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Ameet Talwalkar showcased on O'Reilly Media Podcast

March 15, 2018

How to Train and Deploy Deep Learning at Scale

Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, Inc. spoke with Assistant Professor Ameet Talwalkar, the scientists discussed using and deploying deep learning at scale.

Quoting Ben Lorica from O’Reilly Media:

In this episode of the Data Show, I spoke with Ameet Talwalkar, assistant professor of machine learning at CMU and co-founder of Determined AI. He was an early and key contributor to Spark MLlib and a member of AMPLab. Most recently, he helped conceive and organize the first edition of SysML, a new academic conference at the intersection of systems and machine learning (ML). We discussed using and deploying deep learning at scale. This is an empirical era for machine learning, and, as I noted in an earlier article, as successful as deep learning has been, our level of understanding of why it works so well is still lacking. In practice, machine learning engineers need to explore and experiment using different architectures and hyperparameters before they settle on a model that works for their specific use case. Training a single model usually involves big (labeled) data and big models; as such, exploring the space of possible model architectures and parameters can take days, weeks, or even months. Talwalkar has spent the last few years grappling with this problem as an academic researcher and as an entrepreneur. In this episode, he describes some of his related work on hyperparameter tuning, systems, and more.” 

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