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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

DSF Lunch & Learn – Designing Software for Next Gen Machine Intelligence Models.

1:00 pm-
2:00 pm
June 25th , 2020, Thursday

Please join us for Session #6 in our Webinar Series DSF Lunch & Learn. Every Thursday from 1-2 PM join DSF to hear from one of our weekly featured speakers. Grab some lunch and join DSF globally as we launch this new series.

Join us virtually in partnership with Alex Titterton, Field AI Engineer at covering Designing Software for Next Gen Machine Intelligence Models.

We aim to share, inspire & bring the data community together to build your industry network & have some exciting interactions with your fellow peers.

Ticket Allocation Process:
Registering here guarantees you a ticket for the Data Science Festival Event with Alex on June 25th 2020. Once registered you will be sent your Zoom Link via email.

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1.00pm: Intro with David Loughlan – Founder of DSF and Data Idols 

1.05pm: Alex Titterton – Field AI Engineer at

Talk Title: Designing Software for Next Gen Machine Intelligence Models.

Summary: As machine learning workloads explode in complexity and size, new hardware and software is required to support next gen AI models for both training and inference. This talk will highlight the evolution of Machine Intelligence, why Graphcore invented the IPU and go into detail on the co-designed Poplar Software Stack – the world’s first graph tool chain. It will also summarise our performance benchmarks and how the IPU enables cutting-edge applications such as ResNext.

1.40pm: Community Q&A

2.00pm: Close

Alex Titterton
Bio: Growing up, Alex Titterton became interested primarily in mathematics, computers, coffee and old Italian cars, and moved south in order to undertake a master’s degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Bristol. In 2015 he started a PhD in particle physics, jointly appointed between the University of…