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Humane AI : Cultivating Empathy in News Consumers with IBM's Watson

Symbol & Key

Monday, 21 November 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (HKT)

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HUMANE AI

Cultivating Empathy in News Consumers with IBM's Watson

The best technology is invisible - and there's a lot of invisible machine learning  powering  Marc Lajoie's latest media spectacle.  Our hacker-journalist guest tells his story of how a transgender rights cause was facilitated by handing the interview mic to the audience. Using machine learning services (Google Speech API for Voice Recognition, IBM Watson for Natural Language Processing)  Marc is able to take voiced questions from users and  'direct' them at Bhumika, the transgender rights activist. IBM Watson has access to a video databank of answers and exposition, and based on a confidence score determines which segments would form the best response. The project has received praise from around the world and is an excellent exposition on how AI can facilitate the extraordinary. 


 Schedule  

19:00 - 19:15 : Data Science Community Welcome
19:15 - 20:15 : Humane AI, talk by Marc Lajoie, Managing Multimedia Reporter, Asia Weekly
20:15 - 20:30 : Q & A with Marc Lajoie
20:30 - 21:30 : Social hour, light refreshments provided. 


 Speaker 

Marc Lajoie is a hacker-journalist who tells stories that better the world. He works for Asia Weekly on Red-Letter Projects which try to push the limits of what’s possible in online multimedia journalism. Mixing video, photo, copy, infographics, data mining and programming know-how, he guides a team that brings these projects to successful publication. Check out his work on Shipping’s Dirty Secret.

 

 Location 

Garage Society
19F, 299 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

NOT 33 Des Voeux Road Central


 Symbol & Key 

 Symbol & Key is a series of talks organised to support exchanges and  foster connections in Hong Kong’s Data Science community. The talks  are entry-level, but at the vanguard of the discipline, so it should   be accessible to aspiring data scientists and experts alike. 

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Garage Society, 19F,
299 Queen's Road Central,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR China

Monday, 21 November 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (HKT)


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Symbol & Key

Symbol & Key is a series of talks organised to support exchanges and foster connections in Hong Kong's Data Science community. The talks are entry-level, but at the vanguard of the discipline, so it should be accessible to aspiring data scientists and experts alike. 

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