Today I was at a Computation meets Data Science Conference, organised by Wolfram Research and the CQF. There were some interesting talks. The ones I enjoyed the most used Mathematica to analyse data in real time in interesting ways. It looks like Mathematica has good support for building neural networks now. I was impressed at how quickly Jon Macloone from Wolfram was able to get some quite useful neural network models up and running. Jon made the point that for some problems you are able to get results really quickly with neural nets, and others it's really hard to get good results, and it's not obvious which problems are which.
Here is a talk about machine learning given by Jeremy Howard which is part of the Exponential Finance Conference series which is well worth watching: The Data Science Revolution (Jeremy Howard) - Exponential Finance 2014 from Exponential Conference Series on Vimeo.
Yesterday was the last day of Unite Nordic. The highlights of the conference for me were:
Helen and I are on our way to Unite Nordic, the Unity3D conference being held in Sweden. Next stop is Copenhagen!