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Un-Redacting the Mueller Report and Abstracting the News with NLP @ PDXPython & Pyladies PDX Presentation Night

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

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Check in at the security desk to get access to the 27th floor. This usually isn't required for official events and meetups.

Hosted at New Relic on the 27th floor. Elevators Unlock at 6PM - talks start at around 6:45!



Un-Redacting the Mueller Report and Abstracting the News with NLP By Hobson Lane and Al Kari

Hobson will show you how to write a python "mad-libber" that can unredact the Mueller Report. The first person to correctly predict the next word better than the mad-libber will win an autographed copy of Natural Language Processing in Action, a book produced through open collaboration among Portland Python User Group Members, led by Cole Howard and Hannes Hapke. Then Hobson and Al Kari will show you how they use this same state-of-the-art language model to generate meaningful abstractive summaries of technical documents like clinical medical records.

About our speakers: Hobson Lane's first Python apps were built with the help of friends at the Portland Python User Group almost a decade ago. Since then he's been using Python for everything from chatbots to building energy consumption forecasting. He's now CTO at Deep Canopy where they build smart cameras for industry. In his spare time Hobson teaches Python and data science on Springboard.com, Thinkful.com, and Totalgood.com and preaches crackpot ideas for harnessing the pending AI explosion for the greater good.

Al Kari is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Machine Learning, organizer of the TensorFlow-Northwest meetup group and CEO of Manceps, an engineering company focused on providing intelligent automation solutions to innovative businesses.

Join us afterward at Bailey's Upper Lip Upstairs Taproom 213 SW Broadway to continue the discussion over a beverage.

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