Douglas Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal
Industry Expert Panelists:
Ingo Mierswa, Founder and CTO, RapidMiner
Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics
Mark Gally, CEO, Zaius
Dennis Clark, Co-Founder and CSO, Luminoso
Machine learning is at the top of the “hype curve” for emerging technologies and is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016 according to Gartner. A method of data analysis that automates analytical model building, machine learning can benefit almost any business that gathers data with the intention of acting upon it. It’s safe to say that most of us are already interacting with machine learning applications on a daily basis, whether it’s Apple’s Siri, Facebook’s face detection, Amazon and Netflix personalized recommendations, or iOS’s autocorrect.
What can we learn from this growing trend? What can we do with such a widely applicable technology and how can we maximize its potential? What techniques are making it happen? Will its functionality evolve to threaten large numbers of white collar jobs? What problems does it solve and how does it affect businesses, the Internet of Things, cloud, and cybersecurity? And where are investors placing their bets in the evolving machine learning landscape?
We will delve into these questions, including the principles and practices of machine learning, and explore the machine learning market at our next B2B IT Forum on June 21, 2016 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.