Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014
Dr. Rick Lawrence, Machine Learning Manager, IBM Research
An SMS Text Classification System for UNICEF Uganda
This talk describes an automated message-understanding and routing system deployed by IBM Research at UNICEF. We discuss a dual-supervision learning technique to leverage human-generated labels on both features and text examples, and conclude with a discussion of the societal impact that the open-source SMS platform is already driving in Uganda.
Next INFORMS NY Meeting
Wednesday Mar. 19, 2014 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Marcia Tal, Tal Solutions LLC
Why Analytical Modeling Will Never Be The Same
Marcia Tal will discuss findings from expert interviews around the globe on the topic of analytical modeling in our real-time, machine learning age. Machine learning's disruptive potential for consumer lending will be examined. Challenges around executing advanced analytic capabilities incorporating new and complex data sources will be identified and explored along with promising solutions. Topics include methodologies as diverse as identifying the objective function to optimizing outcomes through the integration of technology platforms into business development.
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