has helped the organisation increase efficiencies in their ongoing quest to end wildlife poaching.


International Women’s Day Part 2

We want to take a minute to celebrate the exceptional work of Women in Machine Learning both in Australia and around the world. Be prepared, we have supplied linkes so you could decent on a real rabbit hole adventure reading up on their epic work


There are more posts to see! If you want to see all of Silverpond's blog posts, then please see The Silverpond Blog Index.

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