Speaker "Jeff Shomaker" Details Back



Natural Language Processing (NLP)


The talk will begin by covering what NLP is and what can be done with it. It will then cover several popular NLP AI models, some major achievements in 2019, the top 10 AI use cases by revenue, selected commercial products announced in 2019 and will end with an overview of future trends for NLP.
Who is this presentation for?
People interested in the current state of NLP and what the future is likely to look like.
Prerequisite knowledge:
Some knowledge about types of deep learning models such as CNNs, RNNs, Recursive Neural Networks and Transformers.
What you'll learn?
Uses of various models for NLP, what is new in 2019, and what is likely to occur in the future.


Currently in transition. Previously was the Founder and President of 21 SP, Inc., a start-up developing mobile software to support genetic-based clinical decision-making in the medical clinic. Before that, held business positions (eg, Finance and Strategic Planning) at Elan Phamaceuticals (previously Athena Neurosciences) and DrugAbuse Sciences. Also, held technical computer programming positions at Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments. Holds an MA in Business Economics (UC Santa Barbara), a BS and MS in Management Information Systems (Colorado State University), and has completed one-year’s full-time study in biology and pharmacology (UC Berkeley & UC Santa Cruz).