יום שישי, 7 בדצמבר 2018

Summit 2018: Sequence Alignment for Ride Sharing / Dalya Gartzman

As researchers and developers, we constantly face new problems, and challenge existing solutions to old problems. On beautiful circumstances, solved problems from one domain shed light on new problems from totally different domains.

This happened to me while I was researching a Ride Sharing problem of optimally grouping multiple riders on a single taxi - a DNA Sequence Alignment algorithm gave inspiration for a hybrid solution, that turned out to be significantly more efficient than the original one.

By sharing with you this story and its resulting algorithm, I hope to entertain your curiosity, spark your creativity, and encourage you to venture into unexpected solution spaces.



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Summit 2018: The Open Source Development Surprise / Benjamin Gruenbaum

Development in some open source ecosystems is very different in nature from regular 9-5 development. We’ll talk about the surprising ways open source is different from regular development, the importance of people, technology and teamwork. We’ll go through real open-source changes affecting millions of developers in Node.js 11 and Node.js 12 and see how the people behind them work and how to get involved yourself.



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Summit 2018: We don't need no labels: the future of pretraining and self-supervised learning / Bar Vinograd

Telling a cat from a bird? that's easy, most infants can do that. But how about learning to paint a black and white photo with real color? It's time for your models to grow up. We find that transfer learning from different datasets and tasks saves a lot of time and money when labels are scarce and data is limited. In this lecture, I review self-supervised methods that are used to pretrain models on unlabeled data. Methods from the fields of Vision, Audio and NLP will be refined so they are applicable with other domains and effective on your data.



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יום שבת, 1 בדצמבר 2018

Summit 2018: Keeping it real - a practical guide to identifying fake news / Ayelet Dekel

Have you ever received an email from your aunt saying paracetamol is dangerous because it contains a rare virus? Heard in the news that kids don't need antibiotics? Read online that garlic is enough to stop rabies? We are surrounded by bits of information, many of them are false. Some of them are dangerous, and could hurt people's health or even cost lives. In this brief talk we will learn how to identify fake news and how you, too, can help make a healthier society.



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