So far we are very pleased with the welcoming messages and the genuine interest you have expressed towards BigML’s new European headquarters in Valencia. We would like to capitalize on this and return the favor by announcing that we are organizing the 1st Valencian Summer School in Machine Learning on September 15 and 16 in collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universitat de València, and Las Naves. Besides adding to the stock of quality machine learning specialists in Europe, we think that this event will make for a great opportunity for us to learning your industry context, goals and strategic outlook so we can better shape BigML’s scalable, consumable, and highly programmable cloud-based machine learning platform to your fast evolving needs.
As Kevin Kelly of Wired magazine recently wrote, “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI.” We agree with his take wholeheartedly. These startups will be the future Microsofts and Googles and they will rely on Machine Intelligence at an unprecedented rate in doing so. We believe that the rate and magnitude of the innovations on this front will make yesteryears’ information retrieval and decision support systems look pedestrian in comparison.
In that vein, our FREE invitation only two-day summer school is perfect for advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students and industry practitioners seeking a quick, practical, and hands-on introduction to Machine Learning. It will also serve as a good introduction to the kind of work that students can expect if they enroll in advanced masters both at the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de València. The primary goal is not only to introduce basic machine learning concepts, techniques, and tools, but also to share real-world experiences and let the students practice with real datasets and help them build their first predictive applications. As such, lectures are going to be very intensive; and will take place at Las Naves from 7:30am to 9:30pm on both September 15th and September 16th.
If this sounds right up your alley, please register today and be considered for one of 42 available spots at this challenging yet fun event. Applications will be evaluated based on a combination of interests, skills, and motivation. Make sure that you also follow our blog and Twitter account for further announcements on the event specifics such as participating lecturers. We wish upon you a perfect Valencian summer, where you get to sharpen your machine learning skills!